weekly open studio

  • Would you like to bring your own jewelry design ideas to life, but need a bit of guidance? Weekly studio classes are ideal for those with some experience in jewelry making using the lost wax technique. During this open studio class, all participants will work on their own ideas and projects and each will receive personal feedback and help to complete the projects.

    During the open studio class, you may use the wax needed to create your design. All necessary tools will be provided and available for you to use.

    Tea, sweets and drinks with borrelnoten; this time in the studio should feel like a much deserved and enjoyable moment for you to create your jewels in the company of others. The group is small and there is plenty of room for guidance on your unique project. Perhaps you are making a ring which is shaped around colourful stones, or an organically carved pendant, or maybe a detailed and measured signet ring. Besides having professional guidance in each step of the process of your design, you will also learn from each other.

    After each class, I will offer both casting and polishing for an additional cost or you can have your project cast yourself and finish and polish your jewel at home. A simple but clear handout will be provided for the tools needed to complete your project once casted in silver.

    If you have no prior experience in working with wax or would like to get a deeper understanding of the technique and the casting process before you start the weekly classes, then I recommend starting with the Wax Masterclass to master the basics.

  • When

    Wax open studio Classes take place on Monday evenings from 19.00 - 21.30hr

    If the Monday happens to be a holiday, the class could be moved to the following Thursday, depending on the availability of the participants.

  • Cost

    single class €85

    3 classes €195 (must be booked within 45 days of purchase)

    6 classes €375 (must be booked within 90 days of purchase)

  • Casting and Polishing

    After each class you have the option to convert your design into a wearable piece of jewelry made of recycled silver for an additional cost. The casting + polishing fee (€45 + € 2.5/gram cast silver. This is calculated according to the following ratio: 1g wax = 11g silver. The average cast silver ring weighs between 6 and 15 grams) is calculated at the end of the class, by weighing your wax model before it is cast and polished. You can either pay this directly in the studio, or by invoice.

  • Location

    The Wax Classes will take place in my Studio in Amsterdam West, Nieuwe Hemweg 8b. Free parking is available.

  • How do I register?

    After purchasing the Wax Class you will be send a document with available Mondays. You will be asked to return the document with your registered days within a day to assure your place in the group. We recommend choosing consecutive dates if you booked more than 1 class. However all 3 classes must be booked within 45 days of purchase and 6 classes must be booked within 90 days of purchase.

  • Cancellation policy

    Can't make it to the Wax Class? Please send an email to notify me and make/cancel a new appointment according to the cancellation policy; hello@daphnevandermeulen.com

    The cancellation policy for Wax Classes is as following; If you cancel more than 72 hours prior to your registered class date: make a new appointment free of charge or get 50% refund of one class
    If you cancel within 72 hours prior to your registered class: you can make a new appointment for a fee of €30 or no refund possible
    Wax Classes take place with a minimum of 3 people / if there are less than 3 participant I am free to cancel the Wax Class. If the Monday happens to be a holiday, the class could be moved to the following Thursday, depending on the availability of the participants.

  • Sandra -

    Absolutely would recommend 10 out of 10. This is an unique class that should be taught on every silversmithing school. I learned more in 3 hours than I have done in my whole school career. This saved me so much time and money. THANK YOU!

  • Benno -

    I love Daphne's teaching. She is so generous in sharing her resources and knowledge. I also admired her creative skills and her eye for design and finishing. To all the jewelers out there that need a push. You will not be disappointed!

  • Esther -

    I was taught the traditional way of jewelry making. But this Masterclass has opened up my world completely. Together with my new learned skill I can now create any design a customer asks.

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