El Dorado | A honolulu casting lab

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Learn the art of making Jewelry

Get hands on for a special experience!

In these entry level workshops we will :

  • Show you the tools of the trade

  • Teach you the basic wax carving techniques

  • Allow you to select the metal of your choice other than sterling silver (not included in the cost)

  • Select the type of finish and or texture

  • Add diamonds or gems, based on availability. (Setting labor and stones not included in the cost)

  • Tour our casting facility

(All items are cast off site and delivered to you with your desired finish and or stones set)

Available Workshops

SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS

PMC from Nature Workshop:  $110.00*. Offered Mondays 12:30 - 3:30pm starting in February 2019

Join us for a three hour workshop to learn the techniques to create highly detailed jewelry using leaves and PMC  silver paste. Students are encouraged to bring leaves from their gardens (or use ours) and we'll supply the rest. Students will complete either a pendant or a pair of earrings. *Price includes $75 class fee and $35 materials fee which covers PMC silver paste, sterling silver findings and either a pendant cord or french hook earrings.   


PMC from Nature Workshop with Continuing Membership. Special Offer  $175.00*.  Contact us to schedule. 

Join us for a three hour workshop to learn the techniques to create highly detailed jewelry using leaves and PMC  silver paste. Students are encouraged to bring leaves from their gardens (or use ours) and we'll supply the rest. Students will complete either a pendant or a pair of earrings. *additional $35 materials fee includes PMC silver paste, sterling silver findings and either a pendant cord or french hook earrings. You will receive a six month Limited Access Membership ( including two free open studio sessions) that will allow you to continue to access the space during open studio hours and further explore your jewelry design aspirations.  Please see the Limited Access Membership details here: Limited Access


Introductory Wax Carving/Ring workshop: $150.00 ( includes up to 12 grams deox sterling silver). Our 2019 Schedule is still in the works. Please Contact us to set up your workshop.

Learn the art of Wax carving, expand your horizons.  With this intensive three hour workshop you will learn the basics of wax carving, the tools of the trade, design development and strategies.  All designs will be cast and finished off site. Finished items will be available for delivery or pick up appx 10 days after the workshop.


Introductory Wax Carving Workshop with Continuing Membership. Special Offer  $250.00 ( includes up to 20 grams deox sterling silver) Contact us to schedule.

Learn the art of Wax carving, expand your horizons.  With this intensive three hour workshop you will learn the basics of wax carving, the tools of the trade, design development and strategies. You will receive a six month Limited Access Membership ( including two free open studio sessions) that will allow you to continue to access the space during open studio hours and further explore your jewelry design aspirations.  Please see the Limited Access Membership details here: Limited Access


PRIVATE WORKSHOPS

Wedding bands / Wax Carving: $350.00 per couple Includes up to 20 grams deox sterling silver casting.  Contact us to schedule

In this three hour workshop you will be able to make two, one of a kind wedding bands. All tools and materials provided.

Ring Design/Wax Carving: $175.00 per person includes up to 20 grams deox sterling silver casting.  Contact us to schedule

Learn to make yourself a one of a kind ring (three hour workshop)

Hawaiian Pendant Wax Carving:  $175.00 per person includes up to 20 grams deox sterling silver.  Contact us to schedule

Learn to make a one of a kind Plumeria, Fish hook or Surfboard pendant (three hour workshop)

Contact us for group rates and customized workshops for corporate, birthday, bridal and other events.

Long Term educational classes:

We are currently developing courses that will allow creators to learn more in depth and technical aspects of wax carving, lost wax casting, PMC, glass enameling, CAD, stone setting,engraving and commercial approaches to the business where applicable.  In these classes you will learn manufacturing techniques and processes, sourcing, contract services resources. From beginners to established designers these classes will guide you through the process and help you expand your horizons.