Creating your own Kid Jeweler masterwork is easy. Here’s what to do when your kit arrives.
Clear a clean, flat surface with room to spread out and protect it with wax or craft paper. Then collect your tools! The best tools are common household items such as toothpicks, pencils, straightened paperclips and plastic cutlery.
A round glass wrapped with cling wrap or wax paper makes a perfect rolling pin.
Inside your Kid Jeweler kit are two waxes, one for practice and one for your final creation. Keep them separate or your design may be too heavy to wear and you may incur additional finishing charges. Spread out the instructions and inspiration cards for easy reference. For now, set aside the care-card, baggie, tin and mailer.
Our wax is non-toxic but make sure children are properly supervised by an adult when handling and working the wax. Supervising adults should exercise discretion as to which activities are suitable and safe for the abilities of the children in their care.
Using fingers, tools, creativity and imagination, let your Kid Jeweler shape their unique design using one of the wax pieces provided. Adults can art direct as needed to help along the creative process. Visit our tips and techniques page to see different methods of working with the wax. For inspiration, check out our gallery.
Don’t work too thin. The thinnest areas should be at least as thick as two stacked pennies. As needed, fold up a worked piece of wax and reshape an element that has been made too thin.
Fill out the enclosed Care Card with your Kid Jeweler’s name and any special considerations you may have such as which side is the top or front, where assistance is needed and/or customizations you may want to add such as engraving or stones.
We will add any loops or holes necessary to connect your piece to a chain or key ring but please note any special placement or finishing details on your care care-card.
Place the finished wax in the baggie provided and lay it carefully inside the Kid Jeweler tin. Place the tin and completed Care Card into the provided pre-paid mailer and drop in any convenient USPS drop box.
Store your package in the refrigerator before mailing it back to us. Don’t leave your kit sitting in the sun or inside a hot car!
Within 6 weeks, your finished fully custom piece will be returned to you ready for gifting and adoration!
Your project number is your reference to your Kid Jeweler design which you can transform into anything you like—you chose the metal and the size. Enlarge a pendant into a desktop ornament and shrink it into a Mini Pendant. The possibilities are endless!