Got a Picasso in your household? Our object kits offer your Kid Jeweler a sizeable piece of wax to get creative with to create a heartfelt tabletop accessory for a desk, dresser or kitchen table. Objects can be made your choice of sterling silver or brass.
Your object purchase includes the wax kit, all finishing and shipping (to and from), gift wrapping and complete directions! Your design will also be high-resolution 3D scanned and archived by us so that it can be gifted in the metal and size of your choice infinitely.
Kid Jeweler projects shown here are for reference only.
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On receipt of your order, we will send you a kit for your Kid Jeweler to use to form their unique piece. The kit includes modeling wax, complete directions and a pre-paid mailer to return the finished masterwork safely back to us. All finishing, three-way shipping and gift wrapping are included. In addition, we will archive your Kid Jeweler’s design using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology so your creation can be re-ordered in different sizes and metals.
Other services such as engraving or adding stones are available for an additional fee. Email us to discuss your dream customization.
What's in the kit?
• A precisely weighed slab of soft modeling wax. Its measure is calibrated to for a substantial result when cast in brass or silver.
• A 2nd practice wax. (Please don't combine the two!)
• Full instructions and inspiration cards
• Our signature Kid Jeweler packaging
• A pre-paid shipping envelope to safely return your completed masterwork to us
• Our object kits give your Kid Jeweler a substantial slab of wax to allow for expressive play and a nicely weighty result.
• If you want to turn your Kid Jeweler object into a key chain or pendant, it can be reduced through our 3d scanning technology and transformed into a pendant, keychain or whatever else you can think of. Contact us for details.
• Creations in brass will arrive brightly finished but will take on a warm, darkened patina over time.
• The average turnaround time from the time we receive your finished shaped wax is six weeks.
• All Kid Jeweler projects are priced according to weight not size. How large or small a Kid Jeweler’s creation appears is determined by their design: flatter designs will appear larger than three-dimensional designs. Every piece is wonderfully different.
• The finished pieces photographed here reference other Kid Jewelers’ creations made with the same kit. Your results will, of course, wonderfully vary.
I'm not a kid. Can I order a kit?
Absolutely. We don't check ID's! We welcome all Kid Jewelers, big and small. Have fun!
I made something with the extra wax. Can I have it finished?
Of course! Drop us an email and we will set up the 2nd wax as an additional order at a 15% discount. Place the finished pieces in separate baggies inside the Kid Jeweler tin so they don't touch each other and mail them both back to us in the provided pre-paid mailer.
Is the wax safe? Will it stain?
Our wax is 100% non-toxic but don’t eat it or put it in your mouth, nose, ears or eyes. A responsible adult should supervise all Kid Jeweler activities and never leave children unattended with small objects. The wax-- like any wax-- can stain textiles and porous surfaces so prior to starting your project, prepare and protect your work area by putting down wax paper or cling wrap and wear appropriate craft-project clothing.
Can I help my Kid Jeweler?
Absolutely! You can shape the blank, art direct, help with ideas—whatever is appropriate for the age, artistic ability and attention span of your kid. Or be a Kid Jeweler yourself, if you like!
If your Kid Jeweler isn't up to making their piece, you can make a starter shape for them to sculpt, texturize, write on, press fingerprints into or otherwise help do the work that their hands cannot. Some of the most exciting and moving pieces we've finished are the simplest artistically. They all are so special in that they capture the fleeting moment of the Kid Jeweler's ability at that age.
How much time will the Kid Jeweler part take?
From experience, most older (tween and up) Kid Jewelers start and finish their project within an hour. Younger Kid Jewelers work significantly faster–maybe 20-30 minutes.
What do YOU do with the wax?
We will carefully study your wax and any notes forwarded to us to make the most of your design and honor it while still retaining all the beloved marks of your Kid Jeweler’s hand.
Our intention is always to follow the lead of your Kid Jeweler. The more finely detailed a creation is, the more we will follow that design and clarify it. For example, we will refine any flat details to reflect the Kid Jeweler’s intention and make sure that any engraved marks are deep enough to make an impression in the finished, polished casting. On the more free-form and expressive pieces, we will use restraint handling your wax so that that original artistry is left unchanged. On all waxes, we will figure out the piece’s attachment to the chain or key ring (as selected).
We never seek to make any piece look conventional or store-bought but should that be what you want, you can email us or let us know that on your care-card. For a fee, any design can be ‘standardized’ and wiped of marks of the handmade if that is your preferred style.
How do I make more copies of my finished piece?
Easy peasy! You can have it all! We create a 3d scan of every Kid Jeweler jewelry design (not objects). This opens up lots of possibilities. We can make additional copies in any cast-able size and any metal. A bold pendant can become a teeny charm or earrings or whatever you can envision. Email us with your idea.
Who holds the copyright to my Kid Jeweler design?
Your Kid Jeweler does. We don’t acquire the rights to your design and we will never recreate or copy your piece. Full details this can be found on our Store Policies page.
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