EVOLUTION CARVE Fine Jewelry Ring Making Experience

$ 395.00 USD



A Ring Carving Workshop with Cat McCadden                              

Hello, carvers,


"Nothing ever really goes away; it just changes into something else. Something beautiful."

Together we celebrate the forward process of transformation. It comes in so many forms! Big birthdays, big moves, or significant changes. Through metamorphosis, we honor the twists and turns of life; often, jewelry becomes a unique emblem of our journey.

Join us

Carve a piece of wax and reflect on the elements of your life, your will, and how your surroundings have shaped you. Working together, we integrate the past to call in the present.  

Cat is inspired by liminal beauty, where the city meets the sea. You are encouraged to bring an oceanic or friendship-inspired found object for the event. We'll find inspiration in its line, form, texture, and silhouette. 



Gemstones are added to aid and encourage both symbolic and literal transformation. In addition, certain gemstones offer special strength in evolution and metamorphosis.


This stalwart purifier and trusty companion will ground you, flowing through change. Bloodstone is a dark blue-green stone with red spotting. 



Another banger is serpentine, a chartreuse stone known to help its fellow humans in metaphorical skin shedding. This stone is famous for activating and increasing circulation and flow.


We are often thought to be from another realm- or at least another part of the galaxy. Beautiful as green-blown glass, moldavite sheds light on our underlayers, bringing to the surface what is needed to move forward.

 Pre-order your evolution gemstone

Fine Metals Forever

We cast in silver, solid gold, rose gold, and platinum; specific metals are known to harness and solidify your intentions.

Gold's extraordinary malleability and resistance to tarnishing and corrosion have forever set it apart as magical. Gold is associated with purity and warmth, is known as a master healer, and was revered in ancient times for emulating the sun.

Similarly, rose gold is beloved by healers and seers for replenishing diminished energies while maintaining alignment.

Platinum, another strong metal, strengthens energetic connections while alleviating depression and enhancing memory. Last but not least, silver stimulates glands and hormones while also enhancing psychic and intuitive connections.

Each has a superpower. Which speaks to you?

Pre-order your fine metal


Book a special seat with The Wax On Workshop's EVOLUTION CARVE for an artistic and hands-on ring-making experience. This carving party, led by Vashon Island-based jeweler Cat McCadden, is where design, inspiration, a few tools, and a dash of instruction combine to fuel your bespoke fine jewelry-making journey. 

Cat will bring her artistic and professional expertise to complete your ring after your in-person carving session in her studio. All gemstone and fine metal customizations are available; please inquire. 

In her Vashon Island workshop, the GRACE GOW jewelers will cast your wax into your chosen metal, source, set gemstones, polish your ring, and professionally finish it to your matte or shiny specifications. 

Then, three to five weeks later, you'll receive your custom ring creation delivered to your door.

Customized requests for group carves are welcomed!

Make it Yours

$95 • Rose gold or 14K yellow gold vermeil

$110 • Carve a second ring

$130 • Wide ring upgrade 6-7 mm

$230 • Permanent mold and ring cast twice

$110 • Set a 2MM white diamond gemstone

$110 • Set a 2MM black diamond gemstone

$110 • Set a 2MM sapphire gemstone

$110 • Set a 2MM emerald gemstone


Create your wedding bands – or just something a little extraordinary. We will discuss your goals and inspiration, develop a design, source diamonds and gemstones and then move into production in solid / 14K / 18K and 950 Palladium; alternate metal types are available.

All WOW attendees must be 18 and over.