WAYFARER CARVE Fine Jewelry Ring Making Experience

$ 295.00 USD



A Ring Carving Workshop with Cat McCadden

Hello, carvers,

“Longing we say because desire is full of endless distances."

Harness your wanderlust by carving a piece of fine jewelry.  Commemorate an experience or expedition in community as we channel the inspiration of our individual and collective journeys through jewelry making.

Join us

Experience working with your hands as a relaxing, meditative exercise similar to travel itself; full of teachings, memories, funny stories, and amazing people. Carve a piece of wax into a ring that embodies the spirit of the movement.

Cat is inspired by liminal beauty, where the city meets the sea. You are encouraged to bring an inspiring found object, something tangible that speaks to travel and movement, or even an object from your favorite voyage. We'll find inspiration in its line, form, texture, and silhouette. 



Gemstones are known to bring luck and guidance for wandering hearts. Utilizing the power of specific stones calls forth both symbolic and literal transformation.

Black Tourmaline

This deep and shiny stone has been harnessed for centuries, known to keep evil spirits away. As an enforcer of boundaries, tourmaline keeps bad energy away from you.


Malachite is famous as a guardian stone for travelers. Malachite is a pearly green formed by carbon and copper that emits protective energy and guards against danger and accidents.


The ghostly blue aquamarine offers courage and protection. Also known to remove any fear of water, aquamarine has a cooling, comforting effect on those who wear it. 

Pre-order your travel guide 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 has forever set it apart as magical. Associated with purity and warmth, gold 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 WAYFARER 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 and 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.