Stacking Rings

Do you like bangles? Then this is the class for you! Wax makes it easy to create all the textures and patterns you want.

This class is perfect if you want to make big chunky bangles. Create fun and beautiful patterns and textures on your bangles. And just if you’re up for a challenge! Like piercing a big block of bangle wax.

Photo of Process

Techniques covered

  • Piercing bangle wax
  • Sizing half bangles: oval and round
  • Sizing full bangles: oval and round
  • Make sizing templates
  • Filing flat and how to measure that
  • Save time: use a wax burr
  • Measuring and stepping out even distances for a repeat pattern
  • Create a pattern on all sides of the bangle

Tools and materials

Essential

  • Bangle wax
  • Benchpeg
  • Jewellers saw and wax saw blades
  • Hand files 0 and 2 cut (0 cut to do the major work and 2 cut to give it a clean finish). If you have different cuts in your hand files, they’ll do the job just as well. It just takes a bit longer or shorter depending on the cut you have.
  • Bangle mandrel
  • Callipers/vernier gauge (dixieme gauge works as well)
  • Dividers
  • Ruler
  • Scribe
  • needle files
  • Permanent marker
  • Micro motor/foredom and ball burrs/drills(different sizes, use what you have on hand)

Optional

  • Carving tools
  • Wax burrs

PHOTO OF FINISHED PIECE

What’s included

  • 58 page PDF with photos and written instructions. You can download the PDF for easier access.
  • 6 instructional videos, around 2 hours total
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • Lifetime access to all the material

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Tutor

Tutor - Sandy Pfaff

Hi I’m Sandy. I make all the waxes you see in the videos and photos. But I also write the handout, make the videos and edit them into the tutorial videos. Out of all these, wax carving is definitely my strong point.

I trained at the school of jewellery in Dublin, where I learned wax carving. After finishing my degree, I taught at the school for a year and worked at a jewellery shop as a bench jeweller/sales person.

While travelling through Asia for the past two years (pre pandemic), I took some short courses to expand my skills and rented bench space to keep making jewellery (need a recommendation of jewellery classes in Asia/bench rental? Ask me!) Personal highlight was teaching a wax carving workshop at Lucy Walker in Kuala Lumpur.

Besides my training, I’ve practiced A LOT. Add a healthy dose of stubbornness (I won’t let wax breaking defeat me!) to keep trying until I can make what I set out to make. There’s broken waxes and first attempts in my scrap wax box. I’m proud of those, because practice is the only way to get better.

This class is made with love. I love wax carving and I’m excited to teach you.

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