Bangle: a full wavy bangle, a half bangle divided into seven pieces with a cross over the front, stack of 3 full bangles, 1 wavy, 1 rough and 1 with drill holes. All from wax

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.

Checking the fit of a wax bangle on a bangle mandrel

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

plain round bangle before details get added in blue wax

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
  • Client brief. 1 Page outline for a bangle project
  • Lifetime access to all the material

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Tutor

Tutor - Sandy Pfaff

Hi I’m Sandy. I learned jewellery making, including wax carving, at the school of jewellery in Dublin. After finishing my course, I taught at the school for a year and I also taught a wax carving workshop at Lucy Walker Jewellery in Kuala Lumpur.

After learning all the basics of wax carving, I practiced and experimented A LOT. Something didn’t work out the first time I tried it? No problem, just try again (and again and again…) until it does work! Practice really is the only way to get better at something :)

I made this class to help you in your wax carving journey. It’s made with love (and some exasperated sighs and curses when things don’t go like I want them to). I love wax carving and I’m excited to teach you!

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