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A bombe ring is a classic to make out of wax. Wax makes it easy to get that beautiful curved outer shape of the ring. After you learn how to make the ring, you can finish it however you like. It has a lot of surface area, plenty of space to texture. This class is perfect if you want to make different shaped rings. You’ll learn how to taper a ring band, make a high dome, remove wax to reduce weight and cost and finish it all in a way that makes it still comfortable to wear.

Techniques covered

  • Pierce and size a ring blank
  • Filing parallel and how to measure this
  • Filing a tapered ring band
  • Different ways to check that the taper is even
  • Mark and file a domed ring shape out of the flat top
  • File a rope pattern
  • Use a stanley knife/scalpel to cut a design in the wax
  • Remove wax weight from inside the dome to reduce weight and cost
  • Wax file finish
  • Same ring from an off centre ring tube

Tools and materials

  • Flat ring wax with centre hole/round ring wax with off centre hole
  • Saw + sawblades
  • Hand files + needle files
  • Wax ring sizer + ring stick
  • Callipers
  • Dividers + ruler
  • Small unit scale
  • Micro motor/foredom and ball burrs
  • Permanent marker
  • Dentist scalpel

Optional

  • Stanley knife

What’s included

  • 32 page PDF with photos and written instructions. You can download the PDF for easier access.
  • 4 instructional videos, around 100 minutes total
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • Client brief. 1 Page outline for a bombe ring project
  • Lifetime access to all the material

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Photo of me, Sandy.

Tutor

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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