Making 3 dimensional shapes is wax’s moment to shine. It’s quicker, easier and more cost effective to make 3D shapes from wax than straight into metal. In this class you’ll learn 3 different ways to make charms.
This is a perfect class to start with if you’re new to wax carving. You’ll learn to think and work in 3D, consider every angle of a piece and work from big to small. The class covers a simple symmetrical shape, a flat back hollowed out shape, and a full 3D shape that has no clear front or back.
Not a fan of ice cream? You can use the techniques from this class to make any shape you do want to make into jewellery.
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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.