Flowers: an 8 petal flowers shape with a square garnet centre stone, a 4 petal flower shape with a kite centre stone and a 12 petal flower shape with a round amethyst centre stone

Do you like flowers? Then you’re in the right place! In this class you learn how to make your own that will last forever.

This class is perfect if you want to learn how to draw your own flower shapes. No drawing talent needed, just a set of dividers! The possibilities to change the finish of the petals are endless, so you can make different variations of the same shape. You learn a few ways to style your petals. And you learn how you can include a gemstone as the centre of the flower!

This class doesn’t cover how to set stones, only how to make the settings. A basic knowledge on stone setting is helpful to make the most out of this class.

Slice of blue wax with all the circles marked that's the basis for the flower shape

Techniques covered

  • How to draw flower shapes with just your dividers
  • Experiment! You never know what flower shapes you can come up with if you experiment a little
  • Make a double sided pendant
  • How to remove wax weight from the back of a pendant
  • Shape wax into different petal styles
  • Make a setting with a saw
  • A dislike of flat surfaces, everything is getting rounded, curved and pointed
  • Patience! Some of these flowers take a lot of time

Tools and materials

Essential

  • Wax slices/wax block
  • Faceted gemstones
  • Benchpeg
  • Jewellers saw and saw blades (regular saw blades work, but skip a tooth or waxblades make piercing easier)
  • Hand files
  • Dividers
  • Ruler
  • Scribe
  • Carving tools
  • Needle files
  • Permanent marker
  • Stanley knife
  • Micro motor/foredom and ball burrs (different sizes, use what you have on hand)

Flower shape photographed from the side so that you can see all the curved shapes that it has

What’s included

  • 80 page PDF with photos and written instructions. You can download the PDF for easier access.
  • 5 instructional videos, around 2.5 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 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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