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Do you like to mix metals in your rings? Or do you like the option of a few parts that you can put together in different ways? Then this is the class for you! In this class, you learn how to make settings and rings and how to put the 2 together. This class is perfect if you like soldering! How else are the setting and ring getting together? Jokes aside. You learn how to make rings that you can have moulded and adapt to fit different settings. Finish each ring differently and all your rings look different. 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.

Techniques covered

  • Create a tapered round setting
  • Create a tapered square setting
  • Create a tapered hexagon setting
  • Make a setting using ball burrs
  • Make a setting using a saw
  • How to drop a setting into the shank
  • Create a high shoulder ring
  • Create a split shank ring

Tools and materials

  • Flat ring wax with centre hole
  • Wax slices
  • Faceted gemstones
  • Saw + sawblades
  • Hand files + needle files
  • Wax ring sizer +ring stick
  • Callipers
  • Dividers + ruler
  • Scribe
  • Permanent marker
  • Micro motor/foredom and ball burrs (different sizes)

What’s included

  • 57 page PDF with photos and written instructions. You can download the PDF for easier access.
  • 6 instructional videos, around 90 minutes total
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • Client brief. 1 Page outline for an animal carving 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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