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Do you like big ring bands? Me too! So much space for a repeating pattern. Simple, complicated, big, small, it’s up to you. This class is perfect if you like patterns. You’ll learn different ways of measuring equal distances for a continuous pattern, how to mark your pattern on the wax and different ways of creating a pattern.

Techniques covered

  • Piercing a ring blank
  • Sizing the ring
  • Filing parallel and how to measure this
  • Finding the centre line
  • 2 different ways of measuring equal distance for a continuous pattern
  • Marking your pattern on the ring
  • How to drill to make sure everything is equal distance apart
  • Clean up of back holes
  • File overlapping circles
  • Look at your ring as a whole and not every separate part (this is more a mindset than a technique, but very useful)

Tools and materials

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

What’s included

  • 32 page PDF with photos and written instructions. You can download the PDF for easier access.
  • 4 instructional videos, around 1.5 hours
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • Client brief. 1 Page outline for a 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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