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Do you love big gemstone rings? Of course you do, who doesn’t! In this class you learn to make rings for rosecut stones. You can make a small ring. But it’s more fun to go big and bold! This class is perfect if you like making one-off rings. Let the shape of your stone inspire the shape of the ring! Every ring will be different, that’s what keeps it fun. You learn how to make a setting for your stone in wax. And different ways of finishing a ring band. 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

  • Pierce and size a ring blank
  • Calculate wax thickness for setting wall height
  • Cut a seat for the stone
  • Clean up the inside of the setting
  • File the setting wall
  • Create a split shank
  • Create a square ring
  • Create a diagonal ring band
  • How not to remove a stone from a setting and how to fix it

Tools and materials

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

What’s included

  • 53 page PDF with photos and written instructions. You can download the PDF for easier access.
  • 4 instructional videos, around 90 minutes total
  • 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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