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Soft waxes are pliable and easy to shape. Perfect to make bezels with! Keep it simple, add some texture, flat pieces, shaped pieces, pendants, rings. It’s all possible! If this is your first time ever making bezels, or your first time making them from soft waxes. There’s something for you!

This class is perfect if you want to make all kinds of different bezels! You learn how to form different wires and sheet to create bezels, different ways of melting the 2 together and finishing your pieces, shaping and molding red wax into settings, and melting wax to build up your settings.

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

Important note:

The projects in the class cover some of the techniques that are covered in the advent calendars alongside new techniques and ways to make bezels. If you’ve done an advent calendar, or a lesson from it, contact me first to find out if this is a good fit for you!

Techniques covered

  • Make bezels from sheet and wire wax for cabochon/rosecuts

  • Make bezels from sheet wax for faceted gemstones

  • Make bezels by melting and building up wax

  • Make bezels by molding and shaping red wax

  • Make bezels from specialty wire

  • Fit checking and improving the fit for stones

  • Quick and simple ideas to add texture and decoration to your bezels

Tools and materials

Essential

  • Sheet wax
  • Wire wax
  • Cabochon/rosecut and faceted gemstones
  • Wax heating pen
  • Ring mandrel
  • Ruler, dividers, markers, scissors
  • Hook carving tool, stanley knife
  • Talcum powder
  • Graph paper

Optional

  • Specialty wax wires: rectangular and bezel (used in one video)
  • Red mold-a-wax (used in one video)

What’s included

  • 143 page PDF with photos and written instructions. You can download the PDF for easier access.
  • 7 instructional videos, around 2 hours total
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • 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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