What could be better than learning how to make your own ring? Learning how to make multiple different rings! In this class you’ll learn to file three different ring profiles that you can use in all your future ring designs.
This is a perfect class to start with if you’re new to wax carving. You’ll learn essential filing techniques that you can apply on all your wax carvings going forward. Best of all, these techniques are transferable to metal!
There’s also space to experiment with different textures and finishes on the rings. Popular techniques and personal favourites are demonstrated, but you should take your time here to try everything you can think off and use what you like best.
A brief introduction to the casting process is provided. I’m not a caster, so the introduction only covers things that are important to know when you are making your wax pieces.
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Hi I’m Sandy. I make all the waxes you see in the videos and photos. But I also write the handout, make the videos and edit them into the tutorial videos. Out of all these, wax carving is definitely my strong point.
I trained at the school of jewellery in Dublin, where I learned wax carving. After finishing my degree, I taught at the school for a year and worked at a jewellery shop as a bench jeweller/sales person.
While travelling through Asia for the past two years (pre pandemic), I took some short courses to expand my skills and rented bench space to keep making jewellery (need a recommendation of jewellery classes in Asia/bench rental? Ask me!) Personal highlight was teaching a wax carving workshop at Lucy Walker in Kuala Lumpur.
Besides my training, I’ve practiced A LOT. Add a healthy dose of stubbornness (I won’t let wax breaking defeat me!) to keep trying until I can make what I set out to make. There’s broken waxes and first attempts in my scrap wax box. I’m proud of those, because practice is the only way to get better.
This class is made with love. I love wax carving and I’m excited to teach you.