Online - Wax Carving Beginners

This is a live online course that will meet  for 6 hours over 2 weeks

Week 1 - 12pm to 3pm

Week 2 - 12pm to 3pm

DESCRIPTION

Wax carving is a really interesting and effective method of making silver jewellery. The process involves carving a piece of wax into the design of your choice. The wax is sent to a professional caster and comes back as a silver copy of the shape you carved, ready for you to sand and polish. Very intricate pieces can easily and quickly be made using this technique and you can use this technique at home with minimal tools.

During this beginner's online course, you will learn how to carve wax into the shape of your desired piece and how to finish the cast silver. You will ring during this course using this technique. Once your design is carved in wax you can choose to send it to your local casters to be cast in the metal of your choice which can be silver, gold or bronze.

SUITABLE FOR

Those with no previous experience and a great taster for those taking their first steps into a creative field.

PRICE:

£145 

LIVE LESSON:

Both days - 12pm and 3:00 (UK time) 

TUTOR:

Vannetta Seecharran

RESOURCES:

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YOU WILL GET
  • 8 hours of live teaching from our experienced tutor
  • detailed technical notes to support your learning
  • share your work with peers
YOU WILL LEARN
  • learn about the lost wax process
  • how to create designs for wax carving
  • how to finish silver castings
  • how to polish silver
YOU WILL MAKE
  • rings
ESSENTIAL MATERIALS AND TOOLS

Before joining the course you will need the following essential materials and tools

  • jewellers piercing saw
  • wax blades
  • metal saw blades
  • half-round flat double ended wax file
  • set of wax carving tools (dental tools)
  • metal needle files - a cheap set can be purchased from a hardware shop
  • wax ring reamer
  • emery paper, 320, 400, 800
  • pair of divider (compass)
  • blue ring wax