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Complete Beginners: Carve a Dome Ring in Jewellers Wax (Live Zoom)

Complete Beginners: Carve a Dome Ring in Jewellers Wax (Live Zoom)

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Are you ready to make your own ring? Want something a little less basic than a stacking ring? This course is perfect for complete beginners looking to carve a versatile everyday dome ring in jewellers wax. This class is a step up from the beginners stacking ring class, however covers similar techniques. This class is perfectly suitable for beginners. 

In this relaxed and interactive live Zoom class, I will guide you step-by-step through the carving process and all of the tools (and how they work)! By the end of this class, you may even have a dome ring ready in a cast-able condition! No previous experience is necessary! 

Important: Classes are strictly hosted in English!

Can't wait to have you!

Prerequisites

Great news for newcomers - no prior wax carving experience is necessary to join this class! Students should purchase their own classes. The classes are hosted strictly in English.

Course Details

We will focus on carving a basic dome ring using a specific wax tube - Ferris T1062-E or equivalent, with an off-centred hole. You'll learn about various tools and their roles in creating your ring. While we won't cover sprueing, casting or finishing - this class provides a solid foundation to wax carving at the introductory level.

Schedule & Structure

Our time together will approximately last for two and a half hours, but this may vary depending on the class flow. Ensure you don't have any commitments immediately following our class as it could potentially overrun.

Tools List

1. Solid surface to work on
2. Jeweller's bench peg and clamp
3. Optional: Battery operated wax pen/soldering unit/heated carving unit with tips (trust me, breakages happen in class and occasionally we need to repair your carving on the spot!)
4. Dividers and a ruler OR a digital calliper
6. Saw frame
7. Wax saw blades
8. Wax ring sizing reamer
9. Regular ring sizing mandrel
10. Stainless-steel wax carvers (preferably with a spear-shaped head)
11. Large double-ended/double-sided wax file
12. Wax ring tube (T1062-E Ferris brand- blue or green) - see photo in listing
13. Sanding paper (600 or 800 grit, and optional: 1200 grit)
14. Optional: Ring sizing gauges/hoops - unless you already know your ring size!

Fees & Payment

The class fee does not include the cost of tools. Refunds can not be issued if the cost of tools and equipment are underestimated.

Studio Policies & Safety

I value mutual respect and a conducive learning environment. Any inappropriate behaviour will result in immediate removal from the class. The Zoom class link/password is for your use only and must not be shared with others. Please review our full terms and conditions for workshops on our website.

After Course Completion

My hope is that this class will kindle your interest in jewellery making. You will walk away with your very own hand carved ring and a new set of skills. I am excited to see where your jewellery journey takes you!

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