Learn Wax Carving and Finishing for Beginners

Discover the wax carving technique and create beautiful jewellery at home

4 hours 20 mins

label $69 (Afterpay available)
Join friendly and experienced teacher, Eran Naylor and learn how to make a ring from scratch in this beginner-friendly on-demand class. Once you have paid for the class your teacher will independently send you a link to the online course. Notes: please allow a few hours for this to happen- though generally it might only take 20 mins.
Using the wax carving technique, you start with a piece of wax and use hand tools to carve and shape the wax into your final design for the ring.
Follow along with your teacher through these easy to follow video tutorials!
The video modules include:
  • Safety instructions and tips
  • Introduction to tools such as a bench peg, wax tube, adjustable saw frame and blades, file papers, ring sizers and much more!
  • Cutting the wax
  • A first look at your ring project and marking the wax
  • Measuring your finger using the ring sizers and preparing to size the wax
  • Sizing the inside of your ring with a ring tube sizer
  • Starting to file your ring and feel how the file works on the wax
  • Carving your first ring
  • Chiselled model with grooves
  • Signet style with smoother wax techniques
  • Directions for your casters
  • Looking over your casting
  • Removing the sprue
  • Sanding the inside to size
  • Looking over and refining your ring
  • Polishing your finished ring
At the end of the online class, you'll be able to finish making your own ring which you can be proud of! You will feel more confident in this new skill as you continue to create more jewellery at home.
This online class is suitable to get together with your friends to learn something new or for couples looking for unique date night ideas.
Knowledge required
No prior skills are required, everyone is welcome to join in!
What to bring
A list of materials and equipment will be provided to you within the on-demand course.
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Eran Naylor Jewellery
Eran Naylor Jewellery

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I am Eran Naylor and I am an Australian goldsmith and designer, originally from England. I began making jewellery about 25 years ago and simply never stopped. I was hooked and even today I find it hard to stop. I am mainly self-taught from a desire to create. I design and hand-make my collections from my workshops in Melbourne. I also teach classes at Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park, have an online jewellery school and also teach by private tuition and Zoom.
Wax work is more my specialty and that is mainly what I teach. I love teaching, it keeps me surrounded by creative thinkers and that in itself gives back to me as much as I help others. So it’s a win-win situation that keeps the creative spirit alive!
My inspirations for my collections come first and foremost from designs and patterns from the old Mesopotamian regions, India and South America. In my late twenties, I became fascinated by Egyptology and that is where my love of adornment really flourished. I like to try to transfer the beauty of older times to bold, classic pieces that can be worn or used with ease today. I try to embody in my work the beauty and calm that adorns the wearer and has a bohemian feel and look about it, recreating feeling and senses into real pieces that can be worn like talismans every day.
Using materials, and colours and often experimenting with new techniques I try to create pieces that make the senses flow.

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