Silver Ring Making Workshop: Wax Carving

Design and carve a wax ring model to be cast in silver.

3 hours Class size 2 to 6

label $160 - $400 (or 4 payments of $40 - $100 Afterpay)
($160 for Person/ group session, $400 for Private couple workshop)

Become a jewellery designer and artisan for a day and learn skills that professional jewellers use to cast one of a kind pieces. Using jewellers tools including saws and files you will create a hand-carved ring to cherish.

In this fun workshop, all you need is your willingness to give it a go and the sky is the limit! Carve a smooth organic shape, classic signet style, imperfectly textured, or with a clean geometric vibe. Whatever your preference, your teacher will guide you through the design and carving process to create a ring that uniquely suits your swagger.

Have fun with a group of friends, book a couples session to gift each other, or meet fellow creatives in a small group workshop as an individual student. Workshops are either run at Pearl Beach or your instructor can bring the workshop to you.

Using the ancient art of Lost Wax carving techniques, we will be using jewellers wax, saws and files. There will be an opportunity to try out different shapes and surface textures before choosing one that will be cast. At the completion of your class, your wax model ring will be sent for professional casting in.925 sterling silver and hand finished in a matt or high shine finish by your instructor. If you impress yourself so much and would like to cast more than one design, additional rings can be purchased as an add-on at check out.

Please Note: Your ring will be ready for collection from Pearl Beach or posted when ready (between two to three weeks later). As we are working directly with wax in this technique of Lost Wax Carving, you will not be able to take your finished creation home on the same day. The postage cost is covered with your booking and for group bookings, rings will be sent to one address.

Additionally: If you would like to complete the finishing process with us, we offer a two part workshop titled “Silver ring making two-part workshop: Wax carving and finishing.” Book this workshop if you want to return two weeks later to file, polish and buff your creation so that it ready to wear or gift.

If you're looking for gift experience ideas, this unique workshop will impress your loved one, friend, or family member.

If you book a private workshop for a group of six, the organiser will be able to cast an additional ring at no extra cost.

Please Note
Your teacher can travel to your space for groups of six. Your instructor will set up a workspace in the comfort of your own home and bring all materials and tools to you. As the organiser, you will be able to cast an additional ring at no extra cost. If your location requires travel to Sydney or Newcastle, an additional $100 which will be charged after booking.

Add-on available for this class
  • Additional casting ($60)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Beginner- friendly class.
What you'll get
  • 3 hour workshop
  • Use of jewellers tools and materials
  • One silver ring to be collected or posted to you
  • Light refreshments, tea/ coffee for Pearl Beach studio bookings
What to bring
  • Glasses if you require them for reading
  • Some images of styles that will inspire your design are welcome
  • If you are making a ring for somebody else- find out their ring size or bring a ring we can size in the studio.
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Onyx and Flame Studio - 1 Onyx Rd, Pearl Beach NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 100 kms of Pearl Beach for private classes

Silver Ring Making Workshop: Wax Carving location
Your teacher
Onyx and Flame Studio
Onyx and Flame Studio

5.0 (8)

Hi, I am Bren a Silversmith Artisan and Artist from Pearl Beach on the Central Coast of NSW.

I love the process of handcrafting unique pieces as well as sharing my knowledge and studio with others. My love affair with silversmithing began in 2020 ;) as I found myself with more time in the studio and wealth of processes that I adored.

With a Bachelor of Education, Visual Art and years of teaching experience, I’m great at tailoring sessions to suit your specific group needs and interests.
I’m all about the artistic value in slow fashion and helping you create a piece that is unique as you are.
My workshops ensure you will take away skills and a handmade piece you will treasure.

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George Izatt Aug 2023

Bren was great, the class was in a beautiful studio. Very happy with choosing this class as it allowed my fiancé and I to make each other custom wedding bands, with great guidance.

Monique Graham Jul 2023

Our book club booked Bren for a 2 day workshop to make our own silver rings, starting first with a wax carving or sculpture. I think it is fair to say that we all LOVED it! We are all looking forward to coming back to shape, polish and finish our own designs and to see how they all turned out.

Bren is just lovely, very helpful with design and techniques to achieve our vision of how we wanted our jewellery to end up.

Onyx Studio is a fabulous place to draw inspiration from nature for our designs. Set in the backyard, open and bright looking out into nature.

I started by sculpting my ring, and then ended up carving a second which I will cast. The wax was very easy to work with and would recommend both types of wax. We learnt how to shape wax into ring or earring designs. Some used different items found in nature to make designs on the soft wax ie. leaf, stick, shell, seed imprints. One of the ladies brought with her a precious stone that she had had for a long time to make a ring to incorporate the stone for her daughter (can't wait to see how this turned out).

Bren's knowledge on how it will look when it is cast helped us to finalise our designs.

I just loved everything about the workshop/ experience, I can see how jewellery making can become addictive. What's not to love about making something that is your own design and vision and being able to admire and wear it for years to come!

I will be coming back with my sister's and with other friend groups to continue to create!

Thanks Bren - your a jewellery superstar! :-)

Kat King Jul 2023

Brenda’s silver ring making class was exceptional. I had no idea what to craft when I entered her beautiful studio amongst the trees. She provided ideas and inspiration from her own work and some foraged objects. Brenda has a knack in patiently drawing out your creativity. She was generous with her time and resources, encouraging lots of trial and error to ensure your final piece is perfect!

Chantale Horst Jul 2023

I loved the setting of the studio in a beautiful garden which made the experience very calming. Brenda’s bubbly personality, her love for what she does and experience made the whole experience lovely.
Each one in our group made something completely different and can’t wait to see the end result! Thank you!

Abby Langley Jul 2023

Perfect afternoon with friends and the most welcoming teacher with positive attitude. The notch class.

Laura Kelly May 2023

I had the most amazing time thanks Brenda (and Reggie)! I learnt a lot about wax carving and felt so supported trying new techniques out. I left feeling so inspired such a lovely morning.

Jewellery Making class review by Laura Kelly - Sydney

Christine Yuen Mar 2023

Loved it! Brenda was patient and great company. I went in with only a vague idea of what I wanted design-wise and Brenda encouraged my creativity. Working with wax was way more fun than I expected.

P.S. cute dog

Jewellery Making class review by Christine Yuen - Sydney

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Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for him or her, gift for mum or dad, anniversary gift or birthday gift.
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