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New – Wax Carved Jewellery certification course at the London Jewellery School

wax-carved-silver-pendants-london-jewellery-schoolWould you like to work towards a certification in wax carved jewellery?

We are excited to announce our newest certification course – Certificate in Wax Carved Jewellery level 1, accredited by the London Jewellery School.

This course is suitable for beginners or those that have some wax carving experience, either experimenting at home or in a class.

Taught over 5 consecutive Wednesdays (10-5pm) you will go from beginners level (a great refresher for those who have tried it before) you will then move on to intermediate techniques, stone setting and finally work on your own project with support from a tutor.

Take a look at what you’ll learn:

Week 1 – Beginners Wax Carving 
– Basic designing for wax carving
– Qualities and properties of different forms of wax
– Using wax carving tools to achieve your designs
– Making finished wax carved masters ready to cast
– Full information on how and where to get your wax pieces cast locally and affordably and much more…
Week 2 – Intermediate Wax Carving 
– More complex pieces including pendants and earrings
– Designing and making a collection
– Working with symmetry and being able to make symmetrical pieces
– Developing ideas and creating pieces with multiple layers and much more…
Week 3 – Stone Setting in Wax 
– Qualities and properties of different forms of wax
– Rub over settings including setting cabochon and faceted stones
– Using wax carving tools to achieve your designs
– How to carve recesses for different sizes and shapes of stone
– Making finished wax carved masters ready to cast
Week 4 – Stone Setting in Wax 
– Claw settings
– How to carve recesses for different sizes and shapes of stone
– Making finished wax carved masters ready to cast
Week 5 – Own project 
A self-led workbench day allowing you time and support to work on a projecto of your own design with the support of a tutor
The cost of the course includes 2 cast pieces which will be organised, paid for and collected for you by LJS 

The course will be taught on Wednesdays, 10-5pm starting on 7th November 2018

And if you enrol on this new course, scroll down to see the special bonuses you’ll get!

Be inspired! Take a look at some of the course samples



Also, check out the work of jeweller and LJS tutor Sophie Arnott who regularly wax carves her collections.

What do you get?

  • 4 taught classes (24 hours teaching time) in a small group at our Hatton Garden studios
  • 6 hours of supervised practice to work on your own designs with tutor support and guidance
  • Two pieces cast organised and collected for you by LJS

Click here to find out more about the course and to book your place >

jewellers-academy-logoBonus offer from Jewellers Academy
For those students that join us on this course starting in November, we are adding an additional bonus courtesy of our sister company Jewellers Academy.
You will get lifetime access to the Jewellers Academy online wax carving classes.
Beginners wax carving
Stone setting in wax (note, this has been filmed but is not yet published. You will get access to the course as soon as it is published)

With the online courses, you can watch the video modules as many times as you like and it works as a perfect refresher for your training at the London Jewellery School.

What are you waiting for? Now’s the time to really get to grips with this fantastic technique. Click here to enrol >

Any questions? Get in touch! Give us a call on 0203 176 0546 or email info@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

Make Button Jewellery: Jewellery Making Project

Make this fruit cocktail button earrings and a matching button charm bracelet in 7 simple steps…

You will need:  
  • 2 pairs of Chain nose pliers and a wire cutter
  • A selection of small buttons
  • A pair of ear wires
  • Silver or gold plated loose Chain
  • Silver or gold plated clasp and closed jump ring
  • Silver or gold plated 6mm or 7mm open jump rings, depending on the size of your buttons.
This project was made by Chu-mei Ho for London Jewellery School 
Step 1: Cut a loose chain into two lengths of 3cm or longer if you prefer.
If you don’t have ready made chains, you can also attach jump rings together to create your own chain.
Step 2: Open a jump ring using the 2 pairs of chain nose pliers to twist it open. Please remember not to pull the jump ring open as it will distort the ring shape. Attach the jump ring to a button, then to the chain and close the jump ring with your pliers.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 until you fill up the chain.

Step 4: Attach an earring wire to the chain.

Step 5: Repeat step 2 to 4 to make a matching pair of earrings.
Step 6: To make a matching bracelet, cut the chain to a length that just fits your wrist.
Step 7:  Attach the buttons to the chain until you fill up the chain then attach the closed jump ring and clasp to the chain with the open jump rings to complete the bracelet.
If you enjoyed this project and would like to learn to make different types of button jewellery, please take a look at our
Button Jewellery Taster Class- click here to see our full class description.
To see more of our free jewellery making projects click here to see our projects page.
Until next time,
Happy making