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Soft Wax Online Course

Lessons in this Course: 

  • Introduction

  • Lost Wax

  • Tools

  • Inspiration

  • Getting Started

  • Making a Narrow Ring

  • Making a Wide Ring

  • Creating Rings

  • Creating Earrings or Pendants

  • The Casting Process

  • Cleaning and Working in Metal

  • Troubleshooting

  • Where to Next? 

About This Class

The perfect place to start your jewellery making journey! 

Soft Wax is a lovely mouldable wax, a bit like beeswax but it holds its shape better.

After this class you will be able to plan, shape, refine, cast, clean-up, and finish your own jewellery! 

Our easy to follow guides will step you through every stage of the process with clear, high resolution images and videos. 

Course and tool bundles are available that include waxes, tools and a casting in bronze, white bronze, brass or copper as well as courier for your castings. We take care of everything - no hidden costs. 

Extra items and casting in silver is also available, we can quote you before we cast them so there are no surprises.

From start to finish we'll teach you the skills you need to create your own amazing jewellery! You'll learn all the key skills including: 

  • How to set up a workspace and gather the items you might need

  • Working with wax and tools

  • Ring sizing and shaping 

  • How to make different shapes and items other than rings

  • Combining wax together to make larger pieces 

  • How to repair joins and fix problems

  • The casting process

  • Cleaning up your metal right through to polishing your finished pieces! 


Choose this class if: 

  • You like making organic, natural shapes

  • Are a beginner, looking to start a new and engaging hobby making jewellery, or

  • Are a more experienced jeweller looking for a refresher or a new kind of way to work in wax

Meet your Teacher:


Hi I'm Vaune! I'll be on video, teaching you all of the wonderful ways you can work with soft wax throughout the course. 

I absolutely love sharing my enthusiasm for making with my students. Professionally, I have been working as a jeweller and a tutor since 2005.

I now live and work from my home-based studio in Āpiti, in the beautiful Manawatu. 

I work on my own jewellery,  The Wild Jewellery which is a brand I created with Annie Collins (who you'll meet in the welcome video). I am also a creative Director for Mason & Collins, our jewellery gallery. 

When I am not at work, I enjoy gardening, spinning,  chilling with my four small dogs, and caring for a small farmlet.

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I loved the on-line soft wax course. I purchased the bundle so got the course teaching plus the starter tools and materials. It was very exciting to get the tools in the mail and my access to the course. The actual course was visually great. The information, pictures and video clips were very easy to follow. The clips that demonstrate the skills were very clear and well filmed. The tutors/presenters were easy to understand and had a very welcoming, inclusive, friendly vibe. The chunking of information was easy to follow and felt logical. The course site was easy to navigate around which is great for a non-digital native like me.

I enjoyed the holistic aspect of looking after yourself while working and the links to the music play list. I also liked having pictures for inspiration. Not that I lacked any design ideas but it was great to see finished products in the different metals which helped me to imagine how the finsihed products could look.

The course allowed me to spend a lot of time watching and thinking before I started the doing. I didn't feel rushed to do my hobby when other things in life needed attending to. I could wait till I was ready physically and mentally before I started a session which added to the enjoyment of the doing.

The empathis on having a play around and experimenting without the pressure to produce something immediatly was very motivating and suits my style of creating. I spent quite a bit of time playing and getting to know the materials and how far I can or can not push them. This gave me a really good understanding of the process. Posting my wax ring to Workspace was easy and straight forward. I got back a casting quote in reasonable time. It was great to get updates on when my ring was sent to the caster and when it returend to Workspace ready to post on to me. I was delighted to receivie my ring back with a wee pack of of sand papers and the finishing and polishing instructions. All the email interactions with Workspace have been encouraging, supportive and friendly and I felt if I had any questions, all I had to do was drop them a line. I highly recommend this course for anyone. 

- Fleur

Soft Wax Online Course
Soft Wax Online Course
Soft Wax Online Course
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