Practical Wax Modelling: Advanced Techniques for Wax Modelers

$47.00

In this book jewellery wax modelling techniques are introduced and explained in detail, illustrated with step-by-step photographs.

Some special features of Practical Wax Modelling  include:

a) Practical applications when using a variety of waxes

b) Mitsuro and its uses

c) Demonstrations of a variety of textures

d) Methodology of finishing castings.

Practical Wax Modelling was written as an applied compilation of projects  for the authors’ introductory book Basic Wax Modelling.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Samples of Wax Modelling Techniques 4

Samples of Finished Products 5,6,7

Wax Modelling for Professionals 9

Special Features and Suggestions 10

I. HARD WAX MODELING TECHNIQUES 11

Textured Ring 13

Two Part Ring 21

Ring with a Floating Twist 27

Built-Up Ring 31

Hollow Pendant 35

Brooch Using Hard and Soft Wax 43

Brooch with Realistic Modelling 47

II. SOFT WAX MODELING TECHNIQUES 59

Embossed Figure Brooch 61

Floral Patterned Ring 65

Ring of Wax Wire Construction 69

Pendant Constructed of Wax Wire 73

Making Mitsuro 79

Mitsuro Ring 83

Mitsuro Brooch 89

Mitsuro Pendant 95

Modelling Mitsuro with Other Materials 99

Free Forming 103

III. MODELING TECHNIQUES WITH GEMSTONES 109

Cabochon Mounting for a Pendant in Soft Wax 111

Cabochon Mounting for a Ring in Hard Wax 117

IV. OTHER MODELING TECHNIQUES 125

Sizing 126

Applying Various Textures 128

Reworking a Wax Pattern 130

V. CASTING PROCESSES & RUBBER-MOLD MAKING 135

Casting Processes 136

Rubber-Mold Making 140

VI. PROCESSING & FINISHING AFTER CASTING 143

AFTERWORD 151

APPENDIX 152

Hardcover, 160 pages, 385 detailed black and white photos and illustrations.

Also see Basic Wax Modeling: An Adventure in Creativity