Nancy Denmark, Jewelry Artist
MEASURING FOR EVEN THICKNESSPREPARING THE WORK SPACE TO BEGIN NEXT STAGEPOSITIONING THE PATTERN CUTOUTSTRANSFERRING DESIGN TO WAXPINHOLES IN WAXCONNECT THE DOTSTRANSFER OF THE DESIGN ELEMENTS CONTINUESLOTUS FLOWER MARKED WITH PINHOLESPOMEGRANATE MARKED COMPLETE DESIGN SCRIBED ON WAX CROSSCARVING BEGINSWAX CARVINGCARVING CONTINUESMORE CARVINGWAX CARVINGSCRAPING TREFOIL BASE AROUND THE LILYDAY'S WORK WITH CARVING TOOLS
WAX CARVING DAY 2
I found another day to work on the wax on Thursday July 31st. I got started around 11 in the morning and wrapped up around 6:30 to head home.

The first hour was spent picking up where I left off refining the last 2 trefoil ends and filing the back side to an even thickness of about 3mm. Noon to 2 was spent transferring the design elements to the wax cross form. The rest of the day was spent carving.

In this stage of the process I am removing wax by scraping and carving with sharp tools. Further in the process I will start to add wax for more dimension and to develop the vines in final stages.

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