I've been following jewelry classes almost every WE, at the Pôle Bijou in Baccarat, Lorraine since september. One of these classes was about wax modeling for the process of lost wax casting.
I was a complete novice and was more than a bit worried about my sculpting abilities. Well it was lots of fun and a revelation, I can't draw but sculpting requires a different type of skills and I didn't do too badly for a first time.
A woman sculpted from a drawing
A bezeled ring ready to receive a stone
Tools and wax for carving:
wax blocks from which the modeling is done
Tube for ring sculpting
Spiral saw blades, wax file, modeling iron, wax ring mandrel and wax burrs