Upcoming workshops - hosted by Ellie, in Birmingham & other nearby lovely places.
Cut Flower Wax Carving
Together we will carve a beautifully unique and perfectly-imperfect cut flower.
Made By You
Hand carved in green wax.
Cast In The Jewellery Quarter
Your choice of silver or brass.
Finished By Me
Make it ornamental or wearable.
Hi - I'm Ellie
I am a designer - maker based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
Wax is a medium I have found myself working with since the birth of my daughter Amber. Embracing the limitations of home, it is a jewellery making process that pairs well with the sofa.
As a newly obsessive gardener & keen people gatherer - the cut flower carving workshops seem like a match made in Monty's jewel garden. I am throughly enjoying this new venture as a breathe away from solitary bench life.
I can't wait to carve with you 🌸
Locations & hours
Space Therapies, 1437 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2JL
2pm - 4.30pm
The Loft @ Loam, Maws Craft Centre, Ferry Road, Jackfield, TF8 7LS
10.30am - 12.30pm
- At the workshop you will create a sculptural 3D flower from green sheet wax, using techniques borrowed from paper cutting mixed with elements of wax carving.
- Each flower has illustrated instructions and every stage will be demonstrated first. I'll be hovering nearby to help you along if needed.
- Often we carve two flowers at the same time to allow for mishaps. See one as a practice run, getting used to how the wax melts and tools feel.
- Once complete - your creation is ready to be cast in brass or silver, via the traditional technique of Lost Wax Casting.
- After casting and a polish, your flower is ready to be transformed in to a wearable or ornamental piece.
- Choose a short, medium or long stem - or - a pendant, brooch or ring.
- The after process takes approx. four weeks. Then you will be reunited with your carving, ready to be worn or displayed in your perfect pot.
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You can book a ticket via the event calendar at the top of this page, or by clicking the relevant product links found above or bottom.
Individual dates are listed on each venue's product link.
Materials and tools.
A slice of homemade cake
*please let me know ahead of the workshop if you have any dietary requirements or allergies.
Unlimited fancy water (a large Kilner jar of infused water).
Casting of one flower in brass.
Adding a short, medium or long stem.
Adding a pendant or brooch fitting.
Wildflower gift wrap.
Collection from the host venue.
Silver casting £20
Silver ring shank £20
Silver chain £20
*various links & lengths are available.
Silver name plaque £20
Glass display bottle £5
Gift box £5
Special delivery postage £6.85
You will receive an order confirmation after the event which enables you to make payment for any extras.
Receive a full refund up to two days before.
Transfer to a future workshop if your cancellation is within two days of the workshop.
If you can no longer attend please let me know as soon as possible so that your space can be made available to others.
Allow four weeks for the after process of casting, assembly and finishing. Once complete, the flowers are posted to the host venue for collection when convenient.
If you are unable to collect from the host venue, your flower can be posted direct to you instead.
Shipping is via Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm at £6.85.
There are ten spaces available for each workshop.
You can check how many tickets are remaining by viewing the event calendar and clicking 'buy ticket'.
If you are interested in a private group workshop please do get in touch.
Flowers are made in to a pendant by adding a 4mm jump ring to the top.
The jump ring may not fit on to your existing chain if the clasp is too large. To have the flower fitted to your chain or a smaller jump ring, you can post your chain to me or bring it to the event.
Handmade in silver to any ring size.
Small flowers - 1.8mm round wire
Large flowers - 3.5mm rectangle wire
You can measure up at the workshop if you are unsure of your finger size.
A 6cm silver brooch pin and end cap.
I recommend the below necklace lengths and styles but other options are available.
Small flowers - 16"-18" trace
Large flowers - 24"-26" oval belcher
If you have your heart set on carving your favourite bloom please do get in touch. It may be possible to set it as a future workshop theme. I love the challenge of working out new flowers.
If you have friends that would like to join in, you could set your own flower for a private workshop.
The workshop is time limited so it is most straightforward if everyone carves the same form.
Wax carving isn’t particularly messy but probably best not to wear your glad rags - aprons are available if you wish to wear one.
If you have long hair it is best to wear it tied back.
If you usually wear glasses for reading or close up work then it is best to bring them with you.
I have two magnifier lamps and one headband magnifier, these are useful for detailed work.
This style of wax carving is fiddly and we use our fingers tips for forming, you may struggle with some stages if you have nail extensions.
Everyone is welcome. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners.
No carving or jewellery making experience neccessary.
We will make the flowers one stage at a time following a demonstration and talk through.
I will be hovering nearby ready to help at any point to guide you through the whole process.
The flowers are created with sheet wax using the below processes:
Cutting - with a scalpel, to cut petals.
Melting - with a flame and carving tools, to shape the wax.
Forming - with your hands, to press, mould and roll.
Grow your very own hand carved cut flower bouquet to scatter amongst your pots.
Book in below & use code FLOWERPOWER10 for 10% off your first workshop.