So here we go, when you get jewelers wax it either comes in blocks or slices. The slices are cut on some sort of band saw or something that leaves them very rough and hard to draw on, the first thing I do after I determine the size of the wax piece that I need is to file the surface smooth with a hand file. since I am just going to kind of wing this one I just sketched the design on with a pen filled with white ink. I added a few elements to the design to show different aspects to carving to make a more interesting tutorial, i know it's kind of cheesy but bear with me. I am using a block of wax about 5/16ths of an inch thick (about 8 mm), I don't personally like pendants that are flat on the back so I am going to do a full round carving that is will be slightly compressed to avoid being too heavy.