there are a couple of really good step by step photo wax carving
book available. you cant do the 12th project in the book until you
do the 1 to 11 ones. it is a good book for a beginner. i can help
via the internet with photos of my wax carving if you would like.
here is the last thing i was helping someone with.
The first thing I do is have a working drawing of the design. Then
I take this cool grid paper that I found and trace the outline of
the stone, with a scribe . Then I retrace it with a sharpee then I
cut it out with an exacto knife Then I mark my center points on my
wax. Then I trace my template on my wax. Then I cut my hole and
finish the piece. This may seem like an extra step but it has worked
out good for me.I mixed this idea with something I saw on BWSimons
web site that shows a layout card. It talked about laying out for
the prongs. Check it out and maybe you can inprove it also.