I have put together a paper on how to carve and engrave a simple
bear out of blue Ferris wax. The paper might help you get started
There are several papers I created on wax working at:
I like Jamie’s suggestion. Try copying some simple object. Unlike
wood, wax is very forgiving. Errors can be corrected with a hot tool.
Another way to get started is to use clip art sketches. Bookstores
and the internet have a zillion clip art books. You can find many 2D
drawings you can use to get started.
You can make many fine pendants form clip art.
Once you learn how to make a wax from a clip art sketch you can move
on to more difficult projects.
Objects in wax can also be created with the buildup process and the
construction process. The Ganoksin Blog will take you to papers I
have created on these processes.
The best way to learn is to just get started. Buy some wax and make
something. Work on improving your projects. Challenge yourself.
You will find working with wax is very relaxing.