Ever wanted to craft your own silver jewellery? This class is the perfect introduction for those looking to dip their toes in the shiny world of silversmithing. Using the ancient method of lost wax carving, students will learn an easy and low-cost method for making unique pieces all on their own. Lost wax carving starts with making a wax model of your desired object, which is used to create a metal mould called casting. The casts are then taken to have molten silver poured into the mould and, once hardened, filed or carved into its final shape.
We’ll cover the different varieties of wax and their properties, and how to create a pair of dangles using basic shaping techniques with files and carving tools. You’ll gain an understanding of the lost wax technique, casting and finishing of metal jewellery. Explore texture and pattern through the creation of several wax pieces and select a favourite pair to have finished in 925 Silver. You can collect your finished dangles a few weeks after the class.
What you'll get
A comprehensive beginner’s overview of the casting process, different waxes, and their applications, understanding earring weights, use of jeweler’s tools, and advice on finishing your future metal pieces (also covered in a detailed handout available)
A pair of silver dangles, carved by you and finished by the teacher
The opportunity to carve several different wax pieces
what to bring
- Just yourself & any inspiration
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