Learn the skills to create a ring of your own design using a variety of wax working techniques, including carving and forming.
Learn to carve and prepare waxes to be cast in metal – Transfer of design onto wax and carve out the design – Learn how to finish your wax to get a clean casting – Experiment with other types of wax, mouldable and sheet
At the end of the first lesson, your wax jewellery will be weighed to identify the cost of the metal it is to be cast in. You can choose from sterling silver, brass, bronze etc). Costs vary. Expect to spend between $20 and $70 on casting, depending on how chunky (weight) the ring is, and the metal type chosen.
*Please note that the cost of casting is additional to the course costs.
*Please bring $25 with you on day 1.
On the second day, learn to clean and polish the cast jewellery. Receive your metal rings back from the casters – Learn to clean, file and polish your ring to the finish you desire.
Day 1 (10-1pm) – learn the skills to carve jewellery in wax (3 hrs)
Day 2 (10 - 12pm) –learn to clean and polish your sterling silver cast jewellery (2 hrs)
Beginners welcome – no previous experience required.
Ages 14 and up