Wax Carving Workshop - Sterling Silver rings

The ancient technique of wax carving and casting for jewellery is a wonderful, easy and inexpensive method that allows you to create intricate pieces of jewellery from home with just a small set up that fits into a shoe box!

In this introductory class, students will receive a starter kit with the basics you need to continue your jewellery making journey at home, plus a comprehensive list of local and online suppliers.

You will learn the basics of wax work to create at least 3 rings, however the skills acquired in this course will open the possibilities for you to create many other designs, limited only by your imagination.

This is a 2-day class as the wax models created in class will be sent off to a casting facility so we can clean, polish and finish on day 2 of the course.

Topics Day 1 (3 hours)

- Introduction and types of wax

-Using the handsaw and changing blades

-Measuring and design

-Cutting

-Filing and shaping techniques

-Texturing techniques

-Finishing and preparing to cast

-Weighting and pricing. Mathematical formulas to estimate casting cost on sterling silver or gold

 

Topics Day 2 (2 hours)

 - Filing, sanding and polishing 

Casting fee $5 + cost of metal

The final price of cast and completed piece will be $20-$30 depending on design, size and weight. 

-You will be instructed on how to create cost-effective designs to minimize casting fees as much as possible.

 

-Students will have at least 1 piece of jewellery ready plus a home kit with enough material to continue working from home.

-Printed step by step instructions and PDF format

-List of suppliers, casting agents and further resources.

-Beautiful Bahagia Jewellery pouch and box to store your finished piece.

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