Classes & Events

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Lost Wax Casting - 2 consecutive Saturdays, Mar 19 & 26, 2016

Casting has been done by Jewelers for thousands of years.  It is as important in the 21st century as it was years ago.  You ask yourself “Why should I learn lost wax casting?”   This is a great technique for making your own custom items for your jewelry pieces.   You can easily have someone cast your unique customs items for you, but the more you understand the process, the easier it will be for you to design your pieces.
You will learn a variety of casting methods:  Vacuum, centrifugal, cuttle bone, and sand casting.  You will learn how to sprue and invest the wax models, calculate metal requirement, understand the burnout cycle and cast your projects.  We will have an assortment of waxes for you to choose from.
You will learn the “sprue” technique and cast an organic item.  We will review what items are best for  casting.  You can bring your own items to cast, however, we will also have an assortment of organic pieces.
Sterling silver and bronze will be available for you to cast with. Price:  $ 275.00
Kit Price:  $25.00 (Metal not included)
e-mail to sign up!  Overnight accommodations available to first person who requests.  $25.00 for one night.