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Why learn lost wax casting? This is a great technique for making your own, custom parts for a jewelry line or to set your work apart - and have someone else do all the casting and polishing! So you get finished pieces that are ready to use.
Carve, build-up and sculpt wax to cast into beads, charms and clasps. This workshop will teach you how to use an electric wax pen, modify your wax picks, carve, file, saw and polish wax models. How to invest and cast your work, set up a small casting studio, and polishing your finished castings will also be covered during this 3 day retreat, as well as how to outsource reproduction of your models to casters. This is a great opportunity to learn all you need to know to make jewelry using the lost wax casting process, from start to finish. Use of tools included with the class. Kit fee includes wax tools and project materials.
All materials, like wax and bronze casting grain, to make the sample projects included. Beads and findings to string your projects not included.
Open to Students of Any Level. Beginners welcome!
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley