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Carving wax is a wonderful technique for creating jewellery. Rich textural surfaces and fluid, curving shapes can be created in wax material that can then be cast into a variety of metals to create a finished product.
In this class, students will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of wax and make one wax ring that will be cast in brass or silver by a commercial casting house. Diamond, ruby, sapphire and most synthetic gems can be directly cast in place.
Wax carving and setting gems is a slow and meticulous process and it's best to focus on one stunning, well crafted pieces than rush to complete two pieces.
However if you finish your first piece to a standard you are happy with, then you are welcome to create another.
This is a two part class class as it takes just over a week for your pieces to be sent to our casting house and returned to us.
The second part of the workshop is about cleaning up the casting, exploring finishing techniques (brushed, textured, high polish etc).
The SECOND part of this workshop will be held on an evening that we all agree on during the first class.
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