Lost wax jewelry
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Join me in my studio to learn how to clean a casting of a piece that was wax carved and cast with the lost wax casting method. I'll go over how to send your wax model to a casting company, what to expect and what metals you can cast in. I'll demonstrate how to clean a casting by hand and also using a flex shaft by despruing, sanding, polishing and oxidizing your metal piece. I demonstrate how to finish your piece using very little tools, and also show more advanced options as well - and so…
This is a photographic tour of my lost wax casting process - a detailed though brief tutorial, and also gives a look at how much work goes in to each ring.
Metalsmith Society saved to Lost Wax Casting
Photography by Ryan Leggett With a freshly cast bit of gold in hand, it’s finally time to refine and finish our ring. The next few steps involve sawing, sanding, and polishing our ring until the surface is just right. Then, we’ll take our time setting a beautiful Old European Cut diamond into the center. Polishing and Setting The sprue and button left over from casting must be removed from the bottom of the ring. A jeweler’s saw makes quick work of this task. Next, we shape the bottom of the…
TEXTURES IN WAX By LEE EPPERSON This paper will describe and show various textures that I produce in wax and on the finished silver. WAVE TEXTURE This texture is produced with a hand made tool mounted in a cable driven […]
Carol Holder saved to Bisuteria
Figure out why it's called lost wax casting and what the process entails.
Dina saved to wax jewellery carving
A step by step process on how to replicate jewelry using the lost wax casting method from base metal jewelry into precious metal.
Elvira Perea saved to Joyería para el cuerpo
An ancient jewellery making process that dates back to around 3700 BC, we look at how today’s designers are using this time-honoured technique to create unique engagement rings.
Susan Lord saved to Jewellery