Signet Ring Wax Carving for Casting in Sterling Silver: Silver Jewellery Making

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Description

This class requires no previous metalwork or jewellery making experience! You'll learn how to carve, shape and manipulate wax into a beautiful signet ring made exactly to your specifications. "Wax carving is an ancient tradition in jewellery making going back 6000 years. Starting with a lump of jewellers wax; you saw and file it down into the shape you require like a sculptor working with stone. Your finished wax piece is then sent to a caster to be cast in silver want through the process of lost wax casting. Wax carving is a great technique to learn to add to your jewellery making skills because it is a fantastic way to experiment with an affordable material. You can also to make more organic shapes that are hard to achieve with traditional metalsmithing." - Jeweller's Academy. You'll be working with a wide wax ring blank that you'll be able to carve into the ring of your dreams. Signet blanks will measure a standard 10mm in thickness. Should you prefer a thicker blank this can be made available at additional cost of £40 to cover the additional cost of casting a larger piece. If you would like to opt for a larger blank, please get in touch prior to the workshop at iasthai.original@gmail.com so I can be sure to have the materials you need on the day. All tools are included, as is the cost of casting in silver (waxes will be sent off to a casting house) polishing and shipping back to you. Your silver ring will be returned to you ready to wear approximately 2 weeks after the workshop takes place. This is a super chilled workshop, giving you total freedom of design. Please get in touch with any questions I hope to see you there! PLEASE NOTE- THIS WORKSHOP IS SUITABLE FOR AGES 14 AND UP. ALL UNDER 16's MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

What's included in the price?

All tools are included, as is the cost of casting one ring in sterling silver. This will not be done in house but at a professional casting company, after which the ring will be polished and sent out to you by tracked post.

Duration

5 hours (11:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available

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Iasthai Original

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Mother's Day
  • Residential
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Father's Day
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Venue

Lynx Roux, 1-2 Willow Bank, , Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1TE