February 3, 2014

Jeweler's Work Bench

If you've been following us via Instagram, you'll probably have noticed some of my projects at my jewelers bench. I've been taking Casting classes at George Brown and learning how to make wax models, melting down sterling silver and casting them into rings and of course, feathered forms.

I've already learned how to cast a solid ring band through the lost wax process, but the most fun is making little wax models and inscribing tiny details. It's quite a process from carving the wax model, melting down the silver to form the metal, then polishing the finished piece to a bright shine. Melting the silver at 1000 degrees is probably the most terrifying task, but there's something quite satisfying about pulling out your finished product that you made with your very own hands.

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