Spend half a day learning to carve a ring from wax. Your ring is then taken to Melbourne to be cast in either sterling silver, or for an extra fee gold or platinum. One week or two weeks later, we gather again for half-a-day to finish making your ring.
Working with wax is really relaxing, students often describe it as therapeutic. Many people who have completed this workshop have continued making jewellery from wax as a hobby. A number of people have started their own small businesses making and selling their own jewellery.
Once you have the knowledge, lost wax carving is something you can continue from home without needing to purchase lots of expensive tools.
You can apply the skills you learn in this workshop to carve brooches, earrings and pendants. You'll receive making instructions and all the information you need to get your pieces cast. Lost wax tool kits are available for purchase. These kits have everything you need to start making pieces at home.
All tools and materials (except gold/platinum) are provided. A sterling silver ring weighing 15 grams is included in the workshop cost. If you would like to make a heavier ring, you can pay for the extra silver, which will be charged at cost price.
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