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Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings

Course Overview

Rings on fingers have been around since the beginning of civilization. Egyptian and Greek legend place the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand, because of a belief that the vein of that finger directly traveled from the heart. The Romans extended this description and called this the 'vena amoris', which is Latin for 'the vein of love'. In this class, students will carve a ring to be cast in sterling silver. The result will be a lovely, personal piece made to fit, by hand. Wax carving, casting set up, torch melting, spin casting and polishing well be demonstrated and practiced. No previous experience is necessary to make a beautiful ring. Tools and materials will be provided.

Dates

Fri, May 11th, 2018  –  Sun, May 13th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1:4-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-2pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $220.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Mar 30th, 2018
Includes materials fee of $45.00

Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

eye protection
dinner or snack for the first evening if desired. No formal dinner break will be taken.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Waiting List

This course is full.

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