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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 traveled directly 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 setup, torch melting, spin casting, and polishing will be demonstrated and practiced. No previous experience is necessary to make a beautiful ring. Tools and materials will be provided.

Dates

Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1:4-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-2pm
Registration Cost: $230.00
Includes materials fee of $45.00

Required 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.

Optional Tools

  • jeweler's loupe or other eye magnification
  • part of this course takes place in the metal shop, a space that can be a bit chilly during the spring and fall months (around 55 degrees). Be sure to bring some extra layers for warmth. Our main classroom is heated.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019 is full.

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