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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.

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • jeweler's loupe or other eye magnification

Session Information

Early Bird Discount

Register before March 26, 2021 to receive a $25 early bird discount


Please Note: North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible.  Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases, regardless of their vaccination status. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Fri, May 7th, 2021  –  Sun, May 9th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: Day 1:4-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-2pm
Tuition: $210.00
Materials fee: $55.00