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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, Aug 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020

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: N/A
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.

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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.