Wax Ring Casting Intro 9/02/23@9:30am
Specialty Class - Fundamentals of Wax Casting
- 185 US dollars$185
- 4100 Cameron Park Drive
Jewelry wax casting, also known simply as wax casting or lost-wax casting, is a traditional method used to create intricate and detailed metal jewelry pieces. It's a technique that dates back thousands of years and involves several steps to produce a final metal piece. Overview of the process: Class includes 20 grams of silver (2 large rings or 3 small rings) Wax rings: This wax model is an exact replica of the final piece of jewelry. Assembly and Investment: Multiple wax models may be assembled onto a wax "tree," which is a central wax rod with several models attached. This tree is then attached to a flask, creating a mold. The flask is then filled with a heat-resistant material called investment, usually a plaster-like substance, which surrounds the wax model and tree. Burnout: The flask is placed in a kiln or furnace, where it undergoes a controlled heating process. During this phase, the wax inside the investment mold melts and is "lost," leaving behind a cavity that matches the original wax model. Casting: Once the investment has been sufficiently heated and the wax is gone, molten metal (such as gold, silver, or other alloys) is poured into the cavity created by the melted wax. The metal fills the void, taking the shape of the original wax model. Cooling and Removal: After the metal has solidified, the flask is allowed to cool. Once it has cooled, the investment material is carefully removed, revealing the rough metal casting. Finishing: The rough casting is then cleaned, polished, and refined by a skilled jeweler to remove any imperfections, sprue marks (connections to the tree), and excess metal. Additional details or gemstones may also be added during this stage. Final Touches: The piece is further polished and finished to achieve the desired appearance, texture, and shine. Final Polishing: The piece undergoes a final polishing process to bring out its shine and luster. 3 Minimum 6 Maximum , NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY !!!
Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your jewelry bench spot. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. If the class is canceled by our school for any reason, we will give you full credit for the same class in the future and you will be given an open lab credit for the inconvenience. You can also transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes for up to 90 days (no exceptions). Students can cancel, and receive a credit, or transfer to another class up to 10 days before a jewelry class. No cancellations are accepted after the 10 days deadline; however, we will do what we can to try and sell your reserved spot to a qualified student. If we can sell your reserved spot, you can receive a credit for another class less a $50 cancellation fee. We will keep your credit on an account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class within 90 days. If you cannot make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes with the student participant information. Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email us. If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 10-day cancellation policy, listed above. If you do not come to class, there are no refunds, credits, or transfers (No exceptions) We understand that things come up. If you are not able to make a scheduled class, please call us as soon as possible at 916-350-0546 to reschedule your class. No refunds allowed.
4100 Cameron Park Drive, #Suite 118, Cameron Park, 95682