Silver Pendant: Casting from Nature

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What’s it all about?

In this class you will learn the technique of “Lost wax casting” by learning to use one out of a few different types of wax and how they work with small natural objects (i.e Gum nuts) to create your own sterling silver jewellery through a 2-part lesson.

What will we cover?

You will be taught a quick intro into what is lost wax casting then followed by how to use the tools and waxes provided for you to create your own jewellery.In the 2 part class you will be taken through the very hand-on process of how to use found materials to make your own silver cast piece by learning what are the can-dos and can’t-do rules with casting, what materials can be cast and some of the other basic fundamentals of how to make a wearable piece of jewellery.
Students are encouraged to bring their own selection of DRIED plants and seed pods for experimentation. Items that are small and hard are good, twigs, gum-nuts and seed pods are good to experiment and play with in the class. Make sure that items smaller than 1 cm in size.

Who will be teaching?

JennyJenny is a gift shop owner who has been creating her own pieces of jewellery for the past 5-odd years with paper being one of her favourite mediums to work with. Apart from jewellery making, she also has a background in interior design, merchandising and origami.