Who doesn't have a Bahagia Jewelry piece right at the top of their wish list? Actually, who doesn't have an array of Bahagia pieces screenshot saved in your phone photo stream because you just want them all wahhhh?!
Camilla from Bahagia is coming in hot, with her tool kit in tow, to show you the ancient technique of Lost Wax Casting. Used for hundreds of years (can't you just picture gypies with hands covered in treasures?!) this technique truly takes on an art form of it's own.
In this class, you will learn basic wax-smithing techniques to make an original sterling silver ring. We will work with hand tools and files to build and carve wax into your own unique piece of handmade jewelry. You will be creating an exact wax replica of your eventual finished sterling silver ring. There will be plenty of samples available to guide and inspire you in creating your very own design that you will cherish forever. Hello Miss Silversmith of the Year!
Each individual creation will be casted in sterling silver, cleaned and polished by Camila and be available to pick up 7-10 days after at The Craft Parlour. You'll receive your treasure in a Bahagia Jewellery satchel and Box, plus a print out with step by step instructions and more information.
You'll get to cover:
- Introduction (how casting works) and types of wax
-Using the handsaw and changing blades
-Measuring and design
-Measuring your ring size
-Cutting and shaping
-Filing and shaping techniques
-Polishing, finishing and preparing to cast
21 FINGAL ST
9AM - 1PM
$190 per person
ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED + MORNING TEA