Make a complex sterling silver ring in this two-hour workshop! We will focus on three-part methods for the ancient metal casting method known as cuttlebone casting. Cuttlefish bone is desirable for making jewelry because it is easy to access and use, and because it leaves a distinct woodgrain-like pattern in the cast pieces.
In this class, we will focus on intermediate and advanced techniques and strategies for carving and casting into the cuttlefish bone, and how to create, assemble, and cast into 3-part and more complex molds, specifically by melting and pouring metal to create a sterling silver ring. Some finishing and polishing techniques will be covered. We will also discuss reclaiming metal from over-pours or scrap materials.
All materials and tools provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes to class.
No prerequisite. This course is suitable for all levels.