Intermediate Sand Casting with Faceted Stones | 1 DAY
Join trade-qualified contemporary jeweller Kirra-lea Caynes in a one day workshop to further develop different techniques for setting faceted gemstones using the sand-casting method. Designed for students who have completed the Beginners Sand Casting Workshop and wish to build upon their knowledge and skills (or experienced jewellers), participants will have the opportunity to create pieces of their own design concept using flush and bead setting styles.
This workshop allows ample time and materials to complete up to three projects (cast and clean-up through filing and polishing); however, if you wish to continue creating new pieces, you can continue casting in class and clean up in your own time.
All required materials are provided: 30g of sterling silver and a variety of synthetic faceted stones are provided as part of the workshop, with the option of purchasing natural faceted sapphires on the day. (Sand casting faceted stones can be difficult, so it is recommended to start with synthetic stones provided in the workshop, before using authentic gemstones.)
Sand casting can be used to replicate almost any hard object to be turned into jewellery (eg. shells, buttons, small toys). There will be a variety of solid objects available to mould and cast, however you are welcome to bring your own to explore and use in the casting process. You may also bring your own metal and gemstones if you wish to personalise your project with your own materials. (Please note that gemstones used in the cast-in-place process should be 7.5 or higher on the Mohs hardness scale.)
Saturday 27th August 2022
10am-5pm with a lunch break at 1pm
Location: JamFactory Jewellery and Metal Studio
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
All required materials supplied. This workshop is designed for advanced jewellers and students who have completed the Beginners Sand Casting workshop.
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