Last week, I returned to Jewelry Studies International for more instruction from the amazing Ronda Coryell. The class was Fabricated Model Making, to be followed next week by Advanced Casting, Wax & Mold-Making. I've been investigating the prospects for casting some of my work, and actually had sent some pieces out for mold-making and sample castings. This class gave me a much better feeling for aspects of design that I should keep in mind in the future when I make work that might be reproduced.
|carved bracelet link and the open box for the box link|
|box link with side links|
|carved link model with mold and three waxes|
|box link model and wax, showing shrinkage|
|bird and leaf tree model|
|bird and leaf tree wax|
|JSI - Rings & Bands 101|