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Silver

I gathered my silver casting work I still have around, and put it together on my work bench lamp base. So here is a group picture. It’s all 100% Sterling and 100% made in the USA (even the raw silver is from the USA)

I am doing the wax work and the casting (lost wax process) and having a load of fun being creative. Silver price has been dropping so the investment in what is shown is not very high. Under $150 the amount shown. The personal value is well more than the raw cost of silver, but it is always worth no less than the […] Continue reading » Silver

Wax on, Wax off…

Daniel gets a lesson in wax from the Master.

I have been active in my workshop / studio getting my silver (yeah, the real solid metal Sterling stuff) casting system ready for operation. I am really excited as I can see the shiny silver at the end of the tunnel. Maybe that‘s a train headlight… oh well.

The process is much more complex than the average person can imagine. Although I have been studying the process for many years, and even took a class on how to do it, it’s not until now as I prepare for the first time on my own, have I realized […] Continue reading » Wax on, Wax off…

Last Investment?

I got my carved in wax, Celtic Infinity Knot invested last night at my lost wax casting class. I’ll cast it next Monday night. That’s the last night of my paid for classes. So if all goes well I will have two casting sessions under my belt. The first casting was of two items so I will have three items, a ring, treble cleft and a Celtic Knot cast in sterling silver. Not too shabby…

I enjoy the creative work and the fact not everyone has done this, except for maybe a half million artists, jewelers, and dental labs. Well, it’s good company. I don’t think it will be the […] Continue reading » Last Investment?

The Results

I said I would post the photo of the finished silver work I have been creating. Here it is.

The class sessions are almost over so I am going to have to find a way to get more casting done. The end goal is to do it myself, but I want to build a backlog of quality finished waxes before I commit to the necessary investment in machinery.

What I have proved so far is that my old hands are still capable of doing this work. I use the power […] Continue reading » The Results