InstructionsI drew the design on paper first and then carved it from hard green carving wax and used the process of lost wax casting to make the piece in sterling silver. I spent much time on finshing the piece - first sawing off the sprue from the casting and then polishing to bring it to a high polish, through many grits of polishing compounds using a flex shaft. I soldered on a pin back with medium ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Holiday, Romantic, Traditional, Classic
Green carving wax, sterling silver and sterling silver pin back - soldered onto back of brooch.
What was your inspiration?
Long flowing iines to be interpreted into a brooch.
What are you most proud of?
The finished brooch.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Design on paper first and then one must learn techniques for carving wax for jewelry. I casted this piece myself but this can easily be done by sending the piece to a casting house - and much safer too. Soldering and finishing/polishing techniques must also be learned. It is an advanced piece to make but it you design a ring or other piece of jewelry that does not require soldering after casing then you can make it a little easier for a first time casting experience.