You will be introduced to one of the oldest forms of jewelry / metals art. Wax carving and lost wax casting. You will receive a short presentation on the history and the process as well as some examples of some of the types of design you can expect to be able to create during the workshop. I will show you the tools of the trade, demonstrate entry level techniques that will allow you to create your own unique design. I will provide guidance and support throughout the workshop. Using hand tools you will work to create your designs and prepare them for casting. Casting takes place after the workshop and your item will be delivered to you with your desired finish ready to wear. You will learn a skill that you will be able to continue to use in the comfort of your home with the right tools. A tour of our casting facility will also be provided depending on availability. The cost of the workshop includes Sterling Silver (up to 15 grams) needed to cast your design. The workshop will take about 3 hours once you arrive. We will have a 1 hour buffer at the end to make sure everyone gets there design ready to cast.
I am the founder of El Dorado Casting Lab llc. With over 25 years of jewelry design experience I have developed a fun and easy design workshop that will enable you to create amazing jewelry. No previous experience needed. You will design simple and elegant wearable art in our 3 hour workshops. I love sharing my knowledge, inspiring and being inspired by creative makers of all walks of life.
We are located on the Union Mall side of Bishop street. In Downtown Honolulu. We are nestled in with lots of local food establishments. And a short walk to the Hawaii State Art Museum and Historic Chinatown
All items created during the workshop will be cast off site and delivered to the guest at the appropriate location. Cost of the workshop includes Sterling Silver (up to 15 grams) to cast your design.
Jewelry Design / wax carving