Lost Wax Cast Your Own Ring Why learn how to lost wax cast? This ancient technique has been used for centuries and we think it should be kept alive. We’re here to share the process with you. In this fast-moving fun & creative 1-day workshop, students will get hands-on experience carving a wax model. You will learn how to use an electric wax pen and how to carve, file, and polish wax models. Then, you will learn how to invest and cast your work into Sterling Silver or Gold Bronze. To complete your creation, you will learn how to polish your finished castings. This is a great opportunity to learn all you need to know to make jewelry using the lost wax casting process, from start to finish. In the first half of the day, students will learn how to design and carve a wax model or modify one of our wax models. All specific hand tools for wax carving are provided. Once this wax model is completed, it is invested in a casting flask, and prepared for casting. We will then have a light lunch and creative process talk while our flasks are burning out in the kiln. After lunch and flask burn out, all the wax models are individually cast in the centrifuge, with the instructor’s help, in your
Founders Brad Johnson & Alicia Hanson are an artisan couple that resides by the sea in the coastal city of Oceanside, California (North San Diego). Together they spend countless hours creating jewelry. They are also in the water surfing & paddleboarding, sewing, painting, parenting kid-ohs, cooking for friends, scouring thrift shops & junkyards, venturing on road trips, documenting with thousands of photos along the way, all apart of their journey and creation process. Alicia and Brad are the founders of Hi Octane Jewelry, Revv’d up Hot Rod jewelry for car enthusiasts along with SilverBotanica. SilverBotanica is an online boutique catering to Botanical handmade jewelry & boho treasures. In the past, they had a retail location on Big Island of Hawaii. And hope to have another retail location soon. Visitors are welcome to tour the studio.
We will provide a healthy lunch of sandwiches and beverages.
All the wax and equipment needed to complete the ring making workshop.
You will complete the workshop at our fully equipped Hi Octane Studios near the beach in sunny Oceanside, California.
Bring your creativity, we are looking forward to your workshop
We will walk you thru the entire ring making process no other jewelry making skills are required. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes & clothing that is not dangling or may get in the way.
Lost Wax Cast a Ring One Day Workshop