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Lost Wax Castings

Sterling silver castings made by Senior Jewelry students. Students learn the entire process, including mounting and investing, casting with a centrifugal basin and crucible, and finishing and polishing.

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all in the family…

J.L. in Grade 12 re-cast these beautiful matching gold pendants from a family heirloom: one for herself, her sister, and her mom. A great example of how significant & timeless jewelry-making can be. Great work, and good luck on your welding ACE-IT program, J.L.!

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Lost wax casting with organic material

Lost Wax Casting isn’t just for wax! As C.S. in Grade 12 proves, organic materials like branches, twigs, and even bugs can be cast out of metal. After some experimentation, C.S. cast this cedar branch out of sterling silver: it looks incredible (in-process photo also included here).

Also featured is an unfinished sterling silver pendant cast out of a piece of Cumberland bark. Experiments like this are always welcome in the Highland Jewelry shop!

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