2020-21 Custom lost wax castings

Excellent work by L.J. and K.C. on the wand and snake rings! We also had students experiment with organic materials, which included these sterling silver cone and cedar branch pieces.


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!