This Friday evening there is another popular lost wax casting work session. 15 members have indicated there attendance, so it will be a busy night. Probably around 20-25 flasks will be invested. The burnout will be scheduled for Saturday night so that we can throw the metal on Sunday. Members will be able to start working on their jewellery items on Sunday at the free work day.
Here are 2 pendants settings that I cast in sterling silver at the last work session. As the boulder opal pieces are cut in a freeform shape it is not possible to buy a commercial setting. So starting out with a piece of bezel shaped wax I formed the bezel and the bail around the finished opal. This was then sprued, had investment poured into the flask and then the wax was burnt out and molten metal thrown in a centrifuge into the flask. Voila pendsant just about completed.