Mold Making for Jewelry

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022
  • Sunday, October 30, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022, 2:00 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 30, 2022, 2:00 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102922JL
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Registration

  • $211 Tuition + $20 Materials Fee
  • $163 Tuition+ $20 Materials Fee

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    Registration closes October 27th

Registration is closed

Jewelry molds photo courtesy Jody LyleHave you ever wanted two or more of the same piece? Using an injectable mold is a great way to go when doing production work. In this class we will be making silicon molds that can be injected with wax to make duplicates.

The waxes can then be cast at a later time in one of our Lost Wax Casting classes or Independent Casting sessions. In class we will sprue the object, mix and pour the RTV material on day one. On day two, we will cut the molds and inject them with wax.

The casting of finished waxes are not included in this class.

Supplies Needed:

  • Please bring several small simple pieces of your own original work, carved waxes, non copyrighted objects, or a piece of nature you might want to mold. (no rubber or hollow objects) Bring options to choose from.
  • Mask
  • Apron

Details:

  • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. but casting experience is recommended. (We will not be casting the finished wax model in this class, so you will leave class with whatever wax model you have injected.) If you have no casting experience at BARN, we recommend you sign up for Lost Wax Casting held on October 8th and 9th. If you want to enroll, this class fills quickly, so don’t delay.
  • The casting or molding of finished wax is not included in this class.
  • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
  • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


Instructor:  

Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

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