I have taken several jewellery courses and workshops at the Art School of Peterborough with Sandy MacFarlane.
In this workshop, I made my first silver band ring. It’s pretty cool!
You start with a flat piece of silver that you saw off of a larger piece. I stamped my name and the year on the inside.
Then you carefully bend it, and size it using a ring mandrel, then solder the joint. Then, I stamped different size circles on the outside.
You can buff it to be shiny, or you can leave it dull. It’s lots of fun! I think I might take that workshop again!
I recently attended a “Lost Wax Casting” workshop at the Art School of Peterborough. First I sculpted the head in hard wax. A plaster cast was made from the wax and then the wax melts. Silver is injected into the cast and when it is put into water the plaster explodes and you are left with an exact silver replica of the original wax. The silver is then filed and polished.