22 hours ago
Saturday, May 2, 2009
This is the very first piece, a sterling silver ring, I made through the lost wax casting process. I highly recommend the books: Basic Wax Modeling - An Adventure in Creativity by Hiroshi Tsuyuki, and Practical Wax Modeling Advanced Techniques for the Wax Modeler by Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yoko Ohba for learning how to carve wax. The books are project based, and each chapter is a project. The projects are explained step by step, with pictures. Haven't yet seen any other book like these! My ring was made following one of the chapters from the first book. Mine has a tiny "twist" of its own...lol...but mostly I have made it following the steps given in the book. I know, I should have taken pictures of the wax model too. But I am mostly in such a hurry that I never got around to doing that for all my lost wax pieces so far. For my next one I will take pictures of each step as far as possible.