Wax Casting Process
is a dynamic, millenniums old process used in a variety
of art forms.
the tools and styles have developed over time, the basic Lost Wax Casting
Process is still the same.
The great metal and bronze sculptures of the world use this process, as
do the aerospace and dental professions.
Christy has honed her skills,
utilizing and adapting this process to create her unique jewelry treasures.
As you will see below, the
Lost Wax Casting Process is delicate, careful and methodical.
- First a wax model of the
design is created using either melted injection wax or carving wax
- The wax model is then placed
on a rubber base containing sprues. (Sprues are small holes that will
later allow the melted wax to be "Lost".)
- The wax model and rubber
base are placed into a metal holding container.
- Next, plaster is poured
into the metal container until the wax is covered.
- The plaster then hardens
at which time it is placed inside a kiln, where the heating process
melts the wax and it flows out through the sprues.
- A cavity bearing the exact
imprint of the original wax model is now left behind.
- Molten metal is then shot
into the cavity by centrifugal force.
- As the metal cools and hardens,
the plaster is washed away.
- Now you have your metal
cast, which is filed and polished.
- A rubber mold is now made
of the metal cast and molten wax is injected into the cavity of the
- The entire process is then
repeated and an unlimited number of wax reproductions can be cast in
- Finally, prongs are soldered
to the metal and the piece is polished. Stones are then set and the
piece is polished a final time.
- The final product is stunning,
unique, designer jewelry that you'll feel good about wearing. Visit
the showcase now!