JASSO Events


Beginners Wax Carving for Casting with Sarah Shanahan

28-29th September

 Sarah is an experienced silversmith with advanced wax carving skills. She will show us how to  create a wax design of our own choice jewellery or small solid  or hollowed design, i.e a charm, fineal for a silver item. Members  will be encouraged to come with an image or design of a small 3D object they would like to make, for example a charm, simple jewellery item, or filial for a silver object.

The weekend will include tool making, use etc, design transfer, carving, repair and problem solving, finishing/polishing and removing weight, textures, shrinkage and casting issues.

Guidance through a first test object, discussion of individual designs, equipment lists and notes to take away.

At the end of the weekend she will take our creation and have them cast as a batch if required. Returning them to Jasso in a 2-3  weeks.

Materials cost will be low to supply wax plus the cost of casting by weight of silver if requested. A basic equipment list will be prepared in due course but is not expected to be out of the ordinary range of tools.

Cost £105  +  £20 workshop fees

Settings for faceted stones:  Hayley Kruger

 19th and 20th October –

Suitable for intermediate – those with some jewellery making experience

Over two days we will cover 3 different types of settings for faceted stones in a mix of shapes and sizes.

Settings will include a tube setting, a decorative round collet and we will also create a setting for a square or baguette shaped stone.

These settings will be delicate and will include stones that range from 3mm to 8mm in size, so do bring your optivisors and magnifiers if required.

square pusher, burnisher,3mm seating burr ,pin vice, full tool kit, hand vice needle files including triangular, half round and round, hand torch filled with gas,Solder brick, Solder sterling silver jump rings

Cost of course £104 + £20 workshop fees, Materials pack approx. £20 payable to Hayley on the day