In this article, we will explain what the lost-wax technique consists of and why it is a very important technique for anyone who wants to create their own jewellery lines independently.
First of all, what is jewellery wax?
The wax technique is a very old technique, which consists of creating a piece of jewellery from wax.
There are many types of waxes that can be used, depending on the jewellery model to be created: wire wax, slab wax, block wax and many others.
The prototype, i.e. the jewel created in wax, is then transformed into a real piece of jewellery through the technique of investment casting.
Before casting, the artist can choose the metal in which to transform the prototype.
Let us now see why this technique is so important and what advantages it offers those who master it.
1 ) One of the most beautiful and important things is certainly that no large investment in a workshop is required to model wax.
All you need is a table at home and a few hundred euros to have all the tools and immediately be independent and able to make your own jewellery with this technique.
2 ) Time saving, creating a piece of jewellery in wax saves a huge amount of time, production is in fact extremely quicker and faster.
3 ) Versatility, wax can be modelled anywhere, you can take it with you on trips and make your jewellery anywhere.
4 ) We can make sculptural jewellery or real microsculptures, this type of jewellery cannot be made with the techniques of classic jewellery making, but only with this technique or 3D modelling.
What do you learn in the professional wax modelling course for jewellery at the Academy of Goldsmiths’ Arts?
During this unique course, which has always been considered the best wax modelling course for jewellery in Italy, students can give complete form to their fantasy.
This is because thanks to the special system of practical and individual study in this course all lost wax techniques are taught by combining the student’s imagination with technique.
This allows students to become autonomous and start to create their own jewellery lines completely independently from the very first lessons.
If you now want to create your own brand and jewellery lines completely independently and without needing any large equipment or workshop, this is definitely the course you cannot miss.