Sand Casting: Learn to cast and recycle your metals

Instructor Bio: 
89 minutes

Do you have a pile of scrap silver waiting to send to the refinery? Or odd leftover pieces of metal?

Learn about sand casting, then make something new and original with unused metal or dust-collecting scrap!

Watch award-winning artist Patrik Kusek, and learn how to reuse and recycle old jewelry pieces or scrap that are collecting dust!

Gather your old head pins, broken jump rings, cut pieces of chain, and twisted used wire. Comb through tag sales and buy sterling silver cutlery. Collect your fired metal clay pieces that didn't make the cut. All can be reused to create a new piece of jewelry.

Learn how you can make original designs using variety of materials including wax, polymer clay or even acrylic and wood! Watch Patrik demo wax carving with a rotary tool and show you close-up how he creates an “organic” ring.

Discover how to use every day objects to cast into duplicates. Acorns, twigs, found objects all can be cast into metal. Learn this exciting new skill that will increase your creative possibilities.

BONUS Patrik will also discuss low cost alternatives for tools that can be used in the sand casting process.

Experience with a torch is helpful.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases
as many times as you like.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Basics of sand casting
  • Creating a “Master” model for duplicate castings
  • Melting metal in a crucible
  • Wax carving with a rotary tool
  • Mold modification to create a variety of master models
  • Embedding other materials
  • Making master models from a variety of materials
  • Safety considerations
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Jewelers wax
  • Wax carving burs
  • Sand Casting Kit which includes: Casting Sand, Sand
    Casting Flask, Borax Flux, Carbon Stirring Rod, Crucible with tongs, Soldering block
  • Propane or MAPP Gas Torch available at hardware stores

Included is a class handout filled with photos, notes and all the resource information you need to get started.