About this Event
THIRD class of a six-part series for Jewelry Production 101.
Please note we must limit this class to six attendees as jewelry class demand is high, and these process-specific classes require undivided attention for your safety.
We are happy to see so much interest in jewelry production here at DMS and want these classes to continue.
This in-depth class will focus on:
determining your alloy composition,
best furnace usage techniques (step-by-step),
wax design prepping,
investment safety and mixing,
casting table setup,
monitoring process stability,
vacuum table usage (both stages),
realistic production parameters for your particular jewelry design,
minimizing process waste, and
some tool cleanup and maintenance pointers.
Depending upon the class sequence, we will be preparing for rings, pendants, or findings.
We will be covering a lot of material, so be ready to take notes...
This class is required to qualify for:
Lost Wax Casting Production Techniques,
Precious Metals Casting Preparation 101,
Jewelry Kiln Usage 101,
Precious Metals Casting 101,
Jewelry Surface Finish 101
Please make sure you are logged in when you sign up for this class so the system will register you properly.
Be sure to look for the next class in this series on the DMS calendar:
Jewelry Kiln Usage 101
You must be a Dallas Makerspace Member to take this class as the instructor is donating production materials to the Jewelry Committee.
DMS is a nonprofit organization and does not charge big bucks for classes (for example this jewelry class series is free and open to all).
The equivalent class at your local Community College / University would be $$$.
If you would like to see the jewelry department here at DMS thrive - - consider a donation worthy of the class you enjoy - - you can fill out an envelope with your donation and throw it into the donations box.
Know that we are grateful for donations of any amount, and will continue to provide outstanding classes based on your feedback.
Thanks in advance...
P.S. Be on the lookout for more jewelry classes (usually the same day) on calendar.dallasmakerspace.org
Special Considerations and Warnings
The induction furnace, kiln, and other surfaces can be EXTREMELY HOT - - please wear closed-toe shoes and jeans to the class.
If you have a workshop apron and / or rawhide gloves, please bring them.
Safety glasses and face shields will be made available.