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Make Multiples!

Molds are used to create everything from dishware, toys, and objects of art. There are a wide variety of molds to reproduce wax, plastic, concrete, metal and more. Whether your work is big or small, or you want to recreate an organic object, learning to create your own molds to make multiples of objects can open a whole new world in your work.

Join us this coming weekend, June 7 + 8 for a workshop for mold making for casting and replicating your work. Students can bring small objects or jewelry to make both open and 3D molds from silicone and alginate. Experiment with modeling technique and creating multiples of one piece, and explore the outer edges of modeling technique while learning the possibilities mold making has to over. Create wax and plaster models from your molds in the workshop. Materials included. Read more here 

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Mold Making Workshop

Last weekend we had a really fun mold making workshop in the studio. This was the first time we offered this workshop, so it was really fun to watch!

Everyone brought small objects & jewelry to pour silicon & alginate over to create molds.

Everyone brought small objects & jewelry to pour silicon & alginate over to create molds.

Pouring the perfect mixture of the liquid silicon.

Pouring the perfect mixture of the liquid silicon.

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The molds set overnight while everyone took a well deserved break!

On day 2, everyone learned to cut their silicon molds open.
On day 2, everyone learned to cut their silicon molds open.

 

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Everyone poured plaster into their molds to replicate their objects, You could also pour wax into your molds to then cast into metal! Everyone poured plaster into there molds.

The class experimented with alginate molds, and everybody molded their fingers.

The class experimented with alginate molds, and everybody molded their fingers.

We now have everyone's fingerprints!

We now have everyone’s fingerprints!

 

Multiples: Mold Making

Have you ever wanted to make several versions of a jewelry piece? Perhaps to give as gifts or to start your own collection? Or maybe you’ve discovered an interesting natural object- a shell or a piece of tree bark and wanted to turn it into a unique piece of jewelry. These types of practices are achieved by mold making- the technique of using a model to creative a negative space with in a form. That negative space is filled with a molten wax which is then cast into metal, creating an exact replica of the model.

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Mold making is what drives the production aspect of jewelry world. It creates an easy way to make multiple versions of your pieces and even opens up new ways to create jewelry. A common way to use molds for jewelry making is to cast natural objects into metal. Bones, shells, wood, teeth, even sea creatures can be used as models- there is literally a whole world of things that can be molded and made into jewelry pieces.

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Are you interesting in learning more about creating multiples and mold making? Check out our Mold Making Workshop on August 10th and 11th. We’ll be learning about different types of molds and casting multiples of our student’s choosing. Come experiment with us and discover the various possibilities that mold making has to offer!