The Story Teller’s Ring | Wax Model

From the maker’s bench…

My client is a professional story teller. Travels the world telling stories. Well one day, love brought him to our studio, so to speak. He and his wife wanted a new wedding ring that told a story. After chatting with him on how he weaves his stories under the stars and moon. We came up with this romantic story teller’s wedding band.

First we drew the layout for the design on the wax. And with the ease of technology today, we quickly recorded the design and had emailed the video for review. In a matter of minutes we received the client’s approval.

Next step was to carve the designs.

There are mountains, big skies and fire with smoke tendrils.

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Here are the final carvings:

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The large drill hole will have an orange topaz to represent the harvest moon
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Small drill hole will have a blue diamond for a small planet
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Small drill holes will have white diamonds for the stars
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Fire and smoke

Next week we should have the ring cast in sterling silver. More to follow.



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    1. Thank you! The wax model is the first step in making jewelry thru the lost wax method. Every design I make is first carved in wax, then attached (sprued) to a base within a cylinder, then plaster is poured over it, then dried. Once it is in a solid form the plaster with the original wax model is placed into a oven, where at high temperatures the wax melts leaving a cavity for the molten metal to be poured into. The hot plaster is then placed in water causing the plaster to break away from the newly cased design. I will post pictures of this ring once it comes out of the oven. Stay tune. And thank you for reading.

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