I have no idea of what tools I would need to work with
plastic/rubber. But i would love to be able to cast pieces in
rubber/plastic instead of using metal.
Get the new book on the subject by Sherri Haab, here's the link to
my review of it on my blog.
The Art of Resin Jewelry: Layering, Casting, and Mixed Media
Techniques for Creating Vintage to Contemporary Designs
By Sherri Haab
It's a great place to start, will answer most of your questions and
lead you to suppliers.
Let's see, what else. Yes, of course you can cast in rubber or
plastic. Your new favorite supplier will be Smooth-on at
Take one of their almost-free workshops if you can.
And for networking, I'm pretty sure there is a metals guild in your
Have a great time at Revere, great choice!
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay