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Casting Stones in Place


#1

Bill-

The Revere Academy is offering a class called Casting Stones in
Place July 30 - August 1, 1999. Ray Holiday is the instructor
and he will be making a special trip down from Oregon to share
his expertise on the subject.

For more on the class, please consult our web site.

Christine Dhein
Assistant Director

Check out our new web site at http://www.revereacademy.com
Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
760 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102
phone: (415) 391-4179 fax: (415) 391-7570
e-mail: @Christine_Dhein


#2

Hi. I’m a jewellery student at NSCAD University doing a research
project on casting in place. I am looking for interesting work that
uses this process. I know that casting stones in place is a
relatively common practice in industry to save time, but I am more
interested in how the process can be used for more unique pieces
including, but not limited to, casting with If anyone has
work that uses this process, or knows of any good sources I would be
very grateful for the help.


#3

You can successfully cast diamonds, rubies and sapphires that haven’t
been treated for color enhancement. CZ’s cast well too. Rio Grande
catalog states which synthetics work well being cast in place. I
wouldn’t cast anything that I wouldn’t touch a torch to. Adding a
pinch of borax to the investment and allowing to cool at least 15
minutes before quenching has produced some successful castings. A
little research into the characteristics of a particular stone will
steer you in the right direction.

Good luck & happy experimenting.
Terri


#4

I ave three series of text sheets on how to arrange, prepare for
"Casting Stones in Place". Send me your real home base address and
I’ll send them over to you…

Gerry!


#5

Does anyone have any examples of casting in place? I’m mainly looking
for examples of how this process might be used. There is plenty of
ho-hum uses in industry, but if anyone has any personal work that
revolves around casting objects in place that they would be willing
to share, it would really help out my project. It could even be
casting other metals like steel in place.

Thanks.


#6

I saw a really neat ring last weekend with a titanium shape cast in
place in 18Kyellow gold. It was striking and the interesting thing
was that the titanium could have been colored using electrical
current. It wasn’t, but I was talking with the creator about the
process and using titanium. Just the thought of inserting colored
pieces of metal cast in place got my artistic juices flowing.

Barb Baur
http://www.barbbaur.com


#7
I saw a really neat ring last weekend with a titanium shape cast
in place in 18Kyellow gold. It was striking and the interesting
thing was that the titanium could have been colored using
electrical current. It wasn't, but I was talking with the creator
about the process and using titanium. Just the thought of inserting
colored pieces of metal cast in place got my artistic juices
flowing. 

The Ti will not anodize properly when in contact with the 18k, the
electricity will only flow in the 18k as it is a much better
conductor than Ti. It can be heat colored but the color range is not
as broad or controllable as with anodizing.

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#8
I ave three series of text sheets on how to arrange, prepare for
"Casting Stones in Place". Send me your real home base address and
I'll send them over to you.. 

Gerry, I could really use this I’ve been trying to
figure out how to do this. What do I have to do to obtain a copy? :slight_smile:

Veronica