Hi! I am a small jewelry manufacturer working primarily in sheet
metal. I’m interested in learning more about the lost wax casting
process as well as more effective means of marketing my jewelry.
heres some casting books to check out. Rio Grande suppliers carry videos on
it and some are advertised in the pages of Lapidary Journal.
http://www.riogrande.com/ (Rio’s web site)
Bovin, Murray. Centrifugal or Lost Wax Jewelry Casting for Schools,
Tradesmen, Craftsmen. Rev. ed. Rev. Peter M. Bovin. Forest Hills, Long
Island: Bovin Publishing, 1971.
Choate, Sharr. Creative Casting: Jewelry, Silverware, Sculpture. Ed.
Bonnie Cecil De May. New York: Crown Publishers, 1966.
Kallenberg, Lawrence. Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture.
Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1981.
McCreight, Tim. Practical Casting: A Studio Reference. Boylston, MA:
Brynmorgen Press, 1986.
Shearman, William M. Metal Alloys and Patinas for Castings for
Metalsmiths, Jewelers and Sculptors. Kent State University Press, 1976.
Sopcak, James E. Handbook of Lost Wax or Investment Casting. Pico
Rivera, CA: Gem Guides, 1986.
Romanoff, Philip. The Complete Handbook of Centrifugal Casting. Blue
Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, 1981.
Tsuyuki, Hiroshi. Basic Wax Modelling: An Adventure in Creativity. Tokyo:
Matsubara-Kashiwa Books, 1990.
Tsuyuki, Hiroshi, and Yoko Ohba. Practical Wax Modeling: Advanced
Techniques for the Wax Modeler. Trans. Susumu Satow. N.p.: ASQ
For marketing I recomend Jay Levin and Seth Godin’s book ‘Guerilla
Marketing Handbook’, I think it is the best of their series.
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