I was wondering if anyone has tried out soluble wax-? Work
into form-design pattern in and around with the wax of your
choice-soak in water. (dissolves unwanted wax)=hollow wax designs.
Works great making balls. I have had fun using Play-Doh or Wonder
Bread- yes, Wonder Bread (any gummy white bread would work). I made
a ball of clay or bread, slid a metal rod through the center (which
will later become the hole for the chain) dipped it in melted
Kate, Dave and Orchidians: I have a question regarding this process:
Are you using this technique to cast hollow beads? Just want to see
if I understand this process. It seems to me that after you shape the
bead with the soluble wax,(or bread, Play-Doh, in Kate’s description)
dip it in a melted wax and dissolve the soluble wax you would then end
up with a hollow wax shell. I am imagining that you sprew this whole
and then cast with the metal of your choice. Upon casting don’t you
end up with a solid bead? So why go through all that work? Are you
using the soluble wax, bread just as a model? Why don’t you leave
the bread, soluble wax in the form and then cast if you are just going
to end up with a solid bead. Please help enlighten me! I am in the
process of working with some friends on casting hollow beads and am
interesting in what others are doing. Thanks in advance for your help.
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