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.
Dave, I haven’t had much luck with the soluble wax I bought, (I think
I bought the wrong kind. of water soluble wax, it was hard and
brittle, and didn’t form like clay- maybe it was for injection into a
metal mold?). 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 file-a-wax , then built
more file-a-wax up on top. I then used my custom made knife tools to
pierce and remove the thin shell of wax in between the built up wax
patterns. When complete I carefully twisted and slid the metal rod
out. Then put the bead in a cup of water for a day- to dissolve out
the bread or Play-Doh. Too much fun!! Aren’t we lucky to be in a field
where there is sooooo much to learn, and so many ways of doing things?
Kate Wolf http://www.katewolfdesigns.com