I took the course because I want to make jewelry with more volume, and this simple method lets you reproduce any piece made of a hard material and cast it into metal. The results were not what I expected. Some of my pieces came out with holes, sunken areas, or missing parts. I was disappointed at first but soon realized that these accidents enriched the piece, if I was willing to work with them. My first sand cast ring is now among my favorites.
that was tightly compacted inside a two part cylinder.
We used a thin metal bar to poke holes and let air circulate
so the molten metal can flow freely into the mold.
The roughness gives it character.