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Making the Big Cat Ring

Making the Big Cat Ring  A New Jewellery Design Project With my first sterling silver skull ring under my belt and a couple of experimental months after picking up my carving tools for the first time,  I was ready for a new challenge. After spending a few weeks jumping from one idea to the next, learning new skills and techniques, exploring what was possible and what was just wrong, I needed a touch of external pressure and expectation to take my work to the next level. I asked a few of the locals, the stylish-badass-biker sort, fearless and selective, what they would like to wear and one of the response came back as a solid, sterling silver, lion head ring....

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Hex Cavelli Design Diary 1 - Custom Rings + 2016

Hex Cavelli - Design Diary Number 1  Creating Custom Rings + progress through 2016. 2016 was amazing, I learnt how to work with wax, started working on my first collection, launched a website and etsy shop, made my first sales and completed one whopper of a custom order.  2017 will be all about processing what I have learnt so far, and improving on every element of the business. Video is really important, not only is it a great way to connect with an audience and tell a story but for me it is the easiest way to record progress and also the hardest.  I have never been keen on putting myself out there like this but I definitely need to...

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Learning about Lost Wax Casting

Learning How to Carve Wax for Jewellery Design What made you try lost wax casting? Honestly, I have no idea. I don't remember finding out what it was at all. I had done a jewellery course in Dorset about a year before where I had learnt about soldering, setting stones and how to work the silver but there was no mention there about using wax as a material to make jewellery. I am sure I was pottering about on the internet or Instagram and came across some designers I liked, researched a little, found lessons and booked them.   Do you have a back ground in carving and sculpture? No, I studied Textile design at Falmouth University and there was a...

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