Molten Ring

  • Casting Type The Statement
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Time 1 hour

This is a simple design process that looks amazing once cast with a super polished finish.

You can use creative license when carving your design, keep it chunky and more of a statement piece or refine the width of the band for a slim more everyday look. The molten texture is also a great trick and is easily applied to other designs!

Step 1

Getting started

Start by laying your 8mm ring mould flat, take your sharpie and draw a circle around, roughly 3mm from the centre.

Side thought – you can use any width ring mould to achieve the molten texture, we chose the thicker wax for a statement piece!

Step 2

Time to sand

The red sandpaper is now your best friend! Place the sandpaper flat on the table, hold your wax on its side and sand in curved motion towards the guideline that you just marked on your wax.

Step 3

Stick with it!

It may feel like you’re sanding for a while but this is the quickest and most controlled way to shape your wax. Stick with, it’s going to be worth it!

Keep a close eye on your black marker line, ensuring an even band width around your ring.

Step 4

Smooth your band

Once you’re happy with the thickness of your ring design, use your yellow sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.

Step 5

Adding molten texture

You’ll need your tealight and ‘spoon’ shaping tool for this step. Heat up your tool over the flame for a few seconds, don’t worry if it turns black, it’s easily cleaned after. Run the heated tool over the surface of your ring, melting and adding texture as you go.

Step 6

Repeat the process

You’ll need to continue to heat your tool and repeat the process until you’ve covered your ring with molten texture.

Step 7

Repeat the process

It’s important to apply the molten texture to the whole surface of your ring. Lay your ring flat on your magazine and continue to apply the technique along the top of your band, replacing the sanded texture with molten.

Side thought – sometimes when melting the wax you’ll create strands and sharp bits of wax. To smooth this over, simply hold your design over the flame of your tealight for a split second. The added heat will smooth the texture which will polish up beautifully. Take a look at ‘Flashing the wax’ tutorial for a more in-depth guide.

Step 8

Almost there…

The final step is to submit your creation! You can choose to cast in solid silver, add gold plating, diamonds, whatever you wish. We love a rose gold plate on this design…

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