I was given an award for excellence in Jewelry from the American Craft Council and Artful Home during the American Craft Made Show in October, 2022.

How I Make Things

Step 6: Ak! Sprues!

Step 6: Ak! Sprues!

The bane of casting. The caster shoots the wax into the molds which comes out with these little tails on them. These tails are called sprues which are used to connect to trees so that many pieces can be cast together. The cast piece then has these sprues you have to cut and sand off before you can begin clean up.