Have you ever wanted to make a shadow band that fits right next to your diamond or gemstone ring? Well, here is a short video on how to use wax and a few tools to create a model ring that can be cast in gold or silver.
I will be using a green wax which melts at around 230 degrees and is one of the harder wax materials for model making. The modeling wax is made by a company called Matt. They make a number of waxes ranging in melting temperature and malleability.
There are three main types of modeling wax that I use to make a model.
The blue wax is soft and melts at a low temperature. (200 degrees)
The purple wax is slightly harder and with a slightly higher melting temperature then the blue. (225 degrees)
The green wax is the hardest of the three and melts at around 230 degrees.
I prefer the green for any work that needs exact detail and a shadow band needs to be exactly the same contour as the ring it is shadowing.