Mold Making for Jewelry

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Mold Making for Jewelry

Learn how to make silicone molds, a great way to make more than one piece of jewelry at a time.

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 11/28/2023 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  2. Wed, 11/29/2023 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tue, 11/28/2023 - Wed, 11/29/2023


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Class, Equipment Certification

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Casting, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Torch


If you've ever wanted to cast two or more of the same piece or part of jewelry or other small object, then come make injectable molds with us. You can make things like earrings and a pendant that match or metal versions of found or fabricated objects that you like the look of. 

In this class, you'll make silicone molds that can be injected with wax to make duplicates. The waxes can then be cast later in one of our lost wax casting classes or independent casting sessions.

  • Day 1: We'll sprue one or two approved objects chosen from your items, and pour the RTV (room temperature vulcanizing) material.
  • Day 2: We'll cut the molds open and inject them with wax to give you your wax models.


  • The instructor will make the demo video used in class available to you for three months after class.
  • No jewelry experience is needed, but casting experience is recommended.
  • We won't be casting the finished wax model in this class, so you leave class with whatever wax model you have injected.
  • If you want to cast your models, but have no casting experience at BARN, we recommend taking one of our repeating Introduction to Lost Wax Casting classes. The casting of finished wax is not included in this class.


  • A $25 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers the mold-making materials need for this class.
  • Bring several small simple pieces of your own original work, carved waxes, non-copyrighted objects, or a piece of nature you might want to mold (no rubber or hollow objects). Bring options from which to choose.
  • Bring both a mask and an apron.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Jody Lyle

Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with more than 25 years' experience designing and making jewelry. She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education through classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time. She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you. Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé. She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, and semi-precious and precious stones to create pieces to be worn and enjoyed. See her work and on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

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