Online Jewelry & Metals Classes



Instructor: Sarah Tector

Rustic CastingLearn how to shape, form, and temperature determine the final outcome! Experiment with alternative, free form, organic casting techniques that can be done in almost any environment. Explore the instant gratification of casting silver components and objects using water and organic materials (frozen peas, coffee beans, rock salt, and spaghetti). One and a half hour online demo with Q&A. *A list of supplies used in the demo is provided below though you are NOT expected to have them on on hand during the demo lesson. Visit Sarah’s website:

Instructional demonstrations include:

  1. Seasoning a fresh crucible
  2. Rustic/freeform casting with water, frozen peas, coffee beans, rock salt, and spaghetti

Supplies used and discussed:

  • Metal (the following will work for this method of casting):

-Sterling silver
-Fine silver

  • Ice
  • Large bag of coffee beans (not ground)
  • Box of Rock salt
  • Family sized bag of Frozen peas
  • Family sized box of Spaghetti noodles

Tools used and discussed:

  • Bowl crucible with tong hangle (order from; the ones from crack easily)
  • Coffee cans  or large Tomato cans (empty for casting)
  • Large (tall/deep) bucket

Friday, March 26: 6:00 – 7:30 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:      Students – $15     Public – $25     Register for this class»


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Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.


To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.