Mother and daughter, Barbara Lewis and Laura Lewis Albright, demonstrate ancient art form of lost wax casting during Historic Kenwood Artist Tour on March 18, 2017. The pouring of molten sterling silver into the casting flask will occur between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at 2501 2nd Avenue, N. in Historic Kenwood. The studio will be open from 11 am to 4 pm for visitation and sales of affordable and also one-of-a-kind jewelry.
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Barbara Lewis and Laura Lewis Albright have a lot in common, other than genetics. Both mother and daughter are authors, jewelry artists and live in Historic Kenwood. They are in a very festive mood having just finished the construction of Barbara’s jewelry studio, which has every tool imaginable for the jewelry artist. On Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2501 2nd Ave, N. during the Historic Kenwood Artist Tour, please visit our tool-laden studio for demos and the sale of affordable as well as high fashion jewelry.
Between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. visitors can embrace the magic as molten metal turns wax carvings into silver as Laura and Barbara demonstrate the ancient art of lost wax casting. Under the white-hot flame of a torch, molten sterling silver is poured into a flask where carved wax shapes, twigs, and flowers become sterling silver for later use in original jewelry designs. Crystal and gemstone jewelry, including turquoise, moonstone, rough emeralds and rubies will be for sale. Jewelry made from sea glass hand-picked from the shores of the Chesapeake Bay will also be featured. Handmade enamel beads and pendants, including and turquoise beads, will also be available for the jewelry maker.