I like Jimmy DiResta’s wordless how-to videos. In this one, he casts a skull ring with a silicone mold. I’m not sure what kind of metal he’s using, but it looks like it melts at a low temperature.

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Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.


  • http://www.facebook.com/KrashKing Tim Oliver

    Love it, I do metal casting as a hobby myself!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Haw/100001717772476 Alex Haw

    where can i get that little crucible you were using?

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiskbil Anders Haglund

    Since it’s jewelry the metal is most likely Field’s alloy. It’s the most common low melting point, non toxic metal alloy.