The cire-perdue, or Lost Was Process, of jewelry making is not a new technique, but an ancient one. Using this method, the Indians of South and Central America produced many of their remarkable bold ornaments. In this book, Miss Pack describes the modern, up-to-date method of casting jewelry by centrifugal force in a mold of dental investment, formed from a wax pattern. The material is presented in four parts: Tools and equipment, uses of different waxes, and methods in forming a pattern and mold. Part 2 offers 19 projects...for making rings, brooches, pendants, earrings, and bola tie slides. Step-by-step directions and illustrations take the reader from design to finished article and are easy follow. There is also information on constructive processes, such as soldering and pickling, and the decorative processes, wire-working and stone setting.