I wax carve some very chunky rings that are not complete circles, and since I primarily sell online, sizing is a constant issue. I have begun playing with the idea of adjustable sized rings. Typically, I size the band in my wax model before casting, and I am wondering if I could do this with an adjustable, open band? Would the properties of cast metal (sterling silver) hold up to the movement of an adjustable band? Or is it better for me to solder each band on from silver sheet, after casting?
I am planning to try an open bottom cuff-style, as well as an overlapping round band. If one method is better than the other, I’d also love to hear thoughts on that.
I attached an example of the kind of work I make, so you can see the idea.
thanks for your advice!