I just had some very small pieces cast for my Metal Arts Class.
received them today in fact. I had a ring band cast in silver, and
some small things that will be attached to rings cast in brass. I
sent my wax in USPS overnight on Monday, and my pieces were cast and
back at my door this morning(Friday). The price, I thought was a
reasonable, however I did not realize that it could have been even
more reasonable. They automatically add an extra insurance that cost
more than the casting itself, and I didn't know that. If you don't
want that then you have to state so in your order, but like I said
until I actually saw that it was charged, I thought it was a
reasonable price. You can also have them remove the sprues and
tumble your pieces for a few dollars, but I need practice doing that
on my own. My castings look really nice. They look like the wax I
sent. I don't see that any place else could have done a better job.
I am happy. Especially with the speed in which it was all done.
I had no choice but to send my work off, as the resources for a
jewelry designer or any artist really, where I live, are none
existent. The place is called Billanti Casting Co., Inc. and they
are in New York.
Just thought wanted to try to help. I hope you find what you need. I
know how frustrating the search for these things can be as I just
went through itmyself. Good Luck!
Shae O'Neill :)