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Choice of metal for big fancy charms


#1

Hello,

I am at the beginning stages of a project to create high fashion
jewelry, for which I would like to create good quality samples. After
estimating costs, I realise that it would be too expensive to make
using precious metals.

I want to be able to add enamels to the medels. The prototype
estimated weight are in the 100gr maximum. What type of metal should
I use?

Thanking you in advance for your help.
Cordially. Daniel


#2

Daniel, if your going to enamel on these prototypes try using copper.
You can photo etch your designs. After enameling you can have them
plated with gold at a reasonable cost. The enamel process is called
champleve…there are several ways to achieve the recesses in the
metal. Enamelworksupplycompany has the best book on champleve that I
know of and the owner coral Shaffer made her living for many years
using champleve. She is most generous with any questions that you
might have.

Chris