Just getting caught up on email… sorry for the late response!
Daniel wrote (on 11/18) > Perhaps instead of cutting repetitive
shapes, the items may be castable through lost wax
That is a really cool thought, although it will not work in this
case. One piece of I neglected to include in my original
problem is that the elements will be of different metals (i.e.,
sterling, copper, and either brass or gold). They will be
stamped/chased as individual pieces and possibly again after being
assembled. They will have findings (most likely pin backs) soldered on
after construction is complete.
If I was to do an all sterling (or gold) version, your suggestion
might be the most practical solution, and I hadn’t considered it.
Thanks for the input,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)