Hi all! I’m making a pendant (wax model) which I’m going to send
to get a mold made of and have about 35 (total) cast in deox.
sterling silver. The problem is that I want some of them to have
a stone in the center, and some of them to have a silver design
in the center. What I was thinking of was making the part in the
center a bezel for the stone and then making the center design
the same diameter as the stones that will go in them. I’m not
sure if I’m explaining this correctly, but the center is an 8x8
What I want to know is if it would be a better idea to make one
model with a bezel in the center, and then set the bit of silver
in the center as though it were a stone, or if it would be a
better idea to make two, almost identical wax models, one with an
open bezel, and the second with the center (silver) part as part
of the cast piece.
I want to keep the cost down a bit, and am worried about the
additional price for having 2 pieces cast instead of 1. Of
course, if I do the small 8x8 piece as another cast piece, that’d
defeat the purpose, wouldn’t it?
If anyone can give me suggestions, I’d greatly appreciate it. If
you want to see a picture to better understand what I’m talking
about, just e-mail me and I’ll direct you to a webpage where I
have my sketches up. (I don’t have the url with me at the moment
or I’d send it now)
Thanks for your help!
-Cortney in Pittsburgh, PA