Hello! I am trying to plan out a piece of jewelry with a feature I haven’t attempted before. I would like to make a locket, where an element pops up from inside upon opening, and lays back down to close. Nothing needs to collapse or articulate in any way, it just needs to swing up 90 degrees, and lay back down in its little box. The locket base and moving element are both carved in wax and will be cast into silver (locket) and brass (inner object).
I am guessing I need to make something based on a spring ring…? Or is there a much simpler device I am not thinking of? I rooted around in the archives here as well as on You Tube, but am not finding what I need. I may also not be using the right terms.
Any advice would be appreciated!!