I understand there are no hard and fast rules for what order a
piece is made. However, are there some guidelines of advice when
beginning as to what should or should not be done before another
The only rule about arranging work flow is that nothing that was
done before should interfere with what has to be done at present.
While sounds simple, it is the thorniest issue is goldsmithing.
My DVD series is based on demonstration of integrating techniques
with appropriate workflow.
With sufficient experience, correct workflow is determined by
thinking through sequence of fabrication. But even the most
experienced goldsmith, from time to time, resort to making a maquette
prior to fabrication.