I need your advice on purchasing some equipment. I’m going into
business as a jeweler after six years of making jewelry in my spare
time. We’ll be a two person studio – I’m doing the jewelry, my
partner’s doing the sales etc…
I will be having a lot of pieces cast and we’ll need to have a lot of
molds made over time – should I buy a vulcaniser and make the molds
myself? It would (in theory at least) pay for itself very quickly. Or
am I just asking for trouble? I’m concerned that I’m going to
lose/waste a lot of time before I master the art of making and
cutting open the molds.
I’m also looking at buying a wax injector, but to assure good, clean
waxes rather than for purely economic reasons.
What do you think? Your advice is greatly appreciated… C. Icardo