I was in a quandary a few months ago to make my art-deco statuette
solid, or slightly hollowed out. With the price of silver shooting
to the moon lately I decided to hollow out about 33%, or 31 wax grams
from a total of 94 wax grams. With the silver at about $47.64 at
this writing, glad I made that decision. It’s not the cost of the
silver, it’s the other ornamental items I am putting into to it, how
about coloured diamonds? I figure at about 1/2+ carat for a start!
The more I figure into the cost for labour and incidentals, the more
I must charge on top of the cost and the extra’s. There must be a
healthy $$$ limit! My silver inventory allows for me to create this
statue as a solid creation. If I do, the possibilities of a sale
makes this with fewer opportunities. Still, 22 ounces of a semi-solid
statue, this will have a nice feel and weight to it!..