Friday, July 4, 2008

lost wax

D. and I are having my band custom made with a scroll design based on the one on her ring(s). Cindi at Goldmine Design has been wonderfully patient and helpful. It's really starting to come together.

Part of the process is rendering the design in wax. The design is laid out in software, roughed out by a CNC machine, then hand carved. This not only helps show what the finished product could look like, but once the design is approved the wax itself is used to make the mold for casting the ring.

After two rounds of waxes we're nearing the final design. The wax in the center with the elongated scroll motif is the closest, but all of these are draft versions. Once the design is settled we'll get together again to cast it.

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