This is a example of my current work in Lost Wax Casting of Sterling Silver. Some of these items are 100% hand carved in wax while the more finely detailed are machined in wax with 3 or 4 axis CNC mill. The wax masters are then used (one time) to create molds for casting the designs in silver. The wax master is burned away and lost.
A few of these designs have been made multiple times as I often receive request for a particular piece. Most of the items shown are available in my new on-line e-commerce store.
All programming and finished designs are created by Dan Kautz. Some of the basic outline shapes like the Celtic designs are publicly available but are modified in their design for the applications as shown here.
Many other metals can be used besides silver. Gold being amoung the most expensive!