Hhm, from a re-sellers point of view this is still ridiculously expensive. $73 for a small pendant or charm, thin ring, etc., plus shipping, plus robbery from UPS at my Canadian door, plus mark-up to customer..... Sorry, I would never be able to sell anything at those prices.
Actually, a re-seller or direct customer would pay more than $73 for a 1cm3 piece of premium silver here, because the designer will add $8-$15 of mark-up on top of that. I too doubt any re-sellers will be able move product at those prices given that they will mark it up even more, which is why us designers will have to work harder to market ourselves directly to end buyers.
I didn't check the old prices on PS, but is the new pricing structure cheaper now?
I find this intersting but would want to see 1/ bigger
pieces 2/ pieces that made proper use of this technology. Neither of the exmples you show neeed sto be made this way ..,the earrings copuld be fabricated from wire within an hour and the spier cast from a wax model mad within and hour.
Just made a comment re use of this tech. full of typos for which I apologise.
I find this interesting but would want to see;
2/ pieces that made proper use of this technology. Neither of the examples you show needs to be made this way . The earrings could be fabricated from wire within an hour and the spider cast from a wax model made within an hour.
Please show a larger example to demonstrate something that would be difficult /impossible any other way.
BUT not everyone can make wax models, can they? Nor do they wish to pay large sums of money to have someone else make it for them. And if you search this site you will see PLENTY of models that would be next to impossible to make any other way; not necessarily all of them in silver, but that will come.