how it works
WE WORK TOGETHER, STEP-BY-STEP
We talk about your work, your story, your budget, and your mission. We discuss artwork and/or a concept, which you may already have, or we might entirely make one up.
I follow up with 2-3 medallion concepts.
Together, we tweak and refine the concept that best expresses your mission.
I submit 2-3 versions of the working concept. We tweak and refine again. Then proceed to creating the prototype.
The image you sign off on is as faithful a representation as possible of the final product, given that you will be looking at a picture rather than holding the three dimensional item in your hand. Generally speaking, the thing in hand always delights more than the picture. I like to think of this part as the mythical, magical alchemy of it all...
MAKING THE THE PROTOTYPE
A master of the medallion is either carved in wax or fabricated in metal.
A mold of the master is made so we can then reproduce the piece by casting.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Generally most projects take 8-10 weeks, although factors such as scale of project, complexity of design, and unexpected complications can extend timeframe.
production services & rates
Prototypes generally range between $1,000-$2,500, depending on the complexity and detail involved. This includes:
- Medallion design – includes all consulting, research, design concept, graphics and sample materials.
- Wax carving and/or CAD (computer assisted design) including a 3D model
- Mold for casting and reproduction
Estimated cost per piece for finished medallions to be determined once samples are ready, the weight and type of metal used is chosen, and finishing materials (e.g. chain or leather cord, etc.) are selected. Finished per piece price includes:
QUOTES AVAILABLE, QUESTIONS WELCOME.
The cost of making the prototype is separate from cost of producing finished pieces. Choices pertaining to size and scale of the medallion, weight, metal type, and finishing materials can be adjusted to accommodate budget goals and finished piece costs. Contact me with quote requests or any questions you may have.