Creating a Cultured Baroque Pearl Necklace With Gold Design Elements

1 With the concept of the necklace and materials laid out, the next step is the design and production of the yellow gold links. The individual elements were created using computer-aided design technology (CAD), and the waxes were produced by the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) process of milling. Milling a wax model is a subtractive procedure, and, when completed, the parts are held in place by a wax framework. The excess wax was removed by hand using a Foredom Wax Carver wax pen and a Foredom Micro Motor. Finishing these tiny wax models for casting requires a light touch and the smooth-running Micro Motor, controlled by the blue and white box featured in figure 1. The Micro Motor delivers high speed, eliminating grabbing or wandering over the fragile surfaces. The operator has the choice of using the dial or foot control to operate the hand piece. 2

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