What a learning experience! I should have made them less chunky or hollowed them out some how. There is more than $150 in raw materials (silver) and I don't know HOW much in labor costs! and it was all at Caitriona's expense! I am sending a few pieces back to get melted down because they are a bit chunky and maybe a bit unwearable and OMG! The cost! Not that I didn't "earn" it but COME ON! Caitriona and I will argue endlessly until she will not let me play with wax any more. I am officially addicted to the silver!