I make all my jewelry entirely by hands in wax-modelling technique.
It's like creating a sculpture, but very miniature. Most part of work I do using microscope.
Nowadays almost every jeweler works using 3D-modeling: first 3D-artist creates a 3D model of jewelry, then model cut out on a special machine. This greatly simplifies the workflow, but I consciously prefer the manual modeling technique, despite its complexity.
I feel that only by making a jewel with my own hands, I can fill it with soul and life. It's interesting for me to carefully work out every detail of the jewelry by my own.
The manual method of manufacturing allows the master to show virtuosity in the jewelry craft and constantly improve professional skill.