I attend SheVaCon every year and have since the early 1990s. One of my favorite things about the event is that it focuses on the actual community of folks that create and love science fiction: the writers and artists.
Some years ago I was offered the opportunity to create the official amulet for SheVaCon and have made it an annual offering ever since. Each year the Convention Chairman (or Woman as the case may be!) either tells me the theme of the event or simply sends me the artwork used for promotional purposes. After creating the master carving I make a few copies, donating to the convention, raising money for their scholarship fund, and offer the rest to the public.
Last year (2008) I was given a Dragon Design by Joel Keener and so the carving began! That year, I took some shots and made a short stop action video. The results are a lot of fun, going from the block of wax to polished Dragon. To see the video, simply go to the “SheVaCon Amulets Page” page in my site. There you can view the process from start to finish. Another video which shows all the steps of the lost wax process is featured in my “How to order custom” page: just scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the video.