woensdag 12 december 2012

new 3D printed pieces!

As I mentioned in my Busy October post, I've ordered some new pieces on Shapeways. A few weeks ago they arrived! In the meantime I took pictures and made a simple video. Now I want to share these together with background stories / conclusions of the pieces :)

This is how they arrived, in their own individual packages. You can see little stones in the bags of the Stainless Steel pieces. These are from the polishing.

First up, the Bird on a Branch pendant in Stainless Steel. I'm very pleased with the result! It's nice and heavy, it feels like a 'real' jewelry piece :)

It also looks pretty in White Strong & Flexible, but I think it's more of an ornament instead of a jewelry piece. It's too fragile..

Here's the video I made of the pendant and the ring that has the same design :)

I've already designed this pendant last year, for my school project. I designed it so it would be able to open like a locket. It sort of worked.. It just could not completely close haha
Because of this feature it was only printable in the Strong & Flexible plastics. I found it was too fragile, therefore I wanted to make it into a Stainless Steel piece. This year I finally found the time to adjust the model and get it printed :)
It's quite a big piece, which means it's also quite expensive. Now I'm thinking of making a smaller version and hopefully reduce the price a bit. Let's see how that turns out!

Now, for the bows, there was a slight problem with these.. Since they were quite dense, I made them hollow. There's also a hole going through the side to feed a necklace through. Because it's also hollow, it's difficult for the necklace to find it's way. So these need a bit of fixing before I can put them up for sale.
Apart from this problem, I'm pleased with the end result. They look cute and the Strong & Flexible colors are pretty nice!

What do you guys think of these pieces?
You can find all my pieces here in my tiny purple treehouse shop :)

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh wow! They are beautiful. I just love the bird charm. So unique. You should be so proud of these.

    P.S. I wanted to let you know that my sister found out that she got into design school. Whoooohoooo!! :)

    Heading over to check out your shop. :)

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :) I'm happy you like it

      Ahhh so cool your sister got in!! =D Are you gonna feature her work on your blog sometime?

    2. I will if she will let me. It will be fun to share her work. :)

      I keep telling her that since she's going to be a graphic designer that I'm going to make her design things for my blog. ;)

    3. Haha yes! that would be cool!
      I hope she will agree on being featured, I'm curious! :)

  2. Wow this is so cute!!! I thought it looked like a locket at first then I read that was your earlier design intention. I love it!!

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for your nice comment! :) Haha yes, you have a good eye ;)