Techno-geek excitement, three

In Thursday’s mail arrived the latest installment of experiments from the 3-D printing factory. I wasn’t expecting them this soon! I wanted to post about them before I head off for a ten day adventure in Italy. [I know—poor, poor me!] It will be a little while before I can get into the studio with these, and all the other 3-D components I’ve gathered to date, to begin fabricating them into jewelry pieces—but, I just couldn’t wait to share these samples, that are my favorite, thus far.


This one began, as all the rest did, as a simple line drawing. This time I had them printed in two sizes, 3.5″ x 1.5″ (pendant sized), and 1.125″ x .625″ (earring sized). Also in white, blue and black plastic.

The fun thing about this component is the way it will potentially be combined with others of its kind.


Above are three of them arranged into a larger “thing,” presumably, a pendant.

More samples and combos:


For me, most exciting of all—the ones I had printed in raw brass.  NOW we’re getting somewhere…


Pendant sized.


Earring sized.




Or, as a necklace.

That’s all for now, but you can be certain that the 3-D experiments are not done. I just need to regroup, evaluate, and plan for the next round. Eventually…

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