One of the many things 3D printing has allowed me to do is make jewelry.
I’ve always loved jewelry – my wife likes to brag that I had her favorite jewelry store on my speed dial (which is true) – but I could never work that small in metal.
But suddenly, with 3D printing, I am able to create beautiful jewelry – and open a whole new side of my business.
Some of my designs are smaller reproductions of large sculptures – more on that in a moment – while others are original designs for the jewelry that I just may create in full-size metal sculptures someday.
Like most things, though, creating a jewelry line is not as simple as it may seem, and certainly not as simple as I thought it’d be!
For instance, none of my three 3D printers is able to print in small enough resolution to reproduce my designs as earrings or necklaces. There are other aspects of the learning curve to create jewelry, too ….