It`s been 4 years since I wrote about one of the first 3D printed jewelry designers to use the new technology. More and more designers are now gravitating to the field as costs are dropping and the equipment becomes more widespread. This is one of the reasons why Etsy had to change their policies not so long ago as `handmade` had to be redefined to include them. These designers are still using their heads, hearts and hands but their hands are now on computer keyboards.
|Quark Pendant from Mixee Lab|
Amazon has joined the fray and opened a new 3D Printed marketplace where customers can not only shop but personalize in varying ways, what they choose. As each item is created only on demand, there is no production waste.
Shown here are some examples. The above design is a laser sintered nylon plastic 'Create Your Own' 3D Printed Quark Pendant, It was inspired by the sub-atomic particles. What's cool is the interactive personalization widget which you can use to modify the shape of your jewelry and create a unique work of art.
The 3D Printed Elongated Honeycomb Ring in bronze infused stainless steel is available in 4 different sizes.
|Honeycomb Stainless Steel ring from Archetype Z Studio|
|`Constructionist Geometric Bangle by MCODE Jewelry|
The above 3D Printed bracelet in purple nylon is typically contemporary in design. But there are others with a modern take on older design elements like the 3D Printed Cameo Medal Pendant below which comes in a variety of colors - not just black :
|Cameo Medal Pendant by Sculpteo|
3D printing is going to have a HUGE impact in our lives - not just jewelry. People are now using it to make replacement parts for equipment which they cannot get otherwise. In the future, doctors may well be fabricating parts for you! Watch this excellent PBS video entitled Will 3D Printing Change the World? The answer is YES!!
Before You Go:
- Improbable Cog`s 3D Printed Jewelry
- How to Make Your Own Soundwave Jewelry
- 3D Printed Clip Jewelry by Maria Jennifer Carew
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