LargeTriRingFingerTopLarge tri-stone ring top
Large tri-stone ring top
LargeTriRingFingerBtmunderside of the Large tri-stone ring
underside of the Large tri-stone ring
LargeTriRingSidetri-stone ring from the side
tri-stone ring from the side
OvalRingWornOval ring, on my finger
Oval ring, on my finger
OvalRingHeldOval ring, held in my hand
Oval ring, held in my hand
TriRingBtmNew version of the tristone ring, bottom
New version of the tristone ring, bottom
TriRingTopNew version of the tristone ring, top
New version of the tristone ring, top
Finished Earrings. These are the first set of 3d printed earrings I've done. Came out perfectly! Good job Shapeways.com!
Earrings03Final02Finished Earrings again
Finished Earrings again. Same old stuff. Move along.
Jewelry03Final01Full set of jewelry, earrings and ring
Here's the finished full set. Two earrings and a ring. You may be able to see the resemblance in the pattern bewteen the ring and the earring. Or not. Either way, my wife likes them and that's what counts.
Thanks again to Shapeways.com for these excellent products!
Rin03Raw01Printed silver ring, closeup
You can see the texture of the ring here. It's not perfectly smooth, but at a distance this gives a more lustrous shine. Of course, these cavities also fill up with dirt eventually.
Rin03Raw02Printed silver ring, on finger
The ring without the gem. The printing came out perfectly, except for the fourth gem setting clasp. It would have been in the top-left corner of the oval. Fortunately, three (or even two opposing) clasps is enough to hold the gem in place.
Rin03Raw03Custom silver ring, w/o gem
Another picture of the custom ring. This is the third silver product I've ordered from Shapeways. They did a good job with it!
Rin03Final01Ring 03 Final
There it is, the ring with the gem mounted, on the intended finger. This design appears to be more fragile than the last one, but I think it may actually be stronger. In any case, it certainly looks more elegant than the three blue gem design. We may try another version with thicker strands, just to see if it would feel better.
Anna Earrings 02Earring render
Matching earrings for Anna Ring 02. So sweet!
AnnaRing 02 WireframeCustom Ring Perspective Wireframe
You can see the intertwining of the design here fairly well. The structure is fairly complex, but I'm learning how to more easily model these kinds of forms.
AnnaRing 02 TopCustom Ring Top View
On the right is the original sketch (scanned, leveled, and generally processed) and on the left is the top view. The perspective is distorted because of the ring's shape, but you can see the general concept has been maintained. I've moved a few things around to produce a more robust structure. (the first ring is a bit flimsy) Hopefully this design is a bit more solid.
Anna Ring 02Ring Render
The second design is actually a set of ring and earrings. The design looks good enough to eat, but we'll see how the final product turns out. (fingers crossed)
Anna hasn't seen the renders yet, so here's to hoping I can keep it a surprise. I don't think she ever looks at my website.
Ring FinishedCustom silver ring with three blue gems
Here it is; The finished product, whorls, spheres, gems, and all!
After Anna wearing it for about five months, I've learned a few things. I need to make rings more sturdy. It may look good in the 3d model, but silver is soft, and this design tends to deform under stress. Along with that, the band around the back is too thin for the wide front. This causes it to push into the finger more than necessary. I thought I had made it strong enough, but it needs more!
Ring Model, GlamorGlamor shot of the 3d ring model
This is just a pretty render of the final design for the ring.
The final printed ring without gems. Printed in silver by Shapeways.com who did a smashing job of it I say! Lovely details, all the features came out looking good.
Ring Concept SketchConcept drawing for the custom ring
This is the original sketch that the ring design is based off of. We had to play with it for a bit, but the final model matches quite closely.
Ring Model3d model of the custom ring
This is a render of the 3D model that I sent to Shapeways. The final product came out exactly right (as far as I can tell).
RingEngrave02another picture of the ring
Anna sent me this ring to engrave. I put a threefold braid around it. Not really a celtic knot, but it will pass for one.
RingEngrave01knotwork on a ring
I engraved the band around this ring for Anna. She was non-specific as to the design, so I went with something simple. I think it turned out okay.
Quarter for scale only.