3D Printer Madness

There was a new addition to my household a couple of weeks ago that I am really enjoying.  It’s a secondhand Replicator 2 3D printer by Makerbot. The Replicator 2 prints polylactic acid, a hard, shiny, biodegradable plastic that’s pretty easy for the home user.  The printer is also fairly user friendly, as the seller... Continue Reading →

Crochet T-shirt Re-Styling

Today I want to share a project that is solving three problems for me:  1) Too many odd balls of string around the house, 2) nothing to do with one's hands during long commutes or short vacations,  and 3) too many ill-fitting but otherwise beloved souvenir t-shirts cluttering up the dresser. I've never felt able... Continue Reading →

Chain-Pattern Ring

Today I spent some time practicing new skills by cleaning up a model I made for a school assignment a while back.  The original had so many problems I was afraid to turn it in, but it's looking pretty good now! Because I was learning, I made many alterations to this design as I went... Continue Reading →

Bypass Bracelet

I'm a big fan of experimenting with traditional styles.  One of the first classic styles I learned to produce in Rhino is the bypass solitaire ring, and while I'm quite familiar with bypass rings, the exercise really helped me appreciate the grace and versatility of this  design: But really, a ring can be such a... Continue Reading →

New Jersey Cuff 3D Print

I’ve been working on fine jewelry for about seven years now and I love it. Working on an engagement ring that someone will be wearing and treasuring for many years is a special task and very rewarding. But the truth is that most of us don’t get to buy fine jewelry too many times in... Continue Reading →

Thank you, Internet!

Over the years, many strangers I've never met have given me gifts of learning and inspiration by sharing their work on blogs and message boards. Some of their sites were as modest as this and infrequently updated, but were still able to offer me great insight into the processes associated with their creations. Perhaps here... Continue Reading →

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