My first 3D printed item that I designed myself arrived late last week.
It’s called the Scribble Necklace, and it’s made with polished brass.
How I made it:
- I creeated a free account at Tinkercad, which lets you do online 3D design.
- Then I made my scribble on a piece of paper, photographed it with my iPhone, turned it into a black and white image, saved it as a PNG file, and uploaded it to Tinkercad.
- In Tinkercad, I gave it 3 dimensions and added the little rings for hanging. (The chain was purchased at a craft supply store and added later.)
- Then I exported the design from Tinkercad as an .stl file, imported it to my account at Shapeways, decided what material to order it in, and placed the order. It showed up via UPS about 2 weeks later.
Cost: $31 plus shipping and tax.
If I want, I can now go back and order more, or order them in different material such as polished silver for $47.41, gold-plated brass for $43.65. or white plastic for $2.37.
It’s an amazing experience to design something yourself and have it made as a one-of-a-kind piece.