sterling silver plated brass


H’okay, so here’s a master post of all the materials I’ve printed for various pieces. If you click on the picture it’ll tell you what the material is. This should be a fairly good illustration of what the materials look like. All Steel based materials print with the same level of detail and texture; and all plated and precious metals (i.e. sterling silver, brass, and bronze) will have the same level of detail.

All of these (with the exception of the cutom orzhov pendant) are available on my etsy store here. If you’d like a different stone than the one offered send me a message and I’ll give you a quote.

cheezus-rice  asked:

Would you be willing to share what material you print your pendants with and from what company? I've been messing around with 3d printing and want to try printing some jewelry with material that won't irritate skin.

I use Shapeways to print everything. There was another company I used a while back for my portfolio show when I graduated college called Sculpteo (I think, it’s been a while). Shapeways is nice because you can actually sell your designs straight from their website.

I’ve printed designs in:

  • plastic
  • stainless steel 
  • gold plated steel
  • bronze plated steel
  • nickel plated steel (they recommend not using this for jewelry because people can have allergic reaction to this one… I just figure that people will know whether or not they have the allergic reaction and leave it to them)
  • grey steel
  • aluminum
  • solid bronze
  • solid brass
  • sterling silver
  • 14k gold plated brass
  • 18k gold plated brass
  • rhodium plated brass
  • porcelain ceramic

If you’re worried about irritating your skin I’d probably go with the plated brass materials or silver. Those materials tend to be the safest but they might run on the higher end of expense, though that depends on complexity and how much of the material they need to use (I took a look at my models and it looks like something using about 1.16cm³ should run around $32 for a plated brass material while something using 1.7cm³ will be around $66 for the same material)

Hope this helps!