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Everyone loves jewelry. And 3d printing.

Traditionally, jewelry has been made with aged processes like lost wax casting and soldering. But, digital fabrication, from 3d printing to laser cutting, unlocks a new world of possibilities for jewelry, a realm of digital craft. You can prototype and iterate quickly, and the materials you can print with are varied and exciting, from acrylics to metals to ceramics.

With modeling software, you can create designs that are unique, interesting, and designed specifically for the medium of 3d printing. This instructable will show you how!

Step 1: Materials

You'll need a combination of tech and traditional tools to make your d-craft jewelry.

<p>I really must buy a 3d printer...</p>
<p>You can also design and have your piece printed through Shapeways. It's a great option!</p>
Its Beautiful!
<p>Thank you! Ill be posting another related instructable about doing an ombre dye on this same necklace!</p>
Cant wait to see it! <br>What color where you thinking?
<p>Right now, we are experimenting with a deep blue/indigo dye and also a sunset orange color. More colors to be in the works though!</p>
<p>Very chic! It would be awesome if you used all original photos though.</p>
<p>Hi! Thanks for the suggestion. All photos are originals now. :)</p>

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