There are thousands of such 3D models on the Google warehouse. For the purpose of this instructable, we will start from Robert Indiana's world-famous LOVE sculpture and convert it into a unique piece of jewelry.
In the following steps, I will will show you how to use free 3D software to create a digital model of the pendant and send the file to a 3D printing service provider who will make a real Sterling silver object from it.
As a low-cost alternative, you may also choose to have the pendant 3D-printed in one of several plastic materials. For a small contribution to my funding campain, you can also get the pendant directly from here.
See my other instructable:
Step 1: Prerequisites
- Google Sketchup
- Netfabb Studio
As an addition to the base software, and to facilitate creation of the loop for hanging the pendant, you will also need to download and install the
- Torus Plugin for Sketchup