The design of this necklace is generated from any kind of audio sample, its shape represents the audios waveform.
Send a love message, record the first words of your child, use the hook of your favourite song - it's up to you.
Check my website and Facebook to see how it can look like.
I'm selling them there as well in case you don't want to make it on your own.
I had some people asking for help commercializing this project.
I am still selling these necklaces/bracelets and I would prefer to stay the only provider.
This tutorial was made to enable people to make these if they can't afford mine,
they want further customization or just for their fun of making a DIY project.
Build as many as you want for all your friends and family.
I'm just asking you not to make money with this idea. Thanks!
Step 1: Download the software
- an audio editor like Audacity (free)
- an image editor like Photoshop (trial will do) or GIMP (free)
- a vector or CAD editor like Illustrator (trial) or Inkscape (free) as a productdesigner I like Rhino3d
you can have the necklace produced by a local vendor or an online service like ponoko.com
Step 2: Record your voice and take a screenshot of the waveform
You can record your voice within Audacity by pressing the record button.
If you have your file already, open it with audacity.
If you want to use a mp3 file, keep in mind Audacity doesn't support mp3 natively -
you need to download the LAME encoder plugin.
Now choose the part you want to use (I guess you are familiar with play buttons).
When you decided for a part, scale (see the arrows) the wave so it's big.
Now take a screenshot of the wave
(mac user do it like this, windows users like that, linux users are nerdy enough to know how this works)