3D Printed Earrings & Necklace

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Introduction: 3D Printed Earrings & Necklace

About: I immensely enjoy being part of the whole Maker Community.

This jewelry set combines 3D printed chain link sections with purchased hoops and jewelry findings.

The stereolithography file was designed in Tinkercad. If you want to change anything about the design, you can do so by following this link to the Tinkercad file.

Supplies

3D printer

filament

round nose pliers, cutter pliers, needle nose pliers

metal file or rotary tool with kit

safety goggles

Mod Podge Matte

paint brush

face mask

jewelry findings: 2 ear hooks, 2 pins, 2 birthstones 6-8 mm, 4 glass beads 3-4 mm, hoops 15 -20 mm

Step 1: Print Files

Print 6 of the chain 7 file at .1 layer height with supports everywhere. Each print takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Print 1 bent earring file at .1 layer height with supports touching the build platform only.

Step 2: Remove Support Structures From the Prints

Use cutter pliers and needle nose pliers to remove the structures, being careful not to cut the chain links.

Wear goggles to protect your eyes.

Step 3: Smooth Chain Links

Smooth rough areas on each link using a metal file or rotary tool with metal needle point attachment.

Wear goggles for eye protection.

Wear a mask if using a rotary tool.

Smoothing takes a while. I recommend dividing this task into separate days.

Step 4: Paint Smoothed Areas

Paint smoothed areas with Mod Podge Matte using a small paint brush. Allow 2 - 3 hours to dry.

Step 5: Twist Connecting Loop to Open

Step 6: Draw Connecting Loop Through Chain Loops

Step 7: Close Connecting Loop

Twist connecting loop together.

Repeat with another connecting loop.

Repeat until all chains are connected with two loops.

Necklace completed!

Step 8: Place Birthstone and Glass Bead on Pin.

Push the pin through hole in single 3d printed loop.

Repeat on other 3D printed loop.

Step 9: Place 2nd Glass Bead on Pin.

Repeat on other 3D printed loop assembly,

Step 10: Make Top Loop

Twirl top of pin around round nose pliers.

Clip the pin top where it extends a little beyond the top of the glass bead with cutter pliers.

Bend the cut piece until it can partially fit the top of the glass bead opening using needle nose and round nose pliers.

Straighten the formed loop using needle nose pliers.

Repeat on other 3D printed loop assembly,

Step 11: Attach Ear Hooks

Twist open bottom of ear hook.

Loop it through top of 3d printed loop assembly.

Close bottom of ear hook.

Repeat on other 3D printed loop assembly,

Earrings completed.

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    4 Comments

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    misterxp
    misterxp

    1 year ago

    Great idea! Looks sure my wife will get me to print a set 🙂

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    cSandra
    cSandra

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! There are so many nice filaments to choose from. If she decides to ask for a print, I think she will enjoy searching for filament that coordinates with her birthstone.

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    1 year ago

    The color you chose is so beautiful on you! Really well done :)

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    cSandra
    cSandra

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you very much!