Shapeways have a web site and marketplace where you can upload 3D mesh models and make them available for sale, in the real world, in different materials such as silver, bronze, stainless steel and various coloured polymer/acrylic/nylon plastics, also ceramics, coloured sandstones etc
This is such an exciting thing. The idea that I can design jewellery using 3D software and then have it printed in silver and put it for sale is just awesome !
I have just ordered my first pieces, 2 in sterling silver, 2 in stainless steel and a pink version of the Candy Love Heart which was first released in Second Life at THE ARCADE GATCHA event a little while back.
But I'm most interested to see the silver Marrakech Heart, which was originally released in Second Life at Collabor88.
I am hoping to receive the first batch of 3D printed jewellery by the end of the month and will post photos here on my blog.
Here is the link to my new Shapeways shop where you can buy my jewellery designs. Not all the pieces available at Shapeways are available in Second Life as yet and vice versa, but I am planning to cross pollinate where possible.
Click HERE to visit my real world Shapeways jewellery shop
Candy Love Heart
Little Reef Anemone Ring
Ottoman Heart Ring