The jewelry industry was one of the early adopters of 3D technology however until only recently, 3D modeling software has been expensive and with a steep learning curve. With the recent introduction of free, intuitive modeling softwares, anyone with a laptop and a Wifi connection can model their own, unique designs and have them made through the use of 3D printing, available through various online printing services.
What you will learn
In the 3-day 3D Jewelry Design class, students will use Tinkercad, a free, browser-based 3D modeling software to model a custom skull ring. In the first and second classes, students will be guided through the design and step-by-step modeling process and will learn how to use Shapeways.com, an online 3D printing service to fabricate their own designs. In the third class, students will be taught how to use basic hand tools, utilized by jewelers to grind, shape, polish and patina their skull ring, resulting in a high quality, hand finished custom piece.
Lizz has been working in the fashion industry for the past 11 years and is currently a full-time 3D modeler and technical designer for Tapestry, Inc, the parent company for the Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade fashion brands. Lizz oversees the team responsible for 3D prototyping of hardware components and jewelry and much of her work can be seen in retail stores and on the runway for New York Fashion Week. She also has her own line of made-to-order jewelry which features quirky, statement pieces manufactured exclusively through the use of 3D printing.
NOTE: Students are asked to bring their personal laptop and an external, 2-button mouse, (ideally with a scroll wheel.)
No previous 3D modeling experience is needed! Beginners are welcome!
Where and When
When: Feb 23th, March 2nd, March 23. 1-4pm all days.
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Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.
Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station.
Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.