|Forum: It arrived!|
| Topic: Heart Cage Jewellery - it's becoming a collection!|
| Topic: Unicursal Maze Pendant|
|Unicursal Maze Pendant [message #80659] Fri, 06 December 2013 04:21 UTC
Finished up my second pendant and I'm really pleased. Decided to make a present to my wife for our wedding anniversary. Only took me 5 attempts to get it passed throw checking but finally got a design that works! Turns out trying to make a single piece of wire be structurally sound is hard. |
I worked from a unicursal maze image(a unicursal labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center), added some spherical bend and reflection using ShapeJS(http://shapejs.shapeways.com) and then sent it off to be printed. It's metal right so it should be strong enough. Boy was I wrong. Eventually working with the checkers I narrowed in on a design that works.
Here are some photos of the final pendant:
Here is a photo of the supports applied to the internal structure to make it all work together. The nice thing is you can't even see the supports when someone is wearing it. It still has some give in it but I don't think it will break under normal usage.
If your interested in making your own pendant like this then go check out the ShapeJS forum. I'll be posting a tutorial with scripts you can run.
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