Are you ready for a bit of magic with light and shadows? (plus 3D printing :) )
This tealight holder was designed to look like an abstract piece of art, with three layers of randomly zigzagging tubes.
However, when a tealight is put inside, it casts shadows on near walls which reads "MAGIC×". (Warning! This model was not yet tested. You will most probably be able to read out the letters from the shadow, because I've run simulations in my 3D software for it, and they were there. But real life may differ a bit)
The letters are made out of the zigzagging tubes around the sphere, and there are additional tubes above and under the letters, to create the "whole" sphere.

It is intended to be used with tealighs of up to 4 centimeters (around 1.57 inches) diameter. (Ideally the flame of it is in the center of the sphere)

The model contains a stand for the tealight, and the sphere which fits onto it.

It was designed to be printed out in ceramics material (any color), but it is also available in several metallic materials. Plastic materials are not available for safety reasons.

Note: The colors in rendered images are just guides. The color of the actual item may be slightly different.

Warning: This product was not yet printed. I designed it to obey the rules of 3D printing, but there is always a chance of a flaw to be found out during the printing process. Also, the final product may have a slighly different shape than what you can see on the renders.

Dimensions

IN: 7.235 w x 5.327 d x 4.389 h
CM: 18.376 w x 13.53 d x 11.148 h

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@bartv Oh yeah, I'm really curious about it too! :)
December 4, 2013, 1:21 pm
Yeah I noticed, thanks for that. I was just curious to see it 'in real life' ;-)
December 4, 2013, 12:16 pm
@bartv Thanks! :) Unfortunately not yet. I know it's not the best to make untested designs available because they may not be printable, but this is why I wrote the warning in the description.
December 4, 2013, 11:43 am
Great design! Have you tried printing it?
December 4, 2013, 10:20 am
 
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