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About this Product
It's a pair of fishing lures, it's a pair of earrings, it's a pair of lurerings! Manufactured and sold in pairs to have matching finishes, lurerings may be configured as fishing lures or earrings depending on what additional parts you purchase in your local sports supply/bait and tackle or hobby/jewelry supply store. The design utilizes the rough resolution of the present Shapeways stainless steel process to create small ridges that emulate scale and light diffraction patterns that might be seen on a bait fish.
Each individual lurering weighs approximately 0.5 ounces. Note that there is a flat platform near the top upon which you could paint an eye using a waterproof paint or nail polish or stick a premolded 1/4 inch decorative eye made for fishing lures. The platform has been used by Shapeways as the sprue connection point during manufacture which they then grind down to be reasonably flat and therefore may deviate slightly from the original design file. Unfortunately there is no way to know where the sprue point will be attached for any particular order since as of now there is no ability for a designer to recommend a sprue location.
If you wish to configure your lurering as a fishing lure you will need a couple of #5 split rings and a treble hook. A #6 or #4 hook scales nicely with this sized spoon lure although you could go with a larger #2 for larger fish like muskie or northern pike. (Photos show #6 feathered and #4 plain treble hooks.)
If you wish to configure your lurering as an earring you will need a jump ring in the top hole and your favorite type of earring hook to hang it from your ear. You can add a tied feather, trinket, or other small charm to the bottom of the lure in the second hole using another jump ring.
This lurering may be too heavy for most ears so it may also be considered for use as a pendant to be worn on a chain or cord, or for other decorative uses.