Long awaited ring

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Youknowwho4eva, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    It took several tries to get it accepted, and was victim of a backlog of silver, but today it finally arrived.

    ring adjusted.jpg

    This ring is designed by me for a special someone. If you'd like this one, well too bad :p. If you'd like me to design you a ring, let me know.
     
  2. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    Wow! Looks fantastic!
    Congrats!

    Has the silver ring some flexibility so that you can insert the precious stone or do you have to deform the small pegs?
     
  3. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    The ring isn't connected at the ends (if that makes sense) It's kind of like a keychain ring effect, so it can be expanded for the stone, then clamps back down.
    open.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  4. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    Dude! Very nicely done! :D

     
  5. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Thanks bud, I'd really like to design more. Anyone want a ring?
     
  6. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=thread&frm_id =98
    :laughing:

    Post an ad there with details an pictures :)

    I'd still recommend adding a link to the model in your shop (show only)
    Add a bunch of nice pictures, short background, process details, and a short sales pitch including contact info.
    And perhaps a few links to other models that show your skills.

    But I'll help spread the word!


     
  7. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Ok ok, you win :p. Here's the model.
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/262406/the_ring.html?gid=ug
    I'll have to add pics when I'm home.
    As always if you want to contact me, email is below, PM me, Skype me, facebook me, google+ me, you could even myspace me. I don't check my myspace, but I get email notifications.
     
  8. denali3ddesign
    denali3ddesign New Member
    Excellent execution!

    How does it stay together - how do you keep the stone from falling out? I see the prongs, but can't tell if there is more to it than that.

    Also, if you want to design rings, here is $2000 up for grabs in a ring design contest. Good luck! :)


     
  9. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Thanks for the contest! I'll definitely be entering.

    The ring isn't a complete ring, the ends (where you can see a gap) is not connected. It's designed so that you can expand the area where the stone is, and it clamps down on the stone.

    For the second picture, to give it the red and blue shine, I have a neon open sign that I lit up to get some nice reflections. The first picture I had to turn down the red (using paint.net) to get it back to its silver look as I took the pictures in my dinning room which is fire engine red.

    Edit: I don't see where $2000 is offered? just a copy of the design. Which would come in handy :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  10. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
  11. denali3ddesign
    denali3ddesign New Member
    Oops! :blush: Virtox is right...no cash for the ring contest...boo! :(

    I get how your ring works now...thanks for that.

     
  12. ana_xyz
    ana_xyz New Member
    Hey Michael, you're all up in Friday Finds, buddy!

    Btw, when does the special someone get the special ring?

     
  13. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Thanks buddy! You'll get it next time I see you ;) jk, she already has it. I'll have to start designing the next ring for her, and start saving up, she said the next one has to be a real diamond :cry: lol.
     
  14. ana_xyz
    ana_xyz New Member
    Aw you shouldn't have. :laughing: