New Cuff Design

Discussion in 'Feature this!' started by gordonlardi, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. gordonlardi
    gordonlardi Well-Known Member
    Very happy with the print quality coming back for strong flexible plastic (Nylon). I like the fact that Shapeways uses textile dyes for coloring. This is nice because the colors fade, with wear, similar to the way worn leather fades. This is most convincing using the black coloring. A way to speed up this weathered effect is by scrubbing the part with a scotch brite pad (steel wool) in warm soapy water. This can be done several times until desired fade is achieved. This also creates a soft fuzzy texture, also similar to worn leather. This has worked real well for me in my line of cuff bracelets in black. Please take a look here at more bracelets made this way here.
    https://www.shapeways.com/shops/ripandtear?section=bracelets&s=0
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