Silver Valentine's Forget-Me-Not Flower Heart - Finishng touches

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by MaxiGossamer, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. MaxiGossamer
    MaxiGossamer New Member
    I finally got around to oxidising some of the silver jewellery I recently had 3D printed from Shapeways. Here are before and after photos of the results. The oxidisation process really brings out the detail and give it a lovely antique handmade look.

    MG - Shapeways - Order 2 - oxidised.jpg MG - Shapeways - Order 2 a- oxidised.jpg
     
  2. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Oh, yes, much better, I think.

    What programme do you model with?

    Glenn
     
  3. MaxiGossamer
    MaxiGossamer New Member
    I start the models in Lightwave3D then move to Zbrush to add all the detail and fun stuff
     
  4. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Hhm, pretty similar to me. I start in Rhino and then move to ZBrush.

    Glenn
     
  5. Tjsolo
    Tjsolo New Member
    What do you use to oxidize them? they look really cool
     
  6. MaxiGossamer
    MaxiGossamer New Member
    I used Liver of sulphur to oxidise the silver. It's very easy to use. Just add a few drop to some warm water and pop the jewellery in. The longer you leave it the darker it gets and then you have to give it a good polish with a silver polishing cloth. You can buy Liver of Sulphur from Amazon or most jewellery supply stores
     
  7. Tjsolo
    Tjsolo New Member
    Awesome thanks so much.. this would look cool for one of my skull rings.
     
  8. roofoo
    roofoo Well-Known Member
    You mislabeled the after pics. Both say "before".
     
  9. MaxiGossamer
    MaxiGossamer New Member
    ooops indeed I did. Apologies.