While 3D printing might be revolutionizing manufacturing, transforming one sector after another with 3D printed rockets, race cars, medical devices, and homes, as well as saving the world—well, that’s all good—but a girl’s got to have her jewelry.
And it’s true that even with so many other lofty innovations being created in this new industry, we discuss the options being offered in the jewelry realm quite often. Why? Because, one, jewelry making and jewelry wearing are fun—and two, this is a great way for showing how the benefits of digital design and 3D printing can pay off at the desktop, for those with little experience—and for those who want to make something and then have the ease of sending it off to a service bureau or 3D printing service. Customization, a wide variety of options—and most of all, affordability—all play a huge part in why 3D printing is beginning so very popular with hobbyists.
And as all of these developments occur, apps are beginning to make these processes even easier. It’s one thing to go to a jewelry or department store and shop for nice things or costume jewelry, but how much better to be able to grab your phone, download and app and shop—and create—from wherever you are. Best of all, you don’t even have to get out of those comfy pajamas or brush your hair to get on board with a fun new mobile app just released by Elements Lab, which we’ve been looking forward to seeing.
You really can enjoy a whole new way of purchasing and making jewelry as you get to have a whole lot of fun, first, in choosing a style, such as for a ring. After that you enter your size. Once those exercises are completed, you can collect a cool charm (see the video below for examples) like a flower or a choice from a wide variety of other shapes—even pendants for necklaces. Then, you can decide on a gem that you’d like implanted in your piece. You can also even submit your own drawings—definitely allowing for one of the greatest benefits in 3D printing and jewelry—with infinite options and the ability to bring your own concept to fruition.
“Jewelry design is on your fingertips,” states the Elements Lab team. “This easy-and-fun jewelry making app is designed for everyone at any age without any CAD design skills required. With the help of 3D printing technology, we help you make custom jewelry easier and faster.”
“We love 3D printing technology and we launched our jewelry product line when we realize that 3DP is actually changing our lives and the way we make things,” states the team on their website.
The app is free for everyone to use, but when you are ready to order your piece for 3D printing through Elements Lab, PayPal is available for convenience. Each piece of jewelry is considered to be a 3D printed made-to-order product, with global shipping available (expect 10-15 days for order processing). This is a great way to get familiar with designing your own pieces, and the app is available for download on Google Play. This is a great way to go from 3D printing to jewelry designer in a flash!
Ting Tang, of Elements Lab, additionally noted new pointers added to the website along with the app release:
- Enjoy the app and have fun with jewelry making. We’d love to see you place an order to make real jewelry for yourself, family, or friends.
- All finished items are non-returnable and non-refundable.
- We’ll open a shopping page soon.
Are you thinking about using the app? Discuss in the 3D Printed Jewelry forum over at 3DPB.com.