My Precious Plastics: 3D printed Jewelry Design Competition now is over!
My Precious Plastics is a new international jewelry design competition recently opened for entries that wants to rethink the endless possibilities of plastics and 3D printing technologies for designing unconventional jewelry pieces.
The lines between “fine” jewelry and “fashion” jewelry are now blurred. New generation of buyers don’t want to conform to traditional boundaries. A “precious” and “non-precious” don’t matter any more as much as one thing: MAKING A PERSONAL STATEMENT. Many young consumers opt for non-standard jewelry materials for their pieces because they are cool. They want to have something new and high-tech.
Consumers are looking to express themselves individually, and this desire to set themselves apart and select something that speaks to them rather than conforming to the idea of traditional “fine jewelry” is leading them into a fashionable arena. Designers need to respond by creating pieces that are unique and modern. Those responses can take many forms.
3D printing technologies is becoming increasingly common into the world of jewelry design. It’s widens the material library for jewelry designers more than ever, bringing the possibility of thinking with unconventional materials and treasuring the beauty of diversity in design.
The competition categories include:
The designs will be fabricated with SLA and SLS 3D printers. Your file must be printable in one of the two technologies.
• It’s accepted STL files only. No other file types will be accepted
• The size of the file should not exceed 30 MB
• The design must be watertight and all faces must face outward
• No intersections of vertices are allowed
• Walls must have a minimum thickness of 1.5 mm or 0.06 in.
• Objects must fit into a 240 x 240 x 240 mm or 7.45 x 7.45 x 7.45 in bounding box
• Holes must be at least 2 mm or 0.08 in wide
• Create a screenshot showing the area for personalization
They believe in the creativity of the designer to find a sophisticated way of incorporating a personalization area into the design.
Each designer can upload a maximum of 3 different designs for each category.
Designers are asked to emphasize following three main topics in their work:
A design should be judged by its aesthetic qualities rather than by the value of the material: the proportion of its elements, the composition as a whole, the final shape that they create and the visual qualities that they reflect. The designers should emphasize the aesthetics of their proposals and create a new language that can redefine what “fine jewelry” is.
2.Advantages of 3D printed plastic for jewelry:
Digital techniques allow us to design elements that until now we could only imagine and 3D printing technologies take our ideas to a final product faster than ever. The main advantage of 3D printing technologies in design terms is the possibility of achieving a high level of geometrical complexity. The designers are asked to take into consideration the advantages of 3D printing technologies and 3D modeling techniques in order to push their designs to a new level.
3.The value of a customizable design:
Today in this digital age, everyone wants to express themselves and make a statement. By providing the option of customization, the user has a stronger connection to the esign and this will increase the purchasing potential. We ask the designers to evaluate the possibility of customizing their design. Customization can take many forms: a specific name, a date that means something to the recipient or a personal secret message.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is open to designers from around the globe, from all different areas, who are interested in taking a step into the world of 3D printed design: professional architects, interior designers, design students, product designers, fashion designers and of course jewelry designers