Print and Paint

Have you ever seen a 3d printer in action{I know this doesn't seem like how to start a glamorous blog post, but it's worth the read...I promise}? It's hard to visualize how they work, or at least it was until I saw one in person.  My boyfriend recently purchased one and I got to witness it first hand.  If you Google "3d printer in action" it will give you a pretty good concept of the machines mechanics. Of course, there are several more complicated details that go into each 3d print...unique codes, special software, etc. But to be honest, if I get too deep with the details it becomes rather difficult to explain...I'll save them for another day and another blogger {for that matter}. 

Right about now, you're asking yourself "Why is she sharing this information?" Well, here is where your heart can build a soft spot for tech...It can print JEWELRY!!!! That's right, a girl's best friend.  We haven't yet designed an original piece, but we have used an already developed code from n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com to print several stackable bracelets. When my boyfriend needs to test/recalibrate the printer he throws up this code and I end up with a new accessory. It's a win win!! I don't get too excited about technological advances, but this one is pretty niffy. If your interested in having something printed, feel free to contact us.  

This is the raw plastic print before I started painting it.

This is the raw plastic print before I started painting it.

I chose Valspar silver metallic spray paint. 

I chose Valspar silver metallic spray paint. 

Up close view

Up close view

I decided on a analogous  color combination of navy, yellow, and green.

I decided on a analogous  color combination of navy, yellow, and green.

Adding the finishing touches while catching up on "The Royals."

Adding the finishing touches while catching up on "The Royals."

Can't wait to wear these little beauties. 

Can't wait to wear these little beauties. 

Finished and fabulous!

Finished and fabulous!