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Title: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Jeffin90620 on January 20, 2019, 11:52:57 PM
Took a Torus, drew a couple lines and used them as references for the Stretch and Twist functions to get this.

Gonna use it to make another pair of earrings for my girlfriend.


Jeff
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Andy H on January 21, 2019, 03:36:56 AM
Very nice design, and cleverly done.  I don't think I ever played with those tools since they were introduced.
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Dean on January 21, 2019, 05:47:51 AM
Groovy... Jeff  :)
i think she will love those and the fact that you designed them for her  ;)
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: John R on January 21, 2019, 08:57:47 AM
A great piece of designing.
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Henry Hubich on January 21, 2019, 01:57:48 PM
Very clever, Jeff. I'd forgotten about those tools.

Henry H
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Darrel Durose on January 22, 2019, 03:40:49 AM
Great design Jeff..... I too have not really used those tools...
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Jeffin90620 on January 22, 2019, 11:43:09 PM
Thanks for the compliments.  I altered the design a bit by slicing off the top at the junction of the twisted and non-twisted sections and invoking the Mirror function on the resulting faces.


Jeff
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: DonCW on January 23, 2019, 12:28:00 AM
Thanks for the compliments.  I altered the design a bit by slicing off the top at the junction of the twisted and non-twisted sections and invoking the Mirror function on the resulting faces.


Jeff

I liked the first design, but I like this one more.
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Jeffin90620 on January 23, 2019, 01:20:08 AM
Thanks for the compliments.  I altered the design a bit by slicing off the top at the junction of the twisted and non-twisted sections and invoking the Mirror function on the resulting faces.

I liked the first design, but I like this one more.

Thanks.

Now if I could only figure out how to make it spin on the ear wire.   ;)


Jeff
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Jeffin90620 on February 18, 2019, 01:13:27 PM
Got the earrings produced.  Turned out a bit heavier than I expected, but my girlfriend gets used to them after a couple minutes.


Jeff
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Henry Hubich on February 18, 2019, 02:01:32 PM
Got the earrings produced.  Turned out a bit heavier than I expected, but my girlfriend gets used to them after a couple minutes.


Jeff

Very nice. Is it feasible to make a somewhat smaller version that wouldn't be so heavy?

Henry H
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Jeffin90620 on February 18, 2019, 02:48:27 PM
Very nice. Is it feasible to make a somewhat smaller version that wouldn't be so heavy?

Thanks.

I'd have to experiment with any re-sizing.  Of course, the ear wire bail would have to be constant.  Of most concern is the angled sections which were compressed from the original cylindrical cross-section when twisted and would become even thinner when re-scaled.


Jeff
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Don Cheke on February 18, 2019, 04:05:57 PM
The new ear rings looks great Jeff.
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Jeffin90620 on February 19, 2019, 04:37:21 AM
Thanks, Don.
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Andy H on February 19, 2019, 05:17:30 AM
Love the new design.  Just curious, what material are they made from.
Title: Re: New Earring Design from Stretch and Twist
Post by: Jeffin90620 on February 19, 2019, 05:20:42 AM
Love the new design.  Just curious, what material are they made from.

Thanks.  I had them made in Brass at Shapeways.  Too complex to be polished, but they still came out fairly smooth.

They look reasonably close to a plated Rose Gold, except there will be no wear.


Jeff