3D-Printed Jewelry From Plants

We know that jewelry made out of silver, gold, bronze or copper and now day’s it is also made by plastic too. According the coasting of these metals and gemstones are not affordable for everyone and also effect the environmental damage from these precious metal mining. However we always want to become be in different looks and people who want to decorate themselves with new style so they have a new option with Eco-friendly and 3d printed jewelry and these are made up of plant-based-plastic.

3D-printed jewelry from Plants

However, in the Somerville, Massachusetts, the family-run ” Winter Hill Jewelry ” manufactures beautiful and affordable, 3D printed earrings, brooches and necklaces of plants, even edible, such as avocados, bananas, lemons and more.

The company is created by Vanessa Templeman, a mother of two children, who has begun experimenting with her family’s 3D printer at home.

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The printer was used to print games for children, but Templeman soon decided to do something a little more creative. Having designed her jewels by hand, she began to produce the beautiful three-dimensional models. According to her, the 3D printing process not only allows her to create and build her own designs, but she has opened a market niche for Eco-friendly jewelry. Focusing on the minimum environmental impact, instead of using normal plastics made from fossil fuels, the company uses PLA, a vegetable plastic that is compo-stable.

PLA or poly-lactic acid is a biodegradable and bio-active polyester derived from renewable sources such as corn starch, tapioca roots, sugar cane and others. In addition, “Flash Forge Creator Pro 3D” printers used for handmade “Winter Hill” jewelry are fully powered by solar energy.

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Source: Inhabitat

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