Wizard’s Staff

Like many folks, I have that box in my closet filled with cables that I keep "just in case." Today I decided to go through that box and toss out the stuff that I knew was obsolete or that I'd never use again. Sure, there was the usual batch of BNC cables and excess power cords. But…

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The rings are back

After much copying and pasting and clicking and reclicking, the rings are back in my Kickin’ Wiccan shop on Shapeways and Etsy. Things are not quite what they once were. Shapeways no longer allows individual customization of models that are not on their list, which is limited to size, scale, sides, or ring size. For example, this…

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Customizing rings

If you visited my Kickin' Wiccan shop on Shapeways or Etsy in the past couple of days, you may notice that the rings are gone. This is because Shapeways, without any warning (at least to me), pulled all the listings for rings from my shop. I had to pull the same listings off my Etsy shop, since…

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A choice of steel

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on removing plastic jewelry from my Kickin' Wiccan shop on Shapeways. My thoughts on plastic back then were: Photos of plastic jewelry can look cheap. It was not worth customizing jewelry (such as rings) in plastic because I wouldn't make enough money for the time I spent adjusting…

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The Colors of the Kaballah

I've just finished my first color design project for my Shapeways shop, Kickin' Wiccan. It proved to be challenging in ways I did not expect. My goal was to create a full-color three-dimensional model of the Tree of Life. For anyone not familiar with the Tree of Life, it's the best-known design from the Jewish mystical interpretation…

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