A Story of 3D Printing

I like to print test samples of the items in my Kickin' Wiccan shop on Shapeways. I realized recently that I'd printed in enough materials that I could share a visual story of how a polished-metal item is printed by Shapeways. The process begins with a model created in 3D software. Here's how my large pentacle ring…

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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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Polishing the Storefront

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post on why I removed plastic items from Kickin' Wiccan, my jewelry shop on Shapeways. This post, like the last one, was inspired by the advice I received from the talented artist Vann Godfrey, and what I learned from putting his advice into practice. Shapeways offers 3D printing…

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Wicca and jewelry

Most of you have probably heard me talk about jewelry shop on Shapeways. Originally I started learning about 3D design and discovered Shapeways as part of a process to recreate a ring, precious to me, that I lost on my 53rd birthday due to my illness. Later I started to design other Wiccan and pagan jewelry and…

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Cleaning the storefront

Last Friday, I had a chance to consult with the talented artist Vann Godfrey about Kickin’ Wiccan, my jewelry shop on Shapeways. I’ve spent the past few days putting his advice into practice. Vann’s advice was similar to that of Shapeways’ advice to its shop owners. Here’s what I’ve figured out, both from Vann and from my…

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Spreading the word

Since I had to cancel my trip, I’ve decided to spend much of my vacation working on my on-line Wiccan jewelry shop. The store, “The Kickin’ Wiccan,” is a storefront on Shapeways, a 3D printing service. A shopper can pick one of my designs, choose the size if it’s a ring, maybe choose the magical symbol on…

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Pillows

If you’ve met me, you know that I like to wear colorful t-shirts. I typically pick up a new shirt at each festival or convention I go to.

What happens to the t-shirts when they wear out? It used to be that I’d just use them as rags. I’ve learned something else I can do:

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