Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

And another...

And another set of earrings.

These ones are available at http://shpws.me/MfIC in a variety of metals. They're about 35mm long.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Diatom Earrings

These are the other set of my earrings that arrived today from Shapeways.

These ones are in polished bronze.

They're available at http://shpws.me/LWAE

Rosette Earrings

Here's my latest earring design, a simple geometric rotation in three dimensions.

The render shown here is of the rose gold version.

They're available in a range of metals at http://shpws.me/Mf6U

Lattice Earrings

Lattice Earrings http://shpws.me/MaDd
A new shipment of Things from Shapeways arrived on my doorstep this morning, among them a couple of pairs of earrings in polished bronze.

This is one of them; the other will have to wait for photography as Annette swooped in on them immediately and wore them off to work.

Monday, May 23, 2016

And yet more earrings

This time I'm playing around with turning text into a lattice design.

They're quite small, about 26mm from top to toe.

They're at http://shpws.me/MdPw in a variety of metals and prices. The render shown here is Rose Gold, but they're also available in bronze, brass, silver, and steel.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Earrings (in the flesh)


Now I have a couple of pairs of the earrings I designed and had printed at Shapeways.

Those to the left have been produced in polished bronze, while those to the right are in blackened steel.

The unpolished surface of the steel gives the form an old, corroded look I think, which quite suits it. I might get another pair in polished bronze though, to see how it looks with smooth reflective surfaces.

I've ordered some more of my designs, and I'm all a-quiver to see how they look in the real.

NOTE: click on the photos to see them in giganto-bloato form.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More earrings

Yet more earrings.

These ones are available at http://shpws.me/McDe in a variety of metals.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

More Jewellery

I've made another couple of pairs of earrings and put them up for sale at Shapeways in a variety of metals.

Get these ones at http://shpws.me/MaDU

Get these ones at http://shpws.me/MaDd
Get these ones at http://shpws.me/MaGo

Thursday, May 5, 2016

West Coast

This is one of the very few photographs I remembered to take.
I can't remember precisely where it is, except that it's on the way up to Arthurs Pass.
Annette and I went on an overnight road trip up to Arthurs Pass, and then over to Greymouth, Westport, and back over the Lewis Pass home.

I didn't take very many photographs, because I'm terrible at remembering that I'm supposed to be taking photographs.

  1. There's not much to Arthurs Pass village, and nowhere really to buy groceries that aren't weet-bix or tomato sauce. The pub does surprisingly good food, but it's quite pricey, and they close their kitchen very early (7:30, I think). The motel we stayed at, Arthurs Pass Alpine Motel, was cheap and comfortable, and the hosts were very pleasant. The weather overnight was extremely wet and stormy, and trains seemed to go past very, very often.
  2. Otira Gorge is very spectacular and not very comfortable to drive. It seems like a place that very rarely gets any actual sunlight — dark, brooding, and dangerous-feeling. The road is incredibly steep in places.
  3. Greymouth is kind of a dump. Admittedly, our acquaintance with it was short, and the weather wasn't great, but we couldn't find any interesting shops or anything, and the breakfast we bought was just OK.
  4. The journey up to Westport was in dense fog and rain for a lot of the way, sometimes with visibility down to twenty or thirty metres, which does not make for fun driving. However, when it was possible to see anything, the coast road is spectacularly beautiful.
  5. Westport is also not very interesting.
  6. Reefton is surprisingly attractive.
  7. The Lewis Pass is beautiful, easy to drive, and felt very long.

By the time we were half way through the Lewis, I was pretty sceneried out and just wanted to get home. Unfortunately, Annette is very reluctant to surrender control of the vehicle, so I pretty much had to sit immobile for about six hours (with a few breaks), just looking out at scenic wonders. Now my back and bum hurts.

On the way up to Arthurs Pass. All very majestic and what-not.

Very strong gusty wind made long-lense photography a bit tricky. This is the only one that was even a bit sharp.

In the bush on the Lewis Pass on the way home. Lots of mosses, very wet.