3D printed metal jewelry (+unboxing)

3D printed metal jewelry (+unboxing)

Hey guys, we’re Evan and Katelyn, and today
we’re gonna show you how we prototyped our own jewelry and had it 3D printed in precious
metals. I’ve 3D printed metal before for industrial
applications, but I’ve always been searching for an excuse to print in the pretty stuff. We thought we’d try selling these as a way
to diversify our income as makers. We talk a lot about how to sell handmade products
in another video, linked below, but the cool thing about this route is we just get to focus
on the design process, and it’s passive income from there. We were in DC and we saw some pyrite at the
museum of natural history- Natural history? Natural science? Natural history. And so we thought it’d be really cool to do
a pyrite inspired necklace design. We went back home and designed a necklace
based on the pyrite we saw. Using these 3D printers we prototyped a few
in copper filament and loved how they turned out. We printed this in two parts to avoid needing
supports. A little bit of super glue later and it’s
like they were never two pieces. Except for that seam, which we can get real
quick. That looks pretty good but we’re gonna bump
up the shine by burnishing it a little bit in this tumbler. Oooooo. We liked the design so much, we decided to
make a ring to go along with it. We went through a lot of design iterations
but finally ended up with this one. So the copper prints were cool and all but
we still really wanted these in precious metals. So we got them printed from Shapeways, they’re
not a sponsor but they have really cool metals like gold, bronze, brass, silver, rhodium,
plus they let you have a storefront on their site which is really cool so we can actually
sell these. How do you wink again, like. I think like you’re whole face needs to be
involved. What if you just go like this. Haha is that weird? That’s a little too uh… Hahaha. That’s a little hahaha. Alright moving on! So we sent off our 3D model where they printed
it in wax, then cast it, then polished it, and then sent it back to us. Which brings us to… Alright, it is time! We got our Shapeways order! And I am very excited. Should we both open at the same time? Yeah. One of these I think are necklaces, and one
is rings. Oh these are the rings. Ooooo. They come in little bags! Do you know what’s what? Dunno what’s what. It’s a surprise! Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!! It looks so cool! Oh my- Feel it, feel like the weight. And it’s so shiny! It’s so shiny! I wanna put it on. That’s so cool! That’s amazing. It’s like Christmas all over again! I know! Good thing we have our Christmas tree still
set up. Hahahaha. Ok, next one. So we’ve done the gold. It looks like unreal to see it like so perfect. I know. In real life. Hahaha. Ooooo oh this one feels like even heavier. I think this one might be the actual gold. I think this was the brass. I don’t know anything about gold and brass. They both look really cool. They both look awesome. Can you just imagine a stack of these? Here’s one material. And here’s another material. Ooooo. The shiniest! What is that, is that silver? That’s silver. I think it’s silver. Or rhidium? rhodium? rhoidium? I don’t know! Put, put, put more on. Oh man. I feel like a queen! Oh it’s fat on my knuckle. Oh don’t look hahahaha. Oh what is this! Oh it does fit. Oh it’s a little pudgy. Herr, herr, that’s maybe not the most flattering,
I’ve got like a finger muffin top. Ahhhaha. Try putting one on my pinky. K I’ll do the next one. Ooooo, that’s pretty too. You want it on your pinky? There we go. Hahaha. Oh yeah. So fancy. Look at, look at my fat little finger. Hahahaha. Necklaces. So is it just the charm? Just the charm, yeah. Necklace charms. Haha. We got it in gold and silver. Oh my gosh. That’s so pretty. Look at that. Oh my gosh. Look at them as a pair. Yeah. Oh man those look good. Oh my gosh that looks beautiful. It looks so cool! Hahaha. They turned out so good. They turned out so good. Time for silver. Man this is so exciting. I know it’s so crazy that we designed these. I know! And then prototyped them, and now they’re
here. Oh man. It looks so good. We’re gonna have to get beauty shots of this
later. Yeah we will. So at first this was just gonna be an unboxing,
but we hadn’t really seen anyone do any videos on this alternative way of making and selling
products. And since our first video on how to sell your
own products was really well received by you guys, we thought that this would be a good
addition to um, you know show this other route of working with suppliers. So I know this was a little bit of a high
level overview of the whole process, so if you have any further questions let us know
in the comments below. And if you wanna hear us talk even more about
this, we’re gonna be doing that in the aftershow. So head to patreon dot com slash evan and
katelyn to check that out. Hahaha. See ya next time. Bye! This video’s brought to you by… Starbucks. That’s a real, that would be like a legit. This video is brought to you by Katelyn’s
cup, which she uses over and over again, and washes a questionable amount. Hahaha! Hahahahaha, we’re really bad at winking. Hahahaha


  1. Awesome!! Shapeways seems like a really cool service. I've thought about using it to get a branding iron made. Still in the design stages though

  2. New fav phrase, "finger muffin top" and zomg, new drinking game "drink when ya say OMG!" Wow, did those products come out amazing!!!

  3. As usual excellent presentation from both you guys! Love the way you both interact and explain in a beautiful way😊thanks guys.

  4. guys i really love your videos! you are soo creative. great sweet people making great stuff just is amazing. sorry for my weird comment. just love what you are doing:)

  5. Those turned out gorgeous! When you said they made them in wax then cast them I'm guessing that means the lost wax technique?

  6. I love the intro. I wouldn't hate jewellery commercials so much if they were a bit more like that. Hope you guys sell a ton of them.

  7. This video was great as always! I'm definitely going to have to look into Shapeways to see if I can do anything there. This video gets 4.5 out of 5 winks!

  8. It Really looks nice. just ordered the ring and pendant for my wife . I think she will love those. You two rock! keep the good stuff coming

  9. I was thinging of making a braclet for my wife for 10 years anniversary. I was planning that it would have ten sections with different motives in every one for each year.. but ended up not to do it because I wasn’t sure about quality of the prints… but now seeing this I think I shoud’ve have.. oh well in nine years I can make 20 part one!

    I love your desing so simple and elegant!

  10. The jewelry idea is really cool. I think you should try making bracelet charms, for like Pandora style bracelets. Love your videos!!🤗

  11. "…like a finger muffin top…" ha ha. Katelyn's winks at the end were super creepy! 😉 I really like how these turned out. I'm not sure what I thought they would be, but they impressed me.

  12. You guys are awesome! Great video. I designed and did a Pandora charm through Shapeways last year and they really do a great job with it. All the best with the storefront!

  13. Thanks so much for this! I had some earrings made and now they seem to be tarnishing unevenly and I haven't worn them much. Have you noticed any discoloration or odd wear with these?

  14. Love the vid. Can you tell me what the machine is called that is smoothing out your 3D prints (little red box containing screws!) Ya know what I mean? 🙂 Cheerio and all the best for all future projects.

  15. Thank you, I learned how to use a 3D printer and yes! I’m working on jewelry yes! and I needed a place to send it yes! …. thanks y’all… Lol yes! 😘

  16. neato burrito… they look pretty amazballs… have you guys had any luck selling junk yet? I tried it out, but the only one who ever bought any of my stuff was me… lolz =p

  17. I make my jewelry by hand and I am curious how it will go in the future. However 3d printed jewelry excites me as printed piece of paper, yet another means of mass production.

  18. Very cool! Many years ago I made earings and pendants from exotic hardwoods. I tried to make every set different in some way so no 2 people saw the other with the same as theirs. It's truly incredible how many colours of wood there are and the different grain patterns help with the uniqueness of each piece. I had no idea how dangerous the dust from most of them is at the time. Thanks guys

  19. Love u both, but was really hoping this vid was on laser deposition printing. If you haven’t heard of it check it out. They use metal powders and cinter it, just like a fused layer printer but with powder not filament. Way expensive but super cool. Maybe one of those companies would like to be featured in your vids… 😉

  20. How expensive is it to produce these though, I'd assume the expense of this is HUGE. Shame really as I can Imagine some really nice ideas!

  21. I'd love if you guys talk about money – costs and revenue of your business… What is the most profitable things you do and how? The switch to YouTube – why you do what you do and why you don't do other things anymore.

  22. hey E & K! great vid guys 👍🏽
    my question would be generalized for any design and build project, how do you figure out what’s a good selling price point to compensate your time and materials for said product? from idea to finished product.

  23. You guys make some (in my eyes complex) 3d models, Do you think you could make some trutorials or atleast give us some more info during the drawing?
    Anyhow nice job, Stunning what you can do with a 3d printer 😛

  24. You should put a jump ring in them and attach the chain to that. The swinging motion of the chain will eventually wear through and better a jump ring than your actual piece

  25. How can I buy products you've made I love them and I really would like to support you guys by buying your products

  26. Making a mold negative in wax then pouring metal into it is called lost wax casting. Lost wax metal casting is one of the oldest forms of metal work. The oldest known artifact is 6000 years old!!

    It’s cool to see ancient techniques still used with modern technology.

  27. k guys i just checked out your other videos in the links below and Thaaaank you ! one more question though, do you need to have your own 3d printer or what are my other options out there ? thanks so much 😀

  28. Really nice. Did you printed the chain too? Or did you just bought it? I would be really happy if you could reply. Thanks.

  29. Before the vid an advert for 3D printing came on

  30. Did y'all know we have 4 channels now? This main one, plus:

    🎮 Evan and Katelyn Gaming youtube.com/evanandkatelyngaming

    (us playing games and chatting, enhanced by epic editing and a heavy dose of memes)

    🎙️ Evan and Katelyn Podcast youtube.com/evanandkatelynpodcast

    (chatting about life, YouTube stuff, and playing games you can play along with)

    😹 Evan and Katelyn Too youtube.com/evanandkatelyn2

    (still figuring this one out 😂)

  31. Just before the video started I had a metal 3D printer ad…
    What does my FBI agent is thinking rn😂
    Is it just me or what?

  32. Envision tec. (Jewelry 3d printed) AD. is attached to your video, did you know that? Basically they are taking your customers…. Aren't they?

  33. Thank you for this! I’ve been considering a career in gemology but it turns out I should probably be doing jewelry design!

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