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FIBER ARTS => Felting: Completed Projects => Topic started by: Harlan on April 09, 2016 12:45:43 PM



Title: 3D printed - Needle Felted Bracelet ;)
Post by: Harlan on April 09, 2016 12:45:43 PM


No - the bracelet was not 3D printed! A friend and I designed the mold for the bracelet links and THAT was 3D printed!! :)

For the trial run using the mold, I didn't do anything fancy. For future bracelets, I will want to try to accurately calculate how much fiber per use of the mold is ideal. This time I just guessed so there's variation in thickness and density.

=^..^=


Title: Re: 3D printed - Needle Felted Bracelet ;)
Post by: BeaG on April 09, 2016 02:13:29 PM
That's a lovely bracelet!
Love that you actually made the mold for the individual parts.


Title: Re: 3D printed - Needle Felted Bracelet ;)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 09, 2016 07:18:18 PM
This bracelet design reminds me of the Pac-Man video game!   ;D


Title: Re: 3D printed - Needle Felted Bracelet ;)
Post by: Patraw on April 11, 2016 08:48:21 AM
Simple, but cool design.  I think it's neat that you combined the modern 3D printing fabrication process with the more traditional art form.  I don't know jack about needle felting, so, does that rub/wear off fairly easily with friction if you were to wear it like this in jewelry form?  Just curious, 'cuz I know flocking can come off pretty easily.


Title: Re: 3D printed - Needle Felted Bracelet ;)
Post by: Harlan on April 12, 2016 06:32:35 AM
Thanks!!  :D :D

The links are completely made of fiber which has been needle felted together really well so it won't rub off. It might get a big fuzzier with wear.

I had another mold created at the same time. I'm working on getting a sample of that finished. Yesterday was shopping day so I just did a shorter resist wet felting experiment before we did our errands. After I feed the cats, I can get back to work! =^..^=


Title: Re: 3D printed - Needle Felted Bracelet ;)
Post by: Belladune on June 12, 2016 06:20:02 AM
So very neat, Harlan!  wonderful mix of using technology and manual skills :)