Differential Geometry Jewelry Models

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Differential Geometry Jewelry Models

Post#1 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:22 am

Here are a couple of silver castings from prints. The models are differential geometry models designed by editing the formulas of well known shapes. As they are considered to exist in nature, they are named for the mathematician/discoverer. I've been working on this project for about 12 years. The first five designs took three years. Reason being most edits produce junk. So you do it over and over until it looks like sculpture, which can be scaled for jewelry. Interesting things happen when it all comes together. The earrings shown are symmetrical from the front, but not the left and right. All the pieces are a single surface that flows together.
The collection is up to something over 80 pieces now.
I sell to museums and galleries across the US.
Until I got a B9 the line could not be produced as many are impossible to mold or the finishing work when molded makes them not cost effective. "Price is everything" as I heard endlessly when I was vendor for Tiffany.
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Post#2 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:14 am

Great info love the pics

I u want to possibly be featured in some advertising then post in the "gallery" on the B9 Creator home page. Sorry I wasn't more clear. Info there on submissions.

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Post#3 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:04 pm

Thank you, Robert.
When I get some castings and can show the whole process, I'll think about it.
I don't really market to the 3D community. Like chefs don't market to chefs.
Lots of nice work in the Gallery.
L

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Post#4 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:33 pm

Extra nice Larry, do you ever do any of these in gold?

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Post#5 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:54 pm

Thank you.
I have not done any in gold, but would if anybody ordered them. My market is pretty much craft galleries and museums with a strong jewelry presence. They often don't do a lot of gold.
Larger pieces up to 6-8" have been done in alum and bronze for desk top sculptures.
I expect to be casting silver, alum and bronze. Gold, platinum I would send out to Daniel at Racecar.
He would also do larger pieces for me. We've prototyped some already.
The photos don't show the sparkle finish. I use a proprietary abrasive mix that gives a matt/sparkle surface.
The edges are then polished.
They could look nice in gold. I may plate some for my wholesale show in January.
Oxidized with pearls are on the horizon.
L

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Post#6 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:14 pm

I'm actually a self taught gem engraver. This is a Maxwell render of a ring I designed for the agate nicolo intaglio I engraved.
The design is 12th Cent BC Egyptian.
My latest stuff came about as a result of a self challenge to design something with no stones. Something I'd never done since I started engraving in the late '70's.
All my work for Tiffany, Cartier, N/M, BB&B and the Metropolitan Museum all centered around engraved gems or crystal.
So I thought I'd try to break the mold.
The B9 made that possible.
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Post#7 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:33 pm

The "gallery" is not about marketing your product, it's about showing what u can do and what the B9 is capable of.

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Post#8 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:14 am

Always happy to inform about the B9 capabilities.
Its a game changer.

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Post#9 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:18 pm

As always, thanks for sharing your work.

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Post#10 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:54 am

Messing around with vellum, mirrors and lighting.
And a maglev levitation device.
Lighting needs work.
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Post#11 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:04 pm

Nice work, Mr. Watson.
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Post#12 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:17 am

Thank you, Robert.
Sometimes, its not as easy as it looks.

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Post#13 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:34 am

Very nice!

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Post#14 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:44 am

Looks great. Were these B9 resin?

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Post#15 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:49 pm

Thank you, Daniel.

Yes, B9 1:1 Mix, cast in sterling.
The drops are 47mm long.

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Post#16 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:52 pm

Again, nice work. I'm working mostly with 1:1. It seems to be a good mix for sharpness without being too sharp.

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Post#17 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:48 pm

Thank you.
I use a 4" wheel to lap the polished edges flat, then a silicone wheel to polish.
The 1:1 Mix on my V1.2 machine prints a bit fat, even with MSM at .75. I just adjust the offsets of my models to accommodate.

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Post#18 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:45 pm

New dual 5500 Kelvin lights from Amazon.
One step closer to getting it right.
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Post#19 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:33 am

I started casting bronze for practice. Then discovered patinas.
These are a couple of the first experiments. The green is the formula Tiffany used for lamp bases.
Getting the chemicals for the blue so I can mix my own.
I need some more crafter stuff for shows. Adding color may help with that.
With a coordinated bead on the ear, they might work as a drop earring.

Printed on my V1.1, V1.6 software with CastSolid resin, default settings.
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Post#20 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:20 pm

So I got some chemicals for a blue patina and dropped a cast bronze pendant in to soak overnight.
Next morning, it wasn't blue, but sparkly gold. The reflections move and sparkle in a very interesting way.
My guess is the acids in the patina revealed the crystalline structure of the metal in the casting.
I'm not a fan of the color gold, but for some people at a craft show this might work. Now to figure out a top coating so it doesn't oxidize. This one is coated with a proven coating for outdoor sculptures. Tomorrow I will wax it with the stuff the British Museum uses on their sculptures.
If that doesn't work, I have a liquid dip from Italy that when heated to a precise temperature, bonds with the surface to seal it and prevent oxidation.
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