Crafted with a copper ring trapped in a black or blue triangle. Made from PLA, or polylactic acid, a plant-based, biodegradable material, each earring is made in a single 3d print, paused to insert the ring, and then finished with copper hardware. I will indicate explicitly here that these earrings have a subtle but visible seam in the side of the plastic; this is where the printing process was paused. I cannot avoid the seam without dramatically altering the 3d printed appearance of the piece; this is something I am willing to explore by request, however.
Including the earring wire hook, drop length is 1 11/16". The triangle and ring by themselves measure just over 1 7/8" tall (not quite 1 15/16") by 13/16" wide; 4.77 cm by 2.1 cm. For scale, scroll to the photo with a US dime, which has a diameter very similar to that of the ring.
Available in black/copper or blue/copper. The blue is a semi-translucent material in which the outline of the ring will show through when backlit.
Due to the nature of the fused deposition modeling technology (FDM) of the 3d printer used, you will see layers in the plastic, sometimes depositing with slight variations. This is a result of a process which cannot be repeated with the precision and consistency of a mass-produced, injection-molded item. The beauty of 3d printing is that it can allow the creation of geometries that cannot exist from an injection-mold process; in fact, even higher-precision 3d printing technologies (e.g., laser, stereolithography) may not allow for the inclusion of an additional, integrated part as you see in this design. (If there is such an example of this elsewhere, let me know as I'd love to check it out!)
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