New ring design!

in hive-103035 •  22 days ago 

I've been busy lately...This jewelry phase isn't going anywhere any time soon! I had a stroke of genius two night ago. I knew I wanted to make a "class ring" design. It's been on my to do list for a while now. I more or less had an idea of how I wanted the shape to work out. You might have seen the signet ring I made with the little flame emblem:


This was a signet ring design, and for the most part, it did exactly what I wanted it to do. However, I wanted to do something a bit different, too. I wanted more of a tapered top, possibly rounded, and a bit better defined band.


The first iteration was close, but the text was so small that I couldn't really read it when I tried printing it. Even the resin printer couldn't get proper definition going on the front face. All you could really see was the Bitcoin logo and not much else. The "STACK SATS" on the side showed up fine, though. So I knew I was on the right track!

Knowing that this first version worked out, I went back and tried another take. I removed the dome on top, added an inset, and set just the Bitcoin logo in there, no other text. This one turned out much better!


The clean design was definitely a better choice. I couldn't wait to see how it turned out, so I printed one last night.


I just hit it with some gold spray paint about 15 minutes ago. It'll need a few more coats of that and some polyurethane before I can handle it again, but I like what I've got so far!

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That looks pretty sharp, and amazingly detailed! At least you're not the only one trying to keep a dead meme alive, eh 😆? I think we're more into the Fed's BRRRR phase, but Lambo's ought to be on the subject now that Halving's over. Did you use the washable resin for this one?

Yeah, this is the Elegoo water washable resin. It's better to use this right now rather than standard resin, which requires 90% isopropyl alcohol to rinse off. Good luck finding that right now, eh?

I just hit this ring with some gold spray paint yesterday. It's looking much more like a ring now! Once the polyurethane coat is done, I'll take more pics.

Lovely! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for that. A nice coat of gold paint ought to bring out the details a lot more. If there is any alcohol that's left on store shelves, I'd probably have drunk it, not minding that it's for cleaning stuff XD

I like these! Do you plan on sharing the STL files?

For the Bitcoin ring? Possibly. I haven't decided if I want to give away my designs for free or try selling them. I'm also making a bunch to sell at conventions and the like. Half the challenge is deciding what I'm going to share for free and what I'm not.

I'll need to think this one over a bit more...

I totally get that! Just thought I'd ask. Get that money!


In case anyone was wondering, this is what the painted ring looks like.