We prototyped 3D printed jewelry in copper filament, had it made in precious metals (gold, silver, brass, bronze, and rhodium) and we’re able to sell them for passive income (as makers, we’re always looking into ways to sell our products or designs!)
This was originally going to be an unboxing video, but we thought the backstory might spark some ideas if you’re looking to sell your own products or interested in metal 3D prints. This video isn’t sponsored by Shapeways, but we thought this was a really interesting way to diversify your monetization as a maker. We sell handmade products as well, but this is actually a passive income stream that allows us to focus on the design (instead of manufacturing and shipping). After so much time and thought going into our prototypes that we made in copper filament, it was SO satisfying seeing our designs made in fancy metals! Unboxing these was like Christmas morning. We got the ring made in gold, silver, brass, bronze, and rhodium, and the necklace made in gold and silver. We really love how these turned out, and we think the selling process is very intriguing. The design is often one of our favorite parts of making, so being able to put a little more time into that and not having to deal with things like shipping is super nice.