3D Printed and Copper Plated Jewelry ~ DIY Copper Necklace Pendant
Enjoy the evolution of this amazing project from concept to finished product. The wife loves it and I loved making it! She received this for Valentines day and I received a boat load of brownie points! I’m happy to answer any questions just let me know in the comments.
Get the Conductive paint I used in this video here:
3D printing opens up limitless options in so many areas, the particular printer I use is a DLP/SLA 3D Printer. Meaning it uses a high definition projector to cure liquid resin layer by layer until a final part is created. The 3D printer I own is a 3Dfacture Draken which I received after backing their kickstarter campaign. The resin I used in this video was Autodesk Ember Clear resin. Click the link below if you would like to see more about how exactly this printer works:
Multiple guides exist (including my own) on how to setup a copper plating bath. You’ll notice the pendant in this video came out of my plating bath with nodules all over the surface. This was due to having a relatively high pH. As a part copper plates hydrogen gas is generated, this slowly raises the pH. Since I had been doing quite a bit of plating before this video I should have done a test plate prior to plating this pendant. The results though weren’t terrible and as you can see in the video I was able to still make this into a beautiful piece of fine jewelry.
To see how my plating bath works click this link:
To see how I make my plating solution click this link:
To see how I copper plate plastic 3D printed parts click this link:
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The electroplating process I used in this video is more complicated than say the one used in the video titled “Electroplating – Easy DIY Nickel, Copper, Zinc Plating” ( but it’s not so complicated the average person can’t get it to work. Comment if you have any questions please!!!
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