beyondthebulb's Shop Announcement

This shop features 3D printed items, LED light fixtures, earrings based on LEGO® pieces, and some giclee prints of experimental artwork that I've been doing. I'm always adding something new so please look around. Here are some examples of things you might find in this shop:

* 3D printed items like holiday ornaments, tea light holders, and bud vases
* One of a kind handmade LED light fixtures
* Earrings made from interesting combinations of LEGO® pieces.
* Unique designs that don't have a broad enough appeal for mass production
* Experimental prototypes that I made to try out a new concept
* Some math-based artwork based on LED diffuser patterns I've made

Regarding Taxes: If you're located in Maine, Etsy should add the sales tax to your order. If you're located anywhere else, no taxes will be collected. I think everything is set correctly for this but if anything doesn't seem right, convo me.

Gifts: I have shipped items as gifts and I can include a note if you want, but I'm not a gift wrapper and wouldn't do a good job. I don't ship to addresses if paypal has a problem with them, and this is due to the possibility of fraud. I don't know how they decide these things and I let them figure it out.

3D Printed stuff: I have a 3D printed and I'm doing some interesting things with it. I've started to create holiday ornaments, tea light holders, and bud vases with geometric designs that are formed by trigonometric equations, and I'm experimenting with other unusual ways of using the printer. So far it's working well.

The Lights: My designs are usually minimalist and sleek. Someone once said that I had an industrial esthetic and I think there's some art deco influence. You can decide for yourself. I'll tell you all about each light in the store: What it is, why I made it, technical details, and if I'm likely to build another one. The first items in this shop were all based on a new heatsink I designed, but others are coming together and I wish there was a place to post pictures of works in progress. Many of these items could be made for wholesale, some can't.

The Earrings: They're fun but I'm moving away from them so if you see something you like, buy it soon because I'm probably not making any more. LEGO®, the LEGO logo, DUPLO®, BIONICLE®, MINDSTORMS®, the BELVILLE, KNIGHTS’ KINGDOM and EXO-FORCE logos, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

The Art: I actually made some graphics similar to these in the 70's, but the technology wasn't there to make them anything more than a curiosity. Lately some of this work started re-asserting itself in my mind while I was developing patterns to print on the diffusers of my LED lighting. I showed the early designs to some friends who were surprisingly excited about it. I can modify the colors on many of these pieces and make them in different sizes. If anyone is interested, please convo me.

Anyway, convo me if you're curious about anything here.