WinterHillJewelry

3D printed jewelry - lightweight, affordable and unique

Somerville, Massachusetts · 539 Sales

WinterHillJewelry

3D printed jewelry - lightweight, affordable and unique

Somerville, Massachusetts 539 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(98)

Announcement   Hi, my name is Vanessa and welcome to my online shop of 3D printed jewelry. Winter Hill Jewelry strives to create fun and unique jewelry that creates as little environmental impact as possible. Here’s answers to some questions you may have:

What is 3D printing?
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that was developed in the 1980’s. 3D printers take a 3D model and print it out layer by layer. Spools of PLA are a hard-plastic, the plastic is heated up and laid down layer upon layer, kind of like a hot glue gun! There are many different types of 3D printers that can 3D print in a wide variety of materials such as metals, porcelain, chocolate and even skin!

How is Winter Hill Jewelry environmentally friendly?
Think of the jewelry you already own and wear. What’s it made of? It’s most likely made of of some type of metal such as silver, gold, bronze or copper. Mining for these precious metals and gemstones can result in water pollution, greenhouse gas emission, and soil erosion. These resources are also non-renewable. Winter Hill jewelry is different because it is made of primarily, PLA, a plant-based plastic, which is a renewable resource. PLA is compostable and biodegradable. I consider myself an eco-conscious jeweler. When purchasing and producing the environment is always on my mind and I try not to create much waste. For example, all my earring cards and business cards are printed on 100% recycled paper.

Why are these 3D printed earrings less expensive than others?
Most other jewelers who sell 3D printed earrings outsource the actual printing to large 3D printing service companies (it’s like a copy shop for 3D printers). I choose to print everything myself. It saves me on cost, which I am happy to pass along to my customers.

Can you do custom work?
Yes, please shoot me a message.

How long does shipping take?
Orders are shipped in 1-3 days of your purchase and customers receive their orders in about 5-7 business days depending on location.

Can I order earrings wholesale?
Yes, I am on Etsy Wholesale, please message me for more information.

Find Winter Hill Jewelry on Facebook or Instagram @WinterHillJewelry

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 17, 2017

Hi, my name is Vanessa and welcome to my online shop of 3D printed jewelry. Winter Hill Jewelry strives to create fun and unique jewelry that creates as little environmental impact as possible. Here’s answers to some questions you may have:

What is 3D printing?
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that was developed in the 1980’s. 3D printers take a 3D model and print it out layer by layer. Spools of PLA are a hard-plastic, the plastic is heated up and laid down layer upon layer, kind of like a hot glue gun! There are many different types of 3D printers that can 3D print in a wide variety of materials such as metals, porcelain, chocolate and even skin!

How is Winter Hill Jewelry environmentally friendly?
Think of the jewelry you already own and wear. What’s it made of? It’s most likely made of of some type of metal such as silver, gold, bronze or copper. Mining for these precious metals and gemstones can result in water pollution, greenhouse gas emission, and soil erosion. These resources are also non-renewable. Winter Hill jewelry is different because it is made of primarily, PLA, a plant-based plastic, which is a renewable resource. PLA is compostable and biodegradable. I consider myself an eco-conscious jeweler. When purchasing and producing the environment is always on my mind and I try not to create much waste. For example, all my earring cards and business cards are printed on 100% recycled paper.

Why are these 3D printed earrings less expensive than others?
Most other jewelers who sell 3D printed earrings outsource the actual printing to large 3D printing service companies (it’s like a copy shop for 3D printers). I choose to print everything myself. It saves me on cost, which I am happy to pass along to my customers.

Can you do custom work?
Yes, please shoot me a message.

How long does shipping take?
Orders are shipped in 1-3 days of your purchase and customers receive their orders in about 5-7 business days depending on location.

Can I order earrings wholesale?
Yes, I am on Etsy Wholesale, please message me for more information.

Find Winter Hill Jewelry on Facebook or Instagram @WinterHillJewelry

Vanessa Templeman

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Vanessa Templeman

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About

Fun and Funky 3D printed Jewelry from Somerville, MA

PROCESS: I first sketch ideas and designs. When I get one I like I draw it in black and white and upload it to a program to make it 3D. I then use 3D modeling software to tweak, alter and manipulate the design so that it works as an earring. I usually need to print prototypes to get the design tweaked just right. All the earrings are printed in PLA, which is a corn-based plastic, compostable at an industrial level. They are all printed and shipped from my home.

HISTORY: My husband has been working with 3D printers for years for work. Last summer he brought an extra printer home to print things for our son. While the printer churned out personalized tools, toys and trinkets I became really intrigued and started thinking about what I could do. Earrings hit me as something to 3D print when I noticed a friend's laser wood cut earring. I started playing around with different designs (and realized I wasn't the first with the idea!) I found it to be easy to come up with something to 3D print but really hard to come up with a design that looks good as an earring. I finally produced the leaf earring and was happy with it.

Thanks for taking a look at my shop and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Shop members

  • Vanessa

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2017
Welcome to Winter Hill Jewelry and thanks for taking a look. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions. Everything in the shop is designed and 3D printed in PLA by me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I hope that you are happy with the jewelry you receive. If there is anything wrong with your order, or if you are unsatisfied, please message me and I will be happy to resolve the issue by providing you with a refund or replacement.
Payment
Payment is due upon checkout.
Shipping
Everything is shipped first class via the United States Postal Service. Orders are processed 1-3 days after purchase. You will recieve your order 4-7 days after purchasing depending on where you live. Shipping is $2.54 now matter how much you order.