Secret Heart Bead

PUBLISHED ON 02/06/14 BY Eric Young with Pen & Clay
PRINT DIFFICULTY: intermediate| PRINT TIME: short| MULTIPLE PARTS: NO| SUPPORT MATERIAL: no| SEE ALL PRINT PARAMETERS
This is a bead for necklaces and bracelets etc, originally inspired by the locket from 'The Illusionist' movie. The bead can change from being heart shaped to rectangular shaped and back over and over ... [READ MORE]without twisting the wire/string passing through it, so that your necklace keeps its form. It prints pre-assembled as a single piece and cannot be taken apart without breaking it.

There are 2 versions of the bead and the first can be printed and used right off the printer build plate with no extra parts or effort required. The second version requires that a magnet and 2 washers be glued/epoxied into hidden recesses to properly function. The magnetic version is quite a bit better I think because the magnetic force acts to hold the two halves together and create a nice looking seam. The non-magnetic version has bump snaps that work pretty well to hold the bead in the desired position, but the two heart halves will have a larger and more uneven gap between them.

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Allows the buyer to print up to 100 copies for home use only. Purchasers cannot distribute or sell the printed items and they cannot distribute or sell the digital design. If they wish to print more than 100 copies they must buy multiple licenses.
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PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

PRINT PARAMETERS

  • PRINT DIFFICULTY: intermediate
  • PRINT TIME: short
  • SUPPORT MATERIAL: no
  • MIN # OF EXTRUDERS: 1
  • LARGEST PRINTABLE PIECE: 1 x 1 x 1 (in)
  • SCALEABLE: NO
  • MULTIPLE PARTS: NO
  • FINISHING TIME REQUIRED: NO
  • RECOMMEDED MATERIALS: NONE LISTED