without modern 3D printing technologies.
3D printing technology allows the designer to offer complex, lightweight designs made from nylon that would have been literally impossible to produce only a few years ago. Traditional production methods like injection molding do not allow for interlocking parts to be created all at once - the only way to construct such interlocking shapes would have been by hand.
The process begins with designer Erica Schwartz
creating intricate interlocking designs using 3D
modeling software. Her nylon earring collection is
then brought into the physical realm easily and
affordably at 3D printing facilities located 1.5 miles from her office in New York City.
The earrings are made from nylon powder using a process called Selective Laser Sintering and mounted on surgical steel hooks. This combination of hypo-allergenic metal and super- lightweight earring makes them extremely comfortable and easy to wear.
These light-weight, architecturally-
“Our nylon earrings are a huge hit with our customers,” said Schwartz. “We’re very excited to now be offering four different
styles in 8 different colors. We wanted to offer earrings to go with every outfit and mood and now our customers have a spectrum of options.”
DESiGNERiCA also offers a range of original 3D printed metal jewelry including rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The collection is available at www.designerica.com and at boutiques throughout the US.
About: DESiGNERiCA is a jewelry company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. Owner/Designer Erica Schwartz is dedicated to providing affordable, thought-provoking details that promote inspiration and engagement. All DESiGNERiCA products are originally designed by Erica and created using cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting in the United States. For more information please contact Nicki Santini.