Monday, 26 December 2011

Testing my LiveScribe

Frequently my biggest problem is forgetting what happens in a consultation, the sketches remain, but the context is missing.. this should not be a big issue really, unless you have high volume and 5 clients all want similar things... so I'm turning to a slightly higher tech pen.. the LiveScribe,  it allows me to use a regular pen on paper, and create  a digital drawing (saving extra step of scanning/photographing sketches)  as well as recording the audio which is then tied to the drawing, i tested this at home with my 4 year old as a prospective client ;)

a nice "halfway" between the digital cad world and the analogue pencil sketch.. and easier for clients to use than a tablet as well...

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

RockaBilly Bling Plastic Mould Cutting

Hey all, been a while since I have posted anything, its the silly season for jewellers...

A mate of mine, Colin Creed, had a design he needed machined, but the detail was too fine to hold in wax so we decided to give mould cutting a swing.. something new for me...

Firstly, the artwork and its origins, can be found here,

Rockabilly Bling

This artwork was converted into 2.5D geometry by Colin Creed and supplied to me as a reverse negative for pathing, which was done in Deskproto,

Then off to the mill, the plastic material was harvested from a bread board I bought at a $2 store locally.

the video sequences follow logically and some images of the final mould at the end of the post.

Thanks for your interest

and some closeup imagery still :)