The Shapeways Creator lets you create unique and personal 3D objects that you can really use. You don’t need 3D modeling skills, or any kind of artistic talent. Simply express yourself in words. Change the shape. With the click of a mouse, in just a few minutes, your model will be ready to review and order.
I ordered the Ring Poem–napkin rings that make a most unusual and wonderful wedding or anniversary gift. For a personal gift, use the couple’s names and wedding date. Or, perhaps you’d like to send a personal message to someone, or a self affirmation for yourself.
For my Ring Poem, I decided to use a famous phrase from Shakespeare: “If music be the food of love, play on” My order was under $30.00 for four rings! You can write whatever you want up to a long sentence, but the more words means a larger ring, and a higher the cost. Alas, when my arrived promptly, wrapped a bit artlessly in red gift paper with pink hearts for Valentine’s day, the “I” in “F” was missing, so my rings say: “Fmusicbethefoodofloveplayon” You might not get the same, romantic idea from these rings as originally intended! This was a disappointment. However, the quality and drama of the ring poem is still beautiful.
These products are made out of a special material called: “white, strong and flexible.” As far as I can tell, the only color you can get your models in is white, but you can paint them if you want them in color.
The Shapeways creator software is really easy to use. You download it to your computer and then you can either upload your own designs, or simply type text in the box provided, pick and font, pick a shape (for the Light Ring) and see the immediate results in an interactive photo window . You can also customize existing designs.
This concept was totally new to me, and it might be to you as well, so I’m including an introductory video that gives you a better idea of what Shapeways Creator can do:
Visit http://www.shapeways.com/ to learn more and create your own, unique items!