As 3D printing has eventually become the new era of printing, it has now spread through the different aspects of our lives. Artists, designers are using new and innovative ideas to portray modern artistic models that reflect the past. Be it old manufacturing techniques namely casting, or a pre-technology design concept, such as nature. Craftsmanship has become more detailed and precise about the designs. You will be stunned looking at these bridal accessories creations of designer Kasia Wisniewski, who has used 3Dprinting combining her craftsmanship to make her nature inspired creations to life.
Accessories and women are two things that are inseparable with each other. As far as jwelly is concerned every women has the love and crave for the prettiest among all. Kasia Wisniewski has tried to explore new perspective to accessories using modern technology of 3D printing. Wisniewski, who has found success with her Etsy Shop, Collected Edition, is a Brooklyn, NY based designer, previously working in the bridal fashion industry under such illustrious names as Vera Wang and J. Mendel. Eager to launch a new brand in her own name focusing on accessories, Wisniewski was intuitively drawn to 3D printing a new approach to conceptualize her exclusive ideas.
As she explains, “I have a really strong background in construction and making dresses, but I always had this impulse to make jewelry, too…My husband actually designed and 3D-printed my engagement ring; he suggested that I take another look at 3D printing to make my headpiece. I had tried to play with 3D printing a few times over the preceding years, but it never really quite clicked. For the wedding I just had to buckle down – I had a time frame! That’s when I made the first iteration of my broken arrow headpiece. I really loved the process, and I got addicted.”
3D printing has presented Wisniewski a mode to express her own design style, which has prominently attracting on elements of nature, such as twigs, leaves, and most predominantly, flowers. Combining the cutting edge technology and nature inspired designs offers an attractive juxtaposition that Wisniewski herself relishes.
“I think there’s something really interesting and compelling about using digital technology to mirror nature,” says the designer. “It’s really easy to make something on the computer that’s perfect; it’s a much more interesting challenge to capture what makes flowers so beautiful, which is their imperfections. Like the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi (It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, suffering and emptiness or absence of self-nature.)”
Wisniewski’s pieces began with formation of a simple hand drawn sketch, occasionally based on real flowers in front of her eyes. After the sketches are made she properly conceptualizes the piece she wants to make. Wisniewski then begins with the 3D modeling process, making every single element of her accessory one by one and eventually connects them with leaves and stems to create a composition.
Later she explains that she usually 3D prints a nylon sample of her work, to see how the details come out. 1st Once the design is satisfactory to her, she will go back to the 3D modeling program and add in whatever additions the accessory needs, such as combs or bindings. For many of the final pieces, she will then 3D print the final model in wax and cast the pieces in metal using a lost-wax method, though some pieces are available on her Etsy store in the 3D printed nylon.
Also she believes that she has been drawn to this industry because of the emotional significance of jwellery n people’s lives. As she says of bridal gowns, “For most people, it’s the garment that they’ll remember the most in their entire lifetime; their kids will know what it looks like, their grandkids will know what it looks like, and it’s something that’s really treasured.”Also her new aspects to the bridal accessories has kept up the idea of emotional significance, as she is initiating immortal pieces, that she wishes will be going down through generations.
Hence, with it widespread hands on accessories now 3D printing have more in store to come.