This project incorporates design elements from 3D modeling & 3D printing to create a customized embroidered pendant necklace. The embroidery process provides an opportunity for users to create their own unique designs using embroidery thread. This model can be scaled up for larger statement pieces. Total time for project (not including print time) is 1 - 1.5 hours & is suitable for beginners.
Variable Color Options
Model can be scaled up for larger statement pieces. Do not scale down as the embroidery thread will not fit through the holes.
Once your pendant has finished printing, remove the support structures & sand the back of the pendant with course sandpaper until smooth.
Design Process for 3D Model
The pendant model was created using Blender, a free-open sourced 3D modeling & animation tool.
Overview and Background
This project teaches design engineering using 3D technology & fiber arts.
Lesson Plan and Activity
Instructions for Assembly
3D Printed Pendant
Scissors (sharp ones!)
2 Keyhole Screws
Hook & Latch
- 3D Modeling
- 3D Printing
1 - 1.5 hours (not including print time)
If you are facilitating this in a class setting, it's advisable to print the pendants ahead of time.
Rubric and Assessment