Charmr Makes 3D Printable Jewelry Out Of Your Photos
Autodesk’s 123D Web app is an easy way to create 3D models that can then be sent to your 3D printer. For Valentine’s Day, Autodesk has added a new app called Charmr that lets you convert a photograph into jewelry.
In essence, Charmr is a lot like those custom jewelry kiosks you used to find in Walmart. You upload a picture, place it onto the pendant or charm of your choice and then print it. What sets Charmr apart is that it generates a 3D printable file for you to make with your 3D printer.
For example, let’s say somebody wasn’t right in their right mind and wanted a charm with my face on it. With Charmr, I just simply have to upload the picture onto the sight, set it inside the charm of my choice and download the STL file.
If you don’t have a 3D printer, you can still obtain a 3D print of your jewelry through Shapeways, Sculpteo and i.materialise. Shapeways may be your best bet as the company offers prints in a variety of materials that aren’t plastic.
If you’re like me and have a face that only a mother could tolerate, you might want to go with one of the designs already up on Charmr. At the moment, you can choose between some Milk Box earrings, a Ye heart pendant, a BFF pendant or a Year of the Horse pendant. There will be more designs added soon as more people make more charms.