Sometimes it seems as if 3d crystal makes everything so much more beautiful. When you walk into a store and look at the jewelry, you are almost always met with beautiful things. You can’t help but be drawn to the sparkle of the crystals and the beauty in the photos that have been mounted onto them. 3d crystal makes all that possible. You can make some very beautiful items just by using 3d crystals and special 3d jeweler methods to cut them and shape them.
Some people are a little wary of 3d crystal. They see it as cutting edge technology and a little geeky. Some don’t feel they are quite capable of engraving such large crystals. However, not everyone thinks that way. With a few simple instructions, anyone can become a master of laser engraving and create amazing works of art with their own photos and art.
In order to get started with your own piece, you need a piece of paper and a pencil. Take the picture you want engraved and write down the measurements (either inches or in the case of a 3d photo, the actual physical size). Then, cut the paper to the proper size, about twice as wide as it is tall. Fold it in half and tape it to a table, or an old tablecloth. Using a hot iron (careful – don’t burn yourself), gently heat up the piece of paper and use your new laser engraving technology to create your photo.
To create a unique piece of jewelry that will be loved, cherished, and sold, the next step is to find a local engraver who has experience in creating personalized 3d crystals. Ask around or look online for some good references. Bring the piece of paper with you, so that you can have someone do a side by side comparison with the first one. Find out how many hours it will take and if you can work around an artist’s schedule. If you can, schedule several sessions so that you get the job done right the first time.
If you don’t have a lot of time to spare, try to find someone who does have experience doing this. Ask them for some references and then contact those people. If you don’t care as much about the cost as the quality of the finished product, you can ask them to engrave a piece of clothing for you instead. If they can’t do that, then just find someone who can. A 3d crystal engraving company may also be able to do other things besides laser etching – like, for example, glass engraving (not as common, but possible).
Glass engraving is done using ultraviolet radiation and is not as common as it used to be a few years ago due to new technologies in lasers. Most companies will still be able to do this, as they have a lot of experience and are quite good at what they do. All they would need is the piece of glass (you can buy it already with the holes already in), some sandpaper and some engraver software (that you can download for free). After the glass has been sanded, it can then be placed inside the laser etching chamber, turned on, and the engraver software used to draw the crystal onto the glass. This process can be done for just small fits, medium fits and large fits – and usually on the same day.