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3D printing-materials

Desirie Z

Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - 04:42:12 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

There are many different types of materials for 3D printing, each has its owe characteristics, pros and cons. Here are some of the more common options:



-Also called White, strong & flexible/ Durable plastic/ White plastic

-Strong and flexible plastic

-1mm minimum wall thickness

-Naturally white, but you can get it colored

-About 10 layers per 1mm

-Made from powder

-Alumide=Polyamide  + Aluminum

-Interlocking, moving parts possible

ABS:(Home Read more →


Some images for inspiration(3D printed jewelries)

Desirie Z

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 - 04:11:20 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

I collected some images to inspire my own design, these designs are all 3D printed.

The use of repeated or similar pattern can save the time during CAD as well as create visual rhythm.

The above two designs have some gestures and patterns that I can relate to my project. Moreover,  the shape of the deer necklace can be a direction how Read more →

Interesting... we need to get on the bandwagon soon!

Jewelry Design Development--Who, What, Why

Desirie Z

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 - 04:15:22 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

Accessories for Lee(Main character):

1, a Zan, long hair pin to secure hair bun. This accompanies her throughout her life, as a item of memory from her mother.

2, a Bi, comb-like accessory, marks when she becomes Noble Consort, which is the highest position she reaches when she is with the old Emperor.

3, a ring, marks her return to the Palace as Read more →

Intersting... I like the choker worn by Rehang better than the first one...

Characters Summary

Desirie Z

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 - 06:33:47 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

Here is a simple summary of the main characters appeared in my story.

Pardon my handwriting..

The main character Lee:

Xiunv(13)–>Noble Lady Lee(13)–>Dame Lee(14)–>Consort Lee(17), gave birth to a son, who died–>Buddhist Nun(20), after Emperor’s death–>Imperial Noble Consort Lee(23), of the new Emperor Lihong–>Empress Consort(31)

Supporting Characters:

Prince Lihong–>Emperor(20)

Xiunv Ou(Lee’s best friend)

Lee’s Servant(had a crush on the Prince)

Other characters:

Xiunv Zhao–>Noble Lady Zhao–Dame Zhao

Empress Consort Wu(of Read more →

Great! Now let's celebrate with concepts for each of them!!

Update of Jewelry Design Idea

Desirie Z

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - 05:19:15 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

This is a short write up after week 6 consultation, to update my design direction.

My direction now is to design a set of jewelry that go according to the stories I wrote. The design I have for now is pretty complicated and resembles the Chinese antiques. However, my next aim is to simplify the design into something more modern, and Read more →

Remember; 'gist and gesture'. You are doing fine. We will up the effort after the break : )  

Inspiration for game tools and Equipments


Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - 10:36:46 am

@ Recreational Mobility Device

The tools and equipments that require for the race would need to be scattered around the race track. It will be hard to keep track all of these game tools that will be collected. To facilitate ease and making use of cutting age technology – Augmented Reality (AR).

An example of an AR Equipment that can be used is the hololens. Read more →


My Story--Part 6, The Empress Consort

Desirie Z

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 - 01:36:39 am

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

Another 5 years has passed. Our son is almost 7 years old now. He is as smart as his mother, and as beautiful as her mother. My Empress Consort and Imperial Noble Consort have not creating troubles for me and have kept family affairs very organized. Probably because Lee is more decisive and My Empress Consort Wong is more obedient Read more →


My Story-Part 5, The New Imperial Noble Consort

Desirie Z

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 - 11:53:47 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

After three years of mourning, Lee is 23 years old already. I decided to bring her back to the Imperial family-not as my father’s widow, but as MY consort. I know there will be a lot of discussions and objections, but I don’t really care about them. I am the Emperor and as long as I handle the states matter Read more →


My Story-Part 4 Succeeding to the Throne

Desirie Z

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 - 09:00:11 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

Lee told me I need to gain my father’s trust in a very discreet way, so that my siblings wouldn’t suspect anything or point their arrows to me. At the same time, I should show no interests in competing for the throne—until the very last moment where I supposed to act reluctant but no choice in accepting the grant. All Read more →


My Story-part 3-The New Emperor To Be

Desirie Z

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 - 06:59:42 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

The three years before my fathers death, Lee contacted me through one of her servants. After meeting her, she told me that she wants to form alliance with me, in fighting with other princes and Officials. It was totally unexpected as I am the least possible person to be appointed as the new emperor. My father had never put hope Read more →