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Geometric jewellery designer Sarah Empson talks innovation
Geo Heaven’s Sarah Empson shares some of her 3D printing secrets
We launched Geo Heaven in November 2016 with a range of 3D printed nylon jewellery. I design the pieces on the computer using CAD software and have them printed by our 3D printing partner in the Netherlands. Making complex geometric shapes in CAD can be challenging so I use my in-house tech nerd to support me, AKA my husband Monty! To celebrate our first business birthday, we introduced a luxury range of necklaces. Customers had asked for our jewellery in metallic colours, but achieving a luxurious, shiny finish in nylon wasn’t possible. The search was on for metallic materials that could be printed. To our delight, we discovered stainless steel could be 3D printed and gold plated using an innovative new process which still feels a bit like magic. We’re expecting our first baby later this year so we’re hoping to launch a new collection and expand the luxury range before our little one arrives!
Visit www.geoheaven.co.uk to see what new geometric delights Sarah and Monty have been creating lately, and follow along on Instagram @geo_heaven.
WE USE AN INNOVATIVE NEW PROCESS WHICH STILL FEELS A BIT LIKE MAGIC
Sarah finishes each piece off, adding chains and fastenings The geometric forms found in nature inspire Sarah’s designs
Name: Sarah Empson Occupation: Jewellery designer-maker