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Geo­met­ric jew­ellery de­signer Sarah Empson talks in­no­va­tion

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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

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