Thursday, July 31, 2014

ZBrush rings

Last week I finally learned to make rings in ZBrush.  The reason I couldn't do it before was I didn't know how to cut out the finger hole.  Finally I learned how to do that and have been working on rings constantly since then. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Japan trip

I'm going to Japan next month.  August 9th - 19th.  The main purpose of this trip is to go to Yakushima.  But I will also be going to Osaka and Kyoto.  This will be my 6th trip to Japan.  Living in Korea, I am so close to Japan, but this will be my first time to go there since I came to Korea.  I'll be taking a boat to Fukuoka from Busan and flying back to Seoul from Osaka. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Art Jewelry Magazine

I have some pieces published in Art Jewelry magazine this year.  First I had an aluminum and wood piece published in a non-traditional materials gallery in the May issue.

I should have some earrings published in a texturing gallery in who knows which issue, they didn't tell me, and my parents haven't received it in the mail I guess.   (Update, July 31) I was supposed to have some earrings published in a gallery of textured jewelry in an issue this year but they didn't have space, so they told me the earrings will appear in a gallery in some future issue.

I am told I will also have a pendant published in a sawing and piercing gallery.  I guess that will be in some kind of "special publication", being published in August, not a normal monthly issue.

I also had at least one piece in the gallery section of their website.  I don't keep track of these things very well anymore.  If I see a call for entries that I can enter, then I just enter and forget about it.  Since I always use my parents address rather than my Korea address, I don't even get to see the book or magazine when it's published.  Usually my parents or friend will email a pic of the page I am on.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

zbrush pendant

This is a pendant I was making in ZBrush recently.  I enjoy working on ZBrush, but one problem I think I will have is that I am working on something enlarged much larger than the size it will be manufactured.  I think I am often putting in details that will never show up in the final piece, after 3d printing, casting, and cleaning/polishing.  This pendant for example, the finished piece would probably be about 30mm high, but on my computer I am working on details with it enlarged to about 12"+ high.  I don't know how fine of details will make it through to the final piece.  I still haven't tried printing anything, so I don't know how it will be. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Around January or February I decided to stop trying to learn Rhino and Zbrush at the same time and just concentrate on one for a while.  Zbrush was the obvious choice.  It was more interesting to me than Rhino and I was already spending much more time on it than Rhino.  I also think it's more difficult to learn than Rhino. Mostly I have been doing tutorials on  The focus of that site is mostly for graphics, not manufacturing, but I can apply most of it to sculptural jewelry forms. 

Here are some of the things I have completed.  These are tutorial projects, not my designs: