Nov 24, 2015 | By Benedict

3D printing pen manufacturer 3Doodler has released a cool tutorial which shows makers how to build a 3D printed Tiffany-style candle holder using their famous 3D printing pen and just a few other household bits and bobs.

Although there can be no substitute for a hefty, filament-guzzling 3D printer, we must admit that 3Doodler’s 3D printing pen is one of our favorite 3D printing gizmos. Yesterday, we saw how artist Erica Gray used the gadget to create some eye-catching wearable art. We’ve also seen it used to create Star Wars toy accessories, multi-colored lampshades and even high heels. Now, the 3Doodler team has released a tutorial for creating some stylish home accessories, using just the 3Doodler pen, a stencil, aluminum foil and an oven.

Louis Comfort Tiffany was a turn-of-the-century American artist and designer who became known for his unique stained glass work. His style has been replicated on a large scale ever since, and owners of a 3Doodler 3D printing pen can now join that pack of homage-payers. 3Doodler’s handy tutorial shows budding designers how to make their very own Tiffany-style candle holder, and the results look brilliant. In fact, we can’t think of many better Christmas presents than a homemade, stained glass effect candle holder made with a 3D printing pen.

The design process is relatively simple. Makers first need to print off a a copy of the specially-designed Tiffany Candle Holder Stencil, choosing either of the two style options: cube or cylinder. After covering the printed stencil with tape or laminate, makers can grab their 3Doodler and trace the design in black PLA. The 3Doodler gurus advise drawing slowly and carefully. Remember: no gaps! The spaces between the lines can then be drawn in, again with the 3Doodler pen, using translucent PLA colors. Attractive color blending can be achieved by allowing a degree of overlap between colors, whilst new colors can also be made by drawing one atop another.

The completed design can then be peeled from the laminate, lain upon on a sheet of aluminum foil, then baked in an oven to produce a smooth, gently melted finish. Once cooled, the design can then be shaped correctly and assembled into either cube or cylinder shape. Edges are sealed together using extra filament from the 3D printing pen. When the candle holder is finished, all that’s left to do is turn the lights on. Or, drop a tea light into the holder and see the stained glass effect beautifully illuminated from within.

We’re pretty impressed with the look of the 3Doodler team’s creations, and even though our efforts won’t hold a candle to theirs, we can’t wait to make our own.



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Maria Reina wrote at 1/4/2018 2:29:01 PM:

How many degrees on the open?

Anna Tyson wrote at 7/1/2017 4:55:29 PM:

looks great just got a pen for a gift looking forwarg to trying it

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