SpoonerCrestNecklaceBackSpooner Crest Necklace, Back
Here you can (barely) see the words written around the edge of the pendant. They are (or should be):
"LIKE A TREE LIKE ARROWS LIKE A SHARP DOUBLE EDGED SWORD LIKE STARS FOREVER"
You can also see the 3D printing artifacts more clearly on this side. The front was polished, but the back wasn't. You can see that words didn't come out very well. I should have made the edge a bit thicker, and the letters larger, as they are pushing the smallest feature size. Alas. Perhaps some day I'll clean them out and engrave the missing parts of "forever" at the top.
SpoonerCrestNecklaceFrontSpooner Crest Necklace, Front
Here's the whole Spooner Family Crest, in neckalce form. It's about an inch wide, to give you a feel for the scale. The sword is supposed to reach all the way down to the center of the book, but it didn't quite make it through the casting process.
The diamond shapes for the girls have been replaced by their birthstones in this incarnation. They were mounted (after casting of course) by bending over three posts next to each. That part actually worked very well, and I didn't have any of the problems that I had expected.
I had this printed in sterling silver by Shapeways.com during the silver trial run. It was a test for them, and a test for me too, as this is the first 3D printed object I've ordered. I'm fairly impressed with the quality of the work that Shapeways did on this. The polished finish is very good, and the detail is (except for the sword, and some of the letters on the back) perfect! In the future I'll be more careful to respect the "smallest feature size" limit.
I gave this necklace to my mother for Christmas, 2010.
SpoonerCrestNecklacePerspectiveSpooner Crest Necklace, Perspective
Another picture of the necklace, showing a bit more of the structure. The branches and arrows are thicker than they are wide, allowing them to appear thin from the front, but still be strong enough to stand up as jewelry.
You can see the printing lines clearly here on the right side of the book. It was printed in wax, and then cast in silver by the good people at Shapeways.com