Rapid prototyping plays an increasing role in every discipline of design. Jewelry designers now use computer-aided modeling and 3D printing technology to produce unique geometry for designs that were previously impossible to create. It is revolutionizing the industry; taking an age old craft and bringing it into the 21st century.
This is technology-driven fashion! Help us highlight 3D printing as a new approach for designing visually stimulating statement pieces. Show the world your design by creating wearable art that is equal parts technology and fashion. We’re looking for the best uses of 3D printing for jewelry design — not another string of pearls — designs that make the best use of 3D printing technology.
Enter your design online. Finalists will be 3D printed and featured in a nationally-traveling fashion show, where the 3 winning entries will be announced and highlighted. Finalists will also be featured in our national exhibition, online gallery, and pop-up retail stores. Be part of Rapid Jewelry!
Call for Entries opens: February 9, 2015
Entries due by: April 3, 2015 @ 11:59pmPT
Winners Announced: May 23, 2015
Join us for a special fashion show featuring the finalists and winners of Rapid Jewelry on May 23, 2015 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel Imperial Ballroom.
- 3 winning entries receive cash prizes: 1st prize, $2,000; 2nd prize, $1000; 3rd prize, $500
- All entries featured in an online gallery
- Finalist 3D printed and featured in a nationally-traveling fashion show, exhibition, and retail experience — in retail finalist will receive royalties on the sale of their pieces.
Read the call for entries — the competition period has ended
- $15 for students
- $25 for members of Design Museum Boston & SNAG
- $40 for non-members
Registration fees directly support Design Museum Boston and Rapid Jewelry.
To save on registration and enjoy a year of access to great design, become a member.
After completing the registration form, within 1 business day, you will receive your registration number, link to entry form, and invitation to a Dropbox folder where you will submit you files, along with a 60-day trial version of Keyshot 5, which we recommend using to create photo-realistic renderings for your entry.
Executive Director, Design Museum Foundation
Design Museum Foundation Board Member
President, CEO, Solidscape
Global Training Specialist, Luxion Keyshot
Fine Artist Specializing in Digital Sculpture/3D Printing
Assistant Professor, Jewelry Design, Appalachian State University
Director of Marketing, Luxion Keyshot
Founder, Additive Fashion
Owner, Room 68
Co-Founder, Creative Director, Nervous System
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Executive Director, Society of North American Goldsmiths
Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Design Director, LACE & Partner, Oyler Wu Collaborative