learn to use Blender 2.82 to make a cross
In this tutorial, which is a request from one of my Youtube subscribers, I’m going to show you how to use Blender 2.82 or Blender 2.83 to design a diamond covered custom cross. Learning to use blender and some addons is not difficult, but does take practice.
My subscriber Alex, asked if I could work with him privately to show him how to do this model, and I agreed that I would find some time to tutor him on the design work involved, but first, I though I would share some of the preliminary work with all of you.
Watch the video below, and let me know what you think!
Diamond Cross Design Video
What you will need to do this
Of course, you will need a good computer that is able to run some cad software.
The software I’m using in this tutorial is Blender 2.82, and you can get the latest copy of Blender ad the following site…
Go to the download section, and download the version of Blender that will work on your computer. Install it, and get it ready for the next step.
The second thing you will need is a blender add-on called ‘Jewelcraft’. This add-on can be downloaded at the following link.
Once you have downloaded it in a place on your computer, that you can remember where it is, you will have to install it.
Here is a link to my post on installing jewelcraft and several other add-ons you may wont to have loaded in blender.
All of the add-ons are free, as well as blender. All you need is an internet connection to get them.
The Final Results
If you have followed the instructions in the video, you should have something on your screen that looks like the image above.
Designing a cross is very simple. However, once you get used to using this designer cad software for modeling, you may be surprised at the complicated and beautiful designs you can create, only limited to your imagination.
When I design jewelry in Blender 2.82, I’m always keeping in mind that I will probably be 3d printing the item on my Elegoo Mars. If you don’t have a 3d printer, consider the Elegoo mars, as it is one of the best 3d printers available right now, and is less then $250.00 US.
I use my printer to take the designs, and then have them cast into jewelry using gold or silver.
Learn more about 3d Printing
Check out some of my videos covering 3d printing of your jewelry or other creative model designs.