Empty filament spool jewelry box

Empty Filament Spool Jewelry Box

Empty filament spool jewelry box by Sandra James

The idea for this jewelry box was spawned by Instructables’ organization contest. I decided not to enter the contest before I finished as not many instructions are needed to put the box together. Instructions are necessary for modeling the individual boxes and it was too much to explain, simply. I used Blender and Tinkercad for modeling, working between both software throughout the project.

Empty filament spool jewelry box part
Empty filament spool jewelry box part
Empty filament spool jewelry box drawer

My thoughts from the beginning concerning design was to go outside of the circle. I wanted to create something that looked modular, modern, and permanent. Surprisingly (to me), I was not compelled to completely cover the spools. Their circular form contributed expression to the piece. I felt it should be an organization item that can be passed down through generations. Why not? I feel PLA is an undervalued building material and it most certainly is not cheap plastic.

The files for this project can be found on Tinkercad:

Empty filament spool jewelry box by Sandra James

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