3D printing is a wonderful tool for creating complex patterns for lost-wax casting. This piece was printed in a special resin and hand-smoothed before being cast in silver. Due to the repeatable nature of 3D printing, I’ve made several plastic pieces as well, which are much lighter to wear.
Bangles are big- they need to be in order to fit over your knuckles. Thankfully, 3D printing allows for rapidly prototyping the piece to get a perfect fit- just big enough to fit over your hand, but not big enough to fall off or become annoying.