Kali Necklace

by akaziuna, published

Kali Necklace by akaziuna Oct 30, 2012


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Necklace that I created for my Kali costume.

The skull was scanned with 123D Catch and then made into a bead using OpenScad.

The bead that has three faces was created with an OpenScad file and was then cleaned up and smoothed out with MeshMixer.

I used emmet's stretchy bracelet OpenScad file to create the texture for the beads. I messed around with it until I had the texture I wanted and then exported it as an STL and imported that into a seperate file. I suppose I could have written it all as code, but I didn't.

Have fun with this, I sure did.

Vote for this project in the instructables Halloween contest: http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Kali-Necklace/


Print and string the beads together.

For the depicted necklace I used:

  • 14 of the large skull beads
  • 2 of the large ribbed beads
  • 2 of the small skull beads
  • 4 of the small ribbed beads
  • a single 3 face bead at the bottom of the necklace

Note: The vampireSkull 0.2.stl file is not a bead, it is used to generate the skull beads in combination with the OpenScad file.

I was in a hurry and ran out of time, so I just used the beads I had been prototyping and strung them together. I did not have enough white ABS, so I broke out the glossy white Krylon Fusion spraypaint. The gold beads were printed in red translucent PLA, then spraypainted gold.

This necklace took about a week to prototype and print. I printed the large skull beads on my Replicator in either white or natural ABS with 13% infil and 0.25 layer height. Each large skull bead took around 3 hours and 20 minutes.

All the OpenScad files will be uploaded soon! I am busy doing Halloween things, but will clean them up and post them soon.

UPDATE: The skull bead OpenScad file has now been uploaded. Make sure to download the vampireSkull_0.2.stl file and save it in the same directory to change the size of the bead / hole through the bread.

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