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Designing Basic Beads For 3D Printing In Microsoft 3D Builder – Part 1

3D Printing returns to the blog in 2018 with a range of ideas for creating some cool projects and tutorials.

This post will feature a video tutorial on how to make an assortment of shaped beads with a hole through the centre for threading.

Best of all it is the first in a three-part series that will help you get to grips with designing things in Microsoft 3D Builder!

Here is what I will be aiming to show you in the video that you will find further down on this blog post page.

Designing Basic Beads For 3D Printing In Microsoft 3D Builder 1

Of course, once printed and decorated you can make these beads into any style of jewellery that you want. I made mine into earrings.

3D Printing Beads On The CoLiDo 3D Compact Printer

The video is approximately 6 minutes long and by the end of it you will be able to design a series of basic shaped beads in Microsoft 3D Builder and save them ready for taking to your 3D Printer.

It will start off by showing you the basic design process for the cube bead. I’ll then repeat this slightly quicker through the cylinder, pyramid, hexagon and the video will then end with a guide on how to complete the Torus (doughnut shape) as this involves a couple of extra steps.

If you want to know more about the CoLiDo 3D Compact printer used to print these projects then please do visit the exclusive UK supplier, Create & Craft TV.

Ok, ready to play?

Great! Just hit play on the video player below.

If you have any comments or questions about this post then please do feel free to pop them in the comments section below or over in the comments section on the video page in YouTube.

Many thanks for stopping by. Look forward to seeing you next time.

J :)

7 thoughts on “Designing Basic Beads For 3D Printing In Microsoft 3D Builder – Part 1

  1. This question is a tad off topic but I couldn’t find a question and answer spot on your blog. I was wondering if you’ve tried 3D printing your own stamps? I’m DYING to find out if it can be done properly. Thanks!


  2. Thank you John for doing these videos. I bought my son the CoLiDo for Christmas. He loves it. As he is a beginner at this any help you can give is great. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Happy New Year to you.

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  3. wow great video thank you John fascinating to watch. I haven’t got a 3rd printer but interested. The beads would be made in what material? In what ways can these be decorated? Thank you + wishing you a Happy New Year!


  4. Oooooh! Exciting! Oh the possibilities…. doh why do I need a new areal, new TV n new freezer when I really want new craft toys???
    Still at least I will be a bit more savvy come the day I can play. Cheers!


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