How do you 3D print in nylon?

Using digital technology, the design is printed from a file into PA12 Nylon (SLS). Selective Laser Sintering uses high power lasers to bind or sinter very fine powered material to create a solid form. When the material is thin it is flexible and rigid when thick.

What are the properties of PA12 Nylon?

PA12 nylon is a lightweight, smooth, durable material. It is chemically resistant, temperature resistant, food safe and biocompatible.

What is the dyeing process?

The pieces are placed in a hot solution of synthetic dye until the required colour has been achieved. At times there may be a variation of colour because of this.  Once the jewellery has been dyed is left to dry before handmade recycled silver findings are attached.

Do you take commissions and bespoke pieces?

We would love discuss making your bespoke piece. Please contact us for more information at info@carlyhitchens.com

Will you be able to resize or repair my jewellery?

On ordering a ring, it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that they have ordered the correct size. If you require a certain ring size which is not available, please contact Carly Hitchens Jewellery and we will be happy to help.

For repairs please contact us at info@carlyhitchens.com and we will be happy to assist you. Each repair will be handled on an individual basis depending on the damage that has occurred and the costs to repair it. The customer will be responsible for any damage or accidental damage which has been caused by incorrect care.

How to care for your 3D printed jewellery?

Please handle your jewellery with care. We recommend cleaning your pieces with warm soapy water and left to dry. Naturally over time the  sterling silver findings can become tarnished. Using a soft lint free cloth buff and polish the sliver, this will keep the piece good condition.

Keep your jewellery stored in separate compartments, in the packaging provided or soft pouches to ensure the pieces are kept safe and will not become damaged.

For more information please see How to care for your Jewellery

What is your environmental  and sustainability policy?

At Carly Hitchens Jewellery we are conscious of the environmental impact of manufacturing our products and producing our jewellery in plastic.  We aim to make jewellery that lasts, and we are committed to the process of improving, reducing and recycling all aspects of our business, from materials used to our packaging.

If at any point your piece of jewellery needs repair, re-dyeing, or cleaning, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. 

Each decision made when creating a piece of jewellery has been researched, sourced and thought through, considering the impact it will have on our carbon foot print. We are endeavouring to find new ways of recycling our materials to enable us to become efficient, and are constantly making improvements in this area.

How is your jewellery packaged?

All our packaging is recyclable, from the presentation boxes to our postal boxes. Each item will be packaged with care and consideration.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions or an enquiry, please send us an email at info@carlyhitchens.com and will be happy to help