I'm happy to announce what I've been working on the past few months... Shapeways reached out to me after noticing a passionate group of miniature fans discovering Shapeways through my blog. They were interested in a community initiative to encourage people to engage further with 3D printing miniatures. We came up with a contest that will be announced soon, but to kick things off, I created a tutorial for absolute beginners to get started 3D modeling with free design software. I walk you step by step through creating this pendant light and share lots of tips and tricks for how I make my miniatures.
Check out my SketchUp tutorial on the Shapeways blog here: www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/19847-how-i-made-a-mini-112-scale-pendant-light-for-my-dollhouse-in-sketchup.html
Shapeways is also running a promotion; if you order your first design by Feb. 13 you'll get a secret code for $20 off your next one. For more details visit www.shapeways.com.