DROGUE - 3d Printed Keychain - Steel
- Size & Fit
- How It's Made
- Shipping, Etc.,
Drogue - 3d Printed Keychain - Steel:
This pocket sized column of steel is composed of an intricate braid of snaking triangles. Anchored and weighty, this fob makes the perfect ornament to enring the keys to your kingdom.
Drogue is part of our Techno Deco collection; dovetailing into the design precedents set by 70s High Tech Architecture and 30s Art Deco.
It makes a perfect gift for a romantic key exchange. It also makes a great bronze anniversary gift, or a unique gift for men.
Specific Size & Fit charts can be found in the listing for each individual item.
Additionally, the tips below from our blog post on this subject, might be helpful in choosing the correct size:
Jewelry is fairly simple to size, but we've put together this guide to help you find the best fit. This information may or may not be applicable to jewelry from other designers - we haven't re-invented the wheel as fas as sizing goes but we can't speak for how other jewelers do it either.
Of all jewelry categories, bracelets are probably the trickiest item to fit - and bangles and cuffs fit very differently. Bangles must pass over the knuckles with the thumb compressed tightly. When passing over the widest part of the hand, the bangle should feel very snug. This will ensure it won't slide off during wear.
Oval cuffs however, should fit as snugly as possible directly on the wrist. A small gap in the cuff allows the wrist to pass through, and a snug fit will ensure it stays on.
Just for reference, I have a relatively wide hand and a thin wrist, as shown in the drawing above. This means I wear a size medium bangle and a size small cuff. Knowing the general proportions of a person's hands can help you decide which size to choose as a gift.
Size falls within a range, and in this diagram the dashed lines represent those parameters. If it's helpful, you can click on the image above to download a to-scale reference. (If you print it, make sure "scale to fit" of "fit to page" is unchecked. It's already sized for 8.5" x 11" paper.)
Our statement necklaces are sized by neck measurement. This measurement should be taken at a different point on the neck for chokers and for collars. The diagram below shows what I mean.
neck measurement diagram
While we strive to size everything according to any established industry standards, rings are probably the most consistently sized item in the jewelry industry. Our rings are available in standard US sizes 4 - 10.5.
I have tried several DIY ring sizing methods myself with inconsistent results, so I don't recommend relying on any string or paper wrapping method. What I do recommend is this inexpensive ring sizer. It's on Amazon, so if you have a Prime membership it should arrive super quickly. (Do note, they use dashes to represent half-sizes, so a ring sizer marked "7 -" means "7.5" not "7".)
We are not in any way affiliated with this product, but have one of these in our tool kit and have found it to be very accurate. We even advised a couple that we made wedding rings for to get this sizer. Their rings turned out great and were the right sizes for their big day!
If figuring out the right size still seems like too much trouble, there are always earrings and pendants, which are one size fits all.
I hope this info helps, but if you have any questions feel free to comment below or email me at Katherine@xover0.store.
We design all our pieces from our Los Angeles apartment, using advanced computational and digital sculpting tools.
Pieces made in steel are 3d printed from layers of stainless steel powder. At first, this powder is held together by a jet printed binding agent. Once printing is complete, the designs are only semi-solid, like a sandcastle. This "sandcastle" is then surrounded with casting material and infused with bronze for structural soundness.
Final pieces have a composition of approximately 60% steel and 40% bronze.
The bronze infusion process is somewhat unpredictable. So the color may vary from piece to piece or have slight irregularities within one piece, regardless of which finish you choose. We feel this is part of the charm of such mad science.
Steel has a subtle surface texture that is reminiscent of wood-grain or faille moiré.
Our designs are intended to express the unique capabilities of 3d printing and are only possible to produce through this technology.
We often prototype with our desktop 3d printer. However, due to the high cost of professional quality machinery, we currently partner with dedicated fabricators to produce all items we offer for sale.
You can read more info about the materials we use here.
Our items are made to order and require up to three weeks of fabrication time before shipping. We generally ship orders as soon as they are ready unless you contact us beforehand about other arrangements.
If you need something sooner, please get in touch to confirm if we have stock on hand or to see if rush production is available.
All of the items in your order will ship together. So, the item with the longest fabrication time will determine when the whole order is shipped.
(Items in steel generally require the longest fabrication time.)
Shipping time will depend on the shipping method you select at check out. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee strict delivery deadlines. We rely on external delivery services such as USPS and UPS to deliver our packages. And the date by which they deliver is entirely their responsibility.
That said, we are here to help sort out any shipping issues, so please reach out if you encounter one.