Jewellery and Accessories: 3D Modelling and Printing


This course offers an introduction to Rhinoceros 3D modelling software and 3D printing, with an emphasis on designing and 3D printing a ring, clasp, button, garment fixing or small container. The course will cover basic 2D drawing and tracing techniques and their application to creating 3D forms. It will include a practical guide to creating models for 3D printing and getting those files printed. Participants must be proficient with the general use of a computer. This course is delivered in the newly renovated fabrication workshop at the School of Fashion and Textiles, Brunswick Campus.

Course content

  • Overview of 3D printing technologies and applications
  • Practical introduction to Rhino3D modeling software including:

- Screen layout, user interface, viewports
- Drawing lines, surfaces, solids and tracing from photographs
- Transforming and manipulating solids
- Measuring

  • Preparing a 3D drawing for 3d printing
  • Introduction to further resources for learning Rhino3D
  • Introduction to using 3d Printing bureau services


Ideal for

The course will suit people with no experience with 3D modelling software who are interested in an introduction to 3D computer-aided modelling and design skills using Rhinoceros 3D. The course focuses on 3D modelling techniques for creating jewellery, clasps, buttons and garment fixings so will suit jewellers, fashion accessory designers and artists.

Important Information

For health & safety reasons, students need to wear closed shoes, no thongs or sandals and long hair is to be tied back and no long necklaces or scarves worn during class. Please bring an apron or old shirt to cover your clothes.

If you are travelling from out of state it is highly recommended that you wait for your course confirmation letter before booking any flights.

More information


By the end of the course students will have 3D printed at least one item and will have the knowledge to outsource further printing to relevant suppliers.


Participants must be proficient with the general use of a computer.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook, ruler and USB.


Participants will be emailed an RMIT Statement of Participation after course completion.

Additional notes



Bin Dixon-Ward

Bin Dixon-Ward was one of the first contemporary jewellery makers to employ digital technologies and 3D printing in her work. A graduate of RMIT, Gold and Silversmithing, Bin has exhibited in Australia, Europe, Japan and North America and is the recipient of several awards including the Itami Award in Japan and Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables Student Prize (2011). Bin’s work is held in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the RMIT McMillan Collection, the Powerhouse Museum and Musee des Artes Decoritifs (the Louvre), Paris. Bin's approach is making contemporary jewellery as a way of understanding the built environment, communicating her interest in urban landscapes and the role of digital technologies in crafts. She currently teaches at RMIT's School of Art.

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Available course dates

Saturday 07 September 2019

  • Code S350363
  • Start date 07.09.19
  • End date 14.09.19
  • Hours 12
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $415.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 07.09.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 14.09.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00

Friday 06 December 2019

  • Code S350363
  • Start date 06.12.19
  • End date 07.12.19
  • Hours 12
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $415.00
Enrol now
Session  Start  End Hours
Fri 06.12.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 07.12.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00

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