Ok. So I'll be the first to admit, I always have these great ideas about stuff to make or market and get all excited and inspired but somehow manage to crap out at the final stages. Well now there's no excuse anymore. Introducing:Shapeways./
At shapeways they do 3D Printing. Don't know what that is? Frankly neither do I but I can give you a rough idea. You come up with a 3D design idea be it, jewelery, a hood ornament, wall decor, candleholder. The list goes on and on. You send the design to shapeways.com and they make it. They have these "3D Printers" that can actually build 3 dimensional objects to your design specs. "Yeah", you think "but how much is it?" That shit don't come cheap. Oh yeah? It does my friends, it does. The set up fee is...get this $1.50. And then depending on the material, they range from $1.50 a cubic centimeter for an ultradurable white plastic to $10.00 a cubic centimeter for stainless steel. Yeah, you heard me right. You can friggin make shit outta stainless steel.
Oh and here's the thing, because set up is so cheap. You can design the piece. Make 1 or 2 on the cheap, photograph it and then put it on your etsy shop and have shapeways build it to order. Haha! You're an entrepenuer with a fancy decor shop!
okokok. Some examples and inspiration for what you can do.
That last one [the alphabet] isn't actually from shapeways it's from here:
Bit I thought it was inspiring and you could definitely do something groovy with type at shapeways.
So go forth, be fruitful, and make shit!