is creating a prototyping and consulting service for jewelry design.

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Each month, receive an intentionally-shaped piece of metal to bend into anything you can come up with. Shapes will also be posted on my Patreon feed. Send pictures to get your creation featured on BLACKMARZIAN social media!
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Would you like to start creating items of your own design from sheet metal? If so, the Metalbender tiers are made for you! Email me vector files (.ai, .eps, .dwg, .dxf) with items you would like to make at the correct scale to begin this process. A clean 2D drawing of items at their real size scanned black & white on 8.5 x 11” paper also works.
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  • 2 hours of metal cutting/engraving time on the Nomad CNC Mill (2x2” size limit per item). I will send you a simulated calculation of how much time your item(s) will require before cutting; for reference, most of my headcrests take 45 minutes - 1 hour to cut. Time usage will be tracked and can rollover into following months.
  • Access to crest design templates (Black Metalbender exclusive); size limit pertains to crest (emblem) areas only!
  • Access to 0.81mm thick (20 gauge) *aluminum only* sheet metal for prototyping
  • Access to BLACKMARZIAN discord for knowledge sharing, collaboration and discussion with fellow metalbenders
  • Access to my personal dream journal entries, comprised of vlogs and posts on Patreon
  • Access to tips and tutorials for jewelry design and fabrication with Adobe Illustrator
Note: After 2 hours, additional cuts (up to 6x6”) will be quoted at a rate of $0.25 per square inch of material plus $7.50 per hour of cutting. $15 order minimum.
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I'm Qil, and I'm an Astro-Black metalbender from West Philly. My personal work is centered around physically anointing Black bodies through ornamentation. As I create, I hope to cultivate a new visual language rooted in Black cultural communication; I currently utilize precision-tuned desktop CNC machinery to engage in my craft.
Through this platform, I would like to be a resource for others who would like to use my machinery and knowledge of design in order to create their own designs in metal.
I would also like to use this Patreon as a way to generate exchanges regarding Afrofuturism and design for liberation. This will be done in the form of personal digital artifacts, from vlogs to essays, that will be available primarily on this platform.
Your support of my Patreon will directly allow me to sustain my full-time self-employment as both a metalbender and collaborator (with you!) in learning!
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When I reach $500 per month, I'll start a special podcast series where I interview 1 patron about Afrofuturism & design for liberation every month.
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