Monday, January 10, 2011

Laser-cut Jewelry

This was a laser-cutting project I completed last semester for my CAD class, but I was unable to post about it until now because I didn't want my sister to see it before I gave it to her as a Christmas gift. The necklace and earrings were designed in the computer program Rhino and color-coded to specify the type of cut. I was inspired by insect and bird wings and used the teardrop shape as a repetitive element to create a unique shape with voids. I made the set out of thin birchwood and then stained different layers to create more depth. The wood was expensive and fragile, so I also made some practice pieces out of chipboard that I intend to paint various colors and wear around myself.

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