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Lasercut from 1/8” plexiglass, this speckled red nautilus hangs boldly from thick brass curb chain. The nautilus is about 4” x 3”, and the necklace is 17.5” long total.

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Lasercut from 1/8” plexiglass, this speckled red nautilus hangs boldly from thick brass curb chain. The nautilus is about 4” x 3”, and the necklace is 17.5” long total.

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Freshwater pearls and Czech glass beads highlight three large, faceted glass stones that shimmer with different cool colors. Strung on silk cord, he necklace closes with a handmade sterling silver toggle clasp. 18.5” long.

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Freshwater pearls and Czech glass beads highlight three large, faceted glass stones that shimmer with different cool colors. Strung on silk cord, he necklace closes with a handmade sterling silver toggle clasp. 18.5” long.

It’s back! Check out the new Spring 2014 collection by Ju Jewelry on Etsy!

It’s back! Check out the new Spring 2014 collection by Ju Jewelry on Etsy!

Piece on display at Exposé! Video of it working to follow.

Here is the piece from Human + Computer! Some of the technical aspects still need working out, but it looks good. Laser-cut paper & vellum butterflies cling to a net made from gold-wire and cocoon-shaped freshwater pearls. A subtle black paper butterfly lace sits beneath the mesh.
Nitinol runs through a few of the butterflies, allowing their wings to “flap” according to an Arduino. This still requires some bug fixing, but we got it to work in the model, so I’m sure it’ll turn out in time for the show at Exposé.

Here is the piece from Human + Computer! Some of the technical aspects still need working out, but it looks good. Laser-cut paper & vellum butterflies cling to a net made from gold-wire and cocoon-shaped freshwater pearls. A subtle black paper butterfly lace sits beneath the mesh.

Nitinol runs through a few of the butterflies, allowing their wings to “flap” according to an Arduino. This still requires some bug fixing, but we got it to work in the model, so I’m sure it’ll turn out in time for the show at Exposé.

I haven’t been making much jewelry lately, as I was on winter break and am currently having an insanely busy wintersession term. Part of that, however, is a super cool workshop series called "Human and Computer" involving RISD, Brown, and MIT.

My partner and I are working on a piece that will involve flapping butterflies, that move in response to text messages. Hopefully. I made these from paper and orange vellum, and my partner should be working on the mechanical mechanism. We’ll see how the crit goes tomorrow!

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Sterling-silver plated necklace, made from somewhere between 750 to 1000 handmade, soldered jumprings. 

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View this piece on Behance here.

I’d just like to point out that this spoon actually worked… So fabulous.

I’d just like to point out that this spoon actually worked… So fabulous.

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This spoon was designed to tailor to the needs of the betta fish, Eugene, that lives in my suite. The large bowl serves for scooping Eugene out of the tank when it requires cleaning, while the smaller bowl is for feeding. The twist in the handle allows the fingers to wrap around it comfortably, making it easier to ladle Eugene out. 
 
The spoon is forged out from a 2.2cm by 16cm piece of quarter-inch brass stock. 

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This piece was inspired by a doorstop my family used to use when I was in elementary school. This “doorstop” was an award given to one of my parents, and featured a recording head encased in a faceted chunk of glass, for their work on the component.

 
Wanting to highlight this component that silently stars everyday life, the existence of which featured so casually in my childhood through my parents, I branched a simple representation of it on an actuator arm. It hangs over a topography interpreted from the boards within hard drives.
 
The round nature of the brass tubing used in the piece contrasts with the traditional rectangular geometries of actual circuit boards, resulted in an abstracted, sculptural brooch.
Pizza pendant I made my friend for her birthday, with silver-solder “cheese” and Swarovski crystal pepperoni. 

Pizza pendant I made my friend for her birthday, with silver-solder “cheese” and Swarovski crystal pepperoni. 

The latest pearl pieces, available for sale here

Holiday season is upon us, and, accordingly, so are finals. Prices have been cut and quantities updated on the website, making this the perfect opportunity to purchase holiday gifts.

 As I focus on my schoolwork and then go home to my family, no new work has been made lately nor will be made until mid-January, so current stock is it. Happy holidays!

Simple Rhino models of parts of my handmade jewelry, made on an uneventful Thanksgiving at school. 

Simple Rhino models of parts of my handmade jewelry, made on an uneventful Thanksgiving at school. 

Attended the Holiday Bazaar, hosted by the WJA New England Chapter in Warwick today. Business was slow, but I met lots of lovely local jewelers. These pieces are available for sale on my main website, jujewelry.com.