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Dec 31, 2016

It's been 3 years!

I can't believe that it has been three years since I designed and made my first 3D printed jewelry!
Since then, I've attended lots of events and shows. If I didn't walk out of my studio and chat with different people, I would never know how happy I can feel when I see the smiles of the customers trying on my designs!

The miraculous thing is, when I see different people wear my jewelry with their own style and personality, it gives me more inspiration to design the next piece.  At the end of the day, my work is all about how to see the beauty in people with a fresh perspective and use the jewelry as a metaphor to outline these qualities.

The more I see and feel, the more imagination I have to express through my designs. I am truly appreciative of the people I've met at the events along the way. I can't wait to have more conversations this summer with all of you, and to share my new designs!

The Mahuika necklace wins first place in Design Museum Boston's Rapid Jewelry Competition!

I am excited to share the great news that both of my newest necklace designs made it to the finalist stage and appeared on the runway! The Mahuika necklace won 1st place! 

I am excited to share the great news that both of my newest necklace designs made it to the finalist stage and appeared on the runway! The Mahuika necklace won 1st place! 

Mahuika necklace_backstage02.jpg

I really appreciate the chance to be part of this delicate show!
To see the complete description about the winning design, see our previous blog post: 
http://www.annxannxdesign.com/blog/2015/4/11/mahuika-necklace

For more pictures of the event, visit: 
http://designmuseumfoundation.org/boston/blog/2015/06/01/rapid-jewelry-recap-photos-winners/

Counterpoint Necklace

counterpoint_necklace

I'm excited to share this new prototype design with you! The production version should be available to order soon. Be sure to check back for updates!

In music, counterpoint is the overlaying of independent rhythms and contours with the intention of creating harmony in their relationships. Inspired by this principle, this necklace design composes four kinds of elements as the prototypes to express the energy in their relationships.

In the pendent part of the necklace, I focused on designing the interactive relationship of the overall gesture. Each element gradually changes in size and shape while each comes from one of four original shapes. In the parts around the neck, there is one “rhythm” shape that repeats to complete the necklace.

3D printing technology provides us with the chance to produce interlocking parts. I want to explore the aesthetics of using this unique ability to design something that looks delightful, not only in the shapes themselves, but also when the parts involve each other. With this design, I want to express the elements playing together!
Rendering Test

Rendering Test

Rendering Test

Rendering Test

Rendering Test

Rendering Test

Concept development - physical model

Concept development - physical model

Concept development - physical model

Concept development - physical model

Wearable Mock-up

Wearable Mock-up

Wearable Mock-up

Wearable Mock-up

Mahuika Necklace

Mahuika is the name of the Māori fire deity, whose spirit I wanted to express in the silver reflections, evocative of glistening flames, which are visible in the movable structure of this necklace.

Every element is designed thoughtfully as an individual form and also as part of an overall gesture to be draped around the neck. This necklace intends to show a system for taking advantage of 3D printing technology while treasuring the traditional silver casting and polishing techniques.

 The design is composed of linking one-of-a-kind elements which will adjust to the wearer’s body. Because all the elements are separate, they can be cast and polished to a beautiful finish. Additionally, elements can be added or removed to reach a desired length.

Mock-ups

Mock-ups

With this necklace I hope to integrate the uncompromising form allowed by 3D printing with the passionate spirit of fine silver craftsmanship.