In this exploration of form, I experimented in how our the human body relates to jewelry and objects in general. I examined how our hands interact with scissors and cups. Loop-like forms inform where parts of the hand go. Bracelets are similar in that the circular opening informs users to slip it over the wrist, but it is less specific.
What interested me the most was that we interact with everyday objects, like cups, in a similar manner as we to with jewelry in relation to how we wear or grip them. In a sense, the everyday objects themselves become articles of jewelry. Take the blades off the scissors and the handles could actually look quite appealing as oppose to its utilitarian purposes.
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Earlier, I had posted earring designs which looped over the ear instead of piercing through the ear. I found it really interesting and expand of this aspect tried to fit objects around the ear. In this experiment, I explored with how this fit around the body. A curvilinear form forms easily around the ear in …
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Sometimes, bracelets just glide over the hand like butter. But they usually never just slip off the hand that easily. In experimenting, I figured that it is the wider dimension of the hand compared to the bracelet opening which maintains the bracelet on around the wrist. Form is an essential element of a bracelet …
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We rely on friction when we slip on a bracelet. People typically bring their thumb in towards the hand so the bracelet will fit over the hand. But friction is a necessary force, especially when it is snug over the widest part of the hand. In this experiment, I used a water bottle to simulate …