duann: structural skull ring
duann: structural skull ring
apr 13, 2010

duann: structural skull ring

‘structural skull ring’

the ‘structural skull ring’ is part of bits to atoms, a range of bespoke unisex 3D jewelry developed by industrial designer duann. the jewelry line uses additive manufacturing techniques whereby each piece is laser sintered together particle by particle, layer by later.  here the structure of the skull is reduced to the minimum number of connecting lines to describe the form of the skull ring in a triangulated gestalt manner. all jewelry is designed in australia using parametric 3D modelling software then 3D printed by shapeways, in the netherlands.

duann: structural skull ring the ring is available for purchase for limited period of time and comes in sizes 4-14 on white nylon.

duann: structural skull ring detail

duann: structural skull ring

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  • check it out in stainless steel.

    I think it is supposed to be kinda rough..


  • Would like to know how they came to the form? Is it just a guy playing in rhino or is there some meaning or systematic approach to it? Is there any finishing involved?
    I did a RP jewellery elective class @ RMIT Australia and it seems a little unfinished from my experience.

  • cool. but why is it described”particle by particle, layer by layer? ” 3d printing. sla, objet printing are design terms – use them

  • wicked.

  • OMG these are fantastic!
    I’ve been looking for something exactly like this. I’ve been following this guy and it looks like his stuff is doing really well. They’ve sold out of his rings in Adelaide but I didn’t know about these ones. Gimme more!

  • Oooooh yes.
    That is the coolest.


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