Nervous System

Xylem central roots brooch, detail
Xylem central roots brooch, detail

Since I got a chance to see inside the JIIC in Birmingham I’ve been fascinated by 3D printing, partly because now I know how it works! That’s why I fell in love with the jewellery of Nervous System. This American based company uses computer programs and 3D printing to manufacture a range of nature inspired jewellery.

'Hyphae Vessel' Pendant
'Hyphae Vessel' Pendant

The jewellery is divided into ranges, all bearing the name of the area of nature which inspired them. My favourite is the Xylem range which takes its name from the plant tissue which makes up leaf veins. These pieces are made up of an intricate and detailed leaf vein design which is produced in a number of materials such as stainless steel and silver.

Xylem Central Roots Brooch
Xylem Central Roots Brooch

The dendrite range below takes its inspiration from the growth of coral. If you wanted to design your own unique version of this pendant Nervous System have the program on their website. Once you have a design you’re happy with they will make it up for you. If you want to see the video demo of how to design your own piece click here.

 

Dendrite Full Moon Series
Dendrite Full Moon Series

Who would have thought you could make algae pretty!

 

Algae algal bloom pendant
Algae algal bloom pendant

 

 

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