Craft & Design Science
Grow your own jewelry

Epidish1Interesting and sorta gross “epiSkin jewelry extends biological identity by combining technology and design into a new decorative body surface. This project is an exploration into the decorative technological control over biology to create an artifact which is a hybrid of both. Cultured in a lab, this biological jewelry is made of epithelia cells which grow to create an artificial skin. The cells are grown into custom designed forms, controlled by the artist. The cells are incubated for a period of time, following which they are stained with a custom dye. The skin is then visibly sealed into a wearable object.” [via] Link.

2 thoughts on “Grow your own jewelry

  1. I don’t know… What will take longer? Explaining what it is, or trying to bring people back from the state of shock and awe after explaining what it is?

    I mean… simply giving your other half a nice necklace won’t do it anymore? Come on…. She might be scared it will eat her!!

    – Unomi –

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