The Murex

I’ve always loved seashells and used to collect them as a kid. Inspired by the Murex Brassica shell, I could imagine designing an ear cuff based on its unique form and color.

In sketching the ear cuff, I interpreted the overall spiral shape of the shell through incorporating layers, which I later modeled in Rhino with a series of sweeps. To create my piece, I worked with silicone (Dragon Skin 30 and 20) that I casted in a 3D printed mold I developed.

Photographs of me by Sonia Shah.
Fabrication, 3D Modeling, Casting
Tools: Rhino, 3D printed ABS, XTC-3D, Dragon Skin silicone, Pearl-Ex powder
Year: 2021

Early sketch

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