This collection of 3D-printed jewellery by Royal College of Art student Dorry Hsu was inspired by the designer's own fear of insects.
Dorry Hsu 3D-printed The Aesthetic of Fears collection in clear resin using stereolithography (SLA) before attaching latex straps.
She then coloured each piece by dipping it into boiling dye, adding one hue at a time.
The forms of the jewellery are based on insects with lots of legs.
"My collection is about the aesthetic and the attraction of fears," she explained. "In many cultures people wear masks to scare evil away, so the masks are decorated with frightening images from the wearer’s own fears."
"I recorded and wrote down my fears in 40 days, and the bug with many legs was one of the fearful objects on my list," she told Dezeen.
To create the 3D files to be printed, Hsu used a tool called a haptic arm that allowed her to draw the shapes as though sculpting in clay.
"It's a way of drawing in 3D, like building up clay in a computer program," she explained. "The haptic arm functions as a computer mouse and you can feel the tension of dragging clay."
"It's more like hand-drawing or hand-building clay and is really different to traditional computer drawing like Rhino," she added.
Dorry Hsu is studying an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery at the Royal College of Art in London.
She developed the project with the college's RapidformRCA digital design, prototyping and manufacturing department.
She was one of ten finalists in the International Talent Support awards last month.
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