3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew
clips onto garments

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Rather than slotting onto chains, these 3D-printed pendants by Italian designer Maria Jennifer Carew hang from the edge of the wearer's clothing (+ slideshow).

LessIs 3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew clips onto garments

Maria Jennifer Carew stripped the pendant necklace down to its most essential component and created her LessIS collection of simple geometric designs that clip onto garments.

LessIs 3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew clips onto garments

"Today accessories are a key element in any outfit, so I decided to focus on the concept of necklace where often the most important role is played by the pendant and not by the chain that supports it," she told Dezeen.

LessIs 3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew clips onto garments

Each design is based on a continuous strand of material, which loops back on itself into a thin element that hooks behind a lip of fabric.

LessIs 3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew clips onto garments

Shapes range from circles, triangles and squares to more complex polygons. Some pieces have extra bars within the outer edge for added decoration.

LessIs 3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew clips onto garments

The jewellery can be clipped onto the collar of tops, and can also be placed over the placket of a shirt or into the top of a chest pocket.

LessIs 3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew clips onto garments

The pendants are printed in bronze, brass and black or white nylon.

LessIs 3D-printed jewellery by Maria Jennifer Carew clips onto garments

  • mos

    Cute paper clips, but there sure is a lot more interesting 3D-printed jewellery to be featured on this website than this….

  • anded

    It seems so counter intuitive to produce these by 3D printing instead of making them from sheet material by laser, waterjet, etching, milling etc.

  • pipo

    Yeah, nice paperclips. Didn’t know it was possible to print bronze.

  • Antonio

    I just want to say one thing. Just because it is 3D-printed doesn’t automatically make it incredible and interesting. You still have to invest time to actually design it.

  • amsam

    Ya, here’s the thing – why was the headline “3-D printed jewellery”? How about “Geometric planar accessories”? The fact of 3-D printing is so commonplace now that leading with it kind of invites responses like “oh, THAT again.” And as anded points out, they could have been made any number of different ways. The fact of their 3-D printing is ancillary.

  • Sarah Kakia

    I like the concept. I keep my wardrobe to a minimum which means very plain tops. I have sewn loops onto neckbands to add interesting collars which change the look, this would be another option.