Yes! Our original Solar System jewelry has been featured by NPR's Science Friday, BuzzFeed, MAKE:, NASA, and Carl Sagan's Planetary Society!
Beauty in Science - Every Bead has Meaning:
Every bead has meaning! For example, in our MiniVerse Solar System Bracelet, each bead represents ~40 million miles; in our Latitude pieces, each bead is ~50 miles.
Our Story - Bringing Meaning & Intention into Jewelry:
We have both loved Arts & Crafts since we were kids, and in 2009, we started making jewelry together. We became intrigued by Catholic and Buddhist prayer beads, how each bead has a meaning and intention, and we wondered how Science, Nature, or Mathematical concepts could be translated into beads. Our first design was an "Astronomer's Rosary": a Solar System themed necklace with beads measuring each planet's distance from the Sun.
Our Solar System Jewelry series was immediately a hit with Science enthusiasts everywhere, earning mentions by BuzzFeed, NPR's Science Friday, MAKE:, NASA, and Carl Sagan's Planetary Society. In 2010, NASA even used our piece to create a tutorial! :)
Since then, we've expanded our Solar System Jewelry line to include necklaces and bracelets about specific Planets and Moons. We've also as well as other Infographic and Science-Inspired themes; Earth's Latitudes, Anatomy of the Veins and Arteries, and Layers of the Atmosphere.
We use gorgeous high-quality Natural Gemstones and Jeweler's-grade materials to make beautiful durable jewelry that you can enjoy for many years.
Drawing and painting have been passions for both of us for most of our lives as well, and we love translating our drawings into wood, acrylic, and metal, so that they can become jewelry pieces too.
We are a small, 2-person shop, and we make everything ourselves. We live in the Central Coast Mountains of California with our kids and cats.
We also love making jewelry that is simply decorative, celebrating the beauty of natural stones, wood, and glass. We design for a rugged and elegant look, hoping to create a piece perfect for your next black-tie luau or punk-rock opera.
We research each design concept extensively before we release a new piece, so we can bring you something you won't find anywhere else.
Thanks so much for visiting, and have a beautiful day in the Universe!
- Laura and Jeremy
Chain of Being
Read More About Us . . .
Interview with The Planetary Society:
"The Solar System, in Jewelry Form"http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002565/<
MiniVerse Bracelet featured on BuzzFeed:
"33 Gifts For Anyone Who F*cking Loves Science"http://www.buzzfeed.com/esraerol/keep-an-ion-your-electron<
Veins & Arteries Necklaces on BuzzFeed:
"23 Products That'll Make You Look Smart"https://www.buzzfeed.com/christinalan/are-you-as-smart-as-you-pretend-to-be