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Shakespeare meets Blade Runner

29 October 2008

This beautiful necklace looks like the love child of an Elizabethan collar and a futuristic cog. The combination and layering of the soft fabric and the hard reflective acrylic is inspired. This Cait Collar Neclace is the work of Singaporean jewellery designers Vivi Masturah Lim and Aaron Kao of Vice and Vanity.

How would you care for such a sublime piece of jewellery? “No crocodile attacks, nuclear fusion or genetic experiments.”

As you would expect, the design of the Vice and Vanity website is also very cool.

Image Source: Vice and Vanity

Laser cutting, as used by Vice and Vanity, is huge at the moment and is being used to create everything from jewellery to homewares, art, and furniture. The materials that can be laser cut are as varied as the applications and include leather, felt, timber, bamboo, acrylic, stainless steel and cardboard. There were quite a lot of people selling laser cut leather jewellery at the design festival I went to on the weekend. I must admit that in my spare time (huh, what's that?!?) I have been sketching designs to have some laser cut jewellery made for myself. I'll show it to you when - or if - it comes to fruition.