January 17, 2013 AT 7:00 am

Joshua Demonte’s Architectural Jewelry #3dthursday

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“Buildings for the body” is one of the modes of design made possible for artist Joshua Demonte by his explorations in various modes of 3D printing / digital fabrication, from 3ders.org:

To Philadelphia-based jewelry designer Joshua Demonte, architecture has always surrounded the body. His jewelry objects mimc ancient architectural elements activating the viewers’ perception of the wearer.

“My work has replaced the traditional embellishments of jewelry objects with the details of traditional architectural form. The objects have become jewelry that have defined architectural space around the body, altering our perception of the figure.”

For the exhibition “40 under 40: Craft Futures” at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from July 20, 2012 through to February 3, 2013, the museum selected forty artists born since 1972, the year the museum’s contemporary craft and decorative arts program was established at its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery…

Demonte uses Zcorp 3D printer, Objet and also Makerbot 3D printer to make different kind of objects. His work includes necklaces modeled after aqueducts or bracelets based on classical cathedrals. His design is inspired from architecture – with 3D printing he is able to translate a beauty of building nearly literally with a great amount of details.

He calls himself a 21 century maker, a maker making products with digital fabrication. With roots in jewelry design, Joshua DeMonte found a whole new world of artistic creation with 3D printing.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

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