Mechanism design meets jewelery making: the gear ring

While working on my NYU class on combining simple machines, I stumbled upon this gear ring. Ben Hopson collaborated with entrepreneur Glen Liberman of Kinekt Design to realize this first piece in what will be a line of kinetic jewelry. My first reaction: I want one. My second reaction: I want to collaborate with them on future designs! I took an intro to silversmithing class a few years back at Studio 174, which has since split into Liloveve and Fitzgerald Jewelry. They both do beautiful work, but alas, no gears. I’ll definitely be in touch with Ben Hopson and Kinekt soon.