It is inspired by natures shape, when Yoojin Lee start design jewelry, always look around what's in the nature around my life.
In Asian culture, generally, Chrysanthemum is used for funeral.
Hence, it is one of flower that has negative feeling when Asian think about Chrysanthemum. Since Chrysanthemum has negative feeling due to usage for funeral, she tried it to have the delighted, playful and positive feeling.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Design inspired by flower Chrysanthemum.
The ring has 48 petals, 6 stamen and a pistil set with diamond in the middle of the flower. Whole flower part of ring can spin and each petals can be movable a vertical motion so that it can look like blooming flower.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The ring is best worn on the index finger or middle finger. It interact the one who wears it to nature and the feeling.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in February 2015 and finished in March 2015 in California, USA and was exhibited in Arizona, USA in February 2016.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
It is a handicraft ring. First step was to find a way to connect petals with having movement on the dome . So, she made holes on dome for petals and put all petals in the hole. she melted inside part of petals in order to make balls. Since the balls and petals are bigger than the holes on dome, the petals can move upside and down(can't falling out). After finished making the flower part, she connected the bottom of flower and the ring with wire so that the the bottom part of flower can spin on the ring. Final step was connecting the flower part on the bottom part with bezel setting and set diamond on the pistil.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimension: Width 650mm * Depth 650mm * Height 550mm
Materials: Sterling silver and Diamond
Silver, Ring, Jewelry, Chrysanthemum, Flower, Diamond, Wearable, Movable
Yoojin Lee spent a large amount of time understanding the movement of the flower, Chrysanthemum. Also, i carefully thought about movement of fingers so that, the ring, Chrysanthemum could have smooth motion.
The challenge was to try and create an object as close as possible to the image of the Chrysanthemum and figured out how to be able to join the flower part with all movable petals and the ring without soldering so that it could spin.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Yoojin Lee, 2015.