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What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

We’re always looking for new ways to create personalized art, so we thought we would share our recent research with you!

We have been looking at a way to create jewellery, from your DNA. The possibilities are endless with this idea, so the process was exciting.

First we took a look at whether we would use the same sequencing procedure as we do with our portraits. We wanted to stay true to our DNA 11 customers and products, but we thought there might be some other interesting patterns in the science that we could work with. We took a look at STR data, to see if it would translate well onto a ring, bracelet, or even necklace.

What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

The numbers in the data would transfer well into measurements of the bands, providing a delicate and perfectly unique pattern for each piece.

What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

Another way we could go about it would be to use our original sequencing, and transfer the entire portrait, or a single ladder onto the piece.

What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

We decided to focus on the idea of a DNA ring. Outside of the DNA data possibilities, there are so many options in the world of jewellery that we have looked at. From the size and design of the piece, to the type of material used, to the way they are physically produced, there is so much to take into consideration. We tried a few 3D-printed prototypes and even discussed with a local jeweller the possibilities of casting each ring.

We started with the above sketches and created some potential digital designs.

What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

 

Once we saw how the bands could look, we moved forward with 3D printed prototypes.

What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

We played around with silver, gold and titanium options.

What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

We also looked at cutting out the DNA data, compared to raising it above the surface, or etching the full portrait into the ring. The ways of personalizing these pieces never ends!

What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

If you’re familiar with our DNA Portraits, you’ll see the full banding etched into the ring in the above photo!

We’ll keep working on these ideas and let you know what we come up with! In the meantime, let us know what you think or if you have any ideas for cool DNA Art in the comments!

 

 
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Posted in Crowdsourcing, DNA 11 Labs, new product by Courtney on October 12th, 2011
 

DNA 11 Labs

Today, DNA 11 is proud to be launching DNA 11 Labs, a community-driven crowdsourcing design platform.

We often receive requests for special orders from customers who love the DNA 11 design and aesthetic. Many of these custom orders have inspired the products we are launching Labs with. Since great minds think alike, it was a natural transition to turn to our customers to help decide what’s next.

Leading the way is the debut of DNA Rugs, the most unique art you’ll ever walk on.

DNA 11 Labs

The big idea behind labs is really about self expression. We are tapping into one of our most valuable assets; the collective hearts and minds of our diverse global client base.

Eager to get involved?

Go to www.dna11.com/labs. By signing up on the DNA 11 Labs homepage, community members will be able to vote on their favorite concepts as well as have the opportunity to pitch their own. Based on the amount of votes an idea gets, it will be offered exclusively to members where they can pre-order from a limited quantity available.

 
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