"I've always had the dilemma of not finding jewelry that I loved," said artist and designer Hannah Robinett. "If I did, it seemed that everyone else had it."
So she founded mynlyn to make her own jewelry. She designs each piece in her Brooklyn, New York studio and prints a prototype on her MakerBot before shipping them off to Shapeways for commercial production in limited numbers.
Ranging in price from $50 to $575, Robinett's jewelry is printed in nylon, brass or stainless steel. Selected pieces are plated in gold and silver.
"Each piece truly is distinct and a work of art," Robinett said. "My newfound love for 3D printing has allowed me to bring these ideas to life."
Robinett became intrigued in 2006, when she moved to New York to take a position as a designer for a tech startup.
"Since so much of my work is done on a computer, the idea of bringing what I create to a tangible form is intriguing," she said. "Combining three areas I'm passionate about – design, art, and tech – is a dream come true. I'm excited for mynlyn to provide some of the most unique and beautiful jewelry on the market."
Robinett's work has been well received.
"Jewelry by mynlyn is beautifully modern, and I love that they are limited editions designed in Brooklyn," Claudine Williams, founder of photography blog.