Designers: SEMIHUMAN

Client: Laura Raine Jewelry

October 2021. COVID-19 vaccines are saving lives. Yet many people during the pandemic have been reluctant to get the shots. There have been 1,166,944 infections and 9,181 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began. To encourage vaccination - and show that the virus can be disarmed easily we created JEWELRY-19. First jewelry line made by a glassblower who contains COVID-19 positive. We used a technique that lets us clearly see inflated air bubbles. Every glass piece needed long processing and polishing to make the 'virus inside' visible. To create the piece, a rather long object with a longitudinal air cavity inside was blown, additionally using a special powder that causes a certain reaction "bubbling" while the glass is still very hot.