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Spiral Statement Earrings: M.2A & B-2019

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Spiral Statement Earrings


Maker: MacLachlan, Lynne




3D-printed nylon, hand-dyed, silver mounts

Pair of earrings in 3D-printed nylon with silver posts. Spiral form which overlaps for half its length; acute triangular cross-section with silver insert at each end. Form constructed from open triangular shapes, joined at the base/centre, each containing a small interior triangle. Hand-dyed. Exterior shapes shade from orange to yellow over the length of the spiral, interior triangles royal blue. The two earrings have opposing spiral.


History note: Craft Scotland at Collect 2019, from where purchased by the donors.

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2 cm
Width: 8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Glasgow ⪼ Scotland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2019-04-29) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2019


Lynne MacLachlan (B. Paisley, 1980) followed a degree in aerospace engineering with post-graduate study in jewellery and metalwork at the Royal College of Art and the Open University. She is known for her experimental approach to digital tools and bespoke software, making 3D-printed nylon jewellery and sculptural objects which aim to ‘bring visual delight’ with ‘exuberant forms, vibrant colours and signature optical effects’. A bangle (M.1-2019) and this pair of earrings, the first pieces of 3D-printed jewellery in the Fitzwilliam’s growing collection of non-precious jewellery, were exhibited at the international craft and design fair, Collect, in 2019.

Components of the work

Mounts composed of silver

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

3-D printing : Nylon, 3D-printed, hand-dyed, silver mounts.

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2A & B-2019
Primary reference Number: 238736
Entry form no.: 1381
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 29 October 2019 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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