Mother Nature Network|| March 04 2010
Jewelry designed by the sun
A green Minneapolis company designs jewelry by harnessing the sun's energy with a giant lens.
Already a fan of recycled glass jewelry? How about sun-and-gravity designed glass jewelry? Harnessing those natural forces is what a cute Minneapolis company called Sundrop Jewelry is doing to delight science geeks and eco-fashionistas alike.
When companies talk about their business being solar-powered, they usually mean their offices have solar panels installed on the roofs. At Sundrop Jewelry, however, the sun-to-product connection’s more direct. A big lens focuses the sun’s rays and heat onto colored glass — which forms a drop-like shape as gravity does its work.