GPS Jewelry Turns Your Favorite Routes Into Wearable Abstract Designs

Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver Jewelry by Rachel Binx

Design technologist Rachel Binx has created a way to turn your most jovial journeys and wondrous wanderings into physical trinkets. Whether it's an ambitious hike in unknown territory or a routine walk home, you can turn this routes into abstract jewelry through GPX Jewelry.

Based in Los Angeles, Binx uses a location-tracking software that documents and then generates movement patterns into a virtual map. The GPX file is then imported, 3D printed, and turned into a brilliant brass, rose-gold, or silver pendant. Each pendant—in its minimalistic design—displays a particularly meaningful route. The pendants are 1.25″ (32mm) in diameter, with chain that's 18″(457mm) in length.

One of the inspirations behind Binx's work is her fascination with the ways in which people connect with their geographic histories. While developing this innovative online jewelry store, she envisioned ways to manifest that connection into the physical world.

The creation process for each pendant can take anywhere from three to five weeks, but the results consist of considerable sentimentality. To order your own custom GPS jewelry, have your GPX file ready to upload and head over to GPX Jewelry.

Designer Rachel Binx's GPX Jewelry uses location tracking technology to create abstract jewelry of map routes.

GPX Jewelry by Rachel Binx

Map and GPS Jewelry by Rachel Binx

GPS Jewelry by Rachel Binx

GPS Jewelry by Rachel Binx

GPX Jewelry by Rachel Binx

Silver and Rose Gold GPS Jewelry by Rachel Binx

GPX Jewelry: Website
Rachel Binx: Website | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Rachel Binx.

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Sonya Harris

Sonya Harris is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and a multi-platform artist and storyteller based in Seattle, Washington. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and has worked in Audio Production for Seattle NPR station KUOW. With a passion for storytelling in podcasting, Sonya is also an avid lover of tea, watercolors, photography, and film. She considers herself a voracious learner and seeker of the peculiar, whimsical, and inspiring.
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