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.
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