Matchstick Necklace: Joseph Escobar

Matchstick Necklace by Joseph Escobar, RISD ID, cool jewelry concept, jewelry made with matchstick packsMatchstick Necklace by Joseph Escobar, RISD ID, cool jewelry concept, jewelry made with matchstick packsMatchstick Necklace by Joseph Escobar, RISD ID, cool jewelry concept, jewelry made with matchstick packsClick to enlarge

Originally from California, Joseph Escobar is currently finishing his senior year at RISD in industrial design as well as being co-director of 2ndLife — a non-profit, student-run, material upcycling center — and bringing the project to a storefront, including designing the retail space this past year. If that’s not impressive enough, he’s a part time sous chef to boot. But back to his design work: Escobar’s Matchstick Necklace was at the Senior ID Show and caught our eye. Made using 100 packs of matches, the necklace can be worn in both its unburned or burned state, yet clearly best to avoid having it on when lit.

You can see more of Joseph’s great jewelry work here and follow updates on his design-sustainability projects over on his blog.

Photos: Joseph Escobar

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