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DNA Beaded Earrings in Moonstone Brown Purple Green with Sterling Silver Ear Wires

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For the molecular biologist in you...

These lacy beaded earrings use a variety of glass seed beads woven together to resemble a double helix of DNA. Bugle bead rungs separate the color-coded base pairs of molecules.

The coloring of the base pairs comes from the enzyme PpiI which is found in the microorganism Pseudomonas putida. Pseudomonas putida is a safe strain of soil bacterium, and is the first patented organism in the world. Because it is a living organism the patent was disputed and brought before the United States Supreme Court in the historic court case Diamond v. Chakrabarty which the inventor, Ananda M. Chakrabarty, won. It demonstrates the ability to biodegrade organic solvents such as oil. The specific base pair sequence shown in each earrings is
GAACN5CTC
CTTGN5GAG

The beadwork is stiff yet flexible. The main color is a deep rich matte brown, and the base pair colors are green, silver, and purple with three tiny faceted flashy moonstones woven into each earring.

I forged the ear wires from sterling silver wire. These are long earrings that are very light for their size.

Earrings are are 13mm (half inch) wide.
Length of earrings from top of ear wire is 74mm (almost 3 inches).

All of my jewelry arrives in an origami gift box, hand folded by me out of beautiful printed card stock.

DNA Beaded Earrings in Moonstone Brown Purple Green with Sterling Silver Ear Wires

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass seed beads, bugle beads, sterling silver wire, thread, ingenuity, curiosity, love
  • Feedback: 539 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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