The Binary Felt Necklace is a statement in digital miscommunication using a stylized binary coding system that represents text, computer processor instructions, and data, using combinations of zeros and ones. These necklaces are laser-cut from felted wool and are lightweight to wear, equally elegant, and playful adornments that complement the wearer and intrigue the viewer.
Maria Eife is a Philadelphia-based jewelry designer and maker. She graduated in 2000 from Tyler School of Art with a degree in Jewelry/Metals/CAD-CAM. Her business launched in 2010 with the Binary Collection, a line of laser-cut wool felt jewelry using binary code as a design element. Using new technologies combined with traditional craft skills and values, she creates jewelry that is an exploration of materials, processes, and structure.