Light-Up Jewelry

Cellsbutton#04 - Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival
HONF - The House of Natural Fiber
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
July 30 , 2010

The Light-up Jewelry workshop intended to provide children/girls with novel practices
for the creation of body accessories: one that incorporates basic electronics in its
design. While using familiar techniques of beading and threading, they learnt how to
combine lights, switches, and simple sensors in their creation.

This workshop introduced children/girls to electronics through craftsmanship, informing
them about and teaching them basic knowledge on how to design basic electric circuits,
while at the same time creating and designing their own piece of jewelry.

Skills taught consisted of: basic electronics, soft circuitry (using conductive threads, LED
lights, small coin batteries, making own battery holder), soft switches (using conductive
materials (fabric, aluminum foil)), design: creating own accessory (beads, yarns, fabric,
threads, etc).