Hahaha, I doubt it is something intended for a broad market. I know several people that would wear this with pride at certain events, but it won't be making it into a store in your local mall any time soon.
The inspiration for this project was actually a woman making earrings out of computer parts!
Thanks for this article. This is not anything new. I remember seeing something like this doing my teenage college years traveling to Manhattan, New York City (off of Broadway) when I was visiting the fashion district doing the 80's. Market? Well, at the time, someone was selling an item similar to this one on the street corner; and we did not have twitter and the Internet was not as popular as it is today. Well, good luck!
Yeah, I doubt he was going for groundbreaking, or even highly fashionable. I think this was more an exercise to improve his pcb making and learn new skills. The way the battery is mounted is fairly interesting and the paperclip was surely a learning experience.
Sounds like the nexus between tinkering, fashion and the IoT to me!
Philips has pursued LEDs in all sorts of clothing as a fashion statement for several years. I don't think it has caught on but I wonder why not. It seems fun, especially for the tinkerer types who might prefer making this kind of jewelry to the sort that uses stones.
I think it is difficult to do electronic jewelry in a truly fashionable way. Aside from teh fact that many electronics designers are far from fashion designers, the concept of subtlety is often overlooked.