This version of the 3D printed Smiley bead is expanded in size and has been flipped around so it can be worn as a pendant using the Pendant Converter The larger design makes a stunning unique necklace.
It also works very well on a bracelet, should you want to add a much bigger bead to your collection.
The iconic Smiley bead is Bailey of Sheffield’s homage to one of the most recognisable designs in history.
The Smiley has travelled far from its birth in the early 1960s, changing continually: from a 60’s show of defiance to an early-70s fad to the infamous late-80s acid house scene, right through to today’s ubiquitous emoji. That's quite some journey for a simple logo.
Designed by Harvey Ball in 1963 the Smiley became a symbol for the hippy movement and an emblem for the late 1960’s resistance against mainstream society.
In the early 1970’s tie-dye and flares were worn and there was talk of love, peace and unity. The Smiley became an image of this and 1970's psychedelia.
The smiley was also a representative icon of 1980's club culture and the warehouse scene, becoming the face of acid house at the very beginnings of the UK acid house scene in 1987 and the image of the second Summer Of Love.
The Bailey of Sheffield Smiley bead is formed from 316L stainless steel using the latest cutting-edge 3D printing technology.
- Product Size = 12.5mm x 15mm x 17mm
- 3D printed using layers of ultra-fine grains of 316L stainless steel.
- Sintered at 1300’c to give a high level of strength.
- Hand finished in our workshop at Portland Works.
In the box
- Beads are supplied in bespoke Bailey of Sheffield packaging.
After you have placed your order and received your automated order confirmation email you will then be sent a separate email from the shop informing you of the despatch date. For items in stock we aim for next day despatch, however if stock is low and we are busily hand-making and finishing in the workshop, we'll let you know an estimated delivery date.
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