Virus capsid – Icosahedron

Silver jewelry showing an icosahedron. An icosahedron is made up of equilateral triangles fused together in a spherical shape. The icosahedral structure is common among viruses.

A handmade icosahedron in thin silver plate.

Long time ago I solved the first capsid structure of a bacterial virus, MS2. MS2 is a small icosahedral virus.

 To show an icosahedron I used to form it in paper now I have shaped it in thin silver plate.

Propofol necklace in silver & gold

Propofol is a short-acting medication that results in a decreased level of consciousness. Its uses include the starting and maintenance of anesthesia. It’s also used to sedate a patient who is under critical care and needs ventilator.

Handmade pendant of propofol in Sterling silver wire with the OH group as a 18K gold ball.

The International Parkinson Day – April 11

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that the brain uses to send signals between the brain cells. In Parkinson’s disease, the cells that produce dopamine are destroyed. The lack of dopamine gives rise to impaired motor skills. James Parkinson was born in London, April 11, 1755.  He was, among other things, a surgeon and apothecary and he is primarily known for his work “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” published in 1817. Parkinson was the first to systematically describe the symptoms of the disease that bears his name.

Tie holder
Earrings
Jacket pin
Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 11, the International Parkinson Day is highlighted around the world. A small portion, 10%, of the sales of my dopamine jewelry goes to the Parkinson’s Association Research Fund.

Favipiravir – a possible drug to treat COVID-19?

Favipiravir is an antiviral drug. Results from China have shown that favipiravir seemed to be effective in treating COVID-19 in Wuhan and Shenzhen.

Favipavir molecule

Pendant of favipiravir in silver with the F-atom as a blue enameled silver ball, N-atoms as oxidized silver balls and the oxygens as silver balls.

Hydroxychloroquine – a possible drug to treat COVID-19?

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a medication used for treatment of certain types of malaria. Preliminary results have shown that HCQ also can be effective in treating COVID-19-associated pneumonia.

Pendant of the molecule hydroxychloroquine

Pendant with hydroxychloroquine in silver wire with Cl-atom as a green enameled silver ball, N-atoms as oxidized silver balls and the  oxygen as a 18K gold ball.

Valentines Day – 14 February

Valentine’s Day is February the 14th. Maybe a day when you want to show your love to someone you love. Why not give an unique silver jewelry?

Oxytocin necklace
Oxytocin earrings
Phenethylamine necklace
Solid silver heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxytocin – Love hormone, released when we hug and lower the stress level in the body.

Phenethylamine (PEA) – neurotransmitter giving us the feeling of being in love.

Silver heart – solid silver heart, cast in solder coal. It has a wonderful weight and an exciting finish.