The beauty of 3D printing is how different products look when produced in such a way; take the Gradient Bangles as the perfect example. Although they form classic bracelets, the texture of the material used as well as some of the designs created are quite unusual. In a way, they resemble colorful pieces of chalk or even foam.
In reality, the Gradient Bangles were made using 3D-printed gypsum. The material was uniquely colored to create the pastel rainbow hues. Designed by Maiko Gubler, an artist based in Berlin, Germany, the Gradient Bangles were not only created to adorn the arms of fashion-forward individuals, they also examine "colour as direct representation of three-dimensional form and their relation to the human body, incorporating standard 3D printing technologies." The results are very visually striking.