How to Turn Your Foursquare Check-Ins into Jewelry
We're all attached to our check-ins. Whether we use Facebook, Foursquare, Path or the places feature in our phone's camera library, our personal map of where we've been is one of many awesome things about constant connectivity. With Foursquare, you can easily drop your entire feed into Google Maps to see where you spend the most time, the path you took on any given night, and, if you're road tripping, can refer to your map when giving friends cross-country advice.
Now, thanks to Meshu and your Foursquare feed, you can wear these mappable memories. Simply connect your Foursquare account, generate a meshu, and, before you know it, you've got a totally unique piece of wearable art. Each piece is fabricated by Shapeways (for 3D printed nylon and silver) and Ponoko (for laser cut acrylic and wood), with prices ranging from $70 to $150.
Once you login with Foursquare, Meshu generates a set of sample pieces based on your check-ins. You can go for your entire check-in history or choose based on places you've lived or traveled.
We went with all of our United States check-ins. You can easily add or remove places on your map, and can play around with the generated shape to fit your style. Don't stray too far off course though! :)
For the actual piece, choose between earrings, cuff links, a small necklace or a large necklace. Because we love our statement pieces, we went with the large necklace in amber wood.
If you don't use Foursquare but love the look of Meshu's items, head to the shop. This is also a great place to get inspiration for creating your own meshu.
Thanks to Brit contributor Chelsa Skees for this hot Foursquare style tip! What places would you like to wear in earring, necklace or cuff link form? Perhaps a pair of matching cuff links and earrings from your honeymoon? Or a necklace depicting your bold cross-country move? Let us know in the comments below or say hi on Twitter. And keep checking in!
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