The potential of 3D printing is one of our favorite things to think about, and when it’s combined with another love — nail art — there’s no limit to our excitement. Behold: nail creations that will have you mesmerized. When combined with stop-motion animation, these 521 (!) individually printed nails become a beautiful, entrancing work of art on the fingers.

This piece of performance art is called Transforming, and was created by Japanese manicurist Hatsuki Furutani and film production team + Ring.


The team full-color printed each of the 521 nails using a ProJet 660 Pro 3D printer.


If you can’t get enough of this beautiful Japanese take on art, watch the equally fascinating behind-the-scenes video here:

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen in 3D printing? Tell us in the comments!