Material waste is a huge problem in many industries, including jewellery field. It's very important to keep waste as low as possible and utilize the material with good design.
In my exchange semester at the University Of Kansas I made experimental research aiming to get completely rid of the cutting waste. The research was about how complex and stable structures can be produced from a straight sheet just by bending and folding it.
I started by playing with paper. By bending and folding it I sorted out the potential drafts that had the needed visual features, structure and stability. The paper models turned to scrap metal prototypes and the prototypes to final versions made from thin titanium plate.