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Couple does what mass-market retailers can’t

The lamp shades on display at the Somerville studio of Nervous System look to be made of bone or even coral but are actually durable nylon. And the earrings in intricate beehive patterns were etched on paper-thin stainless steel.

They are the work of Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, a couple who met at MIT a decade ago and create surprising jewelry and housewares using state-of-the art 3-D printers and old-school tools bought on Craigslist.