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Mead also made the coffee table, sewing up a natural crack in its wooden top with tennis racket string. “It’s a way to highlight the flaw, to make it look like this piece is forever healing,” says Mead. “Some people don’t like it because they think it’s too gruesome, but I think it’s cool.” He’s planning to take a break from his jewelry line to focus on developing the idea into a new line of furniture; come spring his fans will get a chance to see how it’s done when he appears on an episode of the DIY Network’s “DIY Dominator” reality show, where he competed against two other American designers to make a breakfast nook in 6 hours. “I can’t tell you who won,” he demurs.