New Designers – Islington London

There was a lot of preparation…

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But it all came together…

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I couldn’t take my whole display from my Degree Show or paint the walls at New Designers. We had limited space and we decided to use foam, cut prepared and painted to display our jewellery. It was difficult to imagine the display beforehand so when it was all put up I was pleased it looked good.

It was a great experience to be at New Designers, to meet lots of different people, receive feedback and make new contacts. I have a couple of exciting things to come and I’ll keep you posted as soon as I can.

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Degree show

Images from my Degree Show at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, May 2014. It was a great experience and so nice to see so many visitors interested in jewellery design.  Thanks to everyone who dropped by and helped to make my final days at DJCAD memorable, I hope you enjoyed it as much as me!

 

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My corner of the Degree Show

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Perspex collars inspired by vintage lace collar designs, cotton dress with imprinted fabric collars and a laser etched contemporary pocket.

 

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Developmental samples

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Silver etched brooches

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Silver and cultured pearl neckpiece. Laser etched perspex with family photos with keepsake wedding ring

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Neckpieces with family photos printed on silk, layered with silver, pearls and perspex.

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Silver, pearl and perspex neckpiece,. Fragments brooch Silver and perspex earrings

If you would like to find out more about my designs or would like to see them, just get in touch via the contact page, I’d like to hear from you.

Photos and Neckpieces

I’ve been developing some  neck piece ideas using delicate fabrics, old photos, pearls, silver and perspex.

IMG_4625fabric pendent and perfume bottlesThis is the finished neck piece which I decided to use as my publicity postcard for my degree show.

IMG_4719This work in progress features an old family photo of two children on a bike very cute.  I plan to string the pearls with pink silk to co-ordinate with the pink pearls and create a contemporary design with a vintage aesthetic.

Using silk and chiffon is tricky as it is so delicate especially when combining it with metal and plastics. I’m certainly developing more patience working with these materials!

 

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This is another neckpiece in development. I’ve pressed formed silver sheet to create the oval shape. I’ve also soldered on silver wire posts then attached half drilled pink cultured pearls.  It’s finished now and it will be revealed at my Degree Show on the 16th May.