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.

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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.

Laser Etching Family Photos

I’ve had a lot of fun and frustration using the laser cutter!  After numerous samples using different types of acrylic I have had some success.

IMG_4528Continuing with the theme of a wedding ring and an old family photo I have etched the old photo and the shape of the ring into the acrylic.

IMG_4589I like the result, the image is very clear but getting it just right takes a bit of patience and lots of samples.

A3The finished piece is designed for the keepsake ring to be displayed rather than being hidden in a drawer. It can be worn as a necklace with or without the ring or the ring can be worn alone. The ring is easily removeable by sliding the small silver arm. It also looks attractive as a decorative object for the home.