Monday, 25 July 2011

New Designers

New Designer was such a great experience. I want to say to everyone exhibiting the standard of work was amazing. Was nice to receive interest and some great comments after all the hard work put in. Now trying hard to get a good job; hoping for something close to London.

Here's some pictures from the event....

 BCU School of Jewellery (at our stand) - BA Jewellery & Silversmithing & BA Design for Industry.
Myself having a well deserved five minute sit down.

The New SAHARA Collection

New Sahara Midnight collection, a collection of interchangeable Silver and Cold Enamel jewellery inspired by the latest fashion trends and colours. Produced using new up do date technologies such as Computer Aided Design program Rhino and laser marking technology to create subtle pattern on the surface.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

"Something Precious" - Silver Bracelet

Silver Bracelet, Inspired by cocoons, based on the idea of holding something special. In this case fresh water pearls. Hand engraved caste pieces also created in my first year of HND at the School of Jewelley. Since then I have created a necklace to go with the bracelet, with the silver cocoons containing more freshwater pearls. Will post at a later date.

Nervous Stystem - Combining Science & Jewellery

Nervous System is a design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. They create, using a novel process that employs computer simulation to generate designs and digital fabrication to realize products.

 I love this work!
Geometric and organic shapes creating and inspiring fresh new range of jewellery.
Silicone rubber cut by water jet.

I am truly inspired by this process and would love to learn more about it in the future. With a love for science in school I felt like I never achieved my potential in the subject and would love to combine some form of science based programs to create unique designs.

Silver Trinket Box - HND

Another little gem I created in my first year of HND, Silver plated trinket box, set with a triangle peridot. Patterns developed from animal markings, using stamping and acid etching.

Monday, 28 February 2011

James Newman - Inspiring work

At my previous visit to the Nec Spring Fair 2011, I couldn't help admire this gentleman's lovely work! His clean lines and simple designs, with subtle hints of diamonds, are a treasure to look at. Based in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, James Newman has such a contemporary approach to designs, yet there is a classic feel to his pieces, and i just love the use of texture. 

Check out his website -

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Innovative Herb Chopper

This stainless steel two blade herb chopper, was designed and made in my first year of HND at the School of Jewellery. The blades are laser cut and slotted together, and fixed in the press formed handle. Inspired by the motion of a mortar and pestle.
This is one of my first pieces of metal work and one i feel i can improve and develop into a commercial product in the upcoming year.