BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY - HND FINAL PROJECT 2018
Movement of the Ocean
Create a Pin Board and/or Mood Board for inspiration.
Design a Gem Set Hair Comb, Brooch, Pendant and/or Earrings based on the Ocean, the idyllic scenery of Gower, Nature and Movement. The titles of each piece should reflect on the nature of the sea - Harsh, Rough, Calm and Flowing.
Write a Technical Journal of the CAD process.
Create a costing sheet in the material being used as well as another precious metal, for commercial purposes.
Materials and Processes
Techniques allowed - CAD, 3D printing, Casting and Stone setting, Engraving and Sandblasting.
Materials – Bronze and Silver – Gold Plating optional.
Stones - 1-5 mm Gems. (e.g. CZ, Sapphires etc.)
Research and Investigation
Research Stone Setters, Casting Companies, Artists and Galleries – Find local companies and build a network. Use Personal Communication to determine which companies/independent businesses to use, Libraries, artists and Websites to determine your findings.
A Silver high-quality finished gem set brooch based on the Harsh/Rough Sea.
A Silver pendant and/or Comb based on the Harsh/Rough Sea.
A set of Earrings based on the Calm/Flowing Sea.
Gestural drawing often helps me devise patterns and shapes which inspire my jewellery designs.
I use Rhino 5 and Matrix programmes to create the designs, and to edit the designs as they develop.