Vibrant Connection project was based on ‘Repetition’.Vibrant Connection project was based on ‘Repetition’ which was a really interesting idea. From my primary research, I had an interest in repeated and gothic patterns of tiles and walls in Spain. One of them has round in the centre and diagonal and curve around the main round grabbed my attention. I found the patterns could be separated by I managed to develop my ideas and designs for this final piece of my jewellery.
From the second term, I learnt about essential batch production techniques such as lathe, vacuum forming, spinning, laser cutting, wax carving, sublimation, and riveting, materials and processes to enable the design and manufacture of a range of products.
By using the lathe which is very useful and handy to design, I was able to create the unique spoon handle. On top of that, it was the first time to try wax carving. I was really enjoying when I engraved my design, sorted some problems out, and used different types of wax to decorate on my wax design.
My favourite piece of jewellery is ‘Shadow Ring’ that was my first design since I started focusing on my major at School of Jewellery. This project called ‘Something Precious’. I really considered what is my something precious? My dream? Family? And any objects surround me? It could be anything for me.
I explored my something precious deeply and found ‘Shadow’ that might have secret because it seems to hide its own precious/ identity. Shadow makes me observe in depth and different ways which mean that I can imagine unique shapes and create my own original jewellery from the shadow. I flashed a light in shadow in several perspectives and found patterns. I used one of them from my experiment as the main part and made the big piece of shadow ring because I wanted to express how I imagined with the shadow and looked any objects in different ways. So, when you look at something through the ‘Shadow Ring’ you will see parts of the object in different ways or you might see an interesting part of the object that you have not expected.
When I just entered university I learnt basic skills such as piercing, scoring, hammering, using cutting machines, and soldering in different ways and methods. Later, I created my own container to show my skills what I have learnt and improved. Moreover, I added the initial of my first name ‘T’ with using scoring and soldering on the top of the joy.
Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer and the former creative director of Balenciaga.
I am interested in jewellery design and also fashion field. Jewellery design might be a part of the fashion field. Moreover, I have worn dark-wear since when I was young.’Dark’ is slightly permeated in my fashion style. That is the reason why I always wear dark-wear.
When I had to decide a major after graduated from my high-school, I really considered on applying for fashion industry or jewellery industry for my future. However, I realised that I like adonizing myself than making patterns for clothes. So, I decided to focus on jewellery design which makes my outfit much better than without wearing any jewellery.
His fashion designs might be similar styles every collection or fashion show. But, it might be really hard to keep his own style in various styles of his fashion collections. I would like to read some articles how he expresses, creates his own style with being inspired by, and drives people around the bend to want his designs. Grabbing attention in public is an essential point to run a business, which helps the business well-known, promote their brand, build up a reputation of the company.
Basically, Alexander Wang reminds me of my future plans because I also want to be one of the established jewellery designer in the world.
I have been struggling with the selling project. It is really really hard to find middle point to make sure everyone is happy with our business plans.
By the way, my themes are the Cubism and Jellyfish. When I was in Amsterdam, there were interesting ornaments, repeated shapes of windows, and straight lines of houses near the Canals, which reminded me of the Art Deco. At first, I thought the houses were built in the Art Deco period. But, it was not and it did not mean any Art Deco. I started researching the Art Deco. At the time, lots of painters, artists, and designers were influenced by the Art Deco and they led new art movements: Cubism, Orphism, Fauvism, etc.
On top of that, I had an amazing experience to observe any objects, it was fantastic as artist. I saw a specific object surrounding me really closely and imagined how it looked like if it is alive.
I felt like jellyfish for a while. I want to create my jewellery for selling project to combine the interesting features of the houses and my feeling in the experiences.
I have been doing on my new project for the first term. It is ‘Selling Project’.
Basically, all of us have to create our own company. There are 4 groups in our company involved in the organisers, money makers, promoters, and deal makers. Each group has to do their task following timetables that the organisers make and present.
It is quite difficult to gather information and accept any suggestions or complains. However, although this project has made me busy and argued about proposals with some classmates, I have been really enjoying for doing that.
All of us have to be inspired by our individual themes, design how to create as jewellery or objects, make as the final pieces, and sell by ourselves by communicating with our customers.
I will post more details for this project when my final piece is done.
I have not posted yet since in July this year. I had amazing summer holidays in Sheffield in the UK, Jeju Island and some tourist attractions in South Korea, Netherlands and in the city of Amsterdam.
Basically, this year, I want to focus on my university to improve my skills, knowledge of jewellery design, help me have chances to have a job in the future.
I was quite worried about how I can manage those things; part-time courses: CAD and Gemmology, and my own project from the university.
However, I have been really enjoying with my part-time courses unlike what I expected that I might not able to manage. I think I am really greedy for everything: work on my project from my university, money, food, and just anything.
I always want to do more and more to develop my skills, which is that I have to be careful because a lot of work might make me destroy or tired of doing that easily. So, this year, I need to make sure I will stick with my healthy plans, be positive to think of anything, think of me first.
Back to my university makes me feel energetic. We are doing ‘Selling Project’ for the project of term1. It is really good opportunities to organise the main important plans, communicate with each other, manage to do my own task, and share feedback from the other students.
Hope I can manage to do my work and be successful for this project!
Yesterday I checked out Chatsworth. It was absolutely amazing and fantastic. There are Garden, House, Stable shop and Restaurants for visitors. I looked around the House at the first. It took almost for 2 hours, which meant I really enjoyed having a lot of time in the house. I was inspired by a lot of paintings of the inside of walls in the house. It was by hands. It looked like sculptures and engraved wall. Moreover, there were a lot of pieces of jewellery with diamonds and specific gemstones. Especially lots of high-brands have made spectacular evening dresses, jackets, etc…
I would love to be a jewellery designer for jewellery to create a special piece of jewellery for the family.
I do not mind coming again for enjoying my time in Chatsworth. I am looking forward to getting here.
On top of that I love the garden even if I dreally hate bugs….. It was so awesome and made me feel refresh.
Those photos from on way to go to the entrance to get the House.
Regarding to the jewellery and fashion design, there are some images.
When I travelled to Milan and Florence in Italy last year in March, I visited lots of museums, exhibitions, and tourist attractions. Yesterday, I watched a spectacular fashion show of Gucci Cruise 2018 in Florence. I have not checked Gucci’s What’s on. So, I was quite excited to watch the fashion show.