We, 2nd year Jewellery and Metal Design students at DJCAD 2012 started a wee exhibition called “in the corridor” in the end of the academic year which has been literally happening in the corridor of the Jewellery department of our school. We present the final project, a brooch which represents Slovenian culture and our own identity produced through dialogue with a fellow Slovenian student in Ljubljana with other pieces we have made throughout the year 2.
I could have blogged about this earlier anyhow, here I show some pieces of my work throughout the year 2.
A brooch, my final piece of the year 2 - oak tree, sheet of copper, sheet of brass, copper wires, brass tube, stainless wires, epoxy resin, Japanese Washi paper, Japanese origami paper, map of Ljubljana, pigment
Some of my initial drawings for the final piece.
A belgian artist Fred Eerdekens’s beautiful artworks.
The idea using light and shadow possibly could be used for jewellery design.
My emotions escaped from language
Copper, light source
(Pictures from Fred Eerdekens official website)
How much could you pay for this bag?
If this bag was on a magazine or displayed in the shop window, would you be interested in?
This is my handmade recycled paper bag made of a free British magazine which every British would know……
The manufacturing cost which I think is as follows :P
direct materials cost (paper, tape, glue): £0.03
direct labor cost: £0.50
manufacturing overhead(space, lighting, etc): £0.02
I’ve been learning Italian language since last September at my university.
Since English is not my first language, learning foreign language in English is not so easy. My teacher of the Italian language course is a native Italian speaker and his English is with typical strong Italian accent. Imagine if you learn Japanese language in Chinese language with a native Japanese speaking teacher! However pronunciation of Italian is not difficult for Japanese people rather than English or French.
Anyhow, in the final class of the Italian course, I did a presentation about my artworks in Italian language.
Usually if I do a presentation at my university, of-course I should speak in English.
I occasionally had to do presentations when I went to my first university and when I worked at companies in Japan. Actually I’m used to speaking in public. But even though I’m ok to speak in front of 200-300 people in Japanese language, when I do presentations in English or any other languages I think I’m not able to explain 100% of what I want to say.
-Il mio progetto di gioielli
Sono una studentessa di Duncan of Jordanstone college of art and design. Specialmente studio design di gioielli e metalli.
Studio anche la teoria del design in modo esteso. Per esempio, faccio opere con studenti di design industriale, tessile, e ambientale. Poi, faccio opere di ceramica e disegno modelli nudi. Studio le tecniche più innovative. Disegno gioielli con il CAD. Faccio disegni per i gioielli.
Per le mie opere mi piace usare le forme naturali o organiche. Uso anche forme emozionali come i sentimenti delle persone. Quelli sono i miei schizzi per disegno di gioielli. Sono molto astratti perche il tema è la mentalità. Siccome sono un’ecologista, non mi piace usare materiali preziosi. Di solito uso carta, resina e metalli scartati per gioielli. Uso tipiche giapponesi o tecniche tradizionali per mettere la mia identità nelle mie opere. Metto carta giapponese Washi in resina. Il tema di quei braccialetti e collane è la ragnatela. Uso carta giapponese e giornali e li immergo nella resina per creare i braccialetti e bottoni. Uso inoltre materiali organici come semi di sesamo e piante.
Voglio vendere i miei gioielli ecologici a Ponte Vecchio in futuro :D
Before the presentation day, I was very busy for another modules of my discipline (Jewellery design) and I couldn’t manage the time to practice for that but it was a very good opportunity to think about working in different countries or presenting my own ideas for foreign customers in the future. If you’ve never had any opportunity to speak in public in different languages, maybe you’ve never felt that sense of achievement. I strongly recommend you to have that kind of opportunity if it’s possible. I also think if you do a presentation in different languages, you could view yourself objectively. You need to pay attention to the language, structure of the presentation, and you need to prepare everything perfectly more than usual when you speak in your first language. English is one of the universal languages and when you do a presentation in Korea or Sweden, you can do it in English, but if you speak in the local languages it would be precious indeed!!! And surely you could expand possibilities and chances for your future.
We had workshops of stone setting by Kathy Vones. She demonstrated very smoothly and it seemed easy but actually it took me ages. Well, if I had enough time to concentrate on stone setting, I could have done earlier but actually everybody had really hectic days with another module, assignments, group meeting, research for the project, life drawing, and another workshops. I just made bezels and I left those for a long time but tried to complete before Easter holiday otherwise I would never complete. And finally I’ve completed rings with stones! Yay!
Before starting stone setting, I made tools.
Those are called bezel pushers.
I think it’s really nice to make my own tools – everything is handmade.
A stone might be brittle so I have to pay attention not to touch the stone when I push the bezel with the pushers.
Stone setting needs an accurate calculation and a precise work but gives me a great sense of achievement!!!