Monday, 30 January 2012


I am currently focusing on the research and development stage of my project and will be trying to gain a strong and clear knowledge of jewellery design and creation. My research so far has been of great gain and I have come across a wide range of jewellery designers and architects that work in a contemporary way. My most recent discovery is Hannah Martin, queen of the London Urbanite jewellery scene and purveyor of architecturally bold pieces that work to push against the staid adornment grain.

The video featured below shows the process involved from design to perfecting the finished piece. This video is relevant and helpful to my research and creates a clearer understanding of the process involved in the making of the jewellery. Martin scopes inspiration from architecture and sculpture, this is the foundation for my inspiration and design development which has helped me greatly in research.

In the video below Martin has joined forces with film director Ian Rodney Wooldridge and cinematographer Pacu Trautvetter of Ipancu Film to show the craftsmanship involved in the making of this piece, as well as the rest of her collection. Produced by Nathan Morse, the three-minute film - set to a soundtrack by Andrew Haines - also gives a rare glimpse of the inner workings of London jewellery 
district Hatton Garden.

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Recently I have been looking at the work of local Jewellery designers to look at the style and materials they use. I have found a few jewellers who have a style that is similar to the ideas I have. Margot Hartley is someone that I have actually contacted and this week I went to her workshop to meet her and find out more about her work, inspirations and to see her pricing if I were to perhaps even commission some pieces. Please see below for a few pieces of Jewellery by Margot Hartley.

I love the textures, colours and shapes of Margot's pieces. I feel they are really unique pieces of jewellery that experimenting with the different styles of jewellery. Although such beautiful pieces I couldn't afford to commission any pieces as the price was over my budget as I do also need to budget for the printing of my look-book towards the end of the project. However I will take on board my meeting with Margot and use this as an inspiration when creating my 6 pieces.

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