The Start of a New Era

As I find myself becoming more settled in my degree, I thought it would be nice to document my creative ideas and sourced inspirations through a blog. I begin this adventure with some sculptural jewellery pieces which have inspired me for our ‘Adornment’ project.

Tone Vigeland Necklace (1976)

Tone Vigeland Necklace (1976)

Tone Vigeland Necklace (1980)

Tone Vigeland Necklace (1980)

Tone Vigeland; a Norwegian jeweller who uses lots of singular elements to create a piece. I like how chunky these are, after being built up in layers or sections. In the 1976 necklace, it is constructed in a way that looks like chain mail, creating a fairly protective piece that looks to have significant weight to it. In the 1980 necklace, each individual element is attached to allow movement and reminds me of feathers.

The way in which these two very different examples of jewellery are assembled would enable the necklaces to sculpt to your body. I am interested in how this would change the jewellery depending on who was wearing it.

Anita Quansah Necklace (SS14 Collection)

Anita Quansah Necklace (SS14 Collection)

Anita Quansah Necklace (AW11 Collection)

Anita Quansah Necklace (AW11 Collection)

Anita Quansah Necklace (SS14 Collection)

Anita Quansah Necklace (SS14 Collection)

Anita Quansah; a designer jeweller with a diverse background who creates bespoke pieces which incorporate textiles. The statement that these create is a powerful and elegant one. I really fell in love with the use of feathers and can only imagine that the movement within these pieces is exquisite.

I am interested in the embellishment that is explored in her work, and I think creating trinkets or combining metals with textiles, beading or feathers could add a sophisticated depth to my studies.

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I hope to keep you up to date with all the little things that inspire me, places I have explored and the bits and pieces I create along the way!

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