Sadly I was unable to make it to the main stands showcasing the graduate jewellery collections (Snarfle got fed up and we had to leave) but I did manage to find a few gems (hur hur) amongst the craft displays, and there were plenty of jewellers displaying their new work in the One Year On section. Here’s what I found…
Ceramic and metal neckpieces by Cassandra Pittaway were inspired by cars and fairgrounds. Loved those big bold shapes and colours… reminiscent of automobile style designs in Prada’s S/S 2012 collection.
Intriguing crochet jewellery by Hannah May Chapman echoed body parts and coral forms.
At Kensington and Chelsea College I was drawn towards enamelled acorn jewellery by Mayra Cunningham.
In the One Year On section a host of jewellery designers were displaying their latest designs. Bee inspiration is big in design, as seen in these honeycomb filigree designs by Filipa Oliveira.
One for typography lovers: decorative balls by Nicola Crawford revealed a seething mass of letters on closer inspection.
Harriet Knightley‘s colourful anodised rings were inspired by 60s colours and shapes.
Deceptively delicate designs by Amy Logan Jewellery are inspired by the drawn line.
Alexandra Tosto‘s colourful hexagon pipes make appealing pendants, part of the Honeycomb Dream Collection.
Kate Gilliland‘s dead animals make curiously beautiful jewellery, especially tiny jaw and spine earrings.
Next: best picks from New Designers 2012 part two: including illustration and product design.
- New Designers 2011 Part Two: One Year On Show Review
- New Designers 2015: One Year On Review
- New Designers 2015: The Best Jewellery Design Graduates
- An interview with jewellery designer Katie Rowland
- New Designers 2013 Jewellery: The Best Graduate Designers