New Designers part one is a jewellery lover’s paradise. First up this fabulous embroidered jewellery by Melissa Martinson of Huddersfield Uni, who has worked with AIDS sufferers in Africa using local techniques to create something wonderful. All the pieces are checked for quality and the workers paid a fair wage. I love the colours and shapes of these statement necklaces!
This amazing perspex and woven necklace is by Natalie Adams.
Maisie Welch played with resin shapes at Edinburgh College of Art.
Emily Gore made this extravagant affair.
Karolina Baines used circular shapes to create this unusual neckpiece.
This organic jewellery by Jade Stimpson at Hereford College of the Arts uses unusual materials such as bone.
Chesca Dowthwaite created bold silver rings with deep bowls.
Lasercut jewellery by Amelia Hales at Nottingham Trent Uni was ‘inspired by china, made in the U.K.’
I absolutely loved this multi media jewellery by Katie Whittaker at Bath School of Art and Design.
Birmingham City Uni always turns out a selection of brilliant fine jewellery designers: and it is clearly a popular destination for Chinese students wishing to make the most of the burgeoning luxury market at home. This stunning gold necklace is by Venice AW.
Jewellery by Vanessa Zou takes a more abstract turn.
As does this Blooming collection by Jing Jocelyn He.
Ceramic jewellery by Rachel Codd at Cardiff Met is a successful marriage of the beautiful and the surreal. And she was also selling small pendant versions on her stand (available on etsy here), a clever business-savvy move.
These bright brooches are by Naoise Fitzgerald at the Dublin National College of Art and Design.
Resin pendants by Senak at UCA Rochester make a fun statement.
Mary Temilola made architectural enamelled necklace designs.
I loved the work of Glasgow College of Art students. This is sweetness made bold by Sinead Toner.
And a brilliant use of variegated materials by Maisie Ford.
These chunky rings are by Maliha Khan.
Checkie Ieong showcased delicate and unusual jewellery.
Ieva Mikitaite was a precious metal award winner for her delicate expanding jewellery. Very clever!
Textural jewellery by Rachel Blair featured strange organic shapes.
Enamel silver bowls by Chloe Michell at Plymouth University were part of a very strong collection.
Over at Duncan of Jordanstone I liked these very wearable but unusual rings and earrings by Megan Gray.
Clever gold dipped porcelain earrings by Dione Boult are a great way to hang statement jewels without too much pressure on the ear!
It turns out there were a couple of great designers I missed out on with my first review of the Middlesex University jewellery graduate show. Leah Orford makes jewellery that could double as sculpture.
Aelita Pluiskyte created an eye-catching display with her silicone necklaces.
This Elizabeth Gray necklace was inspired by crystals and microscopic sections.
Organic shapes are the inspiration behind Nichakan jewellery.
At The Cass I liked floral enamel twig earrings by Kiki Tang.
And lastly these playful necklaces are by Lynn Tunney.
All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!
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