Take a look below at the 5 finalists of the London Jewellery School Students Competition 2011. This year we had even more entries than ever before, all of on excellent standard making it very difficult for our judges to choose. But low and behold here they are. First second and third place will be announced on Friday 19th August so good luck and do let us know what you think of the entries in the comments box at the bottom of the post. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part and congratulations to our final 5 🙂
Title of piece: Climbing Rose Cuff
Description of piece: This piece comprises two roses in bloom climbing the arm forming a striking and extrovert cuff.
It is surprisingly comfortable to wear as it is fitted to the individual and always causes strangers to ask where it is from.
Materials used: Fine and sterling silver
Students Business: Dont Do Dainty,
Title of piece: Pink Rose Bracelet
Description of piece: Wire wrapped cuff bracelet made with enamelled copper wire
Materials used: Enamelled copper wire
Students Business: Emily Mah Jewellery Designs
Title of piece: Flora Metallica
Description of piece: A beadwoven statement piece; this necklace combines delicate floral beauty with an urban twist. Stitched in beads in shades of sultry gunmetal grey and vibrant metallic purple, this necklace features the glamour and sparkle of Swarovski crystals as embellishment to create a piece which demonstrates the intricacy and delicacy of beadweaving, whilst proving that this traditional jewellery making technique can also be bold and edgy. The design of this necklace consists of three beadwoven floral motifs, with trailing chains of tendrils draping from them, linked together by peyote-stitched crystal adorned rings and a ‘double toggle’ fastening.
Materials used: Toho seed beads, Miyuki delica beads, Miyuki long magatama beads, Swarovski crystal bicone beads, Swarovski rivoli stones, gunmetal plated chain/findings
Students Business: Hollybird Beads
Title of piece: Afro Deco Pendant
Description of piece: Afro deco style pendant with laminated human hair.
Materials used: Perspex, brass and human hair
Students Business: Afro Deco
Title of piece: Peacock Feather
Description of piece: It was inspired by a peacock feather this is why I used Opal I feel it was the best stone as it has a multitude of colours just like a peacock.
Materials used: Silver and opal
Students Business: Coming soon…