Thailand International jewellery awards 2009- Finalist in Executive category.

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SWAROVSKI Enlighten Passion Topaz Jewellery design competition

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In 2008, Swarovski conducted an online jewellery design competition where artists from all over the globe were invited to design jewellery around "Passion Topaz" Gemstones produced by Swarovski.

Design (above) was awarded second place in "Passion DeLuxe" Category. It is named "Entangled" as it was inspired from entangled wires of laptop charger,mobile charger, heater lying in my room. (Guess I am not that organised person but my point was that the mess around you inculcates a design of its own.) Hence, the mess of wires in my room gave me a pattern to design.

Passion topaz stones are set in bezel setting in 18ct gold triangles which are beaded in black nylon thread mesh enclosed by lobster clasps at back.

The two-finger design (above) was selected among Top 30 in Basic Passion category. It is named "Moving Colours" as the plates paved with different coloured gemstones rotate and can be worn in different styles.

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 GOTYA 2009

" Honorable Mention in Jewellery design category" in GOTYA VIC 2009
Graduate of the year awards 2009 -GOTYA from victoria is organised by Design Institute of Australia. We were asked to send two images of our work which we did during the course of the study.
As I said in my previous post, I made vessels which can also be worn as jewellery. So the first picture present my collection of wearable vessels. The second picture shows the designing process. The renderings are made by hand using water colours and steadler pencils. It is very important to present a visual of the design with different variations to gain initial confidence of the customer.
Judge's Feedback:
My view is that the manufactured work presented is a clever expansion of an age old concenpt. I appreciate the transformation and particularly enjoyed the transformation of the color.
What I would have like to have seen more of a detailed view of the work to enable me asses the quality of the workmanship.
For the pear shape design-rendering i found it challenging to have a clear view. Understanding that this may be conceptual and from what I can see the collar looks potentially stunning, I note that I would be mindfull that these renderings do not fully represent the practicalities of manufacture and would not in my view accurately present the final piece to the client.
Congratulations on your entry and I commend you on your efforts and am ceratin that you have a bright future ahead.
Shaylee Mckenzie.
I am glad to receive the feedback and will work more on the details of presentation. There was so much work I wanted to put it which made me compromise with the details, but I will keep this in my mind. Thanks alot for appreciating my work!
I genuinely want to thank my teacher " Lorraine White" who asked me to participate in first place. I am glad that I chose Box Hill Institute of TAFE to study and have such wonderful teachers.
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Pictures from the awards night...

Cuff bangle (below) was awarded Second prize in Red carpet category.


9CT Gold ring with Pink Tourmaline and Rhodolite Garnets.


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