Saturday, 20 February 2010

Identity of Jewelery

This was a week long project where I got the chance to have access to Jewelery workshops and facilities, the below image is a paper model i created inspired by a part of my own identity that is my obsession with trees. We were given plastic to work with in various colours, to cut the leaf shapes out I used a large electric Ban Saw.

Once I had cut out the shapes into the plastic I then inserted it into this large hot oven at about 200*c for about five min, this resulted in the plastic to be much more flexible and a jelly like material.

Since the plastic was in a much more flexible state I was able to shape it around this metal tube to make it into bracelets.

After Creating a matching necklace for the bracelets i decided to make a large scale necklace.
The image below is a paper model which I made and was the starting point to the necklace which was make out of four large plastic panels. After a long time cutting the sharp leaf shapes out of perspecs I made small clear glass leafs to join the panels together.

Below is my perspecs plastic jewlery.

Visit From The Sergeant....

Fashion Project

For this weeks fashion project I had to explore an Identity. I chose Sergeant James Hutchison of Old Aberdeen which i discovered in an antique 200 year old book, the book which I recently bought was owned by the Sergeant in 1812 and i thought it would be appropriate and interesting to explore his identity in a fashion and stylistic sense.
I discovered much about the Sergent such as where he lived (his house still exists) and some information about his family such as having eight children under the age of twelve, from the eighteen forty one census. I decided to use this identity and book as inspiration for a professional photo shoot I did for a magazine interview (3rd image below)

Magazine Interview Article

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