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  1. We have a winner! 

    Thank you to all those who took part in our Graduates in the Spotlight competition, from those who entered submissions, everyone who took the time to vote and our finalists, Sally-Anne Fenton and Jessica Nam.  Here's the interview that we carried out with Elise Goldin earlier this week.

    Designer Interview  - Elise Goldin

    What inspired you to become a jewellery designer?

    From a young age I enjoyed doing anything creative. I grew up watching Art Attack, Smart Art and Blue Peter, always trying to recreate 6. Gold Solitaire Studswhat they made on the shows!

    Although I studied Art & Design at university, I wasn’t sure which speciality I was going to choose upon graduation.

    I was encouraged to show a concept jewellery collection at New Designers 2012, which gained a fair amount of attention. I realised that I had side-lined what came naturally to me, and what I got pure enjoyment out of, which was designing and making jewellery.

    What is yoFeather Earringsur favourite piece of jewellery? (Either made or purchased)

    Whenever I make a new piece for the Facet collection, I always say, “Ooh, this is my favourite”! But overall, I would have to say it would be a pair of engraved feather earrings I made for my mum’s birthday. They were the first things I made when I moved into Flux studios, so they have sentimental value. I get real enjoyment out of seeing my friends and family wearing my jewellery. 

    Which celebrity would you love to wear your jewellery and why?Solange-Knowles

    Currently it’s Solange Knowles. She’s got a very unique and brave sense of style, that is cutting-edge and she never shies away from colour! 

    I can envisage my ‘Facet’ collection enhancing almost any of her outfit choices.

    Out-with jewellery is there any other career that you would love to try?

    If I hadn’t chosen jewellery as a path, I would have probably have gone down the route of Set-Design. I love the idea of creating a world from your imagination and turning it into a reality.

    What can we expect to see from you in the future?

    I will be releasing some Facet sub-collections; limited edition, couture, and adding new earthy colours for an autumn/winter collection.

    3. Silver Trillion Studs

     

  2. There is still time to vote in our graduates in the spotlight competition!  Head to our facebook poll or send us an email: [email protected] and tell us who you'd like to win.

    Designer Interview Elise Goldin

    What inspired you to become a jewellery designer?

    From a young age I enjoyed doing anything creative. I grew up watching Art Attack, Smart Art and Blue Peter, always trying to recreate 6. Gold Solitaire Studswhat they made on the shows!

    Although I studied Art & Design at university, I wasn’t sure which speciality I was going to choose upon graduation.

    I was encouraged to show a concept jewellery collection at New Designers 2012, which gained a fair amount of attention. I realised that I had side-lined what came naturally to me, and what I got pure enjoyment out of, which was designing and making jewellery.

    What is yoFeather Earringsur favourite piece of jewellery? (Either made or purchased)

    Whenever I make a new piece for the Facet collection, I always say, “Ooh, this is my favourite”! But overall, I would have to say it would be a pair of engraved feather earrings I made for my mum’s birthday. They were the first things I made when I moved into Flux studios, so they have sentimental value. I get real enjoyment out of seeing my friends and family wearing my jewellery. 

    Which celebrity would you love to wear your jewellery and why?Solange-Knowles

    Currently it’s Solange Knowles. She’s got a very unique and brave sense of style, that is cutting-edge and she never shies away from colour! 

    I can envisage my ‘Facet’ collection enhancing almost any of her outfit choices.

    Out-with jewellery is there any other career that you would love to try?

    If I hadn’t chosen jewellery as a path, I would have probably have gone down the route of Set-Design. I love the idea of creating a world from your imagination and turning it into a reality.

    What can we expect to see from you in the future?

    I will be releasing some Facet sub-collections; limited edition, couture, and adding new earthy colours for an autumn/winter collection.

    3. Silver Trillion Studs

     

  3. Designer Interview Sally-Anne Fenton

    What inspired you to become a jewellery designer?

    As a child I was constantly drawing or making something and I always knew I wanted to do something creative. I went on to do the general art course at Duncan of Jordanstone and I found that I was more passionate about design. I realised that I wanted to create wearable 3D objects that people could enjoy, which then lead me into a career in jewellery design.

    What is your favourite piece of jewellery? (either made or purchased)

    My favourite piece has to be the 3 dome stone set ring I made for my degree show. I made my collection in memory of my grandmother using fabrics from her clothes. That ring in particular holds such personal meaning and sentimental value.

    I want to do this for my customers too and give them something totally unique and special in which to remember their loved one. I want to encourage them to come into the studio and actively take part in making their pieces, I think that process makes the end result even more special.Brooch

    Which celebrity would you love to wear your jewellery and why?

    I'd love to see Zooey Deschanel wearing my jewellery. I love her vintage inspired, quirky yet classy style and she is so beautiful.

    Out-with jewellery is there any other career that you would love to try?

    I'd love to do a gemmology course as I've always been fascinated by stones. If I hadn't gone into jewellery I think I would have gone down the fashion textiles route. I'd definitely want to be making something or doing something creative.

    What can webrooch2 expect to see from you in the future?

    I'm currently working on my new collection Black Lace which will be on display at this years IJL and I'm working on a men's version too. I've always wanted to do a one off cocktail ring collection, I've accumulated so many lovely gemstones over the years it seems such a shame to leave them sitting in a box!

    I've also got a few other ideas that I'm working on at the moment but I'm not giving anything away just yet - you'll need to wait and see!

     

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