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Swarovski Design Project CSM BA Jewellery Design Winner 2018

Award giving  /  SchoolsDegreeShow2018   Awards  /  21 Jun 2018
Published: 10.07.2018
Veronika Fabian. Necklace: Handle With Care, 2018. Swarovski crystals, oxidized brass, steel.. 28 x 1 x 67 cm. My starting point was the recycling and sustainability symbol on the everyday packaging. I reinterpreted the usual ‘handle with care’ symbol where the earth is held by a pair of hands, and for my necklace, the wearer replaces the earth. I thought that in the future humanity might need to be saved sooner than the earth does. The necklace’s loose structure makes readability more challenging and refers to the difficulties we face regarding our sustainable future.. Veronika Fabian
Necklace: Handle With Care, 2018
Swarovski crystals, oxidized brass, steel.
28 x 1 x 67 cm
My starting point was the recycling and sustainability symbol on the everyday packaging. I reinterpreted the usual ‘handle with care’ symbol where the earth is held by a pair of hands, and for my necklace, the wearer replaces the earth. I thought that in the future humanity might need to be saved sooner than the earth does. The necklace’s loose structure makes readability more challenging and refers to the difficulties we face regarding our sustainable future.

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Intro
The theme of this year collaboration project was: The Power of Transformation. A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.
 

Artist list

Maggie Cheung, Veronika Fabian, Yayun Fang, Isla Gilham, Lydia Hartshorn, Matilde Mozzanega, Roisin O’Malley, Ayesha Patel, Ariel YC Tsai, Sophie Woodage
Swarovski have a good track record in sustainable practice but after several initiatives to move unsold stock, eventually these pieces are considered waste. This project tries to minimize such wastage and with imagination and invention, give these pieces new life.
 
Students had free use of a number of unsold Swarovski jewellery pieces to consider how they could be transformed and re-introduced into the economy.
 
The challenge was to create new pieces by re-forming, re-using, re-working, refitting, re-thinking unsold Swarovski jewellery. By transforming them and reintroducing these pieces into the economy, each design investigates ideas that could contribute towards a more sustainable industry.
 
(All photos by: Zeina Aref, Sharon Majuki, Nattarat Pipatkulcheewin, Isabel MacCarthy)


The design project, which is now in it’s 16th year, it's jugded by Swarovski. Who reviewed the finished work on the 21st of June 2018 at our campus in King’s Cross.

Winning design is by Veronika Fabian.
Receives £1,000 prize money.
Prize was presented on 21 June 2018 by Swarovski at CSM during the BA Jewellery Design Awards Evening.

Veronika Fabian: mail@veronikafabian.com
Veronika Fabian. Necklace: Handle With Care, 2018. Swarovski crystals, oxidized brass, steel.. 28 x 1 x 67 cm. On body.My starting point was the recycling and sustainability symbol on the everyday packaging. I reinterpreted the usual ‘handle with care’ symbol where the earth is held by a pair of hands, and for my necklace, the wearer replaces the earth. I thought that in the future humanity might need to be saved sooner than the earth does. The necklace’s loose structure makes readability more challenging and refers to the difficulties we face regarding our sustainable future.. Veronika Fabian
Necklace: Handle With Care, 2018
Swarovski crystals, oxidized brass, steel.
28 x 1 x 67 cm

On body.
My starting point was the recycling and sustainability symbol on the everyday packaging. I reinterpreted the usual ‘handle with care’ symbol where the earth is held by a pair of hands, and for my necklace, the wearer replaces the earth. I thought that in the future humanity might need to be saved sooner than the earth does. The necklace’s loose structure makes readability more challenging and refers to the difficulties we face regarding our sustainable future.

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Yayun Fang. Necklace: Lace-up Collar, 2018. Swarovski crystals, mix-metal.. 45 x 40 x 25 cm. I am amazed at the delicacy and detail of C18th lace collars and I wanted to combine these qualities with Swarovski crystals and gem mounts, giving a new life to unwanted jewellery and also to traditional lace. . Yayun Fang
Necklace: Lace-up Collar, 2018
Swarovski crystals, mix-metal.
45 x 40 x 25 cm
I am amazed at the delicacy and detail of C18th lace collars and I wanted to combine these qualities with Swarovski crystals and gem mounts, giving a new life to unwanted jewellery and also to traditional lace. 

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Isla Gilham. Head Piece: Crown Jewels, 2018. Found Object, Glass. Inspired by the Imperial State Crown, which is set with various different historic gemstones, my crown highlights how reusing jewels and pieces can create a piece rich in narrative and history. I was inspired by the Swarovski rings, almost made to be intertwined and twisting. I set myself the target of not wasting a scrap, dissecting and carefully placing each section into its place. Atop the crown, sits a crystal from a chandelier, homage to the positioning of Cullinan number 2 diamond.. Isla Gilham
Head Piece: Crown Jewels, 2018
Found Object, Glass
Inspired by the Imperial State Crown, which is set with various different historic gemstones, my crown highlights how reusing jewels and pieces can create a piece rich in narrative and history. I was inspired by the Swarovski rings, almost made to be intertwined and twisting. I set myself the target of not wasting a scrap, dissecting and carefully placing each section into its place. Atop the crown, sits a crystal from a chandelier, homage to the positioning of Cullinan number 2 diamond.

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Lydia Hartshorn. Body piece: Up-Cycled, 2018. Rubber inner tubes, Swarovski crystals.. Inspired by Swarovski’s admirable responsible policies and also by the historic wearing of spare inner tubes by Tour de France cyclists, I have created glamorous, fun and sustainable pieces. Reflecting the timeless quality and the constantly evolving designs of Swarovski, I experimented with unconventional ways of setting the crystals. Using punctured inner tubes from my local bike shop I have sliced and punched new holes to create simple, luxe jewellery intended to be worn whilst cycling as a safety reflector.. Lydia Hartshorn
Body piece: Up-Cycled, 2018
Rubber inner tubes, Swarovski crystals.
Inspired by Swarovski’s admirable responsible policies and also by the historic wearing of spare inner tubes by Tour de France cyclists, I have created glamorous, fun and sustainable pieces. Reflecting the timeless quality and the constantly evolving designs of Swarovski, I experimented with unconventional ways of setting the crystals. Using punctured inner tubes from my local bike shop I have sliced and punched new holes to create simple, luxe jewellery intended to be worn whilst cycling as a safety reflector.

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Matilde Mozzanega. Necklace: Transparent Waste, 2017 - 2018. Swarovski crystals, recycled plastic pouches, clear vinyl tubing, Swarovski brass lobster clasp and handmade brass tube fittings.. My inspiration came from the plastic film protecting the Swarovski pieces we were working with. Swarovski crystals are vacuum sealed within recyclable plastic pouches and form playful, contemporary necklaces. The innovation rests with the possibility of exchanging pouch pendants with existing chains or swapping them with someone else. The design is a commentary on the current and urgent issue of waste related to plastic packaging.. Matilde Mozzanega
Necklace: Transparent Waste, 2017 - 2018
Swarovski crystals, recycled plastic pouches, clear vinyl tubing, Swarovski brass lobster clasp and handmade brass tube fittings.
My inspiration came from the plastic film protecting the Swarovski pieces we were working with. Swarovski crystals are vacuum sealed within recyclable plastic pouches and form playful, contemporary necklaces. The innovation rests with the possibility of exchanging pouch pendants with existing chains or swapping them with someone else. The design is a commentary on the current and urgent issue of waste related to plastic packaging.

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Roisin O’Malley. Head Piece: Fragments of Light, 2018. Plastic, Swarovski crystals, brass.. I took the Swarovski Indicolite Helios crystal as a starting point. I ground these up crystals into tiny fragments and entrapped them within angular structures to use the qualities of light and colour and to recreate them in a new way as a jewellery piece. The headpiece appears like an explosion of tiny crystals which move with the wearer, which in turn changes the effects of light.. Roisin O’Malley
Head Piece: Fragments of Light, 2018
Plastic, Swarovski crystals, brass.
I took the Swarovski Indicolite Helios crystal as a starting point. I ground these up crystals into tiny fragments and entrapped them within angular structures to use the qualities of light and colour and to recreate them in a new way as a jewellery piece. The headpiece appears like an explosion of tiny crystals which move with the wearer, which in turn changes the effects of light.

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Ayesha Patel. Pin: Bejewelled Memories, 2018. Scrap wood, Swarovski crystals.. 10 x 35 x 10 cm. From series: Power of Transformation. Mass-produced jewellery is often not intended to last for very long. My rolling pin allows people to exchange their old crystals and have them embedded into their rolling pin so the memory of the jewellery is transposed into their food.  This kitchen tool further enriches your culinary culture and helps you feel connected to jewellery in a different way, away from the body.. Ayesha Patel
Pin: Bejewelled Memories, 2018
Scrap wood, Swarovski crystals.

10 x 35 x 10 cm
From series: Power of Transformation
Mass-produced jewellery is often not intended to last for very long. My rolling pin allows people to exchange their old crystals and have them embedded into their rolling pin so the memory of the jewellery is transposed into their food.  This kitchen tool further enriches your culinary culture and helps you feel connected to jewellery in a different way, away from the body.

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Ariel YC Tsai. Necklace: Gems of the Imagination, 2018. Paper, old jewellery.. 7 x 9 x 2 cm. From series: The Power of Transformation. My piece imagines a bespoke service that Swarovski could provide to customers returning tired jewellery. Inspired by the traditional gouache painting of fine jewellery, highly appreciated for its skill. I replaced each setting in the necklace, usually a home for a stone, with gouache paintings of the original ring that I dissembled to make the necklace. From a distance, the painting almost looks like a new piece of jewellery.. Ariel YC Tsai
Necklace: Gems of the Imagination, 2018
Paper, old jewellery.
7 x 9 x 2 cm
From series: The Power of Transformation
My piece imagines a bespoke service that Swarovski could provide to customers returning tired jewellery. Inspired by the traditional gouache painting of fine jewellery, highly appreciated for its skill. I replaced each setting in the necklace, usually a home for a stone, with gouache paintings of the original ring that I dissembled to make the necklace. From a distance, the painting almost looks like a new piece of jewellery.

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Sophie Woodage. Set: Sedimentary Swarovski, 2018. Repurposed Swarovksi jewellery, jesmonite, cotton cord.. Necklace, knuckle duster and rings.. Recently in Kamilo Beach, Hawaii, there was a discovery of a new type of rock named Plastiglomerate, “an indurated, multi-composite material made hard by agglutination of rock and molten plastic”. Submerging Swarovski crystals and jewellery into the resin, I aimed to capture the idea of the possibility of unsold stock eventually becoming fossilised in the landfill. By grinding back the resin, I've created interesting cross-sections through the stones.. Sophie Woodage
Set: Sedimentary Swarovski, 2018
Repurposed Swarovksi jewellery, jesmonite, cotton cord.
Necklace, knuckle duster and rings.

Recently in Kamilo Beach, Hawaii, there was a discovery of a new type of rock named Plastiglomerate, “an indurated, multi-composite material made hard by agglutination of rock and molten plastic”. Submerging Swarovski crystals and jewellery into the resin, I aimed to capture the idea of the possibility of unsold stock eventually becoming fossilised in the landfill. By grinding back the resin, I've created interesting cross-sections through the stones.

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