Whilst the rest of the university has "Employability Week", we have taken some time out of the module to have a think about the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council competition 2017/2018.
We got together in groups to throw around some ideas for the Jewellery Design category, the brief for which is as follows:
"Using coloured gemstones of any type, shape or cut, design a fine jewellery pendant and earrings that relay a message, story, season, act of nature or personal expression across these interrelated jewels. Coloured gemstones must be a predominant feature in your proposal."
Using the seasons as a theme, my group chose autumn.
I did not have much luck with the heated wax carvers and electric pen, doing most of the work with a saw, scalpel and burr.
The super smooth affect was achieved by holding the wax directly over a meths lamp flame.