Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I am exploring the concept of the original purpose of jewellery so I am focusing on ethnic/tribal jewellery which forms a specific function in ethnic communities. This bangle is the beginning of a new chapter in my jewellery. It is the first piece of which I plan to start a collection from and improve on. I am using traditional lost wax casting techniques used by tribesman in Chad where they roll wax into thin wire like forms and make spiral objects from them. I came about this design by playing around with spirals which is a symbol that is often found in my jewellery.