KickStart

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    KickStart is aimed at emerging UK designers looking to take their business to the next level!

    6 up-and-coming designers were selected by the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and IJL to have the unique opportunity to showcase their jewellery at IJL 2018 on a group stand in the prestigious Design Gallery. With exposure to a 9,000+ trade audience and leading industry experts at the show, the winners were offered the opportunity to attend a special training day before the event, covering all aspects of brand promotion. The NAJ will also provide mentoring following IJL.

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    Congratulations to the winners below!

  • Farrah Al-Dujaili, Oddical

    Farrah Al-Dujaili, Oddical

    Oddical is the creation of Farrah Al-Dujaili, a graduate of the School of Jewellery in Birmingham. Oddical is an emerging British jewellery brand that adores the quirky and the individual, with the mantra ‘Wear Oddical. Be Oddical’. The debut collection has taken inspiration from plant and skeletal structures to create eye-catching statement earrings that have the appearance of being made in precious metals, without the weight. Each pair of quirky, lightweight earrings are 3D printed in nylon, plated in 22ct gold and finished with hand painted details.

  • Alice Barnes

    Alice Barnes

    Born in London, Alice has always been influenced by the strong architectural lines that surrounded her whilst growing up. She now draws complex beauty from the simplest of forms to make elegant, contemporary jewellery with meticulous attention to detail. Her work is influenced by the cuts, folds and repetition used in paper art, and draws on lines, angles and repetitive shapes for inspiration. Her collections originate from a playful exercise in which she limits her materials to a small square of silver sheet. By carefully piercing, forming and sometimes combining squares, she realised that just as in origami there were endless possibilities, and this was the beginning of her ‘Square Roots’ range. Her latest collection ‘Pleated’ continues to be inspired by paper, but to get the sharp folds and weighty quality, she turned to wax carving and the ancient lost wax process. She carefully hand carves each section front and back to create elegant pieces with a touch of art deco sophistication.

  • Becky Dockree

    Becky Dockree

    Becky Dockree is influenced by a passion for pattern and form. She uses traditional etching techniques to display these ideas and create eye-catching designs. Becky has a sculptural background, graduating from the Sir John Cass School of Art and Design. Inspirations from this time have been introduced into her jewellery practice, taking her past sculptural projects to a new audience. Her etched designs originate from a series of paintings, which focus on the female form. These forms have been manipulated to create symmetrical patterns which rotate and spiral across the metals surface. Her recent collection ‘Inked’ has evolved the idea of pattern and form with the creation of hand carved bodies from wax that display her intricate patterns. She combines these ideas with the use of precious metals and gemstones. Each piece is carefully handmade in her London studio.

  • Raliegh Goss

    Raliegh Goss

    Raliegh started her jewellery journey silversmithing at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art. The ASTRAEUS collection, a multi coloured diamond jewellery collection, takes its name from the Greek god of the stars.  The Astraeus Ring shoots it’s glistening branches of gold and diamonds around the finger. This white gold ring is adorned with yellow and white diamonds of round and pear shapes with diamond pave that gradually turns into intense yellow to accent the flick of the stars tail. Raliegh Goss was established in 2016  with her partner Angus Law. All manufacturing is entirely in-house bar the stone setting. In January 2017, the Inaugural Casino Collection was launched, inspired by the evocative motifs of a set of cards: Clubs, Spades, Hearts and Diamonds are the focus of each piece in the collection. Their latest collection, Shield, is launching this July, a contemporary fine gold collection inspired by the geometrics of Egyptian jewels.

  • Emily Kidson

    Emily Kidson

    Emily Kidson is a jeweller whose layered, intuitively designed jewels marry bold materials with traditional craftsmanship. Known for her use of laminate with silver, wood and resin, Kidson makes every piece of jewellery by hand in her London studio. Colour is central to her work and is the backdrop to a minimal, modern aesthetic with areas of intricate detail. Each piece is the culmination of an immersive creative process and her inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, whether a quickly-captured image or the careful contemplation of a painting. Nature, art and architecture are particular influences. Kidson studied 3D Crafts (wood, metal, ceramics and plastics) at the University of Brighton and has exhibited widely across the UK and increasingly abroad.

  • Lucy Spink Jewellery

    Lucy Spink Jewellery

    Every piece of jewellery is handcrafted in Lucy’s workshop in Cornwall. She is fascinated by how closely our lives were once bound to the rhythms of nature and uses a small element of gold in her pieces to represent the importance of the natural environment. The techniques Lucy uses are ones that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years and she use traditional tools from her grandfather’s workshop to keep her anchored to her inspiration. She allows marks left during the making of each piece to remain as an integral part of the surface. This gives the wearer a glimpse of the processes involved and the time taken in creating handmade jewellery.

  • Claire Macfarlane

    Claire Macfarlane

    Originally having studied sculpture, Claire manipulates her materials beyond conventional means and this has been recognized with industry awards. Visually, she is drawn to structural forms and patterns - in architecture or wherever they may be. As she says: “I can’t go for a walk without taking a snap of an interesting fence!”.

    Design inspiration for her Spin Me Around collection came from “letting loose on a traditional lathe”; the contoured elements then fashioned into bold, modern designs with inverted patterns and striking silhouettes. The highly polished finish emphasizes the form and reflects the precise, clean nature of lathe work. The result is a collection that is strong, feminine and curvaceous for night or day.

  • Rhona McCallum

    Rhona McCallum

    Rhona McCallum is a Glasgow based jewellery designer and a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. She regularly exhibits her jewellery collections throughout the UK and abroad, including Goldsmiths’ Fair in London and, most recently, at LOOT - the annual retail exhibition of contemporary jewellery at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Inspired by geology, ancient history and our ever changing landscapes, Rhona creates statement jewellery in silver and gold that combines rugged, natural textures with bold, sculptural forms.

  • Ana Simoes, Muscari Jewellery

    Ana Simoes, Muscari Jewellery

    The grand-daughter of a goldsmith, Ana Simoes followed the only career she knew would spark her passion.  She designs and creates jewellery in precious metals and gemstones and her aim is to merge traditional jewellery making techniques with a modern aesthetic. Her brand, Muscari Jewellery, is characterised by thought-provoking  design and attention to the finest details. Muscari Jewellery’s collections are inspired by the richness of Ana’s home country's history, landscape and architecture, particularly by its connection to the sea and the unknown.  All her jewellery pieces are handmade at Ana’s studio in London and encapsulate essential qualities that are at the heart of her work - meticulous craftsmanship and an intricate preciousness that can be seen and felt within every piece.

  • Heather Woof

    Heather Woof

    Heather Woof creates subtle, refined yet distinctive jewellery in silver and gold. Inspired by pattern and structure, Heather's designs are characterised by clean lines and sculptural forms. Each piece is handcrafted from her Edinburgh studio with a focus on detail and beautiful craftsmanship. Heather designs with the wearer in mind, creating pieces that embody everyday simplicity and understated elegance. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art, Heather has a passion for making, referencing ancient techniques to create contemporary forms. She has won multiple awards for her work, including a gold award from the prestigious 'Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards 2016'. She has exhibited internationally, including shows in New York, Seoul, Paris and exhibits regularly throughout the UK.

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