Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Its All Go!

Exciting times....

For the last couple of months if been in contact with Rachael Lamb, who i met through a friend at work. Rachael is the creator and owner of the scrummy website Hannah ... which i must say tempts me every time I'm on it (not good for purse). And I'm so please to say that i will now be supplying Rachael with a few collections of my newest designs. This is the first time i have been able to sell my jewellery online and its going to be a huge learning curve for me. Buying and selling online is now one of the best way to promote yourself and your designs and as a contemporary designer i felt i needed to have a go at it. I am usually stuck in the dark ages when it comes to selling my jewellery as i normally only do craft fares but this is a fantastic opportunity for me! So please have a little nosey on the well as my jewellery you will find lots of other designers and beautiful pieces.

Happy shopping :D

ta ta for now :)

Friday, 14 November 2008


The lack of updating just proves what a hard working student I really am! Its so good to be back at uni and back into the workshop...even tho so far it has been pretty limited. With our first project a design competition for the V&A in London there hasn't been any work shop time but with all my extra work for the Hannah Zakari website coming up its worked out quite well.

I'm now 2 weeks into our new project which is called 'The Ring Project'. Its a very interesting one as this time we design a ring based on our year long source collection project. The twist is that after the two weeks of designing, me and the rest of the 3rd year, pop our names in a hat and we design the piece of whoever we pull out! I'm hoping I don't get anything too complicated :S. With our year long project ongoing, I'm finding it a very helpful source of design. I'm collecting everything from my own photo of natural subjects, textiles, wallpaper designs and graffiti.

I have also started thinking a lot more about my dissertation subject area. Nothing is set in stone as yet but I'm thinking of going down the route of sustainability in craft. After having a lot of lecture that are based on the future of oil and the oil peak, i think that as a designer who in a few years time will be working in the craft environment, it is important to understand that we cannot keep living in this way as a consumable culture instead of reusing what we own.

So in the next week or so you will find my new collections on the Hannah Zakari website....I'm soooooo excited about this. Its the first time that my jewellery will be able to be bought by the public. I hope you all go and have a wee peek at it and if you could, please let me know what you think...ill put up the link as soon as it on :D
For now here is a sneak look at what you are likely to see...

ta ta for now :)