Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sketchbook Work

Here is some of my sketchbook work from one of my past projects at university. This work comes from my end of year foundation degree in 2011. My theme was tropical flowers and I was aiming to make textile jewellery for my end of year show. Here you can see the stages I have took into creating my jewellery, starting off with drawings, art work then developing my work into jewellery designs.

 My main inspiration came from looking at lilies and orchids. Here I have used observation drawing and watercolours to capture their delicate petals and vibrant colours.

 For my art work I have used the silhouette of the flowers to create a range of different collages; combining bright colours, patterns, mark making and machine stitch.

 For my developing stage I took the best bits from my art work and started to create different jewellery designs. I decided to keep using the silhouettes of the flowers to help shape my design. I also wanted to create a symmetry pattern within my designs to give them more structure. 


  1. Beautiful work Helen what are you doing now you've finished your degree?

    1. Thank you :) well at the moment i am working in a sewing shop but hopefully soon will find a designing job.