The competition is part of Swarovski’s decade-long sponsorship programme with CSM. It involved students on BA Jewellery Design working within one of four themes, Berlin, Istanbul, Fiction and Luminescence.
The panel of judges included Nadja Swarovski, jewellery designer Hannah Martin, and In Detail blogger Beanie Major who reviewed the finished work last Friday at King’s Cross.
Nadezhda Fedotova prize-winning design was inspired by ceremonial African masks and Voodoo relics. She created a multifunctional magnetic bracelet/necklace in brass and carved wood, set with Swarovski Gemstones. Second prize went to Joann Hong (Istanbul) for her feathered neckpiece, set with Swarovski Elements, which wraps around the wearer like smoke tendrils from the sweet tobacco smoked in Turkish harems. The award for Best Use of Gemstones and Best Use of Crystal went to Eleonora D’Ottavi and Esna Su respectively.
Giles Last, Senior lecturer in Jewellery at Central Saint Martins said:
“We have been delighted to work with Swarovski over the last ten years, developing an excellent example of a collaboration between Education and Industry. It is always fascinating to see how the students respond to the challenge and we look forward to continuing this productive and meaningful collaboration in the future.”
All the winning pieces are on display at Central Saint Martins until May 18.
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