The learners pursuing their BSc in Jewellery Design, 2022 Batch showcased their work with enthusiasm and in a creative way on the 13th of January, 2023. The exhibition was held inside the college campus of JD Institute of Fashion and Technology, Bangalore.
The jewellery design aspirants started their journey from the foundation drawing module which includes line art, shading, perspective drawings, object drawing and body illustrations. They even learnt how to incorporate colours by understanding the colour wheel which gave them an in depth knowledge of colours.
Moreover, going ahead in their course structure, the learners studied the history and importance of jewellery in each era. Then students were asked to choose an era which was interesting to them while studying. Jewellery design aspirants were asked to gain an in-depth knowledge about the raw materials used and significance of each motif and material. Students also learnt what types of materials were used to craft jewellery in those days. And were surprised to know, it was not just gold and silver being used in making jewellery. There were many rare materials from which jewellery can be crafted. Materials like concrete, snake wood, seeds, ashes, leaf leather and many more are also used to make jewelleries.
After knowing the history of jewellery, students continued learning about analysis of jewellery, which is a very important ascent for every jewellery designer. While analysing the jewellery they learnt what are the different types of jewellery, colour of metals, types of metals and alloys used in jewellery making. Jewellery design aspirants also had a profound learning about the different types of stones both precious and semiprecious; including the different shapes, cuts and colours of the gemstones, the various types of fittings, clasps and more.
Going forward, the aspiring jewellery designers learnt about illustrations and rendering. The process of illustrating and rendering gave them an understanding to generate their thoughts on the papers. (https://chacc.co.uk/) Rendering plays an important part in the development process, it helps us to portray the accurate outcome of the jewellery. While working on their projects, learners kept their creative minds active. They learnt how to render different types of stones and metals keeping perspective, light and shadow in mind.
Creating jewellery is an art meant to fulfil the needs of the client. While creating jewellery, learners start their process by picking up inspiration for the jewellery.
Then aspiring jewellery designers come up with visual boards which help them to generate motifs and identify colours for the jewellery. It shapes up to a beautiful piece of art. The jewellery design includes all the technicalities and illustrations of the jewellery which can later be crafted by the artisans.
JD institute gives a whole different experience from the foundation of jewellery to the final output of students’ work. Working on projects with the help of workshops organised by college encourages the jewellery design aspirants to work in different situations. Innumerable students pass out every year with all the knowledge required to make their mark in the industry.