Fashion Jewellery – London College of Fashion, 2023
Mia is a designer inspired by history, storytelling and the natural world.Her jewellery creations in precious metals feature texture and bubbles, evoking flowing water; taking you to calm, happy days spent watching waves roll on to the shore.
Trips to the British seaside on a chilly day, hearing the waves crash against the rocks. Collecting shells, seaglass and other treasures from the sand left by the ocean tide. Hanging your legs over the edge of the dock as the water flows along below. Watching ripple patterns form on a river or lake as the wind drifts across the surface.Splashing in a water fight on a hot summer’s day. Water surrounds us as we travel and connects us to cheery memories.
Creating wearable mini sculptures inspired by the movement of water, Mia hopes that in wearing these nostalgic totems in your everyday life, the tactile quality of the designs can take you back to those moments of contentment and joy whenever needed.
This current collection is created using the lost wax casting method, where the original model is hand-formed, carved and melted in wax, then a mould then made to be filled with silver or gold.
Mia is a mature student, having returned to education to pursue a long lived dream to be a jewellery designer, after working on sites of historical and cultural interest in events and marketing; but always having a love of adornment and 3D design and constantly creating and designing alongside her past career.
Mia hopes to bring her passion of these iconic locations and historical stories into her future jewellery collections, and is also currently enjoying working with sustainable methods and materials to develop new pieces, including recycled gold and recycled plastics.
"Creating wearable mini sculptures inspired by the movement of water, I hope that in wearing these nostalgic totems in your everyday life, the tactile quality of the designs can take you back to those moments of contentment and joy whenever needed."