Jewellery making course: wearing our stories with pride
From January to February this year we had the pleasure of hosting a jewellery making course with acclaimed designer and artist Anisha Parmar.
Anisha lead 12 Loughborough University students through the process of creating their own piece of jewellery inspired by a family heirloom or piece of family history. The course entailed learning how to visually conceptualise and design a piece beginning with mood boards, followed by basic jewellery making skills (with a focus on laser cut jewellery components) and assemblage.
The course ended with the creation of finished pieces and an incredible photo session which is presented below.
About Anisha Parmar
Anisha Parmar is a globally successful jewellery designer and multi-disciplinary artist based in Derby. Her work is inspired by her own diaspora heritage that spans three continents – Gujarat in India, East Africa and Britain – and the gold jewellery pieces that have been collected along her family’s migrant journey. Anisha’s own designs bring the concept of the heirloom into today. At the heart of her brand is her belief in the power of wearing our culture and stories in a way that will uplift and empower – empowered adornment.