I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

The scrap bin, full of neglected unfinished pieces

Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Studios | Product photos from SOSOLO

Michelle and I met during our starry-eyed innocent, hope-filled CSM Foundation Degree days in 2006, when photoshop was still plan B* and makeup bags only contained pencils and markers. I was foolishly consulting Cosmopolitan magazine then for fashion, but Michelle was cool from the beginning. Straight in from Indonesia, she rocked a shag-cut and a tiny tattoo of an airplane on her foot. We ran off in different directions ever since our BA degrees started, and only recently I realised we’d been in the same building for 3 years and never crossed paths. So I made it my business to pay her a visit at the school studio when she got in touch about the Jewellery Pop-Up Shop, which everyone needs to go to before it closes at the end of the day on Monday. Her current collection is inspired by genetic mutations, as she illustrates the metamorphosis of a simple ring through several stages of evolution. The studio atmosphere was also amazing – if BA Graphic Design had studios like this I believe we would’ve actually gone home with an education… I’m kidding.

CSM BA Jewellery Pop-Up Shop
42 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8NW
Wednesday 3rd November – Monday 8th November
Prices from £20!

Michelle: Blog | Online Boutique (Etsy) | Ampersand Studio (Etsy Vintage & Handmade) | Twitter

*Photoshop became Plan A by the time I got to BA Third Year, don’t tell the tutors.

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  1. Her inspiration and reference pages look so interesting. I love seeing that part of design.

  2. Ooohh this is pretty awesome, I love the little workspace and white bricks. I’ve dabbled a little bit in making jewelry, though only simple stuff (connecting chains with jump rings etc) and I absolutely love it. I enjoy the tiny details and ‘fiddliness’ of it. I wish I could make this sort of stuff but seriously wouldn’t even know where to begin, the delicate rings are gorgeous!

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  4. oH how splendiferous. make my wedding band?

  5. absolutely stunning!

  6. Love these photos shini, I really want a studio like this to do my DIYs! xxxx


  7. What a great workshop, the kind of place you would really enjoy being in. Here designs look very cool too!

  8. These are so beautiful and delicate. I’m speachless! <3


  9. ace post, the studio and her designs look grand

  10. Now this is my kinda scene, a pro working in a pro environment.

  11. The rings are so cool and looks completely organic, as if she just picked up pieces of metals and started playing with them, and creating these beautiful and unique pieces she saw in nature.

    I love the silver ring with what resembles the edges of a stack of burnt papers or flower petals.

  12. I really really wish I had the time to go to London this weekend. Boo. Sigh, what else is there to say except the studio shots are gorgeous, the jewelry is awesome, as is Michelle’s bag.

  13. wow!

  14. Hi shini! thanks for the feature :) i remember those foundation days, and every single one of our lunch trips to pret hahahaa (or daddy donkey.. remember that place? it has now become reaally popular) xx

  15. Woohoo Singapore! Okay I couldn’t help myself, ha.

    The inspiration behind her work is intriguing. These photos are amazing!


  16. Woopsy, my mistake, she’s from Indonesia! HHAaa…such a klutz.

  17. amazing! these are so beautiful.

  18. great post, the pics are stunning as usual and Michelle creations are wonderful!

  19. absolutely floored.

    there goes my “ok, no more shopping for me until i buy everyone else Christmas presents.” boo.

  20. incredible designs! i love the sketches of knots and stitches. too cool.

  21. the ring details look very interesting, simple yet interesting at the same time, great work!


  22. Amazing pictures and amazing work.


  23. cute pieces!


  24. I love her sense of style – so individual, so cool, and ah, her work is amazing! I wish I lived within a reasonable distance of visiting the popup shop!

    Your description of art school sounds pretty similar to mine, although Photoshop is a pretty big deal right now! Speaking of – have you played around with CS5? It’s insane!

    Love your blog, as always~

  25. aa thanks to share this beautiful jelewery brand !! your pictures are very beautiful !!

  26. holy crap!! they’re beautiful. i want every single one of those rings on each of my ten fingers now!

  27. Geez those rings are really pretty. i wanna see more.

  28. this post is perfect, an amazing insight! thank you so much!

  29. wow.awesome..

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