Created by Vanilla Ink
Many students at this years Jewellery degree show opted to shed jewellery in a different light. To embed the jewellery with meaning and a story to tell. Whether they are looking into life a Pakistani woman to the trials and tribulations of Africa, the students at DJCAD have delved deeper into the way jewellery can be perceived.
Natalia is no different. Her work is an investigation into the preciousness of the world around us and how the contrasting views of a Third World Country alter that world.
Looking into the ease of access and use of medication in Western societies compared to that of a Third World Country and how we take for granted such privileges.
"My Jewellery creates a manifesto, my response to the issue that I no longer wish to dismiss as a designer."
Natalia's tongue and cheek approach touches upon such a sensitive matter but she has used jewellery as a driving force to build awareness over "Medical Candy." She has played on contradictions and metaphors to build her degree show collection, taking the preciousness of a pill and comparing it to the likes of diamonds, gold and silver.
Her 'Engagement Ring' stands proudly in her collection a highly polished ring but instead of lovely giant diamond sitting in it's setting a pill replaces it. Always making you question the value of a single pill.
Natalia's work will be on show at London's New Designers at the Business Design Centre from the 27th-30th of June.