Classic brass beads are teased into dynamic golden spiral jewelry by Hong Kong-born, London-based jewelry designer Carolina Wong, who brings buoyancy to conventional supplies in her ‘Movement’ assortment.
‘Throughout the first Covid lockdown, again in 2020, I used to be simply on the lookout for issues to do,’ says Wong of how the gathering started. ‘Sooner or later, whereas I used to be tidying issues up in a storage field I hadn’t opened for a really very long time, I discovered a bag of beads purchased in a market. Boredom made me extra inventive; I used to be simply enjoying round and seeing what I may get out of it. I liked how beads created this seamless, snake-like motion. It jogged my memory of the Fibonacci spiral, and I discovered that the proper pairing for the shifting golden spiral half was sea shells, as sea shells have the proper golden ratio.’
Golden spiral jewelry by Carolina Wong
Wong drew on her background as a textile designer for the items, which take the uncooked supplies as a place to begin for the golden spirals, which will be coaxed into any desired type.
‘The mechanism is nothing fussy or over-elaborate,’ she provides. ‘The beads created this natural and pure motion; I simply wanted to search out its good companion. The ultimate product may not have the standard minimalist look, however the design course of and parts are quite minimalist.’
Shells punctuate the ends of the curving kinds in a juxtaposition of texture and type. ‘The principle problem was the best way to mix the 2 supplies collectively and make them look seamless on the similar time,’ Wong says. ‘I didn’t need both part to overpower the opposite. I needed to check numerous methods and supplies to affix them collectively – whether or not to make use of a thread or wire – in addition to dimension and thickness, which for this sort of design issues [to a difference] as little as 0.1mm.’
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