I started to research their range online to explore what they did and what I liked. I was particularly interested by the multi-layered pieces, specifically what materials they were made from and how they were secured together. Next, I put together a mood board with images of things that I found inspiring and from there I began to develop my idea to focus on a space/planet theme.
|One of the Tatty Devine pieces that inspired me. Picture credit: https://www.tattydevine.com/products/astrologer-s-hand-necklace|
My practice piece was a small planet design, made in acrylic, for a necklace. Although I miscalculated the sizing so that the chain hole was cut too small, I did learn how to use the software 2D design to create my overall piece and how to laser cut the four separate parts I needed.
|My practice piece. Picture credit: Lauren Pell|
It reminded me of a social media post I had seen of a UFO abducting a cow. I started to wonder if I could alter my design to change the planet into a space ship and, as I am not particularly fond of cows, beam a cat up instead. I also made the decision to make a brooch instead of a necklace as the calculations for the chain hole were too complicated to get right in the time I had available.
|My final piece. Picture credit: Lauren Pell|
Next I would like to work on a larger item such as a clock, in different shades of red acrylic with decreasing layers building up to the clock face, inspired by this:
|Lobster. Picture credit:|
MoDiP has some Tatty Devine pieces and other jewellery in the collection that might inspire you with your own projects.
Lauren Pell. (Guest blogger)