Designer of the Month – Niyanta Shah

Let us understand a bit about yourself, detailing your background, research study and training in the jewellery making industry.

She has likewise taken courses for jewellery design & & illustration, as well as wedding jewellery and tiara making at The London Jewellery School. She loves making delicate and dainty jewellery but wouldnt state no to huge and strong either.

I left school with average grades and entered into an average university to obtain a degree, then fell under a task I didnt find fulfilling however it paid the expenses. I kept sensation there was more to life. 2 years ago I made the brave decision to quit my job since I had discovered a true enthusiasm for beaded and wire gemstone jewellery! I took great deals of courses to learn as much as I could.

My favourites were Jewellery style and drawing and Wedding Jewellery and Tiara making from the prestigious London Jewellery School based in the heart of Londons world-famous Hatton Garden. I also found out a lot from some really generous teachers on YouTube, they taught with such passion that I would see hours of their videos. It was like the existing pattern of binge-watching a series on Netflix! I was connected!

Tell us about your work– are there any particular products or techniques that you favour?

I enjoy to use beads and gemstones. My preferred techniques are to wire wrap gems on earrings and beaded fringe earrings. Youll find a great deal of my photos on Instagram feature these 2 techniques.

How would you finest explain your design style?

Im still finding out about my special design and for that reason like to attempt whatever out! Presently, Im enjoying the technique to layer rows of beads for lockets and lariats. Its almost an art deco style and I love the rich, decadent appearance you can accomplish, advises me of the 1920s, think Downton Abbey!

Where do you like to get your motivation from for your pieces?

Im a huge fan of Bollywood and Im a British Indian so I take my motivation from all things BritAsian. A bit of Downton Abbey, some Bollywood glam, and Ill occasionally look at present jewellery patterns but also anything that pops into my head which can be a little haphazard given that I love to daydream and think of holidays or weddings and celebrations.

Do you have a piece that you have made which you favour or are particularly happy with?

She is 5 years old and is one of the very first luxury looking items I made. Its made with beautiful itty bitty beads and some swoon-worthy Swarovski pearls and has a Swarovski crystal beauty heart.

What is the one item in your jewellery making workshop that you could not live without?

At the minute its the Tulip beading needles. They are very versatile and strong too. Others are available and Ive attempted generic non top quality ones along with those by John James however the ones by Tulip seem to be the very best.

What approaching trends do you see being popular quickly?

This year has been a stinker for everybody and at the end of the year, I think Christmas is going to approve unforgettable gifts, such as thinking of you, or DIY your jewellery so packages and memento jewellery might be big! Were all remaining at house and making presents to ourselves this year. It conserves all the trips to the shops and undesirable returns.

What is the most important lesson you have discovered from your time in the jewellery making market?

If you let it, every error can be a lesson. There have actually been many times Ive invested hours dealing with a job just to slip up in an important step right near completion. In the early days, I would misery at my silliness and get so disappointed at myself. Its a lot of effort and time that goes into developing and making. Ultimately, I found out to see the knowledge in making errors.

We cant get anywhere without taking steps and despite the fact that one or two might be a slip or a trip we are still where we are and we arrived with the errors as well as the successes. Its likewise assisted me to see that I am more skilled now thanks to those errors and what I learnt from them.

Do you have any specific guidance that you would offer to up and coming jewellery designers, or someone thinking about entering jewellery making?

Yes, I would state go for it and do what you enjoy. Learn whatever you can, even from yourself and do not be scared to try all the strategies up until you find your true delighted location.

For instance, I utilized to remake my own jewellery that I d purchased from the high street. I d take it apart and see how it was made then enjoy a YouTube video to discover how to put it back together once again. Be creative and more importantly, have fun!

Finally, time for a bit of enjoyable in our quick-fire round!

Colour– Blue– the majority of my clothes appear to be blue– oopsBiscuit– Nice BiscuitsDrink– Pimms, or Coffee if Im drivingPlace– Anywhere in natureAnimal– ElephantGemstone– Rose QuartzFood– Cheesecake, though I never get to consume any!Sport– CricketFilm– Anything Harry PotterCity– London– its where house is

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Numerous thanks to Niyanta for being our Designer of the Month this month and for sharing this information

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