Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser, by computer, at the material to be cut. The material then vaporizes away, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish.
This easier workholding technology reduces contamination of workpiece.
Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where an acrylic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold.
This method is often used for sample and prototype parts in jewellery creating process.
Setting & Attaching
Setting and Attaching techniques are used for securely attaching the formed acrylic into the metal part.
The metal is bent into the shape and size of the acrylic. Then the acrylic is inserted into the metal, and the metal rubs over the acrylic, holding it in place.
Forging & Polishing
Forging is involved in shaping metal by using localized compressive forces. This manufacturing process can produce a stronger piece.
Polishing metal parts is the finishing process for smoothing its surface. It is also used to enhance and restore the looks of jewellery.
Jing Jing MiCHELE has been combining unparalleled craftsmanship, technical prowess and innovation in all its creations.
Material & Process Samples
A range of material and process samples are selected from the 'Memento Mori' collection to present the designer-maker's observations, responses and sense of purpose. The consistently documented experiments and discoveries are used for developing awareness of materials, finding solutions and exploiting technical skills in the jewellery making process.
Studio crafting is the practice of craft methodology in a designer's studio. It produces craft objects at the whim of the jewellery maker.
Fabric is the main material used in this collection for constructing decorative 3-dimensional textile art.
Techniques & Procedures
Various techniques are used to accomplish the design of 'Memento Mori' collection. Those vivid procedures present how the jewellery designer carries out pre-determined results appropriate to the design with the minimum outlay of time and energy.
'There has to be a sense of joy, escapism and fantasy in the jewellery we choose to wear.'
Jing Jing MiCHELE