Loading... Please wait...

Jewelry Design Process

 

I start my process with rough sketches. When turning an idea over in my head I think in three dimensions. Sketches help me visualize the predetermined forms and initial volume of the object. Then I use a computer aided design program to generate virtual three-dimensional structures plane by plane. When I finish modeling the virtual form, I use a command tool inside the CAD program to unfold each plane onto a flat surface to generate two dimensional layouts. These layouts become a blueprint for my actual works.

David Choi's Faceted Bridge CuffWhen the work is ready to be physically assembled, I attach the printed layouts onto a flat sheet of metal and start cutting, folding, and fabricating to construct three dimensional forms. The process is very similar to sculpted origami -- the Japanese art of forming sculptures out of paper.

The final form describes the transition from two dimensions to three dimensions. There is a certain beauty lent to forms constructed this specific way. Surfaces are dissected to create visual pleasure in a variety of angles. When the light hits the surface, it reveals a rich depth of form. The final result has the look of something between abstract sculpture and the mineral world.

 

    There are no products in this category.


Recent Updates

Sign up to our newsletter

  • Get 10% OFF on Next Purchase


Artner Gallery on Facebook Artners Gallery on Pinterest Artners Gallery on Twitter Artners Gallery on Instagram