© 2012 Charlotte Valkeniers photography by Caroline Michael

 

© 2012 Adorngirl Charlotte Valkeniers

 

© 2012 Adorngirl Charlotte Valkeniers

 

© 2012 Charlotte Valkeniers photography by Caroline Michael

 

© 2012 Adorngirl Charlotte Valkeniers

 

© 2012 Adorngirl Charlotte Valkeniers

 

© 2012 Adorngirl Charlotte Valkeniers

Thick, heavy, bulky twisted plaited rope was my first set of descriptive when looking at Charlotte Valkeniers MA artefact collection, but the selection of neck pieces, and bangles were feather light. Her background in silversmithing, and metalwork clearly paid off as she utilized her skill to create original magnetised closures (which blew my mind btw, thinking they were set rings to accentuate, and break up all the dark leather) bringing this detail to the forefront the closure being more than just an afterthought but part of the major design, and aesthetic. There is just something so earthy, and tribal about the collection, and I have been crying out for bigger bolder jewellery for so long now, and It feels great that a new designer is coming through with really big bold pieces, I am very excited