Yasmin Everley – Jewellery Designer – Fated & Fabled

Yasmin Everley – Jewellery Designer

24option einzahlungsmethoden Fated & Fabled interviewed the talented Jewellery Designer, Yasmin Everley, learning more about her Astrology & Entomology collections, her creative process and her favourite myth.

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http://www.newmen.eu/pigils/niodjr/304 Please see below for the interview…

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Photographer // Hayley Fung

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My mother, Joy Everley, is a designer with an ardent following in Soho, and so I have been surrounded by jewellery for longer than I can remember. I’ve been working alongside her since the age of eleven and the first design I remember doing all by myself was a little silver charm based on a rubber duck which we still stock in her store today!

http://tiffin.my/bilwoer/6705   enter If we can start with your Astrology Collection, what was your inspiration for this? Is it the aesthetic of the constellations that appeal to you or is it the underlying concept of Astrology? What does Astrology mean to you?

This innate fascination with the stars and the duality they present in our culture, being both mystical and scientific, is what inspired this collection. Having studied the myths written down by Apollodorus and Ovid while I was at uni, I was dismayed that people had grown so used to the animals or stylised female figures that illustrate the weekly magazine horoscopes. Nobody I spoke to knew why their date of birth was illustrated by a lion or a pair of fish. I decided to redress the balance (I am a Libra after all!) so each piece from this collection comes with a card describing its origin myth.

sistema vincente opzioni binarie   follow url We really love your Entomology Collection! Was your inspiration more about challenging people’s views on creatures that can be seen as repulsive? What is it about insects that make them such an effective vehicle for contrasting these notions of what is considered desirable and what is beautiful, as you say?

The first impulse I had to design a collection based on beetles actually came from watching The Mummy when Omid Djalili’s character is consumed by a swarm of scarabs shortly after prizing them from the wall of a tomb wall to keep as gems. There is a long history of insects being used in jewellery, their natural iridescent wing cases often being used as jewels but at the same time we repel them from our homes and have learned to fear them. Insects also epitomise the mantra of ‘live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse’ as their exoskeletons remain when their soft flesh decays within.

source url Is there any insect that you would not go near with something like this? Or do you think you could draw beauty out of any insect with your jewellery design?

On a practical level, yes, I initially had trails of ants in this collection but I did not want to compromise on realism in the design and the result was too spindly and fragile to be worn. On an emotional or aesthetic level, not at all. The central creature in this collection is the Scarab or Dung beetle, most commonly associated with rolling balls of faeces around!

source url How much jewellery do you wear yourself? Are there any pieces that you have reserved for simply yourself?

I try not to wear too much at once though it is probably still more than most people; a couple of rings on each hand, a bracelet, two necklaces and I have multiple ear piercings so that builds up. I am terrible for keeping my own designs. I do always try to wear new designs myself for a few months to check for any issues they might have that only become apparent with wear but I also keep holding back one-off designs for myself.

 

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Photographer // Hayley Fung

watch Can you give us an insight into your creative process? For instance, how do you take the original inception of the idea into the finished product? For collections like Astrology and Entomology, I can imagine that you must have engaged in some research? How important would you say it is to understand the wider context of the themes that you explore?

I keep lots of notes. I will be reading a book, at a gallery or just chatting to someone and get an idea. The hard thing is actually cutting it right down to see what works. So I will have half a dozen collection ideas in notes that I keep adding to for several months doing a little bit of research on all of them at once and then after a while I sit down and start sketching – at that point I can immediately dismiss several ideas if they just aren’t translating well. It bothers me when you see catwalk shows that claim to have been influenced by someone but then only seems to have a superficial understanding, so I do try to go a bit deeper but you can end up tying yourself in knots and procrastinating.

here   What is your favourite piece/collection that you have made and why?

It changes all the time but at the moment I think it is the Star Crossed Lovers Necklace, where two constellations are suspended in circles that are linked together resembling the infinity symbol. The look of the piece is quite abstract so it avoids being overtly romantic and the reaction that people have to it is lovely.

What was the most challenging piece/collection to make and why? Are there times when you have ideas that turn out to not be possible when you begin work on the design?

Definitely the Entomology collection as it was the first independent collection I had done rather than assisting or working on small parts under my mother’s name. I designed it when I was eighteen and the original pieces were so impractical and over ambitious – I tried wearing a design based on the Hercules beetle and it literally made me bleed. I went back to the beginning, pared it all down and paid more attention to the wearability. It can be a challenge to find the balance between concept, realism and practicality so some of those pieces do need to be worn with a little care!

 Can you give any insight on collections that you are working on or have planned?

I am working on an incredibly exciting collaboration at the moment, currently in the very early stages so I cannot give too much away, but it relates to terrariums…

 Being ‘Fated & Fabled’, we are hugely inspired by all manner of Fairy Tales, Myths and Fables etc etc. Do you have any favourites and why?

 This question just makes my head spin, how can I choose? I guess Orpheus and Eurydice is a classic hero tale with the twist of overcoming challenges through creativity and emotion rather than brute force.

 With the theme of this issue being Pandora’s Box, what does this myth represent to you? If you had opened the box, how do you perceive the darkness that is said to have been released and how is it reflected in today’s world?

The myth of Pandora’s Box is such a parallel to Adam and Eve with the tree of knowledge, a woman is blamed for bringing death and evil into the world and so, patriarchy. Though for Pandora, hope remained and it is more important so have darkness to appreciate the light so long as there is hope.

Any advice to aspiring jewellery designers out there?

Listen to the advice that everyone gives you but be true to your intuition. Observe the work of designers historical and contemporary but do your own.


Please check out Yasmin’s website below… 

Yasmin’s Website

@yasmineverley

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