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Inspired by British jewellery manufacturer ‘Tatty Devine’ – BCA have been working with students from RSA Academy Tipton to express their design skills using laser cutting.

This week’s young maker project is a divine change – students from RSA Academy Tipton bring you a Tatty Devine inspired Laser Cut project.

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This week’s maker project has been set to explore the imagination of some students at RSA Academy Tipton.

14 years ago Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vines founded their quirky handmade laser cut jewellery Tatty Devine Company. With enormous success and two London shops, we thought this would be a great source of inspiration for students to learn how to create their own collection piece.


 

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Taken from an interview with Creative Choices in 2012, Harriet Vines explains how math and physics she learnt at school had been useful – she goes on to say there’s a fair bit of math and science needed in making Jewellery. A bit of advice Dan is familiar with when he made his one off necklace – as shown below.


 

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Interestingly enough the boys also got involved and creatively impressed their teachers and parents.


 

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The intention of this project was beyond simple laser cutting – we wanted the student to be inspired by their designs, creativity and to explore different ideas that challenge to norm. Also, we wanted them to understand the manufacturing and business principles involved – How can I make 10 or 100 pieces? – Who would buy them? How much does it cost to make? How much can I sell them for? What does the buyer look like? – some of the questions we encourage within the thought process.


 

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