3D Stud Earrings 2011 oxidised silver, elastic thread and gold leaf
Jeehyun Chung, a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, makes oriental and contemporary style jewellery inspired by blending moments from travels across Europe with traditional Korean art and crafts.
Flower Brooch Oxidized Silver,Gold Leaf and Elastic Thread
Brooch 2 2010 oxidised silver, elastic & cotton threads and korean silk
3D Neckpiece 2011 oxidised silver, elastic thread
My aim is to explore the aesthetic value of combining non-traditional materials(elastic and cotton threads) with precious metals(Gold and silver), cultural forms and expressions, and to bring a personal colour to these experiments.
I am inspired by fields such as fashion and textiles, by combining disparate non-traditional elements to see the effect of their interaction and by the blending of moments from journeys across Europe with traditional Korean culture and craft. Ultimately, I hope to reflect my sence of beauty through my jewellery when it is worn on the body.
Jee Hyun Chung