From replicating your favourite traditional designs to creating something entirely new from a doodle-and-a-half. Including everything from floppy disks to T-rexes, emojis to landscapes, also kangaroos and jalebis. You can make up things shaped like any of these and more..
Day 1 : We learn the essentials of using vector graphic software and operating the laser cutter. Then we look at the various kinds of jewellery possible, along with materials, techniques, etc. Finally, we create demo pieces.
Day 2 : We come back with designs of pieces they want to make, spend time working through those designs, correcting or modifying them as necessary, cutting them out, and assembling them.
Class Goals :
To understand the essential principles of creating jewellery, using the laser cutter and the software.
To take home several pieces made during the workshop, especially those custom designed by the participants themselves.
Materials Provided : All required materials
What to Bring : sketchbook/sheets, pencils, etc
Age Restriction: 12 yrs +
Jesal Mehta is an Industrial Designer and Mechanical Engineer who loves pushing the Laser Cutter and exploring the different materials and techniques that can be used on and through it. He mainly works at designing lights, but has worked on medical products, appliances and other such things too. When not thinking up new things to make, he cooks, does paperfolding, goes cycling or reads. Sometimes he keeps people around him happy by gifting them Death Star pendants, earrings based on math equations, or hot chocolate.