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Melanie Georgacopoulos

MA work

Deconstructing the pearl necklace

The pearl necklace is one of the most classic items of jewellery, with connotations ranging from royal grandeur to petit bourgeois conventionality.

It therefore becomes very tempting to tamper with it, to deconstruct it and reconstruct it, in an attempt to rediscover what makes it so splendid.

This collection is composed of a series of necklaces which follow each other through an investigation of form, and look into the properties of the pearl as a material.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2007

  • Deconstructing the pearl necklace

    The pearl necklace is one of the most classic items of jewellery, with connotations ranging from royal grandeur to petit bourgeois conventionality.

    It therefore becomes very tempting to tamper with it, to deconstruct it and reconstruct it, in an attempt to rediscover what makes it so splendid.

    This collection is composed of a series of necklaces which follow each other through an investigation of form, and look into the properties of the pearl as a material.

  • Experience

  • Design Consultant (Partnership Project RCA), Simon Harrison Ltd, London, 2006-7; Intern, Antoine Sandoz Ltd, London, Summer 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Creative Currencies, Bank of America, London, 2006; Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2004
  • Awards

  • Sculpture, Andrew Grant Bequest, 2004