I have been having so much fun the past two months working on Kinkel’s Image! I decided its about time Kinkel started making a bit of a statement on the internet, as Social Media is playing such a big role in our lives now. I’ve never been the type of person that spends a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
My only real addiction is Pinterest 🙂
But now after forcing myself to explore the possibilities on the other three, I have to admit I am slowly getting hooked! So I have been working on the image of Kinkel, taking new interesting photos, photoshopping some logos (actually getting julius to photoshop for me, hehe), designing new logos and playing with colours. I got my hands on my own Kinkel logo stamps which works great and alsp started working on packaging and some business cards.
Here are just some of the photos I have been working on… so please go press on those instagram and pinterest buttons and help me share share share 😉
Double K Pendant
Kinkel and Letter Stamps
Kinkel has been a bit quiet for the past year… but just because the blog and the facebook has been quiet does not mean that things have not been happening!
Exciting things are happening for Kinkel!! I spent my year in Germany runnning after my au-pair kiddies, but also exploring Europe and all the wonderful things in it. I found so much inspiration there. Jewellery, fashion, patterns, art, flavours and friends! I spent my days designing and drawing books full of ideas for Kinkel. And now that I am back I have so many designs to keep me busy for a year, a whole new brand for Kinkel and a business plan that cannot fail! I am too excited to start making jewellery again. So watch this space!
Kinkel’s new Logo!
Here’s another project i completed in Germany. These rings are more contemporary statement pieces, rather than jewellery you would wear everyday.
The class was called New Materials, which basically just included experimenting with different types of resins and plastics. The end result was four purple and black organza resin rings. I set the organza in a rubbery like Resin, and then set them in silver bands.
I am once again living in Germany!
And I am finding myself reminiscing on projects and jewels i made two years ago when I was studying here.
For this project we spent a week in the Technical Museum in Berlin and experimented with old jewellery machinery. The aim of the game was to use the old machines and techniques and come up with new modern ways to make jewellery with it. I came up with these range of brass brooches. Two of these brooches are now displayed in the Technik Mueseum in Berlin 🙂
This is a new tassel collection I’ve started working on. Tassels are so easy to work with.. and always looks stunning! Still have many designs for these that I want to make.
Black Tassel Necklace
Long Tassel Earrings
Dyed Tassel Necklace
Three Tassel Necklace
My latest project is my stacking ring collection. You pick your own mix of rings and stack them on your finger to make a pretty collection. Had so much fun making these… and have so many ideas for more!
Copper stacking Rings
Silver Stacking Rings
Silver organic filed rings
Filed Bumpy Ring
Just a few random pieces I made lately or re-worked. Enjoy 🙂
Silver Brooch – “Deafening Silence”
Green Stone Electroformed Ring
Silver and Pyrite Ring
Milky White stone Ring
I’v finally finished some more electroforming pieces after some very annoying technical difficulties with my machine. Some of the pieces came out great, but still not sure about some of them (stone pendants…). So I would really appreciate some opinions and comments from everyone!
Yay or nay??
Green Stone Pendant
Spotted Red Stone Pendant
Electroformed Stone Pendants
Black and White Stone Ring
Patterned Stone Ring
Electroformed Ball Ring
Electroformed Hoop Earrings
Electroformed Leaf Ring
Assorted Electroformed Rings
New range of Silver animal rings I’m selling. All between R150 and R180… Ready for your orders!
Silver Ducky Ring
Small Ducky ring
Silver Bear ring
Silver Cat ring
Silver Octopus ring
Small Silver boat ring
Since I’v been a little kid I’v been collecting stones from Scratch Patch, Mineral World, in Simon’s Town. Now I’m sitting with boxes filled with stones from every shape and colour.
Finally I’v found a use for them 🙂
Purple Stone Ring
Brown striped stone ring
Blue Green Stone ring
Light blue stone electroformed ring