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Material Art & Design

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“I explore the intricate interplay between neural networks, human body structures, and memory, creating a conceptual design that fuses science and jewelry. Drawing inspiration from the complex structural patterns of neural networks, I utilize various shapes to craft jewelry artworks that symbolize the power and depth of human thought. By incorporating elements of floral neurons and the concept of memory, I connect the wearer and viewer with the natural world. My creative practice focuses on the potential fusion of human skeletal structures, brain memory, and design craftsmanship within the realm of jewelry design. Through this innovative collection, I aspire to inspire more designers to embrace novel design innovations and redefine the boundaries of wearable art, while celebrating the limitless potential and success of the human mind when one takes a courageous step.”

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My name is Carrie, and I am a distinguished senior jewelry design student with a deep-rooted passion for the craft. Before embarking on my academic journey overseas, I found inspiration in my father's unwavering dedication to his profession. As an expert in watch repairs and ring resizing, he would work meticulously for hours on end, skillfully combining diamonds, textures, and shapes. With over 40 years of experience, he instilled in me the importance of focus and patience in all pursuits.As I contemplated my future and envisioned my university education, I became enamored with the world of jewelry design since grade 11. The allure of diamond jewelry, in particular, captivated me, and it was then that I resolved to become an accomplished jewelry designer. In grade 12, I crafted my inaugural pair of earrings, a unique creation which I named "Earring Uranus." This exquisite piece, certified by a reputable organization, is inspired by the celestial beauty of Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, renowned for its immense radius and mass.To capture the strength and intensity of my design, I selected square-cut diamonds, whose striking appearance surpasses that of their round-cut counterparts. The innovative technique and material utilized in this masterpiece involve sterling silver adorned with diamonds. The earrings possess the versatility of two distinct forms, as they are ingeniously divided into two parts. These earrings are not merely fashionable accessories, but also elegant symbols of prestige and status.Since my early days as an aspiring designer, I have relentlessly honed my skills and nurtured my creativity. From compiling an impressive portfolio to earning admission into a prestigious jewelry design program, I have come to cherish the art of soldering and gem setting. Through my academic pursuits, I have garnered invaluable experience and expanded my knowledge, enabling me to further refine my craft in the enthralling realm of jewelry design.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Material Art & Design
Major Completed, 2023

Jewelery Design Silversmithing Wearable Arts Photography Sculpture Gem setting Rhino 3D Modelling

2023, Carrie Ye
OCAD University room 230
2023, Carrie Ye
The Earring Show 2023