Earlier in the year we did a project with G.C.S.E D&T students from Trentham High School – where they designed and made a piece of jewellery based on our brand : )
We chose 4 winning designs which we refined slightly, and we now make and sell them through our online shop, with the profits going to charities chosen by the students.
And thanks to all of those lovely people who have bought them, we’re SO happy to say that so far we’ve raised £330 pounds all together!! Hooray!
Here are the students’ chosen charities:
Lydia’s Princess & the Pea necklace: The Douglas Macmillan Hospice (“a care facility for people suffering from incurable cancer, serving the North Staffordshire area but now looks after people with other life-limiting illnesses.”)
(Lydia and Fabia Hully (her D&T teacher) will be selling some of these necklaces and a selection of our other designs, and some lovely things that they have made, at the ‘Light Up a Life‘ event at the Britannia stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday 14th December – with all the proceeds going to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice!)
Harry’s Iguana brooch: Chester Zoo (“a world-leading conservation charity, doing incredible work all over the world to help protect species from the Hazel Dormouse in the UK to the Black Rhino in Africa”)
And here are the original students’ designs:
The project all started when their teacher, Fabia Hully, had seen our stuff at the Design Museum shop and liked the way we didn’t use laser cutters to produce our stuff, as they don’t have a laser cutter at her school!
Here are all of the designs, including the winning ones, all designed, cut out and finished by the students:
We were so impressed with all of them! Much better than we would have made at school!
In fact we liked them all so much that we also chose 8 other winning designs in categories for ‘Originality of design’ and ‘Use of techniques’!
You can see all of these designs more clearly, and read much more about the project on our earlier blog post HERE!
AND – We’re really excited that you can also buy these designs at the B(u)y Me For Christmas exhibition at the Borough Museum & Art Gallery in Newcastle-Under-Lyme until the 11th of January : )