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Crystals as co-creators: An investigation of growing crystals as a methodology for jewellery designers

Boons, Sofie

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Sofie Boons



Abstract

Grown crystals are used for a range of novel innovations supporting a wide array of industries. Within the jewellery industry however, grown crystals are only used in a limited capacity and mainly as a surrogate for mined gemstones. This paper investigates the methodology of Crystal Growing Design, through conducting experiments testing four hypotheses developed around the practice. Through utilising a DIY approach the author investigates the opportunities and challenges presented by incorporating the methodology into her jewellery design practice. Sugar, alum and salt are experimented with to provide a theoretical experimentation of the methodology to justify the further incorporation and adaptation of more enhanced growing processes as used for the growing of gemstone quality crystals.

Citation

Boons, S. (2021). Crystals as co-creators: An investigation of growing crystals as a methodology for jewellery designers. FORMakademisk, 14(2), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4190

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences
Conference Location Sweden
Acceptance Date Feb 17, 2021
Online Publication Date May 3, 2021
Publication Date May 10, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 8, 2021
Publicly Available Date May 10, 2021
Journal FormAkademisk
Electronic ISSN 1890-9515
Publisher Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 2
Pages 1-18
DOI https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4190
Keywords Crystal Growing Design, methodology, jewellery
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7190596
Publisher URL https://journals.oslomet.no/index.php/formakademisk/article/view/4190

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