This collection is a continuation of fours rings I had previously made. It was my first time experimenting with transferring colours art onto metal. Kirigami (paper folding but with allowance to cut) was a huge inspiration in this collection. Well, that and washi/chiyogami paper. I wanted to bring colours into this collection and convey kirigami from paper to metal:
Through the design process I had been introduced to sublimation (think t-shirt tranfer) and it was perfect for the look I was aiming for. The sublimation would allow me to choose patterns and transfer the computer images onto silver, giving off the appearance of washi (origami paper).
The above images show a sample pattern, which was then transferred onto aluminium. The patter was a little too subtle and wouldn’t have showed up well on silver but with some advice on adjusting the saturation the pattern transfers onto silver looked perfect!
I continued the floral theme (using oriental flowers such as the lotus, sakura and hydrangea) I created a flower base for the ring and left the rest to laser technology, including laser cutting, marking and welding: