Leyla Asif
Jungeun Han
Soo Kim
Evdokia Savva
Gigi Barker
Yuchen Cao
Katharina Gross
Ana Jimenez Palomar
Anjali Shah
Yangyi Bao
Maylinda Bhakdithanaseth
Flora Bhattachary
Aurelie LeBourhis
Yi Cheng
Noor Fares
Anshu Hu
Kaixi Huang
Hyerim Kim
Dong Kim
Jihye Lee
Poornima Subramanian
Lydia Sui
Jin Zhang

Yangyi Bao
Beauty of Unnoticeable Detail

Jewellery inspired by omnipresent microorganisms, whose beauty is often overlooked and functions unpredictable; lichen.

Lichen is a familiar species living around us, regarded as a measure of good air quality, and wildly used in the dyeing industry. Its bright colour, rough surface and perfect collocation with tree bark and rocky surfaces reveal hidden jewels waiting to be discovered.

This jewellery series focuses on exploring the potential possibilities between jewellery and the body through analysis of the relationship between lichen and tree bark. A contemporary enameling method is used to restore the rough surface and gradual change in colour. The jewellery design incorporates origami techniques inviting the wearer to touch it and leads their gaze to notice and appreciate the small beauty of these delicate details that surround us.