Jenny Choi (left) together with Ms Clara Luk (right) and the model showcasing “Tempting Heart”


蔡海儀(左)、陸換芝女士(右)與示範得獎項鍊「心動」的模特兒

Jenny’s winning entry “Tempting Heart”


蔡海儀設計的項鍊「心動」

Date: 07 Mar 2017 (Tuesday)

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SCE student wins first runner-up award in Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition

持續教育學院學生喜獲香港珠寶設計比賽亞軍

Jenny Choi, a Higher Diploma student in Commercial Design (Jewellery Design and Visual Merchandising) from the School of Continuing Education (SCE), recently clinched the first runner-up award (Student Group) in the 18th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Her winning piece which magnificently embodies the competition’s theme “Follow Your Heart”, was previously on display at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Entitled “Tempting Heart”, Jenny’s creation is a necklace made of silver, zircon, red garnet and red cubic zirconia. It took two months to create, from design to production, and the inspiration came from her daily life. Jenny said: “The design concept originated from bicycles which give me a sense of freedom as cyclists can roam without constraints. Therefore, many parts of the necklace are movable to convey the idea of freedom brought by cycling.” The two circles of the necklace represent the wheels of a bicycle. The smaller circle can move freely and both the small and large circles can be adjusted upward or downward, depending on the wearer’s preference.

Jenny said that she was clueless about jewellery production at the beginning. She said: “I want to thank my lecturer Ms Clara Luk who encouraged me to join the competition, and instructor Mr John Chung who helped me identify suitable materials and overcome technical problems. This competition enabled me to realise the importance of cost control and the properties of different materials. The satisfaction derived from producing a jewellery piece is simply beyond words.” As a commercial design student, Jenny hopes to continue participating in different kinds of competitions so as to expand her scope of experience. She aspires to become an interior designer or a visual merchandiser in the future.

持續教育學院「商業設計高級文憑(珠寶設計及商品展示)」學員蔡海儀,最近於香港貿易發展局主辦的「第18屆香港珠寶設計比賽」中,憑著貼合大會「隨心」主題的靈動設計勇奪學生組亞軍。她的得獎作品日前於香港會議展覽中心舉行的香港國際珠寶展中展出。

海儀的得獎項鍊名為「心動」,由銀、鋯石、紅色石榴石和紅色方晶鋯石製成,作品設計及製作需時兩個月,靈感源自於日常生活所見的事物。她說:「項鍊的創作概念來自單車,它給我一種自由自在的感覺,可按自己的興致前往想到的地方。因此我在作品中加入了可移動的設計,從中表達單車無拘無束、可按個人喜好操控的概念。」項鍊的兩個圓環代表單車的滾輪,小圓環可圍著大圓環左右移動;而兩圓亦可上下移動,配戴者可隨其心意自行調較。

海儀憶述在創作過程中,曾因缺乏經驗而變得無從入手。她說:「十分感謝陸換芝老師鼓勵我參加比賽,以及宗子寧導師的從旁指導,協助我解決物料和技術上的問題。比賽亦讓我認識到衡量材料特性和控制成本的重要性,完成作品的成功感和喜悅實在難以形容。」修讀商業設計的她希望能繼續參加不同類型的比賽以汲取經驗,日後以室內或櫥窗設計為發展方向。