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SO MINT! Roisin O’Malley

Central Saint Martins, London

SO MINT! is a series of posts on fresh graduates in fashion, jewellery and design from around the world. Handpicked by Current Obsession.

Blue and Pink colour split mouthwash forehead piece with Swarovski crystals.

It is rare to see liquid incorporated within jewellery design, yet Roisin has utilised a technique of creating colour-split liquids to produce a collection of bangles and tiaras. By experimenting with a variety of fluids, such as mouthwash and oil, she has developed ways in which different colours are able to split, creating performance pieces that move with the wearer. Using only plastics and liquids, Roisin has added value to these non-precious materials in an innovative way, forcing us to re-imagine traditional gemstone jewellery.

Text by Alexia Seroussi BA Culture, Criticism and Curation

Pink and Blue colour split mouthwash forehead piece.
Yellow and green colour split mouthwash tiara with Swarovski crystals.

My focus and aim throughout the collection was to develop the technique of using colour split liquids within hollow structures and incorporate them into jewellery pieces. I aimed to reflect the qualities possessed in the traditional gemstones but in a completely different way to the solid forms of the faceted stones. I wanted to re-imagine traditional like jewellery pieces containing large gemstones in a modern and innovative way using this process.

Set of 3 colour split mouthwash bangles with Swarovski crystals.
Purple colour split eye makeup remover bangle with Swarovski crystals.
Blue colour split eye makeup remover forehead piece with Swarovski crystals.

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