January 31IN: NewsJewellery Finalist 2016/S'bhekile Ndlangisa My “Interlocking Jewellery” is influenced by engineering... ShareMy “Interlocking Jewellery” is influenced by engineering. I take my inspiration from the objects that I associate with mechanical engineering and industrial manufacturing, such as gears, interlocking pieces and bicycle chains.There are a lot of technical issues I have to take into consideration in order to reduce these mechanical parts to a smaller scale. I am trying to break away from the idea of flat, static jewellery by applying mechanical movement to my pieces and making them more three-dimensional. I am more interested in the motion that machines produce, so I try to transform the idea of motion into a piece of jewellery.Firstly, I brainstorm new designs by drawing my concept sketches on paper. Then I use Rhino (CAD). I then cut my Rhino3D designs into wax models using computer-aided manufacture. Lastly, I use the lost-wax casting method to cast my wax models into metal.Related ArticlesMarch 21IN: NewsEMERGING TALENT POPS UP AT THE AVA GALLERY March 13IN: NewsTalent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port ElizabethMarch 06IN: NewsMeet the Judges - Pieter Mathews, 2019February 18IN: NewsMeet the judges – Adelheid von Maltitz, 2019February 15IN: NewsMeet Judge & Curator Stephen HobbsFebruary 15IN: NewsDon’t forget the deadline!