All designs are initially inspired by the concept of optical illusions, where through a trick of the eye, a flat object has the visual illusion of being 3D. The Jewellery, made from acrylic, that has been laser cut and etched in several unique designs. Each available in a range of different colours. With some recent exploration back into the fashion side of things taking shapes from within the Jewellery designs into prints and artwork.
|Cube brooch by Ocular - Lianna Sheppard|
I began creating the jewellery following my MA in Fashion as I was craving a new project.
Can you briefly explain some of the processes behind creating your work?
I design pieces on illustrator and get the acrylic laser cut for me (sadly I am yet to have my own machine!) then I make the pieces up by hand in my studio.
|Cufflinks by Ocular - Lianna Sheppard|
I seek inspiration everywhere from buildings to graphics to the sky. Anything geometric tends to get my juices flowing.
|Earrings by Ocular - Lianna Sheppard|
I love working with my hands so it would have to be when I am putting pieces together - I love the feeling of seeing the final result and thinking I made that!
What would YOU like for Christmas?
Sadly my beloved mac is getting rather old so I think a shiny new laptop would be much appreciated, please Santa!