TRADITION AND MODERNITY
NCA, Thesis project 2012
Coinciding with postmodern ethos, my thesis project entails a variety of contemporary costume jewelry. The research that led to designing and manufacturing of these jewelry products has been an effort to accomplish two main objectives. First, coinciding with postmodern ethos, it provides a contemporary inexpensive jewelry solution in today’s exceedingly expensive jewelry market. Second, it addresses the problem of cultural identity by using design inspirations drawn from various Islamic architectural motifs that have been historically specific to our indigenous aesthetic values. The evolution of design process leading up to the production of jewelry specific to this thesis project is also incorporated.