Working with the bee man -Alex Monroe

April 11, 2017

Alex Monroe miniature french horn and lantern

After I left art college I worked for many different jewellers learning everything from how to run a business to developing my making skills. For six years I worked for internationally acclaimed award winning jewellery designer Alex Monroe, on the bench and in the design and bespoke departments. This was an incredible place to learn and my love for minute detail was born.

Alex Monroe miniature toy train necklace

This is a 3D render of the toy train in the design stage. I love working in 3D cad programs as you can share this render with the rest of the design team and change and adapt little details before the piece becomes a reality. 3D images can look a little sharp and awkward, a bit of imagination is required. When the piece is fabricated in metal, the edges will become softened as a result of cleaning and polishing.

Alex Monroe miniature toy train necklace

Here is the toy train as a finished piece of jewellery. We added hand texture to the train's body and wanted a two tone gold and silver effect. This process is achieved by masking off the train's wheels and bumper during the gold plating stage, keeping these parts silver. 

Some of Rosie's fantastic 3D CAD designs were chosen to be made and sold as part of Alex Monroe's sell out, limited, annual Christmas collection '12 days of Christmas'.





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