On the Way to Be an Indie Jewellery Crafter - “Are these all your handmade work?” “Yes, as you can see.” Qinying Lan is a graduate student majoring in Biomedical Science in Melbourne. Besides her study research, she devotes most of her energy into another field which seems quite far away from her major—jewellery handcraft. People are more likely to wear handmade jewellery now. Modern woman no longer solely pursuit for the high price of jewellery, they are more apt to handmade work instead. Meeting someone who wears exactly the same piece of jewellery makes people embarrassed in most cases while wearing handmade jewellery not only provides people with the sense of individuality, but also a feeling of being treated with heart. Indeed, the merits of purchasing handmade jewellery or adornments are realised by a growing number of people. Trends. jewelry once made a summary, which said that buying handmade products contributes to a new market model to support individual artists and nature-friendly environment due to the lower waste. You can get exactly what you pay for, enjoy better customer service, and most importantly, enjoy the uniqueness that mass-produced items cannot embody. Handmade jewellery once sounds luxury for me, now leave me a brand-new impression after getting to know more from Lan. More than that, I feel a kind of desirable lifestyle that your personal hobby might light your ordinary daily life. “I am not saying that I am an indie designer now,” Lan said with a gentle smile, “just still feeling my way.” “I make wire wrapped jewellery with gemstones and precious metal wires. I like making jewellery with colourful and shining beads and try to make every detail perfectly. It would be quite different from those from big brands. I also make upon the need and expectation of the customers as well.” Lan places some pieces of her work on the doily.
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- Full-time, Part-time, Qinying Lan