Exhibition Opening: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 5 August 2014
Exhibition: 5 August 2014 - 23 August 2014

Lord Coconut is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Melbourne Cufflink exhibition and acquisitive student prize. Students currently enrolled in jewellery making courses at RMIT and NMIT have submitted works, often their first pair of cufflinks made, to be in with a chance to win the $500 acquisitive prize. The exhibition is an opportunity to see how the best upcoming jewellery makers develop their skills when producing to a brief. We hope to see you on opening night to help celebrate the winner of the $500 acquisitive prize. Entries were received from:

Yokie Yatagai

Contrast by Yokie YatagaiContrast in Sterling silver, Fine silver, Shakudo (copper-gold alloy), Shibuichi (copper-silver alloy), 18ct Gold and Sapphires. $1450   “These cufflinks are created from six different types of metals, including two Japanese alloys, by using colouring technique. I am deeply fascinated by the contrast among coloured alloys and copper, raw gold and silver. This unique colour contrast can provide powerful yet delicate impression to my pieces, so I love creating jewellery with them. I was particular about not only the decorated face but also the other side. The back may not attract attention when worn, but I consider being particular about this inconspicuous part and possibly hidden parts is very stylish and this is my sense of beauty”.    

Ben Stiekema

Industrial Fragility by Ben StiekemaIndustrial Fragility in Brass, Sterling silver and Garnet. NFS            

Emily Schilg

Polka cufflinks by Emily SchilgPolka in Fine silver, Sterling silver and Viterous enamel. $880 “Polka dots have a playful nostalgic history used on clothing such as bathing suits and also the dramatic dresses of flamenco dancers. Now seen everywhere from children’s toys to furniture and decor, these cufflinks invite the wearer to add a little fun and flair to their outfit”.      

Philip Monk

Circles cufflinks by Philip MonkCircles in Sterling silver $220 “I try to design and make unique jewellery that people will want to wear and that will reflect their personality. I work mainly with silver and this piece resulted from an exploration of simple geometric shapes into eye-catching designs”.     The Melbourne Cufflink is proud to be part of the 2014 Craft Cubed – The Art of Handmade. 2014 logo with $500