I have been making jewellery since I was 17 as an apprentice in the city center of Manchester for over a year, before studying at Sheffield Hallam university. Here I learnt good fabrication and designs skills such as stone setting, engraving, hand rendering and following scale drawings to work form. My current work explores the form of the traitional signet ring, an how it's design can be modernised or taken insparation of and how this can change the traditional stance on the modern man's jewellery. As society develops and changes over time, so does what we wear. However the traditional signet ring is a timeless, and enduring classic among the jewellery world. My work does not question the signet ring, but merely offers another suggestion. I am currently a freelance CAD designer and Jeweller for several clients inside Sheffield and even outside the UK on a pratical and digital basis.
- 2018 Hong Kong Design Institute ExhibitionI was selected to be one of the students to represent Sheffield Hallam Univeristy interntionally at the Hong Kong Design Institute. My work which won me the amazing oppotunity was my '2074 drinking horn' a modern and luxary drinking horn, allowing us to look into a more bespoke and plastic free way of drinking for a more eco friendly future.
- 2020 SHU Final Year Degree ShowThe disparity between women’s and men’s jewellery – the former at the front of the jewellery world, season after season, collection after collection, the latter dominated by the watch market, and stigmatised by perceived social limits to masculine expression – is addressed by Daniel Brocklehurst’s graduate collection, investigating how men view and experience worn objects of personal value. Brocklehurst has taken an enduring piece of male jewellery – the signet ring as the inspiration for the c
Tool Development and DesignWoodwork Repetitions
Sheffield, United KingdomPart Time
My role is to develop, improve and assist in construction and manufacture of bespoke tools created for the leatherwork industry. I will be taking insparation and working with designs and blanks made in Kellahm Island Sheffield, and ressurecting beautiful old craftmanship tools that have not been made in decades, back into production.
Jeweller and CAD DesignerDaniel Brocklehurst Jewellery Design
Sheffield, United KingdomFreelance
I have been working for myself for several years and I have been developing my experience throughout this role. Operating on a commission basis, designing, and making bespoke jewellery for a range of clients, repairing and restoring jewellery when needed. Customer liaison and contact via consultations, communicating with clients and creating bespoke items of jewellery for them to meet set requirements, designs and budgets to a high standard. Utilising skills such as, polishing, fabrication, stone setting, engraving and tool making. Creating high quality CAD models from single use to batch production made to the client’s specification for commercial use.
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- CAD Design
- Jewellery Making
- Jewellery Design
- Client Consultations
- Digital art
- Sketch Modeling
Ba (Hons) Jewellery and MetalworkDepartment of Art and Design at Sheffield Hallam University
- Sheffield, United Kingdom
This was my degree at Sheffield Hallam University I completed in 2020 with 1st Class Honors, concluding my formal education into Jewellery and Metalwork. My time at university has allowed me to develop my skills, learn more in depth about the world of jewellery and helped me understand business skills within the industry. During my final year I developed a unisex collection of jewellery, based around the topic off the modern man and how modern masculinity can effect how men feel about wearing jewellery. My work has a heavy industrial theme running through it and is inspired by the shape and forms of traditional signet rings.
Diploma in Art Design Foundation StudiesOldham Collage
- Manchester, United Kingdom
I studied my year long art foundation here where I produced a distinction qulaity of work and learnt how to view my work from a more professional and critical perspective. This helped me improve and reflect on my work better to achieve pieces I felt more strongly correlated with what I wanted to achieve through my art. I believe these were valuable skills to learn and have helped me greatly during my time at university.
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Make your mark awardAssay Office LondonI was shortlisted in the annual national Make Your Mark award set by the London Assay Office and was in the top few people in the country to have a naturally recognised design among students and professional jewellers in the UK
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