Apart from learning about the techniques and tools which are necessary for designing a piece of jewellery, I learnt during this process that how every piece of jewellery is a representation of a mix of memories and stories. I was able to effectively develop my skills during the course of the research and the teacher enabled us to understand the importance of implementing anything new or the process of experimenting. I am in particular happy and content with the possession of my skills and have gained much experience during the course of this study.
The incorporation of the skills in my design aided in making the whole process a success and it allowed me to learn new things in the field of jewellery. When I was thinking about how my designs of the jewellery should be implemented, I realized that how important it was to modify my ideas so that it matches with my acquired skill set. I had to make changes in the implementation of my design so that it matches with the available resources and time constraints. This analysis also helped me to understand to make a test product which would help me to understand how well I can use my skills and in what direction they should be used. In the first instance, I thought of using the idea of making silver pieces but eventually I realized that it would be time consuming and tough to implement at this juncture.
This course also helped me to understand how effectively one can work in the organizational setting that is even in small areas and with limited resources. In this course, I also learned the knack of managing time and developing the management skills. My participation in the class was also appreciated and it enhanced my abilities which could be translated into my designing of the piece of jewellery. In the future, I think that everyone in the class should be given equal time to make arrangements for working out the time given for working on their individual projects.
In my research, I also performed my analysis by portraying the Taiwanese culture and the type of jewellery found in Taiwan. I gathered information on the same through myriad reliable sources and also read an essay on the development of the Taiwanese jewellery. The study also taught me the depths of the Taiwanese culture by helping to understand the most essential elements of quality, functionality and aesthetic characteristics. I was able to produce new ideas in my mind, which helped me to make jewellery designs in a better manner. A helpful medium to assess my performance were the comments passed on by my peers. They were present at the jewellery design room, which helped me to enhance the design of my product and make it a success。