Tatty Devine's AW14 Contemporary Collection - An Interview with Harriet Vine

The latest collection of jewellery from our friends at Tatty Devine has landed! The AW14 contemporary collection is a collection of inspired jewellery designs that are perfect for the winter season. We were lucky enough to catch up with Harriet Vine (pictured on the left below, next to Rosie) - one of the co-founders and designers at Tatty Devine to find out what influenced the new collection.

Harriet Vine and Rose Wolfenden of Tatty Devine Harriet Vine and Rose Wolfenden of Tatty Devine

The new Autumn/Winter collection is really strong. What was your starting point for this collection? The mystic arts of fortune telling and divination, psychokinetic powers and Eastern European folk costume were all key starting points for this season. I became fascinated with all things arcane and wanted to recreate a sense of that eeriness in the collection. Often new materials influence the design of the jewellery and ethereal marbled Perspex, smooth birch wood and matt beads embossed with shining gilt stars all played their part to create a darkly luxurious feel.

We’re loving the Lucky Star and Psychic Moon Neon Necklaces – what was the inspiration behind these pieces? I really loved the idea of classic psychic signs shining through windows in darkened alley ways. Fluoro Perspex is layered on glossy black Perspex and really captures the feel of a glowing neon sign. It's a playful take on the fortune teller story from the Autumn Winter collection.


Tatty Devine Lucky Star Necklace Tatty Devine Lucky Star Necklace

The new peacock butterfly necklace is so beautiful, we love the natural look you’ve achieved through using wood. How does working with wood vary compared to using perspex? Working with wood creates an entirely different effect than working with Perspex. It feels a little more delicate than bold and bright Perspex and it has a beautiful texture. We created the Butterfly Necklace by digitally printing the vibrant patterning of a Peacock Butterfly on laser cut walnut wood, and hand joining it with golden chains so it really flutters!

Tatty Devine Peacock Butterfly Necklace Tatty Devine Peacock Butterfly Necklace

When creating a collection do you start with drawings or by making prototype pieces? How many different variations of each design do you create before deciding on a final piece? Every piece starts with a conversation between Rosie and I.  Then I draw the ideas do as we talk.   The piece then progresses through further drawing both on paper and on computer until a first draught gets laser cut.  Depending on the complexity it could work first time our take anything up to 10 times to get right

What’s your favourite piece from the new collection? I love the dotty dog!

Tatty Devine Dotty Dog Dalmation Necklace Tatty Devine Dotty Dog Dalmation Necklace

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? No way!!  I have thought about the things I would make for people if I had the time - it is the thought that counts ; )

Thanks Harriet! Click here to shop our full collection of Tatty Devine jewellery.

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