Just as a little distraction from my dissertation I thought I'd post some pics of my source book and sketchbook pages. I am also currently working on 5 boards to present a final degree show peice design to apply for the Goldsmiths Company Precious Metal Bursary. My first piece is going to be a refined verion of my vainty compact as I did really love it but as it had to be made in a week it was poorly made and also only made of brass. The refined version will have a hinge and intricate saw piercing inside to allow the powder to spill out - a lot better than my mock up as it basically had huge big holes drilled into the middle! Very unrefined you see!! Ideally I would like to make two - one gold plated and one silver with blush inside - maybe just to play with the colour schemes. After that is very scary as I'm really struggling to design at the moment! I have a few brooch ideas at the moment but nothing fully worked out yet! A series of deadlines are coming up so I really need to get working! Something like 6 weeks for dissertation, 1 week for the Goldsmiths boards and 4 weeks for our first finished piece!! Eek!