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Dazzle: Jewellery at OXO

The Dazzle jewellery showcase has been a regular in London for decades; SEEN can remember it at the National Theatre many years ago. Now they display truly remarkable collections by young, up-and-coming designers at the OXO tower, an entirely accessible space that catches the eye effortlessly as visitors and citizens alike walk along the glorious South Bank.

Dazzle’s brief is simple: to provide a showcase and selling opportunity for young jewellery designers in the years following their graduation. In the current climate, it’s harder than ever to establish a self-sustaining brand. SEEN heartily recommends that you patronise these young designers and buy something truly unique.

On SEEN’s visit, she was blown away by the sheer inventiveness of the jewellery on display. From finely wrought gold and silver couture rings to dramatic laser-cut rubber necklaces to huge and spectacular colourful bangles; Dazzle truly has it all.

Five designers particularly drew SEEN’s magpie eye: Wanshu Li, whose glowing tactile jewellery focuses on the sensory experience of wearing; Sue Gregor, who uses flowers and leaves to create unique acrylic pieces; Jelka Quintelier who creates dramatic pieces laser-cut from black rubber; Deelyn Walsh takes this year’s theme of reinvented punk to elegant heights and Lynne MacLaclan’s colour-pop Gego bangles nearly caused SEEN to blow the month’s housekeeping all in one shot. Go see.

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colours-of-skeleton-leaf-rings-by-sue-gregor

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On until 8th January 2017
Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sundays 11am – 6pm
Closed: 25th/27th/27th December
Closing early: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 4pm
Afterwards: 11am – 6pm daily

www.dazzle-exhibitions.co.uk

Dazzle @ OXO
Oxo Tower Wharf
South Bank
London
SE1 9PH