Create your own wearable fashion accessory


Push the boundaries of jewellery making by designing and producing body adornments. This hands-on course will introduce you to the design and application of a wearable fashion accessory made from leather and using digital processes.  You'll learn how to use digital equipment, such as the laser cutter, the plotter cutter and the UV printer. Using fun design processes, you will gain an insight into the world of fashion accessory design and see your design come to life.

Topics covered

  • experimenting with design processes
  • experimentation on the stand
  • basic pattern/prototype making
  • experimenting with print/pattern, scale and colour palettes
  • introduction to basic Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • options to use UV printer, laser cutter or plotter cutter
  • basic (leather) craft skills

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, you will have learned basic design techniques and processes, elements of model making/toiles. You will have a greater understanding of the consideration of colour palette and of placement on the body. You will also have developed basic skills in Photoshop/illustrator and gained an introduction to digital cutting tools (laser cutter & plotter cutter) and to UV printing. 

What you need to bring

Notebook, pens, pencils, rubber and camera/cameraphone


6 weeks


Saturdays, 10:00-12:30


25 February - 1 April


£285 (inc. VAT)

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About your tutor

Carol Wiseman 

Carol works in jewellery and accessories design within the fashion industry for over last 10 year creating accessories for catwalk collections. Designers include; Danielle Scutt, Louise Goldin, Julien Macdonald, Gharani Strok, Avshalom Gur, Miki Fukai, and most recently Hussein Chalayan for AW14. Carol has also worked with many high profile fashion stylists, creating pieces for editorials in magazines such as Purple, ID, Dazed & Confused, Arena Homme plus. Alongside this work Carol has launched her own fashion jewellery collection, which is now recently represented by HPR London. Carol has also collaborated with lingerie designer Lascivious, and also with Coco de Mer

Carol has been teaching at Ravensbourne for several years on the Foundation Diploma Fashion & Textiles Pathway. Having gained a BA in jewellery design from Glasgow School of Art, and an MA Fashion from Central Saint Martins, Carol specialises in both accessories and in fashion. During her time at Ravensbourne Carol has also taught on the BA Fashion Accessory Design.  Prior to teaching at Ravensbourne, Carol taught at Colchester Institute on both the fashion foundation course, and on the BA in 3D product design.

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