Radical Jewellery Makeover Scotland
The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust, in partnership with Ethical Metalsmiths. Supported by Culture & Business Fund Scotland and Jamieson & Carry.
Radical Jewellery Makeover is a project originated and developed by Ethical Metalsmiths, a group based in the United States dedicated to inspiring responsible jewellery practices through education, connection and action.
Radical Jewellery Makeover (RJM) is an international community jewellery mining and recycling project focused on education and collaboration. It brings together jewellers, working together to examine mining issues while making innovative jewellery from recycled sources.
Inspired by the success of this project in the United States, the Scottish Goldsmiths Trust were eager to adapt this into a nationwide Radical Jewellery Makeover (RJM) engagement project in Scotland led in partnership with Ethical Metalsmiths. This project will involve Jewellery and Silversmithing students and their tutors across Scotland from HND-Level and above, creating new pieces of jewellery from materials donated by the public. This project will conclude in March 2022 with an exhibition of the completed pieces in Glasgow during our annual Ethical Making symposium. The finished pieces will be available for sale during the exhibition. Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust Ethical Making Programme and Ethical Metalsmiths' efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.
Each donation will be assigned a GBP (£) discount coupon value by the organisers based on the value of the materials included in the donation (gold, sterling silver, plated, plastic, etc.). Jewellery donors will receive a discount coupon reflecting this value, and will be able to apply their donation discount coupon toward the purchase of a piece of Makeover jewellery at the exhibition in March.
For further details, please visit the RJM Project Page on The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust website.
Please find below details regarding donation of jewellery for the RJM project. We thank you for your support of this project and students across Scotland.