Jo Hayes Ward

London-based fine jewelry designer Jo Hayes Ward creates intricate sculptural pieces with an architectural aesthetic from small gold building blocks. Jo crafts her designs in a digital environment and employs rapid prototyping technology alongside traditional jewelry techniques during the production of her work. Important aspects of her jewelry are not only the way each building block and its facets catch the light as each piece is worn, allowing it to come alive, but also the machine marks left behind during rapid prototyping. Instead of cleaning them away, Jo harnesses them as a unique, organic aesthetic.