Trainee interior design students in Kent unearthed a treasure trove of techniques by designing their own jewellery boxes.
The part-time learners studying for a certificate in creative techniques at Mid Kent College created the boxes to help them visualise and experiment with different colour techniques.
Janet Lowther, 57, and from Maidstone, said: “It’s a lot more beneficial to apply paint effects to a jewellery box than it is just looking at them on a piece of paper.
“I enjoyed learning about the effects but I couldn’t see myself using them at first. Designing these jewellery boxes has helped me discover ways I could use the effects in my house.”
Lecturer Elaine Bentley said she was delighted with the work produced.
She added: “I’m amazed by the quality of the boxes – they’re wonderful.
“This project was all about taking a concept and seeing how far you can go
“I think we all underestimate our ability to come up with new designs, so this was a way of opening my students’ eyes and showing them what they are capable of.”