YANFENG LI

Born in Shanghai, China, Layla Y. Li studied gemstone and material science at Jianqiao College in Shanghai and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in 2019. Now, she is studying MFA degree in Metal and Jewelry design at Savannah College of Art and Design.
She believes art is creating a new language, a new link to the world, and a way for people to review themselves. And the design is about finding the delicate balance between aesthetics and function and creating a good connection between people and objects. Her goal seeks a balance between function and aesthetics. She uses color and a specific figure to explore jewelry as a narrator to tell some stories. She wants to bring a friend’s conversation to her audience through her works.

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Blooming flower

Date of Creation: November 4, 2022

List of Materials: Sliver, Stainless steel mesh, enamel, magnet, LED light.

Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.96 inches

Photographer's Name: Qiuyi Zhang

Conceptual Statement: Psychological therapy and self-acceptance have always been the original purpose of my creations. I believe jewelry has emotion, and it can deliver emotion. Jewelry as a personal object impacts the human psyche by creating an intimate relationship with the wearer. The collection is inspired by my experience of depression. I use jewelry to deliver positive emotion energy to my audience. I choose the jasmine flower to symbolize the promise of happiness. The choice of translucent white represents the alleviation of depression, anxiety, and irritability. Stainless steel mesh is a special material with a fabric texture yet the durability of metal, much like the softness and strength of human emotions. The combination of the gray mesh and white jasmine depicts the integration of suffering and happiness experienced in life.

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Flower in storm

Date of Creation: 15/02/2023

List of Materials: 18K Gold, Sliver, Stainless Steel Mesh, Stainless Steel Pin.

Dimensions: 6.29x 6.29 x 3.93 inches

Photographer's Name: Qiuyi Zhang

Conceptual Statement: Psychological therapy and self-acceptance have always been the original purpose of my creations. I believe jewelry has emotion, and it can deliver emotion. Jewelry as a personal object impacts the human psyche by creating an intimate relationship with the wearer. The collection is inspired by my experience of depression. I use jewelry to deliver positive emotion energy to my audience. I choose the jasmine flower to symbolize the promise of happiness. The choice of translucent white represents the alleviation of depression, anxiety, and irritability. Stainless steel mesh is a special material with a fabric texture yet the durability of metal, much like the softness and strength of human emotions. The combination of the gray mesh and white jasmine depicts the integration of suffering and happiness experienced in life.

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Flower wish

Date of Creation: 03/03/2023

List of Materials: Sliver, Enamel, Stainless Steel Mesh

Dimensions: 6.29 x 4.33 x 4.33 inches

Photographer's Name: Qiuyi Zhang

Conceptual Statement: Psychological therapy and self-acceptance have always been the original purpose of my creations. I believe jewelry has emotion, and it can deliver emotion. Jewelry as a personal object impacts the human psyche by creating an intimate relationship with the wearer. The collection is inspired by my experience of depression. I use jewelry to deliver positive emotional energy to my audience. I choose the jasmine flower to symbolize the promise of happiness. The choice of translucent white represents the alleviation of depression, anxiety, and irritability. Stainless steel mesh is a special material with a fabric texture yet the durability of metal, much like the softness and strength of human emotions. The combination of the gray mesh and white jasmine depicts the integration of suffering and happiness experienced in life.

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