Junru Xie

"With the interest of storytelling through objects, I work from personal experience and in my creative thinking, jewelry can be a form of therapy. With a humorous engaging and emotional approach in jewelery design to empathize with the wearer."

Trophy ring for celebrating balloon phobia, ring & Balloon earplug concept piece

Junru is a Chinese jewelry designer based in London. As a designer, she thinks jewelry can be your companion who empathizes with you and stimulates you to open up real emotions. Immersed in her world, her jewelry collections often explore the connection between humans and objects and explore another value of the objects.

Junru creates her jewelry to empathize with the wearer in a humorous, engaging, and emotional way. She is committed to making realistic objects using metal, applying new lives to the objects in metal work.

She also plays with a multi-material approach to jewelry that she thinks can engage with human feelings and emotions.

In her collection 'Pop! out of safety zone', she tells her stories about balloon phobia and her goal was to be able to embrace the balloon that makes the balloon a recovering feature in the collection. She has created a human-sized balloon companion for her to play with her fear and also encourages people to embrace their fear.

Trophy ring for celebrating balloon phobia, ring
Balloon companion, bracelet
Balloon earplug, concept piece
Balloon companion, bracelet

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