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Susana Bettencourt graduated in BA Fashion Knitwear Honours at the prestige's Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. 

The Designer was part of the finalist for the Portuguese Young Creator 2008 with the collection Tempus Morphose. She was an intern for 2 collections (AW08, SS09) at Alexandra Moura, doing at the same time a jewelry course with acrylic and resin at Contacto Directo (Lisbon). At the beginning of that same year Bettencourt was part of an exhibition of Janela Urbana at Yron Galley with a handmade accessories collection, "My Tangram".

In 2007 she was at Treads & More (Australia) being part of the designers panel and a year before she develop a merchandising project at Fátima Lopes. With a Fashion Folio Course at CSM, that helped her make the jump from Portugal to the UK, and a Sewing and pattern course where she first purified her skills. 

Currently Bettencourt is on the MA Digital Fashion at the London College of Fashion which will give her experience with the new software from the computerized knitting machines to 3D projects and pattern cutting. At the moment the acrylic jewelry collection is in progress to be in the stores the next few months.


Sinopse Tangram

This jewellery collection is based on the ancient Chinese Tangram puzzle. Tangram is a learning tool that combines artistic and mathematical elements to enhance visual perception ability; develop problem solving skills; creative thinking capacity and teamwork.

Traditional tangrams were made from stone, bone, clay or other easy to get materials. Nowadays they can be made from plastic, wood or other modern materials.
For this pieces I used my knitting and crochet techniques to manipulate wire and beads. The rest of the composition of the necklaces was created with fimo, mirrors, silver sheets and chains.
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http://www.susanabettencourt.com

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

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