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Design Decisions – Part 1

Love these simple etched glass necklaces from Julie Frahm

I made these necklaces for my “Home Wear” exhibition this year.  I love the simplicity of them, but I didn’t really intend to make them a production line.

Until one of my stockists asked me if I could make a bunch of them for their shop.

Of course I could!

When I do production runs, I like to make things a bit simpler than what I would do for an exhibition.  So, for example, these necklaces have 9 beads on them, with 8 different colours.  That is a lot of different beads to make, a lot of different glass to use.  I wanted to create something a bit simpler.  Something more sustainable from a production perspective.

So, I started drawing some ideas on paper, and I’ll share with you tomorrow what I am thinking.  This design process will last for a few posts, while I work out what I am going to make!  I hope you enjoy watching some of this creative process.