A quick recap:
- I had to make a lot of necklaces like this for a particular shop.
- I had to work out how to turn this exhibition item into a production item.
- I had to decide which design I liked the most.
Then I had to work out how to make the most of this design (see below)
So, how was I going to make the most of this design? Well, I took the idea of numbering the beads with the different colours that I was going to use. That was necklace #1. And then I just moved along a couple of spaces, and started the numbering at a different bead for necklace #2. This way, I can make 2 necklaces, and 2 pairs of earrings using the same glass, but they would turn out quite different.
Exhibition work is quite different from production work. With exhibitions you have a lot of freedom (and usually a lot of time) to play with new ideas. To try things and see how they work.
With production you have to be a little bit more precise with your work. You have to make the most time appropriate decisions so that your work ends up “costing” a feasible amount. Unfortunately it is true what they say “Time is Money.”
I hope you have enjoyed my design decision posts.