I want to get some feedback on the idea that there can be rules in
creating jewelry designs.
I will be honest and say right up front that when i hear people say "
i have to be inn the mood " to design anything i am confident that
statement is a big excuse for people who have very little experience
or character of work ethic. OK now that that is said and i have the
attention of a few and the ire of many lets get down to the
discussion. How many set goals for themselves before starting a new
design ? or how many have others set the goals for you ? if you are
like me and you have a custom jewelry storefront every time a
customer approaches you and says " i have all these diamonds and i
want to put them into one ring " that is a goal ! it is also a
challenge and an opportunity. You must produce a piece of work that
is going to speak of several things, it will please or not please
your client, it will send a message to your community that you are a
can do designer and it is a personal challenge to yourself that you
practiced you art craft trade with respect to yourself.
Some of my rules are to always design within my clients lifestyle,
dont design outside of your skillset level, dont put poky settings
on rings for clients who work with their hands alot.
I like my designs to be seen at a distance which means i use alot of
motion in the piece i refer back to basics of geometry with concepts
of ratio like the golden rectangle or 2:1 ratios for fancy cuts on
pear shapes. so… anyone willing to participate with this ?