I regret not having that would help me on a new piece
that I'm making. This would include dimensions, metal gauges,
techniques, alloys, etc. I'm curious what others doing this regard.
I had an identical problem with a series of rings I have been making
for several years. Each was photographed for a web portfolio
but not enough after some time had passed. I have gone to
recording all the I need to more-or-less reproduce each
one. This data which I have been collecting on new creations since
last Autumn will appear as two lines of code on the webpage. First
line: Date, width, ring size, wire gauge of frame,finished weight in
grams. Second line: Stone including species, carat,
This is most helpful making new sales based on previous
designs. I also have a worksheet for each piece that is a customer
commission that has spaces for all the relevant about
specs. This is kept on file and for now this is where the information
above is recorded after the ring is finished.
About half the sales for these rings are from the internet, so I am
usually trying to either reproduce something I have made before or
very frequently a variation on it. A lot of the I can
easily get just from looking at the photos, but recording the mundane
details about the size of things that I need to know, for
communicating with the customer and to make another are the benefits
of keeping these records.