For a test market I would go with the body modders. More and more
piercings are being installs in people nowadays, but jewellery is
still limited in design, scope and vision. Not only piercings, but
people already with surgical stainless and titanium in their bodies
should be keen to get necklaces, collars, bracelets and rings of the
I’d most likely talk to some cutting edge visionary artists in the
piercing field and see if they’d be interested in fielding some test
studies at reduced cost/at cost/prototypes-uniques or whatever it is
you need, and get it started, get the word out there, and let the
grapevine do the work.
Tom Brazda is someone I would start with, many in the field know him,
seems like a stand up guy in interviews.
Trying to keep it from being classified as costume jewellery will be
the hardest hurdle.
K. David Woolley