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Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design: From Fashion to Fine Jewellery (Basics Fashion Design)by Elizabeth Galton
Synopses & Reviews
Jewelry Design provides a guide to the design process and jewelry design best practice. It is an inspiring and informative tool for getting started in this field of study.
The book explores how to find inspiration and collate research; how to assess historical references and trends and translate them into contemporary designs. It explains how the design process evolves. It demonstrates that even on a small budget it is possible to carve out a niche in this exciting genre.
Elizabeth Galton gives an insight into the working lives of jewelry designers. It covers the skills needed by an independent designer, such as dealing with customers, press and buyers, and marketing. It looks at brand designers, consultants and working as part of a design team. The book advises on the varied career paths available.
Illustrated with images of outstanding jewelry and international designers, the book will appeal to undergraduates, recent professionals and jewelry enthusiasts.
Jewelry Design explores a growing market for both designers and consumers, as fashion jewelry is now an integral part of the international fashion industry at all levels.
With chapters on producing a collection, developing a brief, international markets, ethics and sustainability and the future of the industry, this is an accessible introduction to a dynamic subject.
Each chapter is underpinned with interviews, case studies and activities to ensure readers are given a practical and inspirational introduction to the world of fashion jewelry.
Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design explores how inspiration and research can be used to build a jewellery collection. It gives an overview of how the design process evolves, and demonstrates that even on a limited budget it is possible to carve out a niche in this exciting genre.
Each chapter includes interviews with some of the world's most famous jewellery designers, giving an insight into the creative process and exploring their brands. Projects and case studies ensure that students are given a practical and inspirational introduction to the world of jewellery design.
Jewelry Design provides a guide to the design process and best practice.
The book explores how to find inspiration and collate research; how to assess historical references and trends and translate them into contemporary designs. It explains how the design process evolves. It demonstrates that even on a limited budget it is possible to carve out a niche in this exciting and ever-evolving genre.
Illustrated with visual examples of outstanding jewelry and international designers working in each sector of the industry, the book will appeal to undergraduates, recent professionals and jewelry enthusiasts.
About the Author
Elizabeth Galton is a celebrated British creative talent. Former Creative Director of Links of London, Elizabeth successfully modernized the brand's design. Elizabeth has consulted for many high-profile brands including Swarovski, Liberty and Harvey Nichols. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and visiting lecturer at the University of the Arts, the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. She was appointed an official ambassador for London Jewellery Week in 2011.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Brief History of Jewelry
The origins of jewelry
Case study: Jacqueline Cullen
Case study: Tomasz Donocik
Interview: Lalique - Anne Kazuro-Guionnet
Interview: Erickson Beamon
Contextual study: Researching and translating a historical or cultural reference
Chapter 2 Jewelry Styles
Case study: Pippa Small
Interview: Stephen Webster
Interview: Lara Bohinc
Contextual study: The customer
Chapter 3 Essential Research
Sources of inspiration
Interview: Katie Hillier
Interview: Theo Fennell
Interview: Shaun Leane
Contextual study: Creating a moodboard
Chapter 4 Design Creation
The design brief
Designing from your research
Computer aided design
Designing a balanced collection
Interview: Dorothee Pugnet
Interview: Maeve Gillies
Contextual study: Project management
Chapter 5 Design Development and Realisation
Materials and sourcing
Interview: Chris Tague
Case study: Kasia Piechocka
Contextual study: Design realisation
Chapter 6 Marketing
Creating a look book
Case study: Juliet Rowe
Interview: Nathalie Mallet
Contextual study: Creating a look book
Chapter 7 A Career in Jewelry
Contextual study: Getting started
Working with ethics
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