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 The book explores how to find inspiration and collate research; how to assess historical references and trends and translate them into contemporary designs.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.
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The book explores how to find inspiration and collate research; how to assess historical references and trends and translate them into contemporary designs.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.
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.
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 JewelryThe origins of jewelryJewelry history Case study: Jacqueline CullenCase study: Tomasz DonocikInterview: Lalique - Anne Kazuro-GuionnetInterview: Erickson BeamonContextual study: Researching and translating a historical or cultural reference Chapter 2 Jewelry Styles Jewelry categories Catwalk jewelry Fine jewelry Fashion jewelryEthical practiceCase study: Pippa SmallNew technologiesInterview: Stephen WebsterInterview: Lara BohincContextual study: The customer Chapter 3 Essential Research Sources of inspirationInterview: Katie Hillier ArchivingCustomer research MoodboardsInterview: Theo FennellInterview: Shaun LeaneContextual study: Creating a moodboard Chapter 4 Design Creation The design briefDesigning from your researchComputer aided designDesigning a balanced collectionInterview: Dorothee PugnetInterview: Maeve GilliesContextual study: Project management Chapter 5 Design Development and RealisationDesign developmentMaterials and sourcing Pricing designs SamplingInterview: Chris TagueCase study: Kasia PiechockaContextual study: Design realisation Chapter 6 MarketingCreating a look bookPortfolioPhotographing designsBrandingCommunicationsCase study: Juliet RoweInterview: Nathalie MalletContextual study: Creating a look book Chapter 7 A Career in JewelryTraining Contemporary designerBrand designerProduct developerDesign collaborationsDesign consultancyContextual study: Getting started GlossaryBibliographyFurther ResourcesIndexWorking with ethics