HandFast Design designs and manufactures components that are just that - our designs. It takes time and effort to do this.
The first step is an idea or a need. I get ideas and needs from my customers and from my own jewelry creation. I look to consider toggle, hook & eye, magnetic, labyrinth, or slot clasps or cones, rings, beads, pendants or earrings.
I sketch out a rough idea on any piece of paper that comes to hand. I try to carry a sketch book all the time and I keep them for future plans. I take photos where ever I go. I cut out pictures from all matter of printed material. Almost anything inspires me. Below is a CAD rendering of The Road Ring followed by a photo of the final product.
Coming articles will take you through the steps of jewelry design, development and manufacturing.