Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design: From Fashion to Fine Jewellery

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AVA Publishing, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 184 pages
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 The book explores how to find inspiration and collate research; how to assess historical references and trends and translate them into contemporary designs.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.

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About the author (2012)

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 St Martin's. She was appointed an official ambassador for London Jewellery Week in 2011. Her latest venture, ElizabethGaltonStudio.com offers an exclusive luxury platform for emerging innovative brands.

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