Thursday, 16 April 2009
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The good news is that the acrylic has arrived, bad news is one of our group members is really ill (hope you get well soon Mia!!!!) and has the acrylic. Fortunately we have a back up plan to use Kaths (UCLANs textile technician) spare acrylic scraps she has lying around! The acrylic is in red, white, black and mirrored, a theme we all thought went great with the red nose day! We will then have to decide which designs are to be which colour. Four sheets of acrylic means that based on the size of the designs, hopefully we could fit 20 designs onto one acrylic sheet, giving us 80 acrylic shapes!
The designs should, fingers crossed, be prepared on photoshop and illustrator by this friday 13/03/09 and given to Kath to be laser cut. These should all then be cut by Wednesday which leaves us a week to prepare them onto chain, before selling! The group all really likes the idea of using this black chainhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10m-Black-Continuous-Trace-Chain-Jewellery-Findings_W0QQitemZ350169145291QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Crafts_JewelleryMaking_GL?hash=item350169145291&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:168366:265:1239:1240:1318#ht_2709wt_907
which alongside clasps to fasten, we shall be ordering on friday.!
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
The chosen charity that any profits we make (fingers crossed) will go to is Comic Relief. As we are alongside another group hopefully we will all come together and have a reasonable amount to donate!
Using this charity will also enable us to tell our target audience, who will respond as it is hugely recognisable. It also ties in very well with the dates on our creative business elective.
These Acrylic necklaces will be successful because the materials we need should be easy to get hold of and hopefully pretty cheap!! Also with the help of the laser cutter we should be able to mass produce the designs we want for our necklaces, after producing a prototype to begin with and then be able to get them out quickly and efficiently!! The brilliance of this idea is that Hannah already makes amazing jewellery pieces, and this is a huge benefit to our group.
During our discussions we have chosen to work alongside another group who's project is "Swap a Top" which is a brill idea, and we will be selling our necklaces alongside this group. The aim of our necklaces is to be kitsch, which seems to be selling well at the moment. Overall this idea seems to good to be true, if it works as we want it to! we will see....