Calling all jewellery designers

If you are w jewellery designer this new year will be great for you! With economy on the rise people get their confidence back and are much quicker to reach for the credit card than they did in last couple of years. And you, as a jewellery designer, should be on a mission to help them the best they can in return.

In Harry Fay we decided to start collaborating with other jewellery designers this year. It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning your adventure with silver and gold or you showcased your pieces all around a world – we would like to hear from you. We will share our expertise of the years on the line to discuss your designs, validate manufacturing feasibility and the way to introduce your own jewellery pieces to a worldwide market.

If you have a stack of pencil scratches, 3d cad drawings, photos of wax models or even finished silver product – please contact us at marcin (at) harryfay.co.uk.

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Planning for a 3D future

Christmas is a busy time for us with tens of orders, post office rush and christmas party planning. Ah, what a wonderful time!

For some unknown reason this is also a time when the best ideas comes to us. New designs, new offers and new ways of making a world a little bit happier and sparkier. And the best way to do it is to create even more amazing products 🙂

To do so we started experimenting with a new way of designing our jewellery using computers and CAD programs. I have reviewed many available Jewellery CAD solutions and selected RhinoGold from TDM Solutions for our internal trial. It’s not cheap, but those guys know what they are doing. The application contains vast database of stone models – great time saver!

First day of trials gave us some important information:

  • CAD software will not replace a jeweller. This is just a different medium, but the classic concepts and the taste are still valid. The computer will not make something good looking – a designer will.
  • I was able to design a necklace in about two hours. Not exactly what I had in mind, but close enough. I’ll add a picture later.

Next steps will be to improve our computer skills and investigate a 3d printer. 2014 will be an exciting year!

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