September 24, 2015

Prototypes


I had been playing with the idea of using the Captain Cosmos (aka the cat with the tinfoil helmet) in jewelry for a while. I was not sure how to go about it...so the idea was on my to-do list for a long time.
Finally all came together in my head...and it was time for prototypes.

Necklace prototype


First problem encountered, I hate making my own glass cabochons ...well mainly I hate cutting the paper...cutting one or two round shapes is OK...but having to do it 100 times (or more)....brrrrrr
Fortunately one of my suppliers accepts custom order for those, so problem solved (other than the money part that is...)


Then I decided I need bigger star beads for the earrings ...and I am still looking for those. I also want to make brooches, plugs and clip earrings.
I still haven't decided if I wanted dangles on the plug and clip earring version ...maybe both?
Also those are 25mm cabochons, would they work as 12mm too?


But the biggest problem is taking photos...as you can see here, taking photos of dark shiny things is ARghhhhhhHHhh.
And maybe I need to edit the art itself too...maybe add some contrast to the cat's chin so it blends less into his costume?

Well, anyway, I am hoping to launch the Captain Cosmos line at the end of October...

14 comments:

DemyBlackDesign said...

I like the idea!It's funny nd original!

Estella Star of the East said...

I think it is a great idea, I think many love your logo so it should be a hit as jewelry!

Alicia López said...

I unterstand you very well, cut round papers... and photograph black shinny things... Cosmos cat is cool, so go for it!

Palomilla - Tocados - Headpieces and Fascinators said...

Great idea! Cosmos cat looks great!

Lucie Tales said...

Your logo Capatain Cosmos is really great and fun! I'm sure it will be a hit!

the Blue Rabbit House. said...

I really like this!!
I use epoxy stickers for my jewelry and I apply them first before cutting the paper. It seems to work well that way. :)

Heyme said...

Ha! Looks great, now it looks like the captain is wearing a bubble helmet, very appropriate :-)

Nyuta said...

Great idea! Love it!

Stephanie Kilgast said...

Yes, this is a wonderful idea! captain cosmos is so fun :D

Margarita Georgiou said...

Yes, indeed! Great idea!

BHB Kidstyle said...

Great captain! And I think you have solved the "taking photographs" problem. I think they came out well.

Tina Lindholm Kanerva said...

I think it is a wonderful idea! You will find the best way to show them off.

Andreea Radu said...

These are so cute! I love anything and everything cat related, so it was bound to get my attention from the very beginning! :D

Ucus Pucus said...

Great idea! Do more cat jewelry, please :)