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.
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...