So the ladies tobacco-burst geometric shape cuff prototype is one we’ll move to production, but the feather cuff is one of those “back to the drawing board” moments. Both were initially cut on the GF, then burnished, dyed, and other finishing by hand.
The latter was an experiment with finishing steps that didn’t quite work out the way I thought they would (the order of finishes applied altered the colors of the white & turquoise paints), so I’ll give that one another go before it gets the green-light.
The geometric cuff was my version/attempt at a similar design I’d seen floating around (several other designs actually, so I don’t feel bad creating my own pattern in AI for our use), and my wife and mother absolutely loved it. That’s one I’ll only slightly tweak (more colors/finishes) before moving it to our online offerings (once we, ya know…actually set up an online store…LOL =).
My wife is completely thrilled with the things we can now make, and it’s all because of the GF. Her jewelry line was already pretty danged good (biased opinion of course =), but he enthusiasm for being a maker has never been higher than it is right now. She is totally diggin it! =)