I collected some images to inspire my own design, these designs are all 3D printed.
The use of repeated or similar pattern can save the time during CAD as well as create visual rhythm.
The above two designs have some gestures and patterns that I can relate to my project. Moreover, the shape of the deer necklace can be a direction how I am gonna construct my Qitou necklace.
Adding dangling elements in the design.
The arm cuff below, by Arm De L’amour, suggest that bracelet/bangle can be used as arm cuff as well. I have bought this piece from outnet.com 2 years ago, BUT I couldn’t find it at the moment.. The design reminds me of Chinese windows and wooden structures.
Pandora also gives me the idea that the flexibility of a pendant. I mentioned in my previous post that I wantto make pendant for the non-important characters in the story. In fact the pendant can be used as earrings as well. Pandora allows people to mix and match the pendants with necklace chain or earring hooks. I can use this method as well to make the jewelry more versatile and flexible. Personally I would want something that can be worn as both necklace and earrings.
This idea is also used in Cartier high jewelry:
The huge pear shape diamond can be taken down and alternate between the necklace and the ring.
more details refer to: http://pursuitist.com/cartiers-30ct-diamond-alternates-between-a-necklace-and-a-ring/
I believe the client would appreciate it when they can flaunt the diamond twice.