Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Critique Wednesday

I am always hoping to improve myself and my work, especially in my jewelry business. I want to make jewelry that inspires you... that moves you... that you want to own. So once a week, I'm going to offer up one of my pieces for your critique here on the blog, facebook, twitter and pinterest. I want honest feedback.

Not sure what I'm looking for? Here are some considerations...

What does the piece make you feel?
Is it relevant to you?
Do you love the style but not the color?
What would you change?
Does the price seem fair to you?
How could the piece be improved?
Have you seen something like this already?

Maybe you have feedback on a different piece...if so, give me the url and your comments! I would love to hear whatever you have to say.

Perhaps you would like to see me add something to my shop. Let me know! Give me examples or photos. Or maybe you're just itching to create something special just for you...let me know that too!

So...all that said, here is my first piece up for critique.

Recycled Silver Pendant with Sterling Silver Chain and Freshwater Pearl $65.00

My business is about you as much as it's about me. Without you, there is no business. So tell me your thoughts! Thanks in advance! ;)


Anonymous said...

It looks like a very interesting piece. I'm certainly not an jewelry or art critic.....neither my wife nor I wear much jewelry. I think it'd be interesting to know about the pendant which might add to the meaning and significance of the piece.

Rachel Rode said...

Thanks for the comment. I thought I'd offer the piece to be critiqued at face value without giving any information, but maybe that's a flawed concept.

This pendant is made of fine silver clay. Once fired in a kiln, the binders burn away leaving only fine silver in a solid form. I stamped it with French script before firing. I added a delicate freshwater pearl for contrast. The chain is a reclaimed sterling silver chain rescued from an old jewelry box. The pendant measures about 1 inch long. It's a delicate and unique piece.

Any thoughts or questions?