Stars Collection

CUSTOMISABLE JEWELLERY COMBINING ARTISAN AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

The project

TLWC introduces a range of customisable jewellery using plated metals and semi-precious gemstones with engraving of custom lettering, dates and messages.

As one of the most meaningful days of your life, they wanted you to be able to put your thoughts and feelings and a little bit more of what makes you, you into your wedding day while reducing the impact it has on the world especially as it’s only for a day!

The Little Wedding Company Ltd. (United Kingdom)

THE LITTLE WEDDING COMPANY mass-customisation, e-commerce business, where brides can design wedding products, from outfits to cakes. Making it easier for brides to coordinate their whole wedding.

Marven (Italy)

MARVEN creates jewellery characterised by strong and innovative traits, experimenting with different materials, such as precious and semiprecious metals, stones, pearls, leather, resin, Murano glass and fabric.
They collaborate with designers, fashion designers, architects and artists, by using great technical expertise to develop customised projects starting from the prototype up to the finished product, with services such as 3D printing and laser etching.

STORYTELLING

THE IDEA:

The idea for a customisable jewellery range with meaning came about because I was looking to add something with more longevity to my range of customisable wedding products.

After meeting with the Worth panel and explaining the idea and with a subsequent chat with Wolfgang Kathan head of innovation for Swarovski, the idea for encapsulating crystals into glass representing loved ones, came to me. Many years earlier, I had seen a huge cabochon cut natural Star Sapphire ring and it was this image in my mind that gave me the idea of what the range would be about. I decided to call it the ‘Stars Collection’ and the idea was born.

THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:

Weddings are such a special day that it is depressing to see the low end, mass market infiltrating this and providing a throw away culture to what should be treasured and kept. This market is wasteful at the best of times but add it to an industry where the products are only needed for one day and therein lies the problem. With all The Little Wedding Company products and the subsequent jewellery range, we wanted to bring the meaning back to the industry and produce quality items that are long-lasting and can be handed down for generations.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

I’d met my project partner previously and seen the skill in his craftmanship and I wanted to create something that captured this quality, that would have a meaning to the user and would be kept longer than just the wedding day, at the same time entering the gifting market which we did not previously cater for. We had not made jewellery before, so his knowledge and expertise of the processes and what would work or not work, were integral to us deciding which products to go forward with and develop.

THE COLLABORATION:

My favourite part of the process was working with the glass to work out how to encapsulate the crystals. Then coming up with the concept for the advert for social media using the quote, ’friends are like stars, you do not always see them, but you know they’re always there’.

THE FUTURE:

We have so far had a really positive reaction from the market via social media and have already sold co-designed items across the range of rings, earrings, cufflinks and necklaces which are available in 9 colours of Murano glass with cubic zirconia or diamond ‘Stars’ encapsulated inside to represent loved ones past and present. We are now looking forward to sharing the products on our website and marketing it to our wider audience.

THE MESSAGE:

As far as bringing products to market goes, this one has been relatively straight forward due to the expertise on both sides and the synergy this has created. I would recommend to others starting out on a collaboration to make sure that the team you work with are trustworthy, understand your business and have the skill and experience to achieve what you set out to do and this will stand you in the best stead for success.

PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

The vase

The vase

Lumimóza

Lumimóza

3D metal panels

3D metal panels

A Flatpack Rocking chair

A Flatpack Rocking chair

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Tagenea

Tagenea

Loom-State

Loom-State

Common Sands 2.0

Common Sands 2.0

Maretech

Maretech

Minois

Minois

STEM a garment production brand

STEM a garment production brand

Storytelling Garment Project

Storytelling Garment Project

Mapu Preto

Mapu Preto

Minta

Minta

NO/thing

NO/thing

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

In the Circle

In the Circle

Clotho

Clotho

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

WeAr Design

WeAr Design

Freskos

Freskos

ALMA

ALMA

Bubble Façade

Bubble Façade

Crossing Parallels

Crossing Parallels

EnaOna

EnaOna

Sense of nature

Sense of nature

Rethinking the Bra

Rethinking the Bra

Manual bag

Manual bag

Nova Underwear

Nova Underwear

Sensing Color

Sensing Color

Dimmenso

Dimmenso

Beaggie

Beaggie

Soft touch of industrial waste

Soft touch of industrial waste

Time of Your Light

Time of Your Light

H|H

H|H

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Edge Chair

Edge Chair

Marbled Salts

Marbled Salts

Moseanic

Moseanic

Kombucha TSUGI

Kombucha TSUGI

LiLO

LiLO

The Eastern Side of Riviera

The Eastern Side of Riviera

Future Wardrobe

Future Wardrobe

Ventri

Ventri

Bi-Circular Urban-Outdoor Fabric

Bi-Circular Urban-Outdoor Fabric

Step Smart

Step Smart

Re-Print Ceramics

Re-Print Ceramics

Vivid

Vivid

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

Burning For

Burning For

Circular workwear collection

Circular workwear collection

Tista

Tista

Fashion Design Courses

Fashion Design Courses

Velluto

Velluto

New Matters

New Matters

RemBrandt

RemBrandt

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Smartcoat

Smartcoat

Mocha Split

Mocha Split

Reframd

Reframd

Zerobarracento

Zerobarracento

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

Wearable Play

Wearable Play

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Gelatex x NO/AN

Gelatex x NO/AN

Luxury Bag Collection

Luxury Bag Collection

Amalgama

Amalgama

TTorch

TTorch

From the ground

From the ground

Biolea

Biolea

Ultra

Ultra

Capsule coat project

Capsule coat project

Mayya x WORTH

Mayya x WORTH

The Space Between

The Space Between

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Fish_Fish

Fish_Fish

Common Sands

Common Sands

UCQC Inclusive

UCQC Inclusive

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Mowo

Mowo

i-Morfé

i-Morfé

Iguaneye

Iguaneye

Ruumy

Ruumy

Fugazi Fugazi

Fugazi Fugazi

Serisole

Serisole

The light around your life

The light around your life

Lucid

Lucid

Senss

Senss

Walkytalkies

Walkytalkies

Sole sustainability

Sole sustainability

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

Spell My Name

Spell My Name

The “Bib” chair

The “Bib” chair

Materia Bruta

Materia Bruta

Planned Space Pooling

Planned Space Pooling

3D knitwear on demand

3D knitwear on demand

Lit Lace Interface

Lit Lace Interface

iluTex

iluTex

Sukka 

Sukka 

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

Unmoist Raincoat

Unmoist Raincoat

IOT Jacket & Robot

IOT Jacket & Robot

Stars Collection

Stars Collection

Words that shimmer

Words that shimmer

Persona

Persona

PULSAR

PULSAR

Identity 560

Identity 560

Øjenfryd

Øjenfryd

The Ghost Bag

The Ghost Bag

Diluci bags

Diluci bags

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Oceanwear

Oceanwear

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

Curve

Curve

Baltabalta Multifunctional Textiles

Baltabalta Multifunctional Textiles

Fashion Designing for an Inclusive World

Fashion Designing for an Inclusive World

‘Parameter’ Table

‘Parameter’ Table

Occay

Occay

KICS

KICS

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

PreemieCme

PreemieCme

Second Life Bag

Second Life Bag

Clayer

Clayer

Lulu V2

Lulu V2

Fishskinlab

Fishskinlab

Dynaback

Dynaback

Esther Hates PVC

Esther Hates PVC

Gardin

Gardin

Foldable High Heels

Foldable High Heels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Edbora Collection

Edbora Collection

Smart Heated Vest

Smart Heated Vest

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Fragments Garments

Fragments Garments

Hollow: A Lie Story

Hollow: A Lie Story

FWN: Family Wear Nature

FWN: Family Wear Nature

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Spellbound

Spellbound

Wear Pure

Wear Pure

Connextyle

Connextyle

Unlimited in 1

Unlimited in 1

Paramatrix

Paramatrix

Feel More Knitwear

Feel More Knitwear

Skarabeos 2

Skarabeos 2

Twill

Twill

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair