What's Behind a Design? A Step by Step Guide in Pictures From Inside the Rebecca Haas Jewelry Studio

June 01, 2018

What's Behind a Design? A Step by Step Guide in Pictures From Inside the Rebecca Haas Jewelry Studio

Rebecca Haas - Crenalated Ring Step 1
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For a while now I've been looking for a way to share a more of what goes on here inside the Rebecca Haas Jewelry studio. I feel strongly about the importance of the process and values behind the finished product, but I often have a hard time articulating it. Before I send my jewelry out into the world, I work really hard to design and make pieces that are flattering and feminine, while still being comfortable and versatile. So that they fit seamlessly into your life, no matter where your day takes you, and help you feel like you are looking good when you get there. In fact, I'd be happy if you find one ring, or necklace, that you love, wear everywhere, and never take off. There is a lot of intentionality behind the the creation of each piece, from the design all the way through the making, and I want to let you all see a little bit behind the curtain. So I'm trying out this step by step post idea, and I'd love to hear what you all think. I chose this Crenelated Ring as a good place to start, since it is one of the simplest pieces in my line, with only one solder joint, that sells for around $30. Design really is in the details, and that is never more true than with jewelry due to the naturally delicate scale of the work. And especially simple jewelry, because there is a lot more than meets the eye in making a shape that is both simple and eye catching. I'm hoping these photos help tell that story better than I can with words.

Rebecca Haas Jewelry - Crenelated Ring Step 5 Rebecca Haas Jewelry - Crenelated Ring Step 7

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to continue this conversation! Please feel free to share all questions or observations about any of the photos or ideas on this Instagram post, or this Facebook post. Everything is open for discussion, including the processes you see here, what you find important when choosing a piece of jewelry, or any other behind the scenes values or techniques you'd like to get a look at. I'd really love to hear your thoughts!

Rebecca Haas Jewelry - Crenelated Ring Final