At Blend Creations, we always appreciate getting recognized as “indie designers”. If you’re wondering what exactly it means to be an “indie designer”, Tara Gentile of ScoutieGirl has one of the most accurate definitions we’ve seen so far:
These are people who take great care & often make equally great sacrifices to be original and genuine in their work, while taking on the learning curve of MGMT 101 and MKTG 101. Not to mention, they’re learning code languages and graphic design out the wazoo to keep costs down on web management, PR and collateral materials. A lot of hats to wear, and my hat goes off to all of them for learning to juggle!
Luckily for us, we’re designers by training (V is an industrial designer and E a graphic designer) so we’ve at least come to the “indie designer” label with some prior experience. Even if we become a recognized brand world-wide (we can dream!), being “indie” will still be a label that we’ll be proud to bear.
That’s part of the reason that it’s nice to be recognized in our home country by IndieNorth – a Canadian Indie Business Collective as “Contemporary Beauty“:
Beth of IndieNorth featured four of our contemporary jewelry designs:
· White cloisonné torus stainless steel necklace (available in 16″ – 20″ lengths). Our cloisonné necklaces are available in five other colours as well.
· “Red tulips” washi pendant. We’ve also got a wide-range of other washi patterns available, and you can get round washi necklaces as well as long and small square pendants.
· “Flower lace” wood and stainless steel earrings. Our most popular earrings! And they were recently featured on Purple Pink and Orange (another indie design-centric blog).
· White mother of pearl stainless steel necklace (available in 16″ – 20″ lengths). We call this particular necklace our “modern classic” because it goes so well with everything from a t-shirt and jeans, to a night-on-the-town dress.