IMAGO

Outhouse Jewelry

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Overview​

Outhouse’s core principal revolves around the balance between design and craftsmanship, where every creative expression honors age old artistry. 

Along with other designers and artisans I worked on an entire product line from conceptualization to final production

Designing couture and commercial designs was a part of the process.

Duration - 8 months

Methods - Theme Research, User Research, Hand                           Renderings, CAD Renderings, Market                             Surveys, Brand Packaging, Trend Analysis

Concept

‘Imago’ parallels the transformation that occurs in the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, with the change in psyche and growth in consciousness that takes place within a human being in his/her lifetime.

The cells inside a cocooned caterpillar are unaware of the beautiful future that awaits them – it is a small group of otherwise dormant cells called ‘Imaginal’ cells that see things differently and gather other cells to create this future, which is the butterfly. It is in this moment that our inner strength lights the way, in order to grow in self understanding and consciousness, to transform our souls into the beautiful butterfly that exists in our imagination–

An IMAGO of ourselves. 

The incredible power to do this already exists inside us.

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Design Process

Research

concept

inspiration

trend

user

concept generation

motifs

component sheets

materials

Ideate

Design

finalise motifs

master making

stone procurement

style categorizing

Edit

narrowing down styles

preliminary cost sheets

Design R&D

finally renderings

CAD renderings

combing materials & stones

Production

casting

finishing

stone settings

Mood Board

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Day Wear

Outhouse Core

Couture

Component Sheet

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Sketching concepts through to final drawing, narrowing down to the basic components of the product line. 

Lakme Fashion Week

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Lakme Fashion Week is a prestigious bi-annual show, hosted in Mumbai, India. It's a platform for established as well as budding designers to showcase their work.

9 of my couture designs were showcased at the show under Outhouse Jewelry.

Exploration

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Side View of a earring, with overlapping butterflies, flexible. Two channel set circular rounds with tails flying high and a pearl below with flutter butterfly.

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Five hoop earring set for the right ear with a baguette chain connecting both the ear articles and crossing over below the chin.

The left ear has a half-winged butterfly stud with a earcuff, primarily with baguettes.

Side view of a chunky earring, with overlapping butterflues, baguettes and the thorax tail.

The tail reaches a little lower to the collar bone on the skin.

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Jali cut with the frame of the butterfly half wing and Maison Martin Margiela crystalactite and a metal cap. A thin metal chain is connected to the other ear top, which is a pearl and on top of it, flutter butterfly.

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Earring, with chanel set baguetes in the form of a hoop.

Inverted overlapping butterflies, with an onyx in the middle.

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Jali cut earrings, with mechanical and half wings with a thorax chain that starts with the right ear and then goes around the soulders and drops and the back of the left shoulder.

And a butterfly stud for the left ear.

Design 1 

INSPIRATION :

The butterfly ears from the artsy image is the

inspiration for the BIG COUTURE BROOCH.

The thin vein details on the wings, are used as a

major component in the brooch.

Stones Used :

Baguette : 2*4 and 1.5*3 (Chanel Setting)

Galactic Stone

Maison Martin Margiela

Pearls : 1 mm

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Design 2

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The couture Earcuff goes around your eye and

lower tail goes below the chin.

STONE SETTING :

Baguette : 1.5*3

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Enameling

Design 3

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SETTING :

Baguette : 1.5*3

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Enamelling

The LONG BROOCH is a half wing with an

incredibly long tail to add drama

STONE SETTING :

Baguette : 1.5*3

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Enamelling

Design 4

TANGLES FOOT HARNESS, is a two half winged butterflies facing towards each other and the tails crossing over to make a knot for the foot

finger.

STONE SETTING :

Baguette : 1.5*3

Maison Martin Margiela

Enameling

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Design 5

FLUTTER FOOT HARNESS, covers around the ankle and follows the up feet and flutter winged butterflies and pearls.

 

Half Pearls and Gunmetal + Yellow Gold Plating

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Design 6

THE MIDIS, are trendy half winged butterflies, that add drama to any of your costume.

STONE SETTING :

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

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Design 7

FLUTTER RING, is a couture ring, with

layering flutter wings which worn on the hand, gives a complete butterfly look.

STONE SETTING :

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

Pearl : 12mm

Maison Martin Margiela

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Design 8

TRIPLE BROOCH, includes two half winger butterflies with swallow tails and baguette endings with a Jean Paul Gaultier (Swarovski Stone) with Butterfly Mtela Capping.

STONE SETTING :

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Kaput crystal

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Commercial Designs

Exploration

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Final Designs

REVERSIBLE DOUBLE RING

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Pearl : 1 mm

ENCASING STUDS

Baguette : 1.5*3 , 2*4

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

HALF NECKLACE

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

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DORADO STUDS

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Kaput crystal

UPSIDE DOWN EAR JACKET

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

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FULL WINGED CHOKER

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

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HALF NECKLACE

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

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FULL WINGED CHOKER

Baguette : 1.5*3

Round Cz : 1.3 mm

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Have a look at the entire project

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