Help for freelance jewellery designers

Freelance jewellery designers looking to dazzle prospective clients, distributors and manufacturers were yesterday invited to hear the lowdown from industry experts in London.

Launched by Own It, the evening workshop will reveal the definitive steps freelancers need to take so their designs get from their studio to the commercial market.

Those attending the two-hour masterclass will hear from a leading lawyer about how they can protect their designs against infringement, as they journey from workshop to point-of-sale.

Freelance jewellery designers Jenny Bloy and Alexandra Jefford will also be on-hand to share their tips and tricks, about how their less established peers can navigate the industry.

They will be joined at the free event – entitled All that Glitters - by the owner of the prestigious Soho-based Jesse James store, Jess Canty.

Issues covered in the workshop include licensing, how to work with manufacturers and how to form business partnerships and collaborations.

A spokesman for the workshop told Freelance UK of the issues facing freelance jewellery designers: “When you show your work on websites, at trade shows or enter into relationships with national or international manufacturers, how can you safeguard against being copied?”

“What sorts of contracts or agreements do you need to enter into if you form business relationships and manufacturers, distributors, or third parties who might go on to promote or publicise your work?”

Answers to these questions and more will be revealed a the event, scheduled for 1800 on Wednesday May 9 at the Gemological Institute of America, London.

To reserve your free place, please visit the dedicated event page on the Own It website.

May 2, 2007
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