Feedback? I Make Conlang-Inspired Jewelry.
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It started as a handwriting/revivalist project - taking the handwriting of historical icons and converting it into wearable fashion. I realized that most of the people interested were actually looking for a way to show off their conlangs.

You can see what they look like here:
http://store.snakeandfawn.com

What do you guys think? Would you ever wear your favorite (original) word? I'd love to hear your honest feedback. Thanks so much!
? Anguipes The Great Whore That Sitteth Upon Many Waters
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What's your production process?  You mention 3D printing in passing, but it's not clear.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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Yes. Curious how well it handle non-standard scripts.
shelsta posts: 3
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I take the handwriting, make a 3d model out of it on my comp, and print it (the pendant part). Then I make a necklace out of it with a silver, gold, or metal chain and matching clasps.

Nessari - I've only had one instance where the word was impossible to turn into a necklace (everything has to be connected on the pendant). Other than that, haven't had any trouble.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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Ahh. I was thinking con-alphabets could potentially cause complications.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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A painful but inevitable limitation—have you considered offering backings? I.e. a medallion with the letters raised.
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Rhetorica - yes, I have! As well as the inverse, engravings. Do you think those are more in-style?
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Hmm... Well, I wouldn't think they'd be, but it really only takes me one trip to the mall or peek at Vogue to make me realize I should not be speaking from authority about the fashion industry's whims.

I can say, however, that conlangers are a peculiar bunch and probably likely to welcome the option of a backing or engraving for the classic symmetry it would provide, not being all that fashion-conscious on average anyway.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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And the fashions we are conscious of tend to not be those which pop culture  is smiling on for the next 15 or so minutes.