Jewelry / Accessory Design and Development

My extensive product design and development experience comes from more than a decade of working with tangible products sold both online and in retail stores. This process includes: Identifying customer needs, market research, design and development specifications for manufacturing, prototyping, production and packaging.


Specialties: Recycled and unique materials, eco-conscious projects & difficult manufacturing processes.


 
guitar string jewelry  Designing jewelry that could be made from donated guitar strings—of unstandardized and unpredictable metals—proved to be a challenge to produce as well as to create. The solution was melding industrial production with hand-crafting, and the result is pendants, bracelets and cuffs that are comfortable to wear, long lasting and beautiful to the eye.

guitar string jewelry
Designing jewelry that could be made from donated guitar strings—of unstandardized and unpredictable metals—proved to be a challenge to produce as well as to create. The solution was melding industrial production with hand-crafting, and the result is pendants, bracelets and cuffs that are comfortable to wear, long lasting and beautiful to the eye.

coral relief project
When invited to join Tiffany and Co. designers like Frank Gehry and Paloma Picasso in a save-the-reef campaign, Garrison designed this silver necklace inspired by staghorn coral. The Too Precious To Wear charity, featured in in Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily, raised alarms about the environmental ramifications of the harvesting of coral for the jewelry industry.

custom merchandise  Some clients have specific needs—personalized charms, one-of-a-kind commissions, a line of merchandise for an artist. Using materials ranging from precious metals to recycled trash, Garrison matches ordering, pricing and manufacturing for a customer’s vision to execute any project.

custom merchandise
Some clients have specific needs—personalized charms, one-of-a-kind commissions, a line of merchandise for an artist. Using materials ranging from precious metals to recycled trash, Garrison matches ordering, pricing and manufacturing for a customer’s vision to execute any project.

stone stack jewelry  The syllable  Om  is a mantra and incantation that represents the primordial sound, the resonance of the universe. Fittingly, OMstacks are created with stone, the ancient stuff of the world. To chant  Om  is to put body and spirit in sync with the cosmos. To wear it is to gain balance and good fortune in your journey.

stone stack jewelry
The syllable Om is a mantra and incantation that represents the primordial sound, the resonance of the universe. Fittingly, OMstacks are created with stone, the ancient stuff of the world. To chant Om is to put body and spirit in sync with the cosmos. To wear it is to gain balance and good fortune in your journey.