The Design Gallery – 1 Week LaterPosted by Kevin on June 25 at 12:54 pm
One week ago today, we launched The Design Gallery. Matt, Steve, and Ali worked hard on it for about a month because a lot of people had been asking for a feature to share designs. We finished it up, Steve put up a blog post called The Design Gallery is here! and we crossed our fingers that: 1. it would work and 2. people would like it.
Well, that was a week ago and so far, the gallery has functioned properly (for the most part) and there are already 270 designs uploaded, so I think we know the answer to #2 as well I can’t believe the awesome designs that have been shared so far. I knew that we had some talented customers, but to see the actual photos makes us really happy. So far we’ve seen cool combinations of stones, incredible wire work, custom made beads, symmetrical designs, asymmetrical designs, large focals, small focals, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, sets, and more!
With each design added to The Gallery, the designer has the option to provide design instructions. These instructions are shown as a step-by-step list and if desired, photos can be added for each step. If you’ve ever wanted to teach a beading class or help beaders that are just getting started, here’s your chance!
Designs that have instructions:
Matt bought a necklace!
The day we launched the gallery, Tab (a Lima customer) promptly added some of her designs. Matt liked her Sterling Silver Necklace with Cubic Zirconias and Freshwater Pearls so much, he decided he just had to have it for his wife. He contacted Tab and let’s just say that within a few weeks, Matt’s wife will be getting a surprise!
What do you think of the design gallery so far? Have any favorite designs or designers? Do you plan to share some of your designs? Let us know!
Last, but not least — thank you so much to everyone that has shared a design. It’s so interesting to see all of the different styles and materials. I know that everyone is having a wonderful time browsing the gallery.