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  • Sign Language Brooches!!!

    What do you think? I'm making them as part of a new project at uni, they're made from copper and each one is stamped with the initial they represent... So I would have the one of T for Terri as my brooch!!
    I need to sell them as part of my multiple production module!..... £3.50 each! Any letter can be requested!
    What do you think? I need to reproduce a final one that would retail for £130!!! :O obviously they'll be a bit more fancy and creative than these ones! These ones are etched. They still need a bit of polishing and finishing. Theyre about the size of a 50p.
    PM me for me details!! please!! I want to impress my lecturer ;]





    Taking pictures of them turned out to be quite hard!!!
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  • #2
    I take it these are american sign language? BSL doesn't do very many single-hand signs, and none for initials apart from C. But they are a nice idea and very well executed

    Cheers
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    • #3
      They are FANTASTIC, what a great idea, they could be used for kids schools, as well as being a fantastic piece of jewellery, I really love the idea, well done!
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      • #4
        They could very well be american sign language.... we only had a day to research and complete this part of the project!!!!! I'm glad you pointed that out because for the main bit of the project i'll need to find some 'universal' phrases or hand gestures (if they exist!)

        For the main one it needs to be on trend for spring/summer 2010 and one of the predicted trends is Asian Influence, I was considering using some kind of henna pattern for them....
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        • #5
          What a fantastic idea. I can think of teaching possibilities for them too.
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          • #6
            Those are amazing!

            Did you make all the individual stamping tools for them? I'm having headaches on your behalf at the very thought of doing that for a whole alphabet!
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            • #7
              They are very nicely done and a great idea - I'd wear one!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by woodburydesigns View Post
                Those are amazing!

                Did you make all the individual stamping tools for them? I'm having headaches on your behalf at the very thought of doing that for a whole alphabet!
                Oh no I didnt make all the stamping tools! Luckily uni had ones already for the letters of the alphabet, the most lengthy part was drawing all the hands BY HAND to photocopy onto the acetate for etching. The saw piercing was the lengthy-est part!!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TerriWoah View Post
                  Oh no I didnt make all the stamping tools! Luckily uni had ones already for the letters of the alphabet, the most lengthy part was drawing all the hands BY HAND to photocopy onto the acetate for etching. The saw piercing was the lengthy-est part!!
                  Phew! I was almost worried.... lol
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TerriWoah View Post
                    They could very well be american sign language.... we only had a day to research and complete this part of the project!!!!! I'm glad you pointed that out because for the main bit of the project i'll need to find some 'universal' phrases or hand gestures (if they exist!)

                    For the main one it needs to be on trend for spring/summer 2010 and one of the predicted trends is Asian Influence, I was considering using some kind of henna pattern for them....
                    I don't know how much you know about sign language but there isn't actually a standard - we have British Sign Language (BSL), the Americans have their own (ASL), so do Australia (AUSLAN), european countries etc. It gets worse - BSL is also regional - there are variations between Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Even worse - there are variations between areas - for example, a sign used in the Birmingham area may not be understood in Dorset!!

                    Most SL's use two hands for signing and fingerspelling (not the Americans, of course!)

                    So, it may be harder than you think to find a sign everyone knows

                    There are plenty of online resources for googling....best of luck!

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                    • #11
                      And if you really want to make it universal, there is makaton sign language that would possibly appeal to all the mums who watch 'something special' with the kids or go to baby/toddler signing classes!

                      Although how safe would the pieces be edge wise for children to wear a badge for example?

                      there are a few makaton sign pictures here
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                      • #12
                        Oh thanks for all the advice about the sign language world! WOW! Lots for me to research! I guess its kind of the same as having your name written in chinese or arabic... ive done from british to american! Makes these ones a bit more interesting eh ;] haha!
                        I was thinking Makaton was going to be some exotic african like language then I clicked on the link haha!
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                        • #13
                          I wonder if you could join a few hands together somehow to spell words like 'LOVE' or something to use on necklaces? Might be a bit big, dunno!

                          They're very cool though, nice idea
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                          • #14
                            these are some of the most unique items ive ever seen! these could easily be sold somewhere like tatty devine and not be out of place! well done!

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                            • #15
                              there fab! They are amslan (american sign language). I am doing my bsl level 3 exam in two weeks - eek! Anyhoo, some signs are the same in bsl and amslan, but right at the moment I cant think of any of the top of my head! The regional thing is a problem.... aparently, in southport, they use a certain sign for toilet, which the people of liverpool (and skelmersdale) use for use for skelmersdale! But then its the same with talking but thats going into a whole other issue - best left for another thread!
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