We're going to be out of the office for a few days, so I am posting this early! Thanks to Margot Potter, the "potpourri" discussion of the weekend is Jewelry. What can be done to protect it? Short answer...LOTS!
A piece of jewelry can be considered a 3D object/scuplture. As a 3D object, it is covered under copyright protection provided it meets the criteria we discussed earlier. Not only is the actual piece of jewelry protected, but any pictures, instructions, and the like would be protected. Jewelry Artisans of all types should register their copyright(s) just a painter or any other artist.
A piece of jewelry MAY also qualify for patent protection. If an artist created a new clasp or functional aspect to the jewelry, it is eligible for patent protection.
REST WELL by "beadie" friends! You are considered an artist just like everyone else. All of these blogs and information on copyrights and the like apply to you as well.
Have a great weekend and try something new this weekend - you never know...you may like it! For fun, check out Robin Beam's Blog - she is posting a technique a day and don't forget to tell her that Tammy sent you!
Create with Your Heart and Your Head!
PS - The Bracelet is one of my designs...it is called "Tiffany's Disco Bracelet" and is made out of air dry clay. I created it for a book from Design Originals.