SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT

EVER since making this I’ve been pondering the use of cut jersey for a number of other projects. One is very similar to Brooklyn designer ...


EVER since making this I’ve been pondering the use of cut jersey for a number of other projects. One is very similar to Brooklyn designer Tara St James’ striped jersey necklace, as posted by Abigail Doan and hunted down to Tara’s Daily Jumpsuit Etsy site.

What’s the deal with making something that looks like someone else’s? I do know about copyright but I’m making this stuff for myself, not to sell. It feels like every time I have an idea for a project it jumps out at me from cyberspace. I keep having chicken and egg moments. Did I see that online or in a magazine and then had the idea, or did the idea come first and someone else just happened to have a similar project on the go? I suppose I could go and Google all my ideas and find something similar out there, but it feels like cheating once I know I’ve seen it somewhere else.

For the record, my project uses big chains and recycled T-shirts and was inspired by this necklace and this one here. So, if I see you’ve made it, I thought of it first, OK?
Image source: Daily Jumpsuit

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