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We sell humorous, but stylish, baby teething necklaces for Dads (and maybe Moms too.) Think hip-hop chain meets Sesame Street.
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I need a product design - and it has to be rendered in a 3-D drawing (CAD) - in addition to any other renderings. (This will eventually function as manufacturing specification.) I am very open to logo concepts as well, but the primary focus is the product design. The product must be fashioned from silicon rubber and it will be molded, so highly intricate is out and simplicity is in. Additionally, the "chain" will really be a sequence of "beads" strung together. I also want to design the first pendant - which may be a spin on the logo or not. Obvious other choices might be a cross, dollar sign, etc. I want pendants to be interchangeable on the necklace, so coming up with a simple way to do that is key.
This is an overview of the vision. It contains mock-ups that I produced, but I am very open to changing the product design - as long as it fits within the overall theme of the product. You can see the women's version here: http://www.chewbeads.com. I'm after something that's a little out there, a bit of a gag, but still wearable on a regular basis.