In the past, the term “retro” has meant anything from vintage clothing to vintage-style furniture, but as the world has become more technologically sophisticated, we’re seeing more and more products and accessories that are retro in nature.
And if you’ve ever wondered how the term retro came to be, this article from the National Institute of Standards and Technology provides some insight.
The article, titled “Retro Jewelry: Designers, Manufacturers, and Fashioners,” details how designers and makers use retro design to create new and exciting products, and also outlines the rules of retro design and how to follow them.
The design center’s website also offers a helpful “How to Use” section to help make your own retro jewelry and accessories.
Find more jewelry and clothing designs and accessories here.
Read more Jewelry design center: design center.nist.gov/retro/retrolabeling.html Jewelry Designer: NIST-designer.com, www.nism-designers.com/retooling-design.htm.
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NIST’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the quality of life for Americans and the global economy through research, education, public policy, and technical advice to all Americans.
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