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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Copyrights? Copy.....right?

    In the beginning when I had my first exhibition, a week before the actual day, I started uploading pictures on Facebook of the earrings being showcased at my mini-exhibition. I created a group under the name of Hera k and put in loads of pictures for my friends to see, specially for those who didn't know much about what I was doing and for those who were not in Karachi. 

Back then I had lots of inhibitions. What if people saw and copied my stuff? What if other people sold copies of my stuff? Then where would I stand in the monstrous world of fashion. If people got what I made from somewhere else preferably an outlet then I would be a nobody sitting at home and running a home-based business. 

However, then it struck me. I just have to do what I do the best and not care. Everything does get copied eventually. I've heard famous names fight over who made a particular design first. There was something I had said to someone who asked somewhat of a similar question that putting my stuff online and on this blog means that I am putting myself in a spot where everything I make will get copied. Im giving easy access to people. My reply......"If these things get copied then more things will come up from where these have come InshAllah". 

I create things from my own imagination and my love for accessories. And everyday I make things randomly. So there will be more ideas and more things coming. What I've made is the past, InshAllah newer things will keep on coming. So the previous things......if they do get copied......I'll make something different then......InshAllah InshAllah ;)
 

         2 cousins, 2 friends, 5 Kolhapuris........love them for
their wacky idea to take this picture.






11 comments:

Xeb said...

I'm absolutely in love with the orange one. I want! How do I go about getting it?

Ps: If you ever do an exhibition in Islamabad, let me know! :)

Maryam said...

Really like the colors you've used!

Nushay. said...

I want the ones in the picture on your blog. the right column wali. the blue beads. want to place orderss!

hera k said...

Xeb: If you are in Islamabad then TCS is the trick. The payment is done via my bank account. For any other details email me =)

Maryam: Thank yooouu!! =)

Nushay: Those were a limited edition only. Were the first ones I made. However if I find the right material for that one InshAllah I will make it for you. Meanwhile keep browsing for other styles.

Xeb said...

What's your email address?

ReeBz said...

Dp you make this sole thingy yourself too :S? or you just do the decorating work on it?

ReeBz said...

You can atleast get your copyrights protected online. there are many web sites providing you the free service. I have got from one for ma web too :)

ReeBz said...

A suggession plz add the archives at your blog :)

hera k said...

Xeb: Email me on either: disillusionedlife@hotmail.com
hera.k.accessories@hotmail.com

Reebz: No I just do the embellishments and the paint work if someone wants a painted sole as well like the orange one. The soles I get them from a certain place in bulk.
I can get copyrights for the pictures but I cant stop people from copying what I've made =(
Sure I'll add the archives......love ya

ReeBz said...

Oh i guessed that you must be getting those soles from some factory etc, but embellishment work is no doubt all in all!
I m dying for that bag i showed you i wishhhhhhh you could make it :D

hera k said...

Reebz: I know I too wish I could start on bags and clutches. And Im on the look out for someone who could help me out with that. Because with all the work with Kolhapuris and earrings. I need a helper to do other embroideries and stitching for me. Bags do take time. Or at first they will just like Kolhapuris did.

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