My Design Inspiration
One of the questions I am frequently asked is where my design inspiration comes from. The trouble is that although the question may be simple the answer isn’t.
Often my designs can be inspired by the materials I am working with. A clear example of this is my recently completed wire art necklace – Oceania. This was very much inspired by the gorgeous ocean themed lampwork beads that I used in the necklace. Of course, the ocean itself also added to the inspiration for this piece.
Other designs are inspired by what has gone before, designs evolving with previous designs inspiring new designs. One good example of this is my Amazonite Shapes Necklace. My shapes designs started with my Geometric Squares bracelet. This evolved into a design featuring a necklace of Kambaba Jasper Rectangles (since sold), with the Amazonite Shapes Necklace being a further evolution of the design theme.
Then again, some designs literally create themselves and come into being as I work on a piece. One of my pieces that this happened with is my Entangled Necklace. For this piece I just started with the base row of Prehenite beads and the rest of the design grew from there.
Of course, I am also inspired by the world around me as can be seen by such pieces as my Blue Kyanite and Gold Flowers Necklace or my Sterling and Crystal Web Pendant.
Thank you for reading,