Friday, August 26, 2011

Jet of the Day - Shazzabeth



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,
Sharon

12 comments :

Bob J24-7 said...

Shazz is an amazingly talented designer. Everything in the shop is fantastic. Of course we all have favorites ... and because I love amethyst so much, I chose this beautiful Amethyst Necklace as a new fave ... what a fabulous piece!

Deb Jeffries said...

I completely loose myself in admiring each piece in Shazz's shop. I am so awe inspired at how she does all that intricate wire work. I sit and wonder where she began and where she ended and I go crazy thinking about it! She is so talented and I am so glad we get to scan her shop whenever we want! LOVE

Tracy said...

I am amazed at this gorgeous wire work! The intricacy just blows my mind. What a talent!

Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

amazing jewelry! i'm overwhelmed at your ability! :) so inspiring!

SendingLoveGallery said...

wonderful jewelry - so interesting to learn about your process!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Shazz is so talented. It's hard to pick a favorite, I love them all.

Beadsme said...

I am so lucky to see Shazs'designs for real and not just a photo. They are awesome. Intricate wire wrapping with great detailed finishes.

Dashery Jewelry said...

Gorgeous jewelry! It's so interesting to learn about your inspirations!

SatinDollCo said...

Great blog post! It's always amazing to see the inspiration behind any designs.

Brooke said...

Great post and beautiful wire work and jewelry!

Erika Price said...

What an incredibly talented designer Shazz is - I love all her work, and am particularly in awe of her amazingly intricate wire wrapping. Just fabulous!

Made By Tammy said...

Spectacular wire wrapped jewelry! I'll take one of everything in her shop.