There is nothing like a huge new lot of gemstones! I love to be inspired by their uniqueness, their colour and their beauty. The proccess of figuring out how to use them in a design is therapeutic. Finding the perfect way to hang them from a chain or earring is an art form and finding balance between delicateness and strength is like putting together an ever changing puzzle.
Most of the time I will have several projects in the works at one time. When I get stumped with one I can move onto the next and come back later when I have had time to gather my thoughts. Sometimes what started out as one thing ends up being something totally different, I like to just let the creative process flow.
The photos you have seen in this post are of my work table from a bit of a different perspective. These are the things that inspire me and make how I work unique.