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Design Journal

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, PART IV

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, PART IV

Constraint-less, I have now explored many many different possibilities for this earring design. The size of the petals in length, the number of petals, their width, the shape, the attachment, the arrangement, the shape- flat or curved, soft or stark... the same or different.

What I have created now is a deadline. I will launch the new collection from our new shop in Chicago's Roscoe Village in April of 2020.

The collection is called "Groundbreaking- Florals for Spring"    ...with apologies to the Devil Wears Prada....

Finding Inspiration: The Custom Jewelry Design Process

Finding Inspiration: The Custom Jewelry Design Process

I am often asked how I come up with my ideas.  If I am working with a client on a custom piece, then the process is very collaborative. The final design springs from the client's goal, such as designing a wedding band, the theme,  and their  inspiration. The theme might be floral, or geometric, modern or traditional in style. The inspiration is often personal. A bouquet of sunflowers, Lake Michigan, the neoclassical columns found inside The Field Museum, and a Celtic knot have all been great starting points for creating a timeless, personal designs.