Design Journal

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.