A New Way...

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been struggling a bit with my creative side. I've been trying to figure it out in my head, and on paper. My goal is to have more intention when I'm creating my smaller, more production-oriented work. I want the pieces to have more meaning, more of a story. In order to do that, I need to be sketching out ideas and really thinking them through.

Yesterday, I finally took the step to get back to the bench. Above is a rough placement mock-up of some stones. I've realized that I want to be using stones more as color blocks, or abstract items in a story, rather than just focus on one stone alone. Of course, some stones deserve to have all the spotlight. With this current piece, I'm still a little in my head and working through it by hand, but I've done a few sketches and feel good about the process.

My inspirations are coming from dreams, water, and color. I can't wait to see how this piece turns out!



  1. Can't wait to see what comes of it! You know, I think what we do can be broken down into two categories: jewelry and art. One goes deeper than the other, and perhaps one is a little more pragmatic than the other (as in, it pays the bills) -- I think it's alright to work shallowly sometimes and deeper other times. We have to eat and pay rent, right? That said, I'm excited to hear that you're consciously trying to look at your work in a different light and approach it in a new way. Good things will come of this...it will be like turning over a large rock in a forest. You're going to find so much interesting life squiggling around under there!

  2. Very true! I just feel like I've been moving away from the artistic side and I want to get that back. Usually when I work with concept, it goes BIG, and I need to be able to work small, with depth :)


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