I've always had little treasures that I have kept, arranged, loved and carried with me from place to place. Being someone who has a natural tendency to make things, objects have always been special to me. I think you have to enjoy objects and the material world to make things. The objects I have always been drawn to the most are rocks. Luckily for me I discovered that when you drill a hole through a rock it turns into a bead and has a whole new purpose. That's what drew me to making jewellery.
If I only had glass beads or plastic ones to choose from I doubt I would have started making jewellery at all. My background is in sculpture so making jewellery is a perfect fusion of rock collecting and tiny sculpture! The variety of gemstones is almost too much for me to handle. There are very few of them I don't like! I always say this one is my favourite and that one is my favourite. They can't all be my favourite but they kinda are.
Garnet Astrophylite Kyanite Chrysoprase
I could go on and on but since I am trying to blog daily I will stop now:) There are so many things to write about and I am supposed to get up early tomorrow so I will be good and go to bed.
One of my favourite things for sure is pearls which are the main focus for the If Mermaids... collection. The idea being If Mermaids wore jewellery perhaps it would look like this.