People often ask if I draw my designs first. Sketching is part of my process. I tend to sketch to get ideas from my head onto paper so I don’t forget them later. I also use my sketches as a reference so I can make the piece again. I spend very little time designing on paper. The sketches are rough and rudimentary.
Below are excerpts from one of my many sketch books. Unfortunately I am not organized enough to have just one sketch book. I have random books scattered around and tend to pick up the one nearest to me when I have an idea.
You can see the simple seed necklace sketch above. And below is a photo of the actual necklace after conception and creation.
This is just a quick sketch of a branch I had in my studio. I rarely just draw anymore. I used to draw and paint a lot. Now most of my creative time and energy goes into jewelry.
These are design ideas from the compose decompose collection.
Below is a photo of the Branch Earrings and you can see them sketched above.
Today I mailed out new carved wax pieces to be cast– I can’t give away too much about the new collection but I can say think Wild Things…