This weekend, a customer visited my studio and while perusing my current collection of jewelry, she picked up a particularly colorful necklace and began to stare at it intensely. After a few minutes, I began to wonder if she felt a special connection to the piece, if it reminded her of something or someone or if she was repulsed by it. Actually the necklace was conjuring up a series of strong images and warm sensations for her, sort of like the inspiration boards I create when I design. Obviously, she took that as a sign that the necklace was made for her and purchased it immediately. I believe jewelry is a very personal expression of who a person is and is an outward expression of their inner self.
Above is a vision board that includes some of my creative inspirations for my Fall 2010 jewelry collection as well as a few of my favorite designs. What colors and images create an emotional response or inspire your creativity?
Some images courtesy of Hermes.com, Anthropologie.com