I have not previously blogged on jewelry designers that inspire me, so I thought it was about time. Inspiration comes from many places, but other designers are obviously a huge source. These are a few of my favorites among a slew of others. I don't know what it is exactly about designers that draw me to their work,(an organic feel is one) but the first sign is that my stomach turns. Not out of revulsion, although the feeling is similar, but probably out of mixture of awe and the feeling that I am not working enough (but with three children, who could?). But truthfully I couldn't get along in my own work without these repulsively gorgeous pieces of artwork out there to inspire me.
Jes MaHarry (Tree of Life)
Jeanine Payer (top: "Kiku", bottom: "Shauna" with diamond)
Rae Vittorelli's ceramic pieces
The Apple Tree (top: I want to ride my bicycle, bottom: Busy as a Bee)