Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Breakthrough

Something's been happening...after feeling creatively blocked for so long, feeling on the verge of something...something hovering inside me, but not set free yet (I know this sounds rather vague and artsy but it's the best way I can describe it), I think I may have finally birthed a new design idea.

One of the struggles in jewelry design and creation is that it's been around for thousands of years. Almost any design you can think of has already been done. And done again. And copied. And see where I'm going. So it's a battle to put your own stamp, your own voice, into your creations.

But a couple of weeks ago, I think I may have found a way of designing that is very different - at least, I haven't seen it out in the world - and it's also very moi. I'm so thrilled and excited that I can barely sit still. And while I'm not ready to share it with the world...yet...I think it will make a big difference for me.

Here's a sneak peek:

And the best part? I think it will lend itself to casting rather well. As I mentioned here, I need to be able to have some designs cast in order to keep costs down and free up time for one of a kind designs. So if these new pieces end up casting with minimal cleanup, I will be beyond thrilled.  :)

I'm heading to Arizona today for some family time with my parents, but I promise to show you the rest once I'm home again.  :)


  1. Jill I can't wait to see your new designs! i absolutely understand the concept of an emerging breakthrough!

    Enjoy time with your parents...i will be anxiously awaiting your next post my dear!

    1. Thanks Tamera! I will share the full photo(s) once I am home again. :)

  2. Seems really interesting waiting for your designs.
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