It doesn’t take much to inspire me to make or design a piece of jewelry. Just about anything can get me thinking and churning out ideas and drawings. I love flipping through magazines, looking at clothes and fabric designs. Pictures are a great source of inspiration and with the Internet – there is never a shortage of material, just time!
I love the colors in this photo and could totally design a ring around it. I would use yellow gold with a deep golden color, maybe 18k or 22k with pink and blue tourmalines, maybe even some fire opal for the orange with some smaller tsavorite garnets to add a little green.
This picture would make a great ring (and a good drink!) – use a cabochon; a hot pink tourmaline, surrounded by small faceted colored sapphires in a huge array of colors.
Remember, if you can’t find what you are looking for – custom design is a great way to go!