One of my favorite things about making jewelry is getting to work with all kinds of fascinating gemstones. They may be beautiful, but they are also incredibly interesting. Today, I want to share a little bit about opals - a marvelously varied and mesmerizing stone that I love using in my jewelry designs!
Last January, I was invited by the editor of MJSA magazine to be one of nine jewelry designers to participate in the MJSA Online Design Challenge. And last week, I got the most amazing news: I found out I’d won!
After the trunk show at Alchemy 925 in Belmont wrapped up, we visited Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, where we spent some time checking out their fantastic collection of mineral specimens. In this blog post, I show side by sides of various gems in rough form, and finished jewelry!
When I’m running low on inspiration, sometimes I’ll take a one-woman field trip to a local art museum to see if any of the masterpieces spark new design ideas. Last week I went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and it generated some serious creativity!