Category Archives: Creative process

Translucent Rice Paper Earrings as droplets!

     Using the technique with other shapes In last week’s article I discussed the creative process and how I go about discovering my designs. Coincidently while writing the article, I was also working on my new video, “How to Make Translucent … Continue reading

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Droplet Earrings and the Creative Process

“Be an Idea Discoverer” – thoughts on my creative process In class, after I introduce a project via discussion and demonstration,  I encourage my students to develop their original design ideas and jump into the project. I assure them that they have … Continue reading

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Have You Taken Photos of What You’ve Created Watching My Videos?

I have been getting emails from many of you with beautiful photo samples of jewelry and paintings that you have created based on my videos on You Tube. I am truly amazed at the quality, varying approaches and enthusiasm used to make … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the “Beautiful Spiral Hoop Necklace with Purple Beads”

After I posted the video last week on how to construct the “Beautiful Spiral Hoop Necklace with Purple Beads,” I received many wonderful comments, including one critical observation that merited further discussion. A viewer noted that there exists the potential … Continue reading

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Explore your imaginative possibilities

Whenever I introduce a project in class, I always encourage my students to use my instructions as their departure point to explore their individually unique creative solutions and let their imaginations lead the way. Although my watercolor paper jewelry projects … Continue reading

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Inspiration arrives while you actively work on pieces

The other day, while demonstrating how to construct the basic wire hoop earrings for my Jewelry Design Workshop, the idea of combining the traditional hoop with the spiral flashed into my mind. Inspiration for new ideas often comes while working … Continue reading

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