This month's topic:September
“My inspiration comes from…”
This is a much tougher question for me than it probably should be. As I have stated before, I never considered myself artistic. The part of metalsmithing that I enjoy the most is the construction, design is the part that I am trying to learn.
At this point, I guess most of my inspiration comes from other jewelry. I have been making simple stacking rings and wire earrings. There really isn't any design in these pieces, I just put them together.
I actually have a Pinterest board of Jewelry to Inspire that contains the designs of others that I like. As you can probably tell from the name of my business, I prefer designs that are simple rather than fussy. I am learning to draw and using those designs as a starting point. Fortunately, I have associated myself with some amazing designers to get inspiration from. Be sure to check out their blogs to find what inspires them.
As a follow up from my last post regarding ArtFire, I have had more views in ArtFire than Etsy for the same period, however, no favorites or purchases. I'll keep going and see what happens.