What am I thinking? Good question.
Well it's yet another iteration on the 'perfectly imperfect' theme. I'm challenging the notion that jewelry should be a certain way. And this, of course, is a metaphor for ourselves.
Flaws make everything more compelling. A stone has fallen out, hanging on the edge or slipped half under the metal... great!
Developing this range has been interesting in that not pouring completely is super difficult. Awhile ago I was working on some pendants and must have poured too slow and hence the metal didn't fill the void. A happy accident... now how do I do it on purpose!!?
The placement of the stones is also part of the 'message'. Scattered about and again I'm super happy if they move further, slip or even up-turn during the pour itself. I like this because it reminds me of the stones trapped in the earth. ( I love it when they get pushing up against each other.)
I hope this explains the thinking behind this new direction which is still on the same path, just another exploration of the theme.
If you have any questions leave them below and I'll get back to you.
Thanks for the visit!