My favorite passtime is to travel and if we're lucky be inspired by places and things we see or feel. This series of lily pad jewlery was inspired by Monet's Water Lily paintings in the Musee de L'Orangerie ... after a trip to Paris. It took Monet over 18 years to finish his collection of "lily painting" I just had to come home and lock myself in my studio and cut, saw, form, hammer, shaped, solder and polish into pieces that can capture that wonderful feeling walking into that gallery in the "Musee de L'Orangerie" with the bigger then life lily painting by a true master!
I love the feeling of working in the traditional jewellery making techniques, handmade jewellery one piece at a time. Each piece capture the special moment of inspiration.