There’s something enchanting behind a piece of jewelry. I’ve always thought of my jewels as a keepsake for milestones and dreams… moments that contain limitless reminders and memories of life’s cherished moments.
The Amulette de Cartier is a piece full of pure magic. Opening like a padlock, it signifies a lucky charm of sorts; something I will cherish forever as it holds so many wishes and dreams of my own…
Follow along as I unlock my wish within the Amulette de Cartier through illustration next month.
Post in collaboration with Cartier.
When I’m creating a new piece I impulsively turn to the web to search for inspiration. It’s an efficient way to explore the world for new ideas… and often leads me to things I may never have come across if I were exploring my own neighborhood.
While the internet is lovely for triggering ideas, I’ve found it to be confining once I start working on bringing an idea to life. For instance, it’s one thing to illustrate a pair of pointe shoes by searching for images online… but to have those pointe shoes in your hand, studying every angle, feeling the satin ribbons, seeing them cast ever changing shadows throughout the day, that’s what takes inspiration to a whole new level.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been scouring Ebay for vintage items to inspire new pieces (take a peek at my findings here). Items like pointe shoes, gramophone horns, venetian masks, the list goes on and on! I’ve purchased a few of these things to study and inspire me, and I can’t wait to share the paintings with you.
My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay. #FollowItFindIt