For some time now, the words “mix it up” have been on my brain. For someone like me – it’s big. You see, I tend to like balance and symmetry. I’ve always drawn in the photo representational style – I decorate with balance – I like things to go together and to me, things that are alike go together. In my earlier jewelry designs, transparent gemstones were put with other transparent gemstones, faceted stones with faceted stones, etc. I don’t know when “mix it up” started in my brain but I’ve been hearing it for a long time now and I’ve been slowly trying to break away from my old familiar patterns. To me, this is a signal of growth and a desire for change.
My mother said it best, “when you pick prints, you tire of them after about 5 years.” She was referring to interior design and at the time, I was skeptical. But I love that print – I’ll never tire of it. Well, guess what? She was right. The same thing happens with jewelry design – after a while, things start to look old.