I've finally decided to try and use some of the fabulous cabochon stones I have been collecting for something a customer wants instead of just something I want to do. So many pretty stones, so many design possibilities, but is it what the customer wants? Is it too big, too fancy, not fancy enough, open in the back, closed back- can she wear it with her favorite chain? So many questions to answer when I pick the stone and create a design I love. I know many jewelry artists only want to make what they love and then find the customer that loves their style and designs, me I want customers to have what they want. It's how I shop, I shop for exactly what I want, I try never to just "make do". Jewelry is very personal to most women, it reflects their style and color palette, it says something about them. My first offering is a choice of two beautiful Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper stones that I have had for quite a bit. I actually have a lot of this stone, I love that each stone has wonderful flowers in different shapes, shades of red, yellow, orange, great earth tone colors.
I'd love to hear any comments or even recommendations!