This means a major spring cleaning. I love making jewellery. They call me a prolific earring maker (after I declared it myself). But I need to slow down the pace, otherwise my home looks like a volcano erupted with semi-precious stones and ribbon.
I always get a kick out of people's reaction to my creations. When I make new things, I freak out because of how nice everything is. But sometimes, I wonder, will people get it? Luckily, they do. It's not Vogue US (Anna Wintour). It's not Paris Vogue (Carine Roitfeld). It's Italian Vogue (Think Anna Dello Russo).
Some recent comments: "It's like art." Why thank you! "This reminds me of what the queen wears around her neck." EXACTLY! When I travel, I like to visit museums and collect postcards. I read a lot of magazines and scrapbook clippings I think are interesting. When I am having a creative spurt, I do a few sketches. Recently, I started making fascinating fascinators - giant frayed Dupioni silk rosettes or tulle and sequin embellished headbands.
This past weekend, I organized Creative Heart Collective. I had a MAJOR statement necklace sale so I could start some fresh new goodies for Spring/Summer 2011. Thanks to all who wiped out my table. Guaranteed, people will be paying you plenty of compliments!!
Photos Courtesy: Timothy Li. Find more about his work at http://www.timinyli.com/