One Generation Re-Designed for Another
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Recently Sarah came to me with her grandmother's engagement ring. She loved the fact that her grandmother had worn it but she wanted it to be completely transformed. To those who have a piece of jewellery you no longer wear, and are wondering what you can do with it, I thought it might be useful to explain the process.
WHERE TO START
Having chatted over the telephone we arranged to meet in person so that Sarah could show me the ring she was thinking of reinventing. Her grandmother's ring: a delicate simple band, holding three rubies.
SOME OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS
What are the other objects you love? What colours are you are drawn to? What are your favourite stones? And of course, budget needs to be discussed.
Sarah wanted to transform her grandmother's ring into a less classic design, something that felt a bit more modern and alive. We started brainstorming other objects she loved. She was drawn to both geometric forms, but also natural forms, found in the countryside. I showed her some early paintings of Mondrian, a famous modernist painter. She loved them and so, we found our starting point.
DON'T WORRY IF YOU ARE UNCLEAR AT THE START
Sarah had quite a clear idea of how she wanted her new piece to feel but, this is not always the case. An integral part of the design process is finding out what you like and how you would like the piece to look. Most people from the start are a bit unclear, but that's part of the fun! Give me a call, or book an appointment, if you are interested in finding out more.