Having a good piece of jewelry in your wardrobe
I am one for getting costume jewelry, but I think everyone needs some quality jewelry in their wardrobe. I was excited about designing a collection with a local talented jewelry maker Stephanie Edstrom. She works with sterling silver and her pieces are gorgeous. Her and I got together and started talking about ideas and inspiration. It was cool to see it go from an idea, do a drawing, to an actual piece of jewelry to wear. The creative process is so much fun to me. It always surprises me where you start from where you end up. We started looking at the bird, the northern flicker for inspiration. The thing I love about this bird is that it is so unique and is so beautiful. The feathers were what we decided to focus on, and instead of having it look like a typical feather, we just took the shape we saw in the feather. I love clean lines, geometric shapes, things that are asymmetric and so this encompasses all those things. It turned out modern, classic and simple in the best way. I love that it reminds me of the inspiration behind it. It's about being yourself. It's about flying in your own path and not caring about what other people think of you. You are unique and you are beautiful.