I have always worked from moodboards as a way of structuring my many inspirations as a creative jewellery designer. The images and ideas might come from magazines, postcards, my own photos, found objects and, more recently, Pinterest.
The moodboards pin down my inspirations, creating an exciting theme, and enabling me to explore an idea more fully and to edit out the clutter of too many ideas. Colour is always my starting point.
My current collection "Earth Treasure" was inspired by natural treasures found during a woodland walk and the changing colours of Dawn and Twilight.
Where in a green, moist, myrtle dell
The torrent voice rings strong
And clear, above a star-bright well,
I write this woodland song.
extract: "From the forests" by Henry Kendall