Sometimes I like to look at some top brand jewelery and compare them to what I am making, recently I really like what David Yurman makes.
I have been a fan of David Yurman jewelery for quite some time, I like their box chain designs and most of the necklaces are very cool. They specialize in dog tag like chains tags and they make it very simple looking but yea anyway if you have time you should check out their site to see what I am talking about.
Lately I have been experiencing a bit of a slump, and feeling less inspired and my productivity has gone down. In these times, I need to draw inspiration from other sources to re-kindle the flame of passion once again, to reignite the flame, too many bad habits are destroying my productivity and I’m getting less stuff done everyday.
This cycle has to stop and I’m determined to make it stop at all costs neccessary so as an source of inspiration I’ve been looking at what inspired in jewel making in the process, great artists and jewelers such as David Yurman.
And someone I look up to and the brand I really respect, sometimes it helps to buy some of these jewelery and actually touch and feel them, feel the weight of them and look at the light reflect off of the beautiful chrome and diamonds and actually holding it in your hands is powerful, because your fingers are sensing all the minute detailing that goes into all of these jewelery, whether its a clean, smooth finish or textured finish, it is nonetheless carefully created to produce a certain feel to the end user.
I am just as impressed at the clean design ones as I am with the rough ones, because its easy to get carried away with designs but its the clean designs that you need to nail and it becomes much more difficult because you have much less room to play with, but you need to show off the elegance of the clean design to convince the buyer that sometimes less is more.
This is sort of the creative challenge I am facing these days, to create jewelery that is simple and elegant, not full of designs. And by looking at David Yurman’s successful clean and simple dog chain necklaces, I am inspired once again.