Tonight’s rendering was inspired again by one of John Dyer’s designer-cut gemstones – in this case, a 2.26 ct fan-shaped Kenyan sapphire. To complement the richness of the blue sapphire, I chose to use yellow gold together with the warmth of a slightly peach-colored seed pearl tassel.
In rendering the gemstone, I was reminded again of the need to toss away rules and render what is in my imagination. I feel like my best renderings tell a story that transcends jewelry. Maybe fitting is this quote by Betty Smith, an American writer who lived between 1896 and 1972:
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for either the first or last time…then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”