Sometimes levity is the best remedy. Here are some funny job ads I've come across in my two years of job searching.
This post wraps up 365 days of design - mainly jewelry - by award-winning jewelry designer Joana Miranda
I'm celebrating the penultimate day of my year-long blog project of posting a design a day. Today's design is based on the infinity symbol since I feel that my designing will continue 'til infinity.
Music can provide just as much inspiration for jewelry design as can beautiful architecture and nature. Case in point - a modern diamond and pearl brooch inspired by an evening of contemporary music at the Manhattan School of Music.
Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. Case in point, playing around with numbers on my sketch pad led me to create this elegant earring design tonight.
When looking for jewelry design inspiration, it helps to look at patterns and motifs in nature and the world around us. Here is an example of a bracelet that was inspired by the knots and grain lines in a wooden wall.
I was inspired to create this gold and diamond geometric chain, ball and tassel pendant rendering by a seed pod I found in NY's Riverside Park
Sometimes a change of pace (even one that makes life a lot more challenging) is a welcome one.
A simple pencil sketch of a leaf-inspired earring by Joana Miranda is paired with an inspirational quote on change.
Pen and ink gold twist earring rendering by Joana Miranda is paired with a wise quote on progress.