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This post wraps up 365 days of design - mainly jewelry - by award-winning jewelry designer Joana Miranda
How to beat this economy? Create...your art, your network, your friends, your passion and your dreams.
I took inspiration tonight for a delicate leafy earring design from a piece of cilantro.
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.
Sometimes perseverance is its own best reward. There is no quick fix to getting where you want to be, but you can hold your head a lot higher knowing that you've tried and haven't given up.
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
As artists it is easy to fall prey to the self-defeating thought, "I haven't created anything new." This series of earring variations on a common design motif is paired with an inspiring quote from George Balanchine to prove that new combinations can result in new and varied outcomes.