I find the colours, textures and rich variety of shapes and forms in nature can provide me with endless design possibilities. Pods, seeds, vine tendrils, cascading flowers, inspire ideas that can be explored and developed into jewellery designs. Rocks and rough gems have the same energy and richness. Subtle colours, fissures, textures and inclusions. It's a challenge to use them and to retain their integrity.
Found objects can have a hard edge, but the fascinating tangles or wire or rusted metal provide an insight, a different way at looking at shapes and using the chance spontaneity in new directions providing me with a different way of seeing them.