Have you ever heard a musician describe how he or she "woke up with a song" playing in their mind? For me, jewelry designs often arrive in much the same way. The idea strikes -- and then out comes the paper and pens. After the first rough sketches and some planning and measurements, next comes the formal artwork. The best part is when the "idea" materializes into the final designs. Easy enough to say -- but it's a step by step process which helps nudges a design "idea" along to an actual piece of finished jewelry which can be shared and worn.
Here is one of my first sketches for the new "MITN ST8" license plate charms which just were introduced this week.