I been thinkin....so, over the many years I've spent hunting down all the glorious stones and gems I use in my designs and the many many years I've spent making necklaces and earrings and bracelets, I can say without hesitation I have never made the same item twice. I've thought about this a lot lately. Wouldn't it be reasonable (and profitable in fact!) if I made 12 identical necklaces or 24 pairs of the same earring? But try as I might actually...I have not been able to force myself to do this. Why??? I think I know why. It would kill me.
Each time I start a new piece, it's as though I have never seen the material before. It's like I'm seeing these insanely spectacular stones and gems for the first time in my life and I'm blown away! They are all brand new and bring an entirely new set of problems to my table that I want to study and solve. Like an equation with a new set of variables that I need to make work out...I need to find the answer to each one. It is thrilling to me! If I had to make the same piece again and again...there would be no more mystery. It would not be magical anymore.
So. There you have it. That, to me, is what it's all about. Mystery and Magic. And a little Math!