The design process is a lot of fun and interesting to watch its progress and see how an original piece grows from a simple pencil sketch into a beautifully tangible product.
First, a design concept is first inspired. This inspiration can come from a plethora of sources - nature, architecture, an abstract work of art created by a favorite artist maybe - just to call out a few.
Next, the imagination recreates from this inspiration and delivers a brand new design to be brought to life. In this case, the Etta Jane London design was inspired by some amazing architecture I was fortunate to visually capture on a visit to London. I was struck by the definitive geometric forms on window and door frames on many of the modern and historical structures that dotted the city.
The design began as a simple pencil sketch which I then took into a CAD(Computer-aided design) software program to create a 3D model to be printed, molded, and cast in precious metals. It is humbly rewarding to hold the finished piece, see it shine, and to share with the world!