As a child, I used to cut out the paper jewelry and gem images from mail-order catalogs, and Scotch-tape them to my ears and fingers for my own custom jewelry. I like to think I've come a long way since then ....
I'm inspired by many things in my creations .... classic designers for one, like Miriam Haskell. The above brooch was inspired by her wonderful line of jewelry. Nature is also a recurrent theme in my jewelry, and you'll often see floral designs in my work.
In any handmade business, the help and support of other artists is invaluable. That support and much inspiration comes from a jewelry group that I belong to on Facebook. The 'gang' at the B'Sue Boutiques Creative Group
( www.facebook.com/bsueboutiquescreativegroup ) are never-ending sources of friendly help, ideas, and encouragement. My work has grown and evolved greatly through being a part of this group.
Of course, the support and kind comments and encouragement from friends and family are most important to me. I couldn't do it without all of you cheering me on every step of the way! Every little 'Like' or comment on my Facebook page or lovely remark in person brings a big smile to my face, and the encouragement to keep going and make more pretties! My feline assistants and I appreciate it more than you know.
Keep an eye on my Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/NovegattiDesigns ) for continuing new designs .... Christmas/winter necklaces coming very soon!
Wishing you a blessed Christmas season,