How do you use nature for inspiration?

by sandy
(california)


You know how sometimes you see a beautiful piece of handmade jewelry and the artist says they were inspired by nature or a picture of a natural setting.


Can anyone explain to me how the inspiration is carried over into the jewelry piece? I'm new to this.

For example I see the above image, and I like the mood and the scene. How would I go about reflecting this in a piece of jewelry?

I know there is no perfect answer and each person will see something different. But in general how do I translate the forms, colors, textures into a bracelet, for sake of example?

Let me know what you see and how you would do this. If it helps I have an interest in texture and shape and love working with wire.

Thank you for this forum.

P.S: this was an early morning view and unfortunately the camera was a phone cam and not that clear.

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Inspired by nature 3 ideas
by: Anonymous

The colors of the sky can be used in your piece of jewelry. I immediately saw a square or oval pendant with the image of the two trees in the center. I work in pewter and stone so I have a few choices, find a stone and make the pendant then affix some pewter trees, or make the pendant from pewter with crushed stone affixed for color, or just use pewter and epoxy to get the feeling.

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An answer I never thought of
by: Sandy

Wpw. That is a fantastic idea. I can see you see in three dimension. Here I was struggling in two dimensions only. YOu've helped me to see something else. How did you do that? You should put up some of your pieces and the inspiration for them. I like the feedback. Thank you.

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Inspiration
by: Dawn Vertrees

I am one of those artist who is totally inspired by nature. Every piece of jewelry that I hand sculpt and cast is a realistic copy of nature.

I'm a self-taught 3-D artist who was fortunate enough to get my talent from my father but
I was given one other gift by him, who was a gifted painter...I was given the ability to look at nature and put all of those components together to create a piece of jewelry.

I have known many wonderful Master Jewelers who can sculpt anything in nature perfectly...but they can't design. So "Inspiration" is a deep subject. I can look at a tropical garden that inspires me but also take those images and arrange it into a cuff or a pendant to where the one buying my jewelry can also see the same inspiration that I see.

What I see is totally different to what someone else may see when they look at nature. For instance, when I look at a Banyan Tree,
I see roots, flowing leaves that are cluster together, what I see next is that cluster of leaves flowing around someones neck or when I go snorkeling...I see fan coral and I imagine it wrapped around my wrist or my fingers with a starfish hanging on for dear life.

Also, when you look at nature, it has to say something back to you, that's the inspiration that gets everything going.

-Dawn


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question Dawn
by: Sandy

In your opinion is this an innate quality; and are there certain tools which can assist a beginning artist.

Also, once you visualize the inspiration as a work of art, how do you go about arranging components?

I'm interested in your process and any recommendations you have.

Thanks so much for answering back.

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My response to finding "Inspiration"
by: Dawn Vertrees

"In your opinion is this an innate quality; and are there certain tools which can assist a beginning artist."

...For me, I truly feel I inherited my fathers talent and so did my sister...not so much my brother but I do feel that if you want to be creative, you have to practice, this is the tool.

"Also, once you visualize the inspiration as a work of art, how do you go about arranging components?"

...I'm a lost wax artist who works with sheets of wax. Most lost wax artist take a square block of hard wax and carve it using a Flex Shaft. I can take my individual components such as leaves, flower, stems and arrange them on my mandrel...sort of like laying out beads to get that perfect look.

"I'm interested in your process and any recommendations you have."

...Because I get this question constantly, we are in the process of working with a book agent to give a step by step on my process. We are in the "Waiting Process" so hopefully soon. I wish I could tell you to grab a book off the shelf, but this is why we are writing one.

Thanks so much for answering back.

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How do you use nature for inspiration? NEW
by: Anonymous

I have found disbursement time in nature to be a deeply healing expertise. assignment expert .The air, whether or not it flows through the trees or soars across the ocean encompasses a cleansing quality because it impacts with my body. the world grounds my being, whereas the trees elevate my imagination to the next place. I continually leave fresh, grounded, and elated. Allow these sacred Quotes Nature to inspire you to require a visit to the outside and pay your time reconnecting with nature's beauty. fancy this page about sacred quotes nature.

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