By Shawna Kulpa
How often do you scroll by a jewelry image on Instagram or walk by a jewelry showcase and stop in your tracks? You may be captivated by the piece’s beauty, or fascinated by its display of technical mastery. Or maybe it’s just so unusual that you have to wonder: whatever inspired the designer to create that?
We thought it would be interesting to check in with a handful of designers to discuss the inspiration behind some of their favorite pieces. Some drew on personal loss, some on their memories of pastoral settings, and one simply looked out at her neighborhood’s industrial landscape. All share insights that may have you finding inspiration in new, unexpected ways.
Jennifer Rabe Morin
Gregore & Jennifer-Rabe Jewelers
Santa Barbara, California
TK Metal Arts
Jewels of Glass