A birthday present for a dear friend made on a whim. I had just bought some aquamarines from the local bead show and realized her birthstone is aquamarine. Admittedly, I remembered when I noticed she “favorited” my tweet with a photo of the epic loot. And with the release of the Chinese Knot Collection, I knew this would be a wonderful set for her.
I haven’t designed on a whim like this for a very long time. I’ve missed the thrill of that “OMG” moment when everything comes together so perfectly. Sometimes I think I need to set aside at least a day a month to kick everyone out of the house so I can have a day to lounge in my studio. But life doesn’t always work out like that, so moments like these are even more valuable and unpredictable.