For the love of mixed metals | Boho bridal headpiece
I’m often asked what inspires my work and upcoming collections. And the honest truth the answer is – everything.
I am constantly allowing the world around me to drench me in its creativity. I go to museums and travel. I stalk Pinterest. I inhale magazines, and I love to read books – all types from novels to inspiring memoirs.
And after a while, something inside of me stirs and I find the need to create. Just create.
When I sit down to design a piece, I allow the form itself to influence the design. I never draw a design before constructing it – namely as I can’t even draw a stick figure – but mostly as my creative process is evolutionary. Where my fingers seem so uncomfortable holding a pencil; when presented with wire, pearls, crystals, lace and beads; they seem to have a mind of their own.
I love to work with prototypes – experimenting with different mediums to produce elegant pieces.
I have produced pieces that I’ll never use wholly, which are chaotic with elements that don’t quite gel together. But sometimes just one small section has been the catalyst for a whole new design – even whole collections.
A boho bridal headpiece in mixed metals
I’m currently in design mode – my poor family and friends. I find myself not finishing conversations, or just staring into space as an idea starts to take hold.
I am completely obsessed with mixed metals right now. I created this boho bridal headpiece as a result of my obsession.
I love how the different metals create a whole new colour palette when used together. How tiny Swarovski silver crystals seem to sparkle that little extra when placed on gold leaves. And how the gold takes on an almost antique quality.
I can’t wait to share this creative journey with you.