I’ve created Silver earrings Lichens of stabilized and lacquered wood covered with lichens and the studs of silver. They are very light and shine in a sea-blue to darker green-blue colour with structured lichens.
The inspiration is from natural growth. Prediction on the base of initial conditions. A very small change in one state can result in large differences in a later state. In a metaphorical example, a tornado can be influenced by something as minor as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. Driven by my desire, I allow my intuition to lead and guide my hands when I’m working. Every little stone that I set, every little splash of colour that I make, influences the mood, the feelings and the thoughts of person looking at it.
The most important thing is to find a way of synergy between handcraft and concept. Either it is one thought for a piece or a concept for a whole collection.