Look to nature for inspiration when designing or making art. Stones and gems add that extra special element to jewelry and increase the value of a piece. Just like seasons have color so does jewelry, and there are times to wear turquoise and times to wear black onyx.
The beauty about jewelry is that it looks great piled or stacked on. This is one accessory that you should not be shy with. Every occasion is a good one for jewelry. The more, the merrier!
The colors of Fall are ambers, soft greens, browns and orange. All these colors can be found in gemstones like Carnelian, Jade, Amber and gold metals like bronze, brass and gold.
Imaginative and beautiful jewelry is often depicted in painting and sculpture. Looking at fine art can be a very valuable and interesting place to get ideas for new designs. This painting shows mismatched earrings that is a very contemporary look.
I love florals in dark colors, and I love bold jewelry in bronze or gold colored. This arrangement takes wheat colored grasses, burgundy berries and cream colored roses. A nice way to celebrate the Fall season.
Nature has the best clues for color, texture and design ideas. Whenever I need a quick dose of inspiration I take a long bike ride or hike in the woods. Patterns on trees, mushroom shapes etc. provide great opportunities for interesting ideas.
When I design a piece I am always influenced by my travels to other countries, and the jewelry worn by the people in that country. This neckpiece is a combination of African influences, and also Asian influences. The cream colored spikes on the piece are carved stone (Howelite) and the pendant is made of mixed […]
A new necklace is being designed and created for the Patti Gregory Elephant Collection. A portion of proceeds from every necklace sold will go to elephant sanctuary programs. A soon as the necklace is complete I will post for sale.
I always look to nature for ideas about shape, form, color, pattern and texture. Flowers have been a great source for me to get excited about a new creation. Blue is a color that has so many shades and these flowers are a great example of French Blue or Periwinkle Blue.
I have catalogued all my jewelry collections in five publications to make it easy to browse and shop from. Just message me on the Contact page of the Patti Gregory Jewelry website and I can send you an electronic version of the catalog.