The New Year has just passed and along with it comes loads of new ideas and inspiration. One of the places I get inspiration from is actually the materials I use. Sometimes it is looking at a certain bead or cabochon, that sparks an idea in my head for a design. It can be the shape of a cabochon, the colour of some gemstone beads or even the finish on metal spacer beads. Sometimes the idea comes instantly, while other times it takes a bit of experimenting with the materials that have inspired me. Because I find myself getting inspired by materials a lot, I have set up an Amazon shop, where I have added a lot of my favourite things that instantly inspired me. You can use the link below to go and have a look and maybe find something you like, or even just get inspired yourself.
So I would love to hear where you get your inspiration from, and if you also use materials to spark ideas for new designs