A friend of mine is a wonderful Counsellor and her logo is a dark blue tree with a brown trunk on a white background. Her husband ask if it would be possible to make a Tree of Life Necklace for her based on her logo as a Birthday Present and I immediately felt the creative juices flowing. I did her tree in a reverse colour scheme from the usual. I chose to do a sterling silver frame (mimicking the white background) with oxidized copper tree branches (mimicking her initials). My previous trees have been the reverse, a copper frame and silver tree. I then used real Lapiz Lazuli chips to mimic the blue leaves.
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I am mostly self taught and develop many of my designs through simple experimentation. Discovering a new technique or applying an old technique in a new way is very exciting for me. I often have middle of the night "brain waves" and some not so brilliant, "brilliant ideas." It is what keeps the process fresh.