Many times while making a piece, I don’t have a sketch drawn out, but rather an idea in my head that I work toward. There are times that I do sketch out ideas, and sometimes the results end up completely different. Here are some ideas from my sketch book and what they eventually ended up looking like.
This is the original sketch for Air. I made it before I ordered the stone, so you can see how that changed the results in the finished product.
Next, here’s the original idea for Clipped, my repurposed paperclip necklace.
Here are the before and after of my Shield Necklace #2.
These sketches for my crown, Humble Conceit, I believe were made part way through the actual making of the piece. It was a few years ago, so I’m not 100% sure though.
The original sketch for the first necklace in the Elements series, Fire, came out pretty close to the finished piece, just like those shown above. Some of the sketches of the chain were added after I finished the pendant, but I wanted to keep everything together for easy reference.
You can see in this last comparison how my sketches don’t always turn out anywhere near the finished design. I went through many design changes when I made my Dwarf bowl. The original idea came while I was dreaming and got reworked and reworked over the next few months until I decided on a design I was happy with. Even this was tweaked while I worked on it.
You can see that I stuck with the idea of a bowl suspended, but still attached to a base, but it translated in a much different way. I played with scale and came up with a much cleaner way to attach it, and it doesn’t rock like it would have in some of the other designs.