Inspiration for art most often comes from the artist's life..... what they see, experience, feel, hear and more. So the designs that I pass everyday on the way to my studio is a natural inspiration for design.
The designs I used are basically literal. How else will people who briefly pass through be able to associate with the jewelry. What I have done is try to use them in a variety of ways to make them each different.
The ground floor is tiled and has a narrow tile border that reminds me of a celtic design. (Not sure that it is.)
This is the design created from the original tile. (Couldn't find my photograph of the tile itself.)
I created a couple of very long necklaces using the floor tile design; one in copper and one in bronze. The bronze piece took awhile to make as I incorporated some of the chain I bought at the bead show. I really like the look of combining chain with beading (not to mention how much further the chain will go. I have enough left to make another necklace.)
Now I want to create more necklaces to be worn with these. (One thing always leads to another!)