A lovely lady asked me to hand carve a ring for her. After discussing the project and having a look at various material she selected Turquoise for her special ring. I kept a visual diary of all the various steps taken to create this unique ring.
With Mother’s day in a couple of weeks I thought it would be a good time to list all those tips I have worked out through the years at the market helping people choose a present for someone special.
The best way to start is by looking at what the person wears on a regular basis because they obviously like that style!
The person wears predominantly one colour like black, white, grey, blue
→ go for a simple design in a contrasting or complementary colour
The person wears a lot of different colours
→ you can go for a wilder look and choose from a broader colour range
Accessories & Shapes
The person tends to wear one type of accessory (earrings, necklace, rings, bracelets…) in one main shape or variation on the same theme
→ stick to that accessory, shape and / or theme
The person wears sets of matching accessories
→ get a set or add to one, for example a bracelet added to a set of earrings and pendant.
Simple really if they wear big things or smaller things stay within that size range.
This is a simple check list to keep in mind when you start looking for that elusive perfect present. Happy shopping!