Most of my inspiration comes from what I see in nature and also from the materiel I am working with... example a gemstone. I love working with uniquely shaped cabochons. Fitting them into a piece of jewelry becomes a bit of a challenging puzzle. I love a challenge!
Skills and Techniques
The most important skill you can have when working with metals is soldering. To this day it is my least favorite thing to do but practice and patience has made me proficient at it.