by Chuang Yu.
(New York, NY)
I made these moonstone necklace and studs 2 years ago when I was still an art student in the college. My major was Studio Art and our school only have one metalsmithing course.
I took the course by chance and suddenly I fell in love with everything about it. Skills that I have learned from the classes were not enough for me so I started to take the course over and over again but doing the different projects.
One day I woke up with an image of a moonstone necklace in my head and I recalled that I had a whole dream about it. In my dream, I designed a moonstone necklace and I was looking for the center stone all over the New York City. I was frustrated because the cab driver kept taking me to the wrong place and I was trying to explain to him how important it was that I had to get the stone by noon.
I was excited about the necklace that I “designed” in my dream so I decided to make it in the real life and I made the moonstone studs to go with the necklace later.
Inspiration is the soul of the design and sometimes it comes from nowhere.