I really love this time of year when the air starts to feel soft,
we awake to the birds chirping,
and the trees look like they are covered with delicate green lace.
This earring design is inspired by spring:
Watercolor and Gouache "Spring Bud" Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda
Another design from my past – summer of 2006, to be precise! Although I didn’t quite know how to shade the inner facets in colored gemstones at the time, I did capture some of the depth in the pink “sapphire.” I like this design, but realize now that the gold and diamond wavy component in this necklace needs to be rethought, either with hinges or links, so that the the necklace will lie smoothly on the neck:
Colored Pencil and Gouache Gold, Diamond, Pink Sapphire and Tahitian Pearl Necklace Rendering by Joana Miranda
That said, I still believe that it is very important to design what is in your imagination first and foremost, then figure out how to make it feasible!