Wednesday, April 7
I am completely inspired by Tami Hichman and the wonderful jewelry she creates! After being introduced to her a few years ago, we began running into each other around town; the flea market, Gilding the Lily, etc... So while I know her, it's a funny sort of connection. I guess that's why I am so amazed by her giving, generous spirit. Over the past few years, we have several conversations about my art and Tami's jewelry, which she knows I adore. Unfortunately she's kept so busy selling to retailers like Fred Segal and Juxtoposition that she isn't able to create and sell directly to the public. Well last year Tami told me that there was no reason I couldn't create the same beautiful things she creates, or at least something similar. She even went as far as to give me tips, and tons of encouragement. I finally sat down with my goal in hand of creating a necklace similar to Tami's Original Double Wrap necklace (which is a favorite of mine). I couldn't be happier with the results! Tami was right, I did it when I believed I could... and also because she gave me the inspiration, and cheered me on in my efforts. I still hope to have a piece of Tami's beautiful jewelry one day... I guess that's the next thing I need to believe in!