I have made several attempts over the years to create a jewelry series that is influenced by my favourite artist, Gustav Klimt. I haven't been happy with then so I thought this year I would try again. I took a different approach and decided to carve the designs in wax and then cast them. I am really happy with the feel that I was able to get by doing it this way. There is a certain painterly effect that I can capture while using some of Klimt's motifs- like the swirl (my fav). I am also able to create more sculptural pieces and have a new twist on a form that I use like the teardrop. This has opened up so many possibilities- now to do them in gold. If it's Klimt, it has to be gold!