People often ask me what the source of inspiration is for my designs. The inspiration for many of my creations comes from the environment surrounding me. I strive to create a piece of jewellery that has a balance of both function and natural beauty. In designing each piece I like to encompass the feelings and experiences that have affected me personally. The pure stillness of a morning lake, the vigorous rush of river waters, the astounding beauty in the silhouette of a tree amidst a winter’s storm or the sense of awe found in a star lit night. I see the beauty of nature and our surroundings in the smallest of details and try to bring this to life in forms of wearable art. Jewellery has always been a basic art form. As humans the need for individuality is essential and jewellery provides us with a means to express this. I hope that each piece I create will capture a special moment in time for each person who wears my jewellery so they will forever be reminded of that special time or feeling.
Life consists of memories we share together and I hope that my jewellery creations will symbolize those special moments for a lifetime. Ralph E Schroetter GG., FGA.