It came to my attention recently that some of my hardware jewelry has been copied by another designer without my permission. I feel the need to state the following in regards to that and my jewelry designs in general:
"All jewelry designs are my own creations. If and when i use inspiration from an outside source, it will be mentioned. I respect the hard work and talent of fellow designers and refuse to copy another designers work. If you choose to use my work as inspiration for your own work, the same courtesies would be greatly appreciated."
I take what I do very seriously and this line more than anything I have ever done is very personal to me. The thought of it being copied by others for personal gain makes me sick to my stomach. Please respect my work, as well as your own.