For my one-of-a-kind pieces, I get all of my inspiration from the stone. I am drawn to using turquoise in my work because I love the varieties and colors of this stone. They can be blue, green, black and white, and combinations of those colors. I want to inject a unique perspective into the turquoise jewelry space by using modern clean designs. I also love using the Fordite stone, which is actually automotive paint that was removed off of the floor of a Corvette factory. This piece of history makes for a wonderful story and an amazing piece of art jewelry.