Every artist/designer I know finds beauty in nature. There's the most obvious beauty: a pristine Caribbean seashore, fall in New England, your local craft store. You expect to find beauty there. But what about the uncommon places? Sometimes you have to search deeply, but unexpected beauty can be the most joyful of all. As artists and jewelry designers, it's critical to train your eye to see unexpected beauty. And what is beauty anyway? It's completely subjective, so, what is beautiful to you may not be to your buddies (such as lava lamps and pink flamingos). The range of beauty in jewelry making is as wide as the western plains. And I'd like to share with you some of my latest unexpected beauty finds to spark your creativity so you'll open your eyes to possibilities you may have not thought of before.