Third, I am a horrible sketcher, but I try to do rough sketches of the ideas that I have. Most times my designs assemble themselves in my head when they appear to me. I see them and the components that are needed and how I need to construct it to get the look I desire. Once I have written this down, I need to go through my stash of beads and find the ones that will complement the design. This includes considering the color combination right down to the clasp that I plan to use. I find that the clasp of a bracelet or necklace is highly import to the look of the piece. Some of my necklaces can be worn with the clasp as part of the visible design by wearing it in the front so that it is seen. And when have you ever worn a bracelet that stays put on your wrist? So, if it has a beautiful clasp just like the beads it is supporting it makes for a more cohesive look and you don’t worry about having to re-adjust the bracelet.
Just to reiterate, the components are picked with care and attention to quality. It is a slower process than mass production and you are supporting someone who has taken the time and care to create a beautiful piece that Only you will have! Exclusivity is a wonderful thing!