I am on the Design Team for Amate Studios, a company that makes jewelry blanks. I really love being a part of this team because it challenges me to create things I would not usually create. For instance one of the themes I had to think up a design for was Chinese New Year. I had no idea what to make until I went out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant. The hostess seated me right in front of what was soon to be my inspiration, a placemat.
If you click on the following link, and scroll down, you can get the actual step-by-step instructions on how this piece was created. http://www.amatestudios.com/December_2010.html