Aristotle wrote: "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." I couldn't agree with him more. Nature informs so much of my jewelry--from color and texture to movement and form--and the photographs below (all taken by me) represent a small sampling of the things things I turn to for inspiration. Bunches of gorgeous roses on a Paris street. Graceful jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Delicate sea anemone at Hendry's Beach in Santa Barbara. Vibrant butterflies at Deyrolle in Paris. Sea lions in San Francisco. I love them all!