Valerie Tyler Collection Blog — inspiration

A Trip to Xcaret: The Experience of a Lifetime

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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. As an artist, travel can be truly inspiring and help artistic growth.  Awhile back I was lucky and actually won a trip to Mexico and have been meaning to share some pictures from the trip ever since.  I had run a 5k race for Cinco De Mayo and didn't even realize that automatically entered me to win, so I was rather surprised when friends came running to find me to say my name was called and dragged me up on...

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Let Nature Inspire

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Having a studio near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is so inspiring. It's amazing how much a good hike can clear your head, feed your soul, and renew your creative energy!

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Mountain Inspiration

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When I began designing the pieces for the Wanderlust line for the Valerie Tyler Collection I let landforms and gorgeous locales serve as the inspiration for the pieces.  The jewelry was created drawing on the textures, shapes, lines and other elements you might see when gazing at various landscapes and natural structures. The idea behind my dotted ridge earrings and dotted ridge necklace was to recreate the idea of a ridge dotted with rocks and to simulate the texture of a gorgeous craggy, rocky mountain scape.   Dotted Ridge Earrings Dotted Ridge Necklace Mountain Photo from Unsplash

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River Inspiration

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  Rivers can be completely captivating.  They can change in a blink of an eye just from changing weather from a tiny trickle to raging waters. They bend one way then another. They curve through landscapes both gently overflowing or literally cutting through rock. They even have the power to completely change course over time.  I'm lucky to live near the Cuyahoga River so the power of rushing water is a definite inspiration to me.  Out of my love and awe of rivers I created the Riverbend Necklace.  The focal piece itself is made of curved brass, an abstract take...

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