This is a Jeweller/craftsman whom I find very inspiring, his name is David Neale and he has a blog called the Golden Smith. He is often blogging about anything of interest as well as his latest projects that he is working on, I love the way he write's, I find him very amusing and witty and often find myself chuckling at a few of his comments.
I can really relate to David Neale as a jeweller as he uses a very similar approach to making jewellery as I do even though our jewellery is quite different.
Like me, David also creates jewellery with a very handmade feel and he takes quite an intentionally careless approach when he make's
his jewellery; and as I do, he has also made many of his own tools.
Much of his jewellery is inspired by natural and organic forms or beings as is mine and he also is influenced by and uses historical methods and techniques of metalsmithing mainly Ancient egyptian methods.
What I like most is he uses a very ethical approach to making his jewellery from the simple tools and techniques he uses to the materials, such as locating ethincally-sourced Gold, he even went so far as to pan for his own Gold which took a lot of time and patience but he eventually found a nugget and then went on to make a piece of jewellery from it. I love it...