I made these Sylvia Starburst Stud Earrings for Navona Handmade. Do you know about Navona Handmade, the collaborative business I run with my friends Bethany and Julia? We take a short trip together twice a year to someplace new and inspiring, and create a collection of jewelry and home decor based on our experience. (Yes, we built a business around taking vacations together, and we think we’re pretty clever). From these trips, we gather inspiration for the color palette, patterns and textures that guide each collection. After we come home, we take a few weeks to process, brainstorm and sketch. Then, we meet up and decide how we’re going create a cohesive collection that still represents each individual artist’s memory of our trip.