Hi Again! I am talking about your own, homemade "knockoffs". What inspires you so much that you just have to try and make your own? I recently have become enamored with 1980s design. In particular Eve Kaplin and the Memphis Group in general. I think, and this is simplistic but it's those geometric shapes and colors. I realize they too were inspired by the Geometric Abstract Artists like Malevich and her mobile earrings HAVE to be inspired by Calder. It's all fair game when you take on a project of your own. Everything you've ever seen is swimming around inside your mind and ideas really are public domain, especially Art and I think they should be because all great ideas need inspiration. My first ever attempt. Rather terrible, I know but it's all a process. Colored card stock and 1 mm colored eyelets. Ha! Joan Miro inspired me to make this necklace when I found an interesting cedar chip in my log pile that looked like a like bird! Those are vintage bakelite cubes! And finally, when I saw the Rodarte Kobe necklace with a few charms and on brass chain for over $1,000 I thought that I could spend way less and make my own on gold. Walmart, when gold wasn't so crazy, would even have chains and bracelets in "Clearance". Ha, those were the days, eh?! I searched Ebay forever to find Kobe charms for around $20 a piece (sometimes you can get them for $10!). 18 Kobe charms on 14K gold necklace all for under $500. I even made a charm bracelet and a pair of earrings. I mixed the Kobe charms with other vintage 30s/40s/50s charms too. I go through "phases" where I see something terrific and I know I could never afford to buy it so I try to make my own version. What else can a poor girl do?! What about you? What inspires you so much that you just have to have a version? Share ideas? Inspirations? P.S. Kobe charms refer to charms made in that region of Japan for the export market (1920s and 1930s). From everything I've seen on the charms, they accompanied ice cream and other "treats" as a bonus surprise.