Well, to be honest I have two different ways.
The first... Sometimes I just feel the need to sit and sketch. Occasionally some of these sketches really stick in my head. Those sketches get played with and explored a little more. If I'm happy with what I see those will become new work.
Other times I look at a stone & I can just see the piece around it. Some of these impressions are quick loose ideas, while other times I can see the entire piece.
The ring in this picture is an example of one of those times that I just saw the finished piece. The necklace and earrings are examples of sketches that got explored and turned into an entire collection of work.
Talk to you soon,