I've been making jewelry for a number of years now, and have always been drawn to large chunky gemstones, which I typically combine with sterling silver, freshwater pearls and Swarovski Crystal My motto has always been "the chunkier the better".
Here are some examples of the chunkier look:
Since Sheryl joined Magical Beadstalk, the work we create has changed some. It shouldn't have been a surprised to me that when two creative people work together new things are going to happen. We feed off of each other creatively very well. The necklace and earring sets that we recently created for our spring/summer craft shows are quite different from what I typically do. They are light, colorful and simply stated. I am loving them.
Here are some other examples:
I've said many times that having someone whose work I appreciate to work with is a great experience. I love the rhythm we've developed and how we can explore and brainstorm freely together. But, "chunky" will never be out for me!