Dear Wendy, thank you for such a sensible and balanced post.
By the way I was making crystal-based jewellery here in Australia
back in the sixties and seventies. I even won the Australian Jewellers
Association Outright prize for one of them - a neckpiece using citrine
crystals and diamonds - and picked up quite a few prizes for the
others over the years. I know they were original designs and I have
the provenance of the awards to prove it.
There is no way in the world that I would claim that you, Wendy, or
any one else, shouldn’t use crystals in a similar manner, much less
take legal action against you because I had a perception of sole
ownership of creativity. Like you, I moved on. Thank you for your
Thanks too, David Popham. I really enjoyed your image of “the
elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about”. Thanks. You’ve
both restored my faith in the balance of Orchid. Kind regards, Rex from