Design progression - "I'm bolting out of here" earrings

People always ask me what inspires me. When I say work begets work, it's too abstract. When I quote Proust, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes" it's hard to envision this in a piece of jewelry. So last couple of weeks I've been creating new pieces and I realized I can hopefully very clearly show you how one work inspires another...

design progression from "I voted" pin that inspired the new "I'm bolting out of here" earrings