I personally design all of my pieces in Google Sketchup, which is a long process but a free way for me to be creative. I design these items for fun in my (limited) spare time as a stay-at-home mother. I am ethnically half-Chinese and love the Chinese language. I also love metalworking and jewelry. It's a pleasure being able to fuse both of those areas of interest into one. If you like my items but want a more finished product, please look for Cucumberhues on artfire.com and etsy.com.