If you want to create interesting and popular pieces of jewelry, the Internet can be one of the best places to find information and inspiration. There are many different places that have ideas that you can alter and adapt in order to make them your own. Whether it is using a different color of bead or one in a different material, making small changes to the styles you see can quickly build you a jewelry wardrobe you can be proud of.
Any clear images of jewelry can be a starting place for you to look for inspiration. You should be able to find images that offer close, clear shots of the different pieces you can choose from. It is simply the individual search term that you enter which can affect what your image results will be.
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If you want more trendy pieces, consider looking at fashion magazine websites or websites that follow celebrities and models. They are often trendsetters that may have articles on the new hot color or style. They may be able to give you ideas from the basic style (whether chokers are more in style than longer necklaces, for example) to the color or materials to use. This may give you ideas that you can use to go out and create your own patterns and styles.
There are a number of blogs dedicated to jewelry making that should have clear images of pieces that you can look at. You want to make sure that the images you are looking at are clear and that you can see the detail. This is important if you are looking at a piece and trying to copy the way it is made. There are so many different details that you may want to look at from the way the wire is wrapped at the clasp to a new way of stringing beads to make a multi-strand piece.
If you love the look of a particular era or style such as Art Deco or Victorian jewelry, you want to look at websites that have images from that era. There are very particular styles that are unique to those time periods and replicating them will be much easier if you have clear images to look at. You also want to read articles which talk about the different materials that they used. For example, jet beads were commonly used in Victorian era jewelry and so using similar beads will help you achieve an authentic looking piece.
There is also a great source of images that show ethnic jewelry which may involve specific techniques and materials as well. If you look on national websites you may be able to see examples of traditional ethnic jewelry and get an idea of the materials you should be using to recreate them. Beading websites and importers of costumes and textiles may have information that you can use to make patterns from.
Knowing where to look online means that you have a constant source of inspiration when working on your pieces and this may help if you are trying to get started or even if you have been making pieces for some time.