Can you please help me come up with some orig­i­nal jew­ellery de­signs?

ImagineFX - - Imagine Nation - Keely Hart­nell, US

Viktoria replies

Com­ing up with some­thing com­pletely orig­i­nal can be a strug­gle, es­pe­cially when deal­ing with jew­ellery de­sign – an art form that’s been around for count­less cen­turies. So I think it’s fu­tile to worry about orig­i­nal­ity. In­stead, I’d rec­om­mend en­sur­ing that you get your own unique artis­tic voice across – this in it­self will make any de­sign orig­i­nal.

So fol­low­ing my own ad­vice, I be­gin by gath­er­ing some ref­er­ences of all kinds of dif­fer­ent jew­ellery that catch my eye. See­ing all the dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als im­me­di­ately helps to get some ideas rolling. Jew­ellery can be made from a range of dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als – the ob­vi­ous metals such as gold and sil­ver and var­i­ous pre­cious stones, but also reg­u­lar rocks, rib­bons, wood, plas­tic, seashells, bones, lace, fab­ric, beads and even pen­cils! Let the tex­tures and forms of the com­po­nent ma­te­ri­als in­spire you. It’s up to you to de­cide how to mix the ma­te­ri­als to­gether and cre­ate items of jew­ellery with your own twist to them. And bear in mind that you don’t need to metic­u­lously ren­der all the de­tails and tex­tures of the com­po­nent ma­te­ri­als.

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