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