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Topic: Are there any websites you use for inspiration for making jewelry?  (Read 2017 times)
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« on: June 14, 2005 11:00:50 AM »

I love looking at other artists' work as well as online stores for inspiration for patterns, colour combinations, and ideas.  Does anyone have any favorites where I can look - your own or others?  I don't necessarily want to copy ideas exactly, but sometimes you just need a little inspiration from amazing stuff to boost your own creativity.

Right now, I love to look through the jewelry section at the the HungerSite


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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005 06:38:56 PM »

i look at Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, just b/c they are my style, and i like to make similar stuff

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2005 08:20:46 AM »

i like www.ladyluckrulesok.com, girlprops.com, fredflare.com and hot topic. I also like japanese kitsch and animation websites, for general inspiration.
But I guess they aren't to everbody's taste....
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2005 07:19:22 AM »

Beadshop.com has some awesome earring designs there... well I like them, very beautiful stuff, but materials are difficult to find in Singapore to replicate. But they're good inspirations anyways. It also has some good tutorials on basic and other advance techniques too.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2005 11:39:26 AM »

I love this site for inspiration:

I also look here:

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I'm addicted to the jewelry section in Ebay under the heading: Artisans.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2005 08:39:23 AM »

Hi all...

I like to browse through magazines like InStyle & Allure, as well as some of the more 'haute-couture' or runway-oriented mags, such as Vogue.  Even the jewelry 'ads' help sometimes!

Bead-jewelrymaking magazines (such as Bead & Button, for just one example are also a great inspirational source. Of course those designs -- complete with instructions & materials lists -- are 'intended' to be copied 'exactly' if someone wants to... but I've never done that myself, and I don't think many other readers do either.  It's really more like inspiration for some particular beads combo or colors combo you never thought of before, or for some special technique you'e never tried before.

And of course, as someone else mentioned, it's quite often helpful to get out & browse through boutiques & department store jewelry areas & such.
Another potential inspiration source someone else here mentioned would be the websites (or the catalogs) of places that sell beads/findings/etc. Just for one example, the Fire Mountain Gems catalogs  always have a few interesting designs, and the FMG website-- www.firemountaingems.com --even has instructions for making some.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005 03:30:40 PM »

I also like InStyle and Fire Mountain...I'll have to look at Allure!

I like the jewelry here too:
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006 03:38:01 PM »

I like to look at magazines like InStyle, Allure Glamour, and beading magazines for ideas.  For websites I like Girl Shop (www.girlshop.com) and Etsy (www.etsy.com).  I've also came across some pretty cool stuff at Target.

I keep a folder on my desktop called "Jewelry Ideas" and I save pics of cool jewelry that I find online.  That way I can browse through them if I need some ideas.

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006 10:50:38 AM »

Crafster and I have about 3 Yahoo groups that are my favorites.
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