Thinking of starting a new project or hobby? Looking at making your own jewelry for personal use or to sell? Well just now, we are congratulating you already! Getting yourself into an interesting and meticulous craft is already a big step. By this time you may get yourself familiar with the tools you need, basic terminologies, and style options you can start with. But actually, style is original from one artist to another. You might just have to find the right inspiration to boost your creativity. The internet is a good source of information on anything and everything under the sun. But in its vastness, direct yourself to these websites for the latest trends and classic styles that might be helpful to you.
Pinterest - When you search for 'jewelry making inspiration' on Google, the first few search results entries direct to Pinterest. It is a photo curating site where users are allowed to post their own photos and graphics, and share others' works as well. These photos often has the information on how-to's and where to get a certain item, perfect for D-I-Y projects. It is also a social media site, so you can share your content to your friends and followers and assess their feedback depending on the Likes and Re-Pins you are getting. There is also an available browser plug-in where a 'Pin It' button is accessible whenever you browse online, and it will automatically be added in your Pinterest Board when you click on it.
Youtube - If you're looking for more than just photos, head on to the most popular video sharing site, Youtube. You can search for other jewelry makers' how-to videos to learn more about a certain technique. When you find an artist who creates jewelry that you like, easily subscribe to their channel. In that way, you will be notified whenever they upload a new video. Just manage your expectations though, as there are videos that are produced in low quality that might be unclear for your viewing.
Etsy - Sure it is an online marketplace, but you can find inspiration from its user content, too. You might want to check what are the most saleable styles these days, and see if it matches the style that you are planning to create. You can even find unique supplies and tools for your jewelry-making project.
Jewelry-Makers' Websites - You can see the humble beginnings of self-made jewelry artisans and draw inspiration from that, too. Often, these hand-made business pages have blogs that you can read to learn more about the craft. You can check those out if you find something confusing in the process. And if you are lucky, you might find a website where you can send messages and inquiries to the artisan themselves for your concerns.
Go ahead and check out these websites now! No worries, you can always go back to BlueHillJewelry.com. Bookmark us on your browsers now!