Here is a book about jewelry design that I really love. It
encourages an "art jewelry" approach to jewelry design, not an
industrial or commercially-focused approach. Although I am trying to
make small-production, affordable, wearable, and, hopefully saleable
jewelry, I often return to this book for inspiration. It offers
practical advice about creating source notebooks of ideas, making
paper, clay, or wire models, and it has many photographs of jewelry.
The Art of Jewelry Design: From Idea to Reality (Jewelry Crafts) by