When searching for inspiration for jewelry design, consider the use of color. Color is a powerful force because it can evoke memories, ignite emotions, and motivate buyers. At Pantone.com, they come out with a color report for the upcoming years fashions. For Spring 2012, hot neons and soft pastels will be all the rage.
As jewelry designers, we keep in our arsenal a variety of materials that add color to our designs, and as we experiment with them, we quickly develop our favorites. Personally, I love to use gemstones, silk ribbons, and leather cords to light up my custom jewelry.