© Bruce Trick 2023
This post is more for the aspiring jewellery designers out there. Developing a unique artistic style as a jewellery designer can take time and practice. Here are a few tips that may help you find your unique style.
Experiment with different materials, techniques, and designs: Try using different materials, such as metal, wood, or plastic, and try incorporating different techniques, like soldering, hammering, or enameling. You can also try designing jewellery with different themes or concepts in mind. This will help you discover what you enjoy working with and what feels natural to you.
Take inspiration from your surroundings. Look to your environment for inspiration. This can include nature, architecture, art, or even your personal experiences and interests. Use these elements to inform your designs and make them meaningful to you.
Practice regularly! The more you practice, the better you’ll become at identifying your strengths and weaknesses as a designer. This will help you develop your skills and refine your style over time.
It’s important to stay true to your own vision and style as a jewellery designer. Don’t try to mimic other designers or follow trends too closely. Instead, find your own voice and let it shine through in your work. Althoguh it is okay to borrow ideas and mash things together to create new designs it’s NOT okay to copy someone’s work outright.
Seek feedback from others, such as fellow designers, customers, or friends and family. This can help you understand what works well and what may need improvement in your designs, and can also help you identify your unique style. Once your feedback has been received, take it in, refelct on it. Is it constructive? If not then trash it. If it is, then use it to better your next designs.
Developing your own artistic style can be a daunting task but with some effort and practice, you’ll find it’s very rewarding. Not only as a jewellery designer, but also for your inner artist.