I really enjoy teaching the Fashion Jewellery day class at the London Jewellery School. During the class we talk about where to get inspiration, create mood boards and then the students let loose with beads, chain, fabric, ribbon, cords, feathers, buttons - whatever they feel like! They tend to make two pieces, usually a neck piece and earrings. It's often a process of trial and error, seeing what works and what doesn't but then that is what jewellery designing is about! And I'm there to give advice individually to the students about how to make their design a reality.
Here are some images of work in progress from the class that I ran this week. And have a look at our pinterest fashion jewellery board for inspiration.