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7 Principles of Jewelry Design

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Amanda Staman

on 8 January 2015

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Transcript of 7 Principles of Jewelry Design

Balance- distribution of the visual weights of materials,
colors, texture
in jewelry designs.
7 Principles of Jewelry Design
Movement- path our eyes follow in a particular piece of jewelry.
Create Movement by arranging elements through the
use of repetition, rhythm and action

Proportion- the feeling of unity created when all the elements
(color, size, amount)
in a particular jewelry piece relate well with each other.
Proportion is all about the relationship of one part of the design to another or one area to the whole.
Contrast -created by using elements that conflict with one another.

complementary colors
(colors opposing each other on the color wheel)
different directions
(horizontal and vertical lines)
light and dark values
Unity- how the elements in a design work together.
Unity can be created by proximity,
like items together in a design and
repeating a color
texture or element throughout a design
Happiness is Harmony...
Point of Emphasis
Emphasis- the focal point of the jewelry design that catches the viewer's attention.
In jewelry by contrasting it with other areas in
size, shape, color or texture.
Symmetrical (Formal) Balance
Asymmetrical (Informal) Balance
Radial Balance
Off- Balance
Harmony-how the different elements in a piece of jewelry relate to and complement each other.

- similar elements
throughout the work
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