Check out this cool blog, Craft Log, mostly a textiles blog, but jewelry is everywhere. There’s a neat necklace made with doll buttons and jump rings, with instructions.
Sometimes seeing someone else’s project like that makes you go, “Oh. I never thought of that.” And then it can influence you in an unexpected way. I mean you could go out and get some doll buttons, which would be cool, but it might just make you think, “Hmm, what have I got around here that I never thought of using for jewelry before?’
If you decide to make some of the projects on the blog using ribbon, check out the ribbon at Ribbon Jar.