This new book, 2000 Classic Designs for Jewelry, is available from Dover Publications and it has a wealth of copyright-free images that inspire all sorts of ideas about historical jewelry, bracelets, rings, the works. The images are all royalty-free, something that's very important to me. Eighty pages of ideas, and very inexpensive.
Dover books have been a great source of information for a long time. Lots of out-of-print books that they republish.
Nice things happening - interview on me on the Art Bead Scene website today and interviews of other bead artists and great content.