You can find so much useful information on the Etsy forums! Browsing around this morning, I came across this post, listing one jewelers inspirational artists. I'm so glad she did because I discovered Emily Gray Jewels.
I find that I don't pay as much attention to bead artists - probably because I haven't the skill for it, myself! But her work is so unique and outstanding - these earrings are my favorite:
Another bead artist who's work I've fallen in love with is Susan's of Hot Rocks Glass Jewels. Bold, colorful and quite a statement! I've many favorites within Susan's work - here's but one: