I picked up Margie Deeb's latest book (or newest to me) entitled The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design. I feel as far as jewelry goes I'm a "just okay" designer but certainly not a spectacular one.
So tonight I started reading it once I was too tired for packing or cleaning. I knew I'd like it. I'm only about 20 pages into it and it's wonderful. It should answer a multitude of design problems when I'm stuck. It certainly is making me rethink a few things that I've packed away and that are in mid-stage as far as designing goes.
So, if you feel like your designs have been a little bleak pick yourself up a copy. I'm pretty sure you will like it as much as I do.