Is there something to keep myself 'in-check' to keep pieces from becoming too busy, too heavy, and just tasteless. It always looks good in my mind :)
Taste is simply a matter of opinion. If you are happy with your designs, then give yourself a thumbs up and call it good! There are quite a few articles about jewelry design that may be helpful from jewelry and skin tone to the right earring style for your face shape. There is a lot of valuable information on jewelry design to give you some great tips. I'll leave you with one of my fav quotes on design:
"People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It's not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn't know it was missing."
- Paola Antonelli
- Kristal Wick, Designer, Author, Jewelry Making Expert and Swarovski Ambassador