I found a new website recently (well, new to me) with the clever and very descriptive name AllFreeJewelryMaking.com.
There's one caveat: LOTS of advertising. But if you can ignore that you'll find just what it says -- lots of free tips, patterns, ideas and how-tos.
Inspiration can be found here too. Interested in turning every day items into jewelry? Consider putting the lenses from old sunglasses to use as a unique pendant.
Or maybe you found a whole box of coffee stirrer straws when cleaning a cabinet. Whatever did you have those for? For jewelry making of course!