I don't really understand where the icon image needs to be placed in the project directory hierarchy for it to be able to be associated with a JLabel in the UI designer.
Does it have to be in a jar file? If so, how does one create a jar file for one lonesome icon?
Is there any other way to associate an icon with a JLabel when the "Forms Designer" is used to create the UI? -- perhaps using ImageIcon in the associated java file (which does not require the image to be in a jar.)