So what’s the “in” for jewelry this summer? I’m certainly not a slave to trends, but those clever fashion designers are a great source for inspiration and well, a girl does need baubles to match those cute little summer outfits.
Look for pendants and beads with nature as the theme. If it has wings, it’s go for summer!
Canaries from Humblebeads
Flowers and leaves aren’t just garden perennials. They are a summer staple. Think tropical rain forest in leafy greens with splashes of bright colors.
Necklace by Goddessjoy, lampwork leaves by Ingrid Hein. Iridescent Flat Spirals by Cindy Gimbrone
And what colors are sizzling? Bright hues borrowed from nature.
Necklace by Lorelei, pendant from Gaea
Flower button from Creative Impression in Clay
Yellow, pink, purple and blue are favorites with designers.
Color Forecast Guide from Firemountian Gems.
Gold is the metal de jour. But you know what? I’m not a gold person, so brass is pushing my creative buttons for summer inspired designs. Necklace by Heather Powers, art bead from HumblebeadsAnd one last tip: long and layered chains, pair them with your favorite pendant for instant art bead style.
More trend resources:
Trends from the Bead Jewelry Blog
Summer Jewelry from Accessories.about.comColor Report for Bead Artists Spring/Summer 08Color Inspiration from Fusion BeadsFashion Trends from Artbeads.comFashion Forecast from BeadStyle Magazine