Jewelry Trends for Summer 2008

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.
Necklace designed by Jess Italia, pendant from Earthenwood Studio.
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

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7 Comment

  1. Lorelei
    June 7, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Heather!
    Thanks for featuring my Tiptoe Through the Tulips necklace in your post!! 🙂

  2. Joy
    June 10, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Thanks for including my necklace, Heather! I’m having a hard time even thinking about parting with it. 🙂

  3. Heather Powers
    June 11, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    your welcome Lorelei and Joy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

  4. Dave Robertson
    June 18, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hey Heather,

    Thanks for Twittering to me about this post, it’s just great! I’ll share it around at Rings & Things.


  5. Marika
    June 22, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Great ideas, thanks for the post. Hm, like these colors myself, so I won’t have problems working with these.

  6. Laura Kay
    June 30, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Thank you so much for the link and mention of Bead Jewelry Blog! I’m a little slow checking links 🙂 Keep up the great work… This blog is a great inspiration to all of us beady bloggers… I’m always amazed at the cool stuff here!

  7. Angel
    August 27, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Hi Nice Blog .Over the last 10 years there are so many things that have changed in the Jewelry Review business, some of them for the good of the industry and others to its detriment. The internet has accelerated the transference of information and made products readily available.

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