Friday, June 6, 2008

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 Humblebeads

And 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

Color Report for Bead Artists Spring/Summer 08

Color Inspiration from Fusion Beads

Fashion Trends from

Fashion Forecast from BeadStyle Magazine


Lorelei said...

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

Joy said...

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

Heather Powers said...

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

Dave Robertson said...

Hey Heather,

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


Marika said...

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

Laura Kay said...

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!

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