Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jewelry Trends in Action

Yesterday I shared some spring and summer jewelry trends with you and here are a few examples of the trends paired with art beads.  Fibers, handcrafted buttons and bangles are on the top of my hit list!

First up a bracelet from Jean A. Wells that features a ceramic button and leather cord.

A large button can so easily become a pendant, put thread a silk ribbon through one of  the holes like this example from Designs by Lu.

Love this button necklace turned into a focal with leather as a decorative part of the construction from Lune Designs.

Linda Landig created these earrings with silk threads.  So fun and festive! (You can win a pair on her blog.)

A luscious silk ribbon adds texture and contrast to this copper and ceramic necklace from Staci Louise Design.

A bangle bracelet by Malin de Koning features art beads, natural elements and fibers brass bangle.

Karyn from Plus Size Bangles stacked wooden beads and polymer clay focals for ethnic inspired bangles.

Cindy Wimmer created a wire bangle with art beads and a handmade stamped metal focal have just a touch of sari rbbon.

Kristi Bowman worked up a great summer bangle with one of her copper urchins and stones.


lunedreams said...

OOooh love them all! but especially Jean's button/cording bracelet and Cindy's wire bangle! Those are some really inspiring construction techniques! And as usual great colors, textures and shapes. Thanks for including me!

Linda Landig said...

I loved seeing everyone's creations in this fun post! Thank you for inluding my sari silk earrings and a shout out about the giveaway!

Melinda Orr - BANDANA GIRL said...

Great collection! So many great designs~

KristiBowmanDesign said...

Wow what a line up, always love Jeans work and Keirsten of Lune and that magnificent button grouping she created! And the list goes on! Couldn't be happier to be on this list! Thank you!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Beauties Ladies great work!

Lynda said...

Lots to look at and love in your post today! Thanks for sharing these artists' work with us. Just lovely.


stacilouise said...

Fiber and bangles, such cool trends, and they keep recycling through the years too! Thanks!!!!

Malin de Koning said...

Lovely collection! I too say yes to fiber, bangles and buttons. :-)

Thank you so much for including my piece!

Kristen said...

Wow, these designs are very inspiring!

Marie Cramp said...

Great selection of beautiful pieces!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful collection here - and my favorite components all in one post - wire, buttons and ribbon!

Juliet said...

When me and my friends make jewelries, we always make sure that all sides are even in the design. We are just beginners by the way. And this is great! I got some new concepts for our new jewelries! Thanks a lot!

"Juliet" for scie double lame