Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Jewelry Trends

As we are getting ready for Summer I thought I would do something a little different. This post is all about Summer jewelry trends. Since I'm a big supporter of the Etsy community I figured that was the perfect place to do my research and gather my examples.

So, here we go!

Trend #1: Antique Inspired

What's old is new again! Watch for delicate carvings and antiqued metals. I really like antique brass. This trend can be found in all types of jewelry and accessories.

pink flower and brass necklace by My Lavaliere

camera locket necklace by The Cranberry Cricket

Trend #2: Stacked Jewelry

Whether rings, necklaces, or bracelets, its all about stacking them. It's even fun to stack totally unrelated items. Especially with bracelets. Try stacking a wood bracelet with a metal or even a pretty lacquered colored one. Me, I would stack all three!

stacked bubble rings by Studio METHODE

vintage beads bangle bracelets by persnickety vintage

Trend #3: Feathers

Feathers are everywhere! Inspiration for a lot of these pieces come from Native American style and culture. I like how many designers have then added modern elements like gold or leather.

gold feather necklace by euthenia

leather feather earrings by Linda Lu Designs

Trend #4: Oversized Statement Pieces

The idea of these pieces is that you only need one piece of jewelry to accessorize your entire outfit.

 chunky rainbow bracelet from yours truly:)

dandelion yellow oversized cluster ring
by Forty Four Oranges

I hope you enjoyed my little trend report. I think I may do more. I always have fun browsing all the great Etsy shops and it gives me a chance to promote other great handmade items. 

Ciao for now,

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