Wednesday, January 5, 2011

STYLE EVOLUTION: Jewelry Trends in 2011







From the very first 'rocks' sported by early fashionistas the likes of Thelma Flinstone and her best friend Betty Rubble, jewelry has seen many a change. This article speaks to the latest & greatest of these ...

Peek Preview Jewelry Trends: Twenty-Eleven

Remember that old saying "less is more" . . . well it does not apply in the coming year!  The hottest trends in jewelry for the Spring 2011 season are the ones that make the biggest, boldest fashion statement.


 Spring 2011 - An interesting combination of both warm and cool tones
The colors designers have chosen for the spring season also make a bold statement.  They've created a unique intensity to color by cleverly combining complementary colors, those that are opposites on the color wheel.  These unique color combinations are nontraditional and combine unexpected warm and cool tones. Even Pantone's Color of the Year seems to be
hot & cold at the same time.


Color of the Year ...  Honeysuckle is a perfect post Winter pick-me-up


JEWELRY TRENDS FOR SPRING:

Stacked and Tangled Chains

Now it's are now very fashionable to have a mass of twisted jewelry around your wrist or neck. Remember how upsetting it used to be to get a kink in your necklaces or for them to become tangled? Well, no more!
 

 
 
Even if you choose not to tangle your jewelry together, stacking bangles with other bracelets, multiple rings, and multiple necklaces will also be very popular for the upcoming season.
 

 
Stacked and Layered Jewelry

'All Wrapped Up' Stacking Bracelets - IdaEstelle  on Etsy


Sterling Silver Beaded Stack Rings - LuckyStaar (L) and  FoxyGirlBoutique (R) on Etsy

Geode Jewelry

Crystals and gems are already starting to appear in costume jewelry rings and necklaces. By the time spring rolls around, geode jewelry is going to be on every fashionista's must-have jewelry list. Look for jagged cuts of gemstones and not the typical smoothed, sanded ones with rounded edgesCheck out Etsy to find a variety of crystal and gem geode jewelry including necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings, bracelets and brooches. 
Wisteria Charmed Stalactite Necklace - ErinGotz on Etsy

Feather Jewelry

Funky jewelry like feather earrings have been rapidly gaining popularity, but in the spring they are really going to start popping up everywhere!  I've already seen some bold, pheasant feather earrings out there that are long enough to brush your shoulders. Some designs are bright and colorful and some are toned down and neutral. JMHO, but as far as I'm concerned, Owlita is the best of the best.  Many Etsy sellers have been selling feather earrings for a while now, and the way I see it,  bethNOUVEAU stands out in a crowd.


Beautiful Feather Earrings by Owlita

Industrial Jewelry

Expect to see a lot of metal, spikes, and studs this spring. Alexander McQueen has skull drop earrings with a spike on the end for $285, and of course, Etsy has many talented jewelers who
design Industrial & Steampunk style pieces.  ClockworkZero has a real feel for this style, although her Etsy shop is currently on hiatus.


        Alexander McQueen Industrial-style Earrings                                    Industrial Pendulum by ClockworkZero
                                                                                                                           ~ Steampunk jewelry meets Dieselpunk ~


Remember, the Trend-setters of Spring 2011 are all about making a statement when it comes to jewelry. Choose bold pieces and don't be afraid to stack up your accessories or shy away from vibrant colors!















20 comments:

asdesigns said...

Great post, it's always exciting to see what new trends are going to be.

Giftbearer said...

I have been noticing the latered chains!

Very good information!

Glitterbird Glamour said...

I love the "stacked" look! This was a great summary, thanks!

Kristi said...

what a super post! love all your photos and all the 2011 trends ♥

bountyofbeads said...

Fabulous blog for the day, so informative and helpful to the jewelry designers on etsy. Thank you so much!!!

Crystal Zacharias said...

Looks like you've been researching! Way to go!

Lbtoyos said...

Wooww, it´s great, but I´m really sorry there´s not bright green in the colors for spring, because I really love that color.

bagsofblessing said...

Great informative post! You will keep us all accessorized in style. :)

Dell Cove Spice said...

Great information. Thanks! And thank you for showing those "hot" seasonal colors.

I wonder if the whole Steampunk movement is influencing the size/scope of the jewelry trend. Hmmm....

charmeddesign1012 said...

Amazing post! Love all of the photos you used. Really like the geode pieces.

petite hermine said...

Great post! Love the different coming trends. Can't wait to see your new color collection :)

marcenebt99 said...

that was alot to take in, you did your homework and I have benefited from it, Thank you. I look forward to your next blog.

Crystal said...

This was a really interesting and useful article - thanks so much for sharing!

Angels and Everlastings said...

What a great informative post. Looks like you really spent some time on it.

Debbie Boren said...

Nice forcast on trends. Thank you for sharing!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Great post, Oh boy am I out of fashion...lol

galla15 said...

I was going to do a post like this soon!!! I did one last year too, it is exciting to see the upcoming trends. Great post :)

Elizabeth said...

Uh oh for me! I guess I am going to have to branch out of my comfort zone to stay up with my goals. Thanks for the great info.

Charlene said...

How fun! Now I know what colors to look for when I shop. Thanks so much for all of the information.

Sea Flower Studios said...

Love the colours for this year. Very informative post!

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