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Saturday, January 28, 2017

AHH! Springtime will be here soon!

Our spring fashion colors are related to the great outdoors! 

 According to Leatrice Eiserman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, "Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling.  From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring."

As jewelry designers, it is important that we pay attention to these top fashion colors, in order to coordinate our fashion jewelry to complement this theme.

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

If you are shopping for jewelry, or making jewelry yourself, select bright colorful stones that compliment your clothing and accent your outfits.  Add natural features to your jewelry, such as feathers, leaves, seed pods, sticks, flowers, trees, birds that are fabricated in metal,   Depict the sea in your design themes, with waves, beach elements, birds, beach glass and pottery shards.  Add some color with resin, enameling or alcohol inks.  

We are moving away from the petite jewelry, back to statement jewelry, so do not be afraid of larger pieces, layered necklaces, big earrings and bracelets.  Single long theme based earrings are in style, as well as asymmetric earrings.

Leather is still a major component in men's jewelry and more casual women's jewelry.  Stamped designs in leather or metal overlays are popular, with lettering content and etching.

Enjoy shopping for new spring jewelry, or making it yourself!  I'll be rolling out new spring designs in the next few weeks. Watch for them on Etsy and in M&F Casuals.

Wishing you a mixture of Vitality, Relaxation, and Enjoyment of the Great Outdoors!

Happy Spring!