Jewelry Making Trends 2017 are looming on the horizon.  So, what does that mean, how do we find them and why are they important.  The fashion industry has been asking these questions forever.  Anyone care to venture a guess because I do not have the answers.

fashion week collage, describing the jewelry making trends 2017

As a child I thought 2017 meant colonizing the moon and Mars, wearing glitzy space suits and having a life like the Jetsons.  

Well, no space suits, but plenty of glitz!!  Pearls, gemstones, crystal oh my!

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As to what’s next …the fashion industry begins as we do as we relate to jewelry making trends 2017.

Look around you- NATURE.  

So many fashion and jewelry making designers find their inspiration in nature and so do I.  Nature dictates color and design and this is evident as I view the fashion photos from Paris, Milan and New York.  Art deco, big, classic, cultural influence and statement are the words setting the stage.  See what the Art Institute has to say about Color Theory here https://www.artinstitutes.edu/blog/color-theory-influences-design.

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The fashion colors for the jewelry making trends 2017 are delicious! Check out the inspiration for 2018 here…http://2017fashiontrends.blogspot.com They are vibrant and remind me of a spice box. Gemstones, metal shades, wire, past trends and history are assaulting my brain.

History repeats itself so much and art deco with a few tweaks comes alive here.  

Just take a look at the photos from the fashion houses…jewelry abounds!  Magazines are a rich resource for inspiration and act as a guide to our inner creativity. Jewelry making trends 2017 are coming alive.

the hot trending colors

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So now that we have researched and found out about what’s next, where do we as jewelry making designers fit in?  

Good question you say.  I feel like the fantasy witch who throws everything into the bubbling cauldron and waits for the answer!

Well world, I am stirring the pot, but in a good way!

First, I checked out colors, fashion and jewelry trends, checked out the fashion houses.  Spending time in a book store looking at magazines of all kinds was an eye opener.  Notes, sketches and ideas were arriving fast and furious.  Now for me its time to pull it all together…but how.

Let’s get started with the Jewelry Making Trends 2017.

As jewelry making designers we have an arsenal of supplies, so lets begin there.  Metal, wire, beads,chain and gemstones.  Look at the color trends and begin choosing things and placing them in color groups.  For example…the spicy colors…copper, brass and gold metal and wire, carnelian, sunstone, smoky quartz, topaz and the list goes on.  Sterling, for me, calls on blue topaz, amethyst,coral, turquoise and the list goes on.

gemstones, their properties and meanings, an important element for the jewelry making trends in 2017

Those creative juices are beginning to flow.  I think back to old family photos and when I laughed at the fashions.  I look at the jewelry…hat pins, large brooches, and glitz!

More ideas…yay!  

After a walk down memory lane I am ready to sketch, tweak ideas and begin my 2017 journey into jewelry making and design.

Before any jewelry making designer jumps in, there are some things to consider.

  • When it comes to trends, stay true to yourself.

  • What looks great on a model at Fashion week or in a magazine may not be for you.
  • Yes, look at color…what jewelry would look good with this.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix it up and create excitement, sophistication, joy and sensuality.
  • Find the inner you, open your eyes, look at trends and bring yourself into the mix.

  • Observe the popularity of what is shown in fashion designs.

Trends have been apart of you history for centuries.

When looking at the jewelry making trends of today one can see how the past effects the present.

Jewelry making designers can see all the different time periods that have given us the tools to learn how to make something old and beautiful into something new and intriguing.

Take the deco period (take a look at this website, so interesting http://www.custommade.com/blog/art-deco-jewelry-custom-designs-inspirations-and-restorations) and see how we can bring modern art creations into vintage jewelry designs.

Check out this website as it discusses vintage buttons http://jewelrywithapast.com/history.   Take the Victorian period with  all the stunning jewels from the ancient past that guide us in designing new and elegant jewelry.

How many of us remember the Twiggy sensation?

Looking back in time I remember when painting on eyelashes was a huge trend in the makeup fashion world  … So many of us followed that tend that was Twiggy’s signature… Creating your eyes to look bigger and to really pop with makeup was truly trend setting … Look how far we have advanced from painting on lashes to putting on false eyelashes and even stepping it up to wearing eyelash extensions .. Wow..

So from taking a paintbrush to create an illusion of lashes Twiggy really took her simple trend to an multi million dollar sensation.. Today she is beyond that sensation and is a designer of her very own clothing line.. I truly admire her inner artistic talents because her trend will be her trademark forever in the fashion and modeling word.victoian jewelry

 

So, we have many thoughts  running around in our creative minds and where do WE go from here?  How about creating our own new jewelry making trends 2017?

Somehow that seems appropriate and I am sure jewelry and fashion designers do just that.  Looking at new materials creates new thought, inspires change and allows the imagination and talent to take over.

  • Try something new and challenging such as chain knitting!
  • Take yourself to a new level of creativity and free thinking with your thoughts.
  • Always remember that the HANDS and MIND work together.

So now is the time to sit down and think of how you can work both the hand and mind to become your very own trendsetter.

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