Dear readers, let’s continue our conversation about handmade and today’s topic is Handmade Jewelry Ideas for 2017 – 2018.
Unique handmade jewelry is in trend this year like never before and we even have a separate post explaining why. Even through handmade seems to be as old as the world, it still has a lot to say to us. So, inspired by the catwalks 2017 – 2018 and recent collections, let’s start.
Handmade Jewelry Ideas: #1 – Mini Terrarium
Yes, you’ve heard that. Mini Terrarium Handmade Jewelry. Many may find it strange, but I am completely in love with this new trend. That is why it comes first in the list. Please, jewelers, make more of that. It is adorable!
Without any hesitations, nowadays everything related to the nature, nature-friendliness and smart consumption is in trend. And it is good. It changes the way people see and behave within surrounding environment. Creating and wearing the mini terrarium handmade jewelry like that will open you to a completely new type of people and customers.
Moreover, if you’re an artisan, you should not worry about the price. People who prefer to wear a handmade accessories are ready to pay more than for the mass-produced item.
However, if you’re a customer, be ready to open your wallet. But bear in mind, by buying handmade, you usually make a valuable contribution to your own health and health of the planet. There is nothing more polluting and dangerous than mass-production.
Handmade Accessories Ideas: #2 – Minerals
Handmade Mineral Jewelry trend is following the same logic as a previous one. Catwalks of this year were overloaded with the statement jewelry with minerals. We can see uncut mineral jewelry at Givency, Paco Rabanne, Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Simone Rocha, Stella McCartney, Marni, Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane and Maison Margiela.
Moreover, you should know that some of them were even handmade. So, if they have managed to created a masterpiece, I believe you also can. And your handmade accessories will be even better, because it will have a soul.
In fact, this year almost all runaway jewelry was handcrafted due to its unbelievable forms and shapes. Check by yourself.
See. I told you.
Handmade Jewelry Ideas: #3 – Aroma Jewelry
If you believe in the power of aromatherapy and use essential oils to enhance your mental and physical health, this idea is exactly for you.
Jacquie Aiche, luxury fine accessories designer based in Los Angeles has launched her new aroma collection called Love Potion. The corestone idea – bottles made from semi-precious gemstones, fossils, turquoise relics filled in with aroma oils. Idea is not new. Not new at all. But she gave it a completely new life. And you can.
Create your own handmade styling using wood, glass, even seashells. Everything your imagination is capable of. Add your own fragrances, mix them, create various combinations. Choose different accessories for that – necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets. Get masterpieces, where neither of them will be identical.
Turn this jewelry idea to life and let it be the reason why you will become a must-have designer among all who knows your work. The art of perfumery uses aromas for health, attraction, and romance. Do the same, attract your new customer with amazing Handmade Aroma Jewelry.
Handmade Jewelry Ideas: #4 – The eclecticism
Eclectic Handmade Jewelry never stops surprising. It seems that this years, some designers were not even thinking a lot about materials. They just took what was on hand. Ropes, bicycle chains, lighters! All appeared on a runaway this season. Following trend was also at Wanda Nylon and Coach runaways. So, if it’s good for high-fashion, it will be even better for handcrafted jewelry.
Handcrafted Jewelry Ideas: #5 – Asymmetry
Asymmetrical Handmade Jewelry – one oversized earring or pic’n’mix jewelry, is in trend. It is not something extraordinary, but for handmade artisans it can be an amazing fantasy boost.
Can you imagine wearing something like this few years ago? It would be a crime back then! Especially when it comes to pic’n’mix. Fashion police would put you to fashion prison for that, but now … it is a trend.
Mix & Match is more innovative than ever this season with fusions of materials and different designs. Dare to rip up the rule book.
Handcrafted Accessories Ideas: #6 – Fabrics
Fabric Handmade Jewelry is not new. But you know, everything new is well-forgotten old. Lanvin, Kenzo and Nina Ricci played with eye-catching materials and fabrics at Spring/Summer 2017. Beaded evening statement earrings and paillette dress, satin fold in sequins and golden fabric necklace made perfect summer outfits.
When it comes to Fall/Winter 2017 – 2018 more calm materials are used – leather, silk, satin and etc.
Handmade Jewelry Ideas #7 – Art school designs
And the last, but not the least – Art School Handmade Jewelry. In any case, that’s how I would call it. You can give your own name.
Statement earrings were veritable works of art for Spring/Summer 2017, drawing arty inspiration with futurist lines, graphic shapes and innovative use of materials. Following trend was also seen at Off-White, Missoni, Emporio Armani, Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani and Nehera.
So, Handmade Jewelry 2017 – 2018 will surprise and stun. Hope you found a bit of jewelry inspiration for yourself in this post. And if you want even more, check our other posts on Jewelry Trends.
Please, let me know in comments which idea you like the most. And don’t forget – rip up the rule book! Everything is allowed.
References: Ruby Robin Boutique, Jacquie Aiche Love Potion collection.