We have not talked about trends for so long time! And especially about the trends among jewelry materials. After all, the summer is already here, and the list of actual materials is still not published. I sincerely apologize! Well, I do not want to delay this greeting, because ahead of us is a very important topic – trends among jewelry materials for Summer 2018.
Chains with incrusted pearls
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Chain is one of the most popular trends of the past few seasons. Click To Tweet But, to be honest, a wide massive chain of a gold or a silver color managed to bore not only me. No wonder that some designers tried to save this adornment with the help of the main trends of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s decades. Among the jewelry materials appeared the white pearls. It has briefly returned massive and tiny chains on the world’s fashion scene.
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Bracelets made of natural stones are a popular Summer 2018 trend. Click To Tweet Multi-row bracelets made from natural stones look very impressive. They can be wide, like cuffs, or have medium width. Single-row bracelets made from natural stones on an elastic band look more refined and laconic, and bracelets made of stones with metal pendants can easily be combined with rings. Leather bracelet with stones will complement both a strict business and everyday image.
Men’s bracelets made of natural stones are the most actual trend in the world of men’s accessories. Natural stones look very unusual, and their huge range is really amazing! The most popular of them are tourmaline, agate, hematite, serpentine, schungite, tiger and falcon eye, onyx, turquoise.
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Precious metals - that's what we love about jewelry materials most of all. Or not? Click To Tweet And what kind of metal is still considered the most refined (although personally for me – not the most beautiful)? Of course, silver. In the new summer 2018 season silver will be the most popular jewelry materials’ bases.
A rich selection of modern silver jewelry gives you the opportunity to pick up appropriate product to every outfit. For example, a strict suit will look great with silver jewelry of geometric shapes. Small round accessories are suitable for creation romantic images. You can wear even several adornments if they are suitable with clothing or stones’ color. And also large bulky silver jewelry will greatly complete the image of passionate femme fatale.
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Support of ethnic African theme in outfits and accessories is one of the most common Spring-Summer 2018 trends. Therefore, such jewelry really breath with heat and sunbathing. Jewelry details made of wood are the main emphases of the new season. It is noteworthy that such jewelry should complement absolutely monochrome clothing, that would also fit you utterly tightly.
In fashionable ensembles of eminent couturier of the Spring-Summer 2018 season accessories often reproduce style of image objects. They coincide in color, prints and similar fabrics as the basic jewelry materials’, or meet all these parameters simultaneously.
This trend is perfect for those designers who create not only jewelry, but also clothing. Otherwise, it will be necessary to follow not only the novelties in the world of jewelry art. But also the newcomers of the entire fashion world. Yes, I know, it’s difficult, and on the one hand you can never undertake to create something following this trend. But on the other hand, if you succeed – it will be absolutely wonderful! I believe in your talent and artistic intuition.
Flowers & Leaves
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Duplika Jewelry was founded in Kansas City by Wanda Wolmar- an East Coast transplant and former ceramic artist looking to make her mark in a new field.
Duplika’s variety of hand-assembled pieces consistently communicates a clear theme of minimalism, elegance and natural beauty.”
There is no better decoration for the summer season than flowers and leaves. Click To Tweet After all, they can be found almost everywhere and you can decorate yourself with them even while walking. And, honestly, I am so much in love with this trend!
In fact, recently I somehow strangely and suddenly became obsessed with flowers and learned a variety of their types and names.
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For summer 2018 this trend will particularly effect fashion rings. And that is so beautiful! After all, the summer period is ideal for creating and buying the cocktail rings. And with light sarafans of gentle color combinations, rings with flowers will look especially unusual, fresh and fashionable.
Françoise Weeks, born in Belgium, has infused her work with a quintessential European reverence for flowers and nature. Combined with creativity and mechanical ingenuity, she has crystalized her singular style of Textural Woodlands and Botanical Haute Couture pieces, garnering a global following.
Françoise’s studio is located in Portland, Oregon. Her innovation and love of teaching have brought her to the Flower School Cohim in China, the Academy of Floral Art in Exeter, England, studios in Australia and Mexico, workshops at Mayesh and Florabundance and to the La Jolla and Memphis garden clubs. Her dynamic work has been published in Nacre, Fusion Flowers, Modern Wedding Flowers, Huffington Post, Flutter and Millieu.” – from FRANÇOISE WEEKS.
Modern Flower Child
These jewelry are completely handmade. From design, to pouring resin, curing, to shaping the piece, it can take roughly 2-3 weeks to complete 1 piece. Because each piece is made by hand and not a machine, tiny bubbles, bumps and slight imperfections are part of the unique characteristics of the jewelry.” – from Modern Flower Child.
Born and raised outside of Washington, D.C., Jennifer found her calling in jewelry design at the young age of 12, making and selling earrings and pins out of painted papier-mâché in a boutique jewelry shop near the Capitol.
Since launching her brand in 2000, Jennifer’s jewelry has appeared prominently on Sex in the City; on the Food Network Unwrapped, and worn by celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Paris Hilton, and Amy Sedaris; and been featured in several leading consumer and trade publications, including InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, NYLON, Accessories, as well as The LA Times and New York Daily News. Her work has also been highlighted in exhibits at the Smithsonian and the Museum of Contemporary Craft.” – from Jennifer Kellogg.
For all the fashionistas and lovers of living plants, American designer Colleen Jordan has developed a collection of green jewelry, the main element of which is a mini-pot with real live plants. It is the first technique we will be talking about.
A series of jewelry, called “A Wearable Planter” are so tiny that the flower pots on a cord. As the jewelry by Coleen Jordan is a plant, it is natural that it requires a constant care. It needs water and sometimes the soil.
For the manufacture of her products Coleen uses ABS plastic, which is recyclable and doesn’t constitute toxic. The kit comes with an plant-adornment, leather lace and a manual on the care of plants. Her studio has gone from making just necklaces to a broader range of jewelry and whimsical objects.
All of her work is 3D. She is printing and finishing it by her hands. This means that she starts the process by creating everything digitally using the same type of software used by engineers and architects. She then take these files, and send them to a 3D printer. There Coleen creates her designs layer by layer in durable plastics.
For true tumblr girls Susan McLeary jewelry designer has also created a very peculiar bagatelle. Designer also produces jewelry from small plants – succulents, which properties allow them to be in a state of freshness for several weeks, various compositions in miniature sizes. Then, finished flower arranging, she attached to the metal rings, earrings, chains, bracelets and so on. Also designer creates wedding jewelry using big live flowers and other plants. Her Passion-flower project is a floral design studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan specializing in weddings, floral styling, floral fashion and jewelry.
She’d been making adornments as a hobby when one day a friend asked to design her a wedding jewelry flowers. That’s when Susan found her true fashion passion.
Solveig Linke jewelry designer from Germany presents the third technique. She is one of these artists, who creates really exclusive jewelry. She is collecting fresh flowers and perpetuating them in silver and gold. This designer is using a technique of wax casting.
Flowers, which have been coated with wax, in this case introduced into molds of plaster, and later, once the mold has hardened, re-melted, so that a hollow mold is formed, in which hot silver or gold can be poured.
The flower is symbolic for life with all its facets. It is about the development and change. My work is catching these conditions and tell of a moment of being. It is about the development and change. My jewels catch one of these conditions, tell of a moment of being” – from VEIJ by Solveig Linke.
I’m just in love with this jewelry materials’ trend!
And, frankly, I think I’ll try to create something like this with my own hands. It will be simply wonderful! What do you think about it? Maybe we should start making more videos for YouTube? For example, on the topic of cocktail rings with fresh flowers … Please, write what do you think about it in the comments. And what kind of flowers do you think are best for such jewelry items? In the meantime, you can subscribe to Jewelry Trends YouTube channel to ensure you won’t miss anything!