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And now, my dear readers, let’s go straight ahead to what will be popular for summer 2017 and 2018 in Handmade Jewelry.
Last year, handmade jewelry was gaining its popularity both for everyday outfits and special occasions. And as handmade jewelry has become more popular, trends have started to emerge even among these individualized pieces.
So, first and the most important trend for Handmade Jewelry for Summer 2018 is uniqueness. The more unique is your jewelry, the better.
Well, it is not hard to follow this trend as each piece of handmade jewelry is unique. You probably will not even manage to find completely equal pieces as they are not mass produced. Due to this, handmade jewelry brings you awesome accessories that, except making you bright, can make you unique, interesting and incredibly stylish.
Images of the natural world — butterflies, turtles, trees, flowers and birds of all kinds are featured prominently in the jewelry items. Jewelry artists from all over the world find inspiration in nature as in the main creator of beauty on Earth. That is why nature motifs were and, probably, will remain the core idea of the handmade jewelry. Together with the planet-wide transition towards energy-efficiency, nature-friendliness, green energy and smart consumption, nature-based ideas became hallmarks of several major jewelry trends. Featuring nature in jewelry items is the most noticeable among them.
Well, as we had already started our conversation about nature-based trends, usage of natural materials in jewelry creation is also one of the most important trends in handcrafted jewelry for summer 2018.
When we say “natural materials,” the mind leaps immediately to wood, leaves, leather, natural fibers. But this is not even a beginning of a natural materials’ list that jewelry artist can use in their masterpieces. Seashell pendants, peacock feather earrings, dragon fruit rings, strawberry slice necklaces, birch bark hair clips and amber bracelets. They all are real. They all are beautiful. Well, finally, they all are cheap. I will not even mention the variety of natural stones that jewelers now use.
Again and again, another nature-based trend. Uncut minerals are gaining momentum in their popularity this summer. Probably, if you’re a type of person that is keeping up with fashion trends, you’ll want raw minerals and stones as a part of your jewelry collection already this summer. If not, this trend is for 2018, so you can wait till more beautiful pieces will come. Whether it will be your earrings, necklaces, or bracelets, crystals and other minerals will to be popular elements to wear in 2018.
Next three trends are not new for the jewelry fashion world. However, when it comes to handmade, jewelry artist can be somehow slower in accepting new trends. Thus, only filigree jewelry is and was widely used in handmade jewelry, statement jewelry and arms cuffs are newcomers.
Statement necklaces, big earrings, bracelets and rings. All this is in trend for summer 2017 and will increase its popularity even more in 2018.
Big bold statement jewelry is an easy way to add interest and personality to your favorite outfit. These unique and modern pieces will instantly glamorize any of your staple wardrobe items, making sure you stay fashion-forward. So, don’t be afraid to buy one this summer. You will definitely be in trend.
Well, with this trend we need to say: Seventies are back. You probably heard that everything new is a well-forgotten old, so, it is not a surprise. This year, arm cuffs that wrap around your wrist and hand are becoming popular items again. Following trend will be in place in 2018 as well. And, if popular this year chunky bangles were not having a lot of popularity among handmaders, arm cuffs will gain their place for sure.
Handmade jewelers are creating a variety of cuffs, chunky or thin, wire or wood – basically any style you could imagine. Like it was with the bangles this year, for 2018 we also believe that a “more is better” attitude will be the leading idea. Stacking one or two cuffs together and then adorning wrists with few more will not be a rare thing on the streets. These arm candies are definitely one of the summers’ 2017 hottest accessories and will remain so in 2018.
Filigree detailing is hugely popular in handcrafted jewelry, especially in earrings, rings and pendants.
Such jewelry is traditionally made with finer metals, like gold, silver and platinum. Its delicate design often leads to filigree jewelry becoming heirloom pieces. For summer 2017 and 2018 handmade jewelry will be plated in rich antique patinas including oxidized sterling silver, brass, aluminium and copper.
Handmade jewelers roll the malleable metal into thin filaments or wires, and then use those wires to make intricate openwork designs. Filigree can portray distinct shapes or arabesque designs. Choose handmade filigree jewelry for important meetings, dates or weddings.
Combining Fabrics And Materials
Well, well, well. Hear we have approached to the last trend of summer 2018. Probably there will be more of them and if so, we will update you on that. But for now, that’s all. This summer, when you choose jewelry for your outfit, try to mix well materials used for your jewelry with the fabric of your clothes. This will help you to master this ability till Sumner 2018, when his trend gain it’s full force. For example, if you’re planning to wear a satin dress, make sure your necklace or bracelet can mirror the shine of the dress. Similarly, if you’re going for a sequins look, your jewelry should also have a sparkly look.
Now that you know what the newest trends in jewelry for summer 2018 will be, we should highlight following: All this trends are actual both for 2017 and 2018. All these trends will remain in force next year, so don’t be afraid to not follow some of them. You will be able to catch up next year.
If you are searching for an inspiration, check our next post on Handmade Jewelry Ideas 2017 -2018.
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