Keep your jewelry designs up to date by learning about upcoming fashion trends. Global Fusion and Midsummer’s Night, the two big trends for Spring and Summer 2010, are full of bold colors, cultural influences and nature-themed components. Whether you’re looking to increase your sales or just want to keep your wardrobe up to date, these trends will help you make memorable designs heading into the warmer months.
Inspired by the cultures and landscapes of Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, Global Fusion reflects the merging of creative influences throughout the world. Vibrant colors like bright red, violet and green combine with subdued earth tones such as ochre, beige and clay red, evoking the contrast of culture and nature.
When it comes to jewelry, handcrafted components are essential. Unique fashion statements are created by combining elements from diverse cultures. Distinct materials such as metal and wood, natural gemstones and brass and suede with metal links combine to form gorgeous designs as varied as the different landscapes and cultural traditions throughout the world. Hand painted beads, fringe necklaces, hammered hoops, dangling earrings and bangle bracelets will reflect the beauty of merging cultures that each bring a touch of unique beauty.
Reflecting the magic and romanticism of fairy tales, Midsummer’s Night is bursting with spiritual mysticism and poetic beauty. The soft, angelic splendor of light powder colors combines with taupe and mauve to create a foundation that is accented by gorgeous spring pastels. Clothing is soft and feminine, using lacy fabrics such as cotton voile.
When it comes to jewelry, use your designs to make a statement. Nature-themed components such as flowers, leaves and birds combine with earthy elements like carved wooden beads, mother of pearl, fabric beads and silk ribbon to tell a magical story. These jewelry designs reflect greater symbolism and a deeper search for meaning.