Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another Fall/Winter Forecast

I was just reading Fire Mountain Gems fall/winter forecast for gemstones and beads and they had lots of interesting ideas. Seems like my carnelian bracelet, necklace and earrings are right on track as carnelian is a hot stone for fall and red is a hot color! You can find all three of these at my etsy store by the way!

Labradorite is another hot gemstone and I love working with gemstones. I have to say that at this point I prefer gemstones to glass beads. What do you think? What's your preference? I just like the earthiness of them. Anyway, labradorite is a stone I haven't worked with yet and when I see pieces made with it I always make a mental note to buy some, but so far I haven't. So once again, mental note to get some labradorite!

I'm taking some new pictures of my rose quartz pendant necklace because even though it is pink and lavender and pearls, gray is a big color for fall and winter and I think it would look marvelous with the right gray sweater, or purple sweater which is another big fall color. It would be a sweet look and not for everybody, but still it's right for someone.

They also have some ideas for men's jewelry which I am interested in making. I have one men's/unisex necklace in my shop now and I have made several other pieces for family members and friends. My husband loves the chain I made him for a wooden cross. I also had a man who wanted some pearls, yes pearls, that belonged to his deceased grandmother made into a masculine looking necklace. Not an easy thing to do. But, I did it and he wears it everyday. He is a very manly man and he wears it well. I was glad I was able to do that for him.

Here's the link to the article if you'd like to check it out for yourself. And if not, check out my shop for some of the pieces mentioned above. My etsy mini to the right will take you directly to my shop!! Thanks for checking me out!

http://www.firemountaingems.com/trends/fw08/default.asp?WT.mc_id=Q016

3 comments:

jenscloset said...

Very informative...and very nice blog!

Softflexgirl said...

I love gemstones. I love glass beads. I love gemstones. I love glass beads....ahhh heck, I just love beads!

Men's jewelry can be difficult - but I like a challenge and it seems you do too.

Good luck,
Sara

Dave Robertson said...

Hi Jenn,

This post of yours is absorbing reading! We (Rings & Things) have been noticing and hearing many of the same trends this season. The grey, pink, and the gemstone trends are for real...

Just to note, right now at our bead shows we have really good stock of carnelian and labradorite, including very nice "black labradorite". I think you're in Florida, and our shows are in the Northeast and the West this season, but your readers might enjoy checking out our shows to jump on these trends.

Cheers,

--Dave
at Rings & Things

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