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Artisan Jewelry and Accessory Trends

It’s spring/summer jewelry fashion trend time. When the snow starts to melt, green grass and spring flowers are popping up and eventually fresh spring temperatures turn into hot summer nights. We eagerly anticipate spring and summer bring out the flip flops and the bright seasonal colors after a long winter.

While it’s fun to watch and be aware of the trends, it’s also recommended to pick and choose which trends to incorporate into your wardrobe based on your personal style and body shape. There’s no point in being a slave to fashion trends. Go with what you love and while it’s great to have a few trendy pieces, the best fashions stand the test of time. Select your pieces carefully choosing ones that fit into trends but that you’ll still love in years to come.

The following are the key spring and summer 2009 jewelry and accessory fashion trends:

I. It’s All About The Ear-ring

II. Bangle Mania

III. Piled On The Neck-lace

IV. Eco Jewelry

V. Weaved IT Bag

VI. It’s A Wrap

VII. It’s A Romance

VIII. Metal It Up – Metalics

IX. All About The Color

I. It’s all about the ear – Earring that is

This season it’s move over statement necklace, it’s all about the ear, earring that is! While the statement necklace is still in (see below) there was a lot more focus on the ear for spring/summer runway fashion. The earring is this season’s must buy artisan jewelry piece.

The earring takes center stage and is set off perfectly with the beauty trend of hair swept up off the face. The earring cascading down the neck with hair swept up creates that stunning long swan like neck a perfect look for the warmer weather.

Long chandelier earrings and the bigger the better are hot this season, but that isn’t for everyone. Wear what works for your proportions. There’s a wide range of artisan earring choices available this season in appropriate sizes and weights for every woman. The chandelier look can be achieved with long chunky earrings or light long dangling filigree style. The trend earring effect can be achieved with either the delicate or chunky styles but with proportions appropriate for each woman’s size.

II. Bangle Mania

There seems to be no end to bangle mania as it continues to play a strong role in fashion and is a great investment. For around $20-25 you can achieve this trend effect. This spring and summer bangles on the runway were an eclectic mix of colors and styles piled high up the arm for a dramatic look.

Stack them up the arm in a colorful mix to achieve the runway look or if this look is just a little too over the top choose one or two bangles for a more subtle but on trend look. Whether you choose bright colors, resin, tribal, stone accented, brass, copper or silver, there’s no end to the choice this season and all variations fit into the trend.

III. Layered Necklaces

Many of the designers featured layers of beaded necklaces during the spring/summer fashion weeks. To achieve the runway version of the look, pile them on high. If you are seeking the layered effect without the over the top weight of multiple necklaces, seek out a more subtle artisan necklace which has multi strands to it. In this way you’ll achieve the layered look without the heaviness of the piled effect.

IV. Eco Jewelry

Eco jewelry is here to stay, look for pieces which are recycled, or produced in an eco friendly way.

V. Weaved It Bag

Spring/Summer 09’s hot handbag is the weaved bag. This is the IT bag for the season. While most of the ones on the runway are leather and with mighty big price tags you can also seek out eco recycled plastic weaved bags. There are weaved bags available which have been hand woven by a Fair Trade organisation in India and have the IT weaved effect without the leather. As an added bonus they are available in a bright range of colors for a burst of color. These bags are perfect for everyday wear or to take to the beach.

VI. It’s A Wrap

In addition to the earring, the scarf is another must have seasonal fashion accessory. They’re so hot they’ve been featured in all the major fashion magazines and blogs with lots of how to wear tutorials.

A scarf can add a perfect punch of color to any outfit and an elegant way to stay warm on a cool spring or summer eve. While hot for this season, scarves are a great investment as a wardrobe essential.

VII. It’s A Romance

Spring and summer is the perfect time for a little romance. This spring/summer there is no shortage of romantic fashion and accessories – pretty florals, transparent fabrics, ruffles, chandelier earrings, pastel and blush colors and more. Adding romantic touches to your outfit is easy with artisan jewelry. What could be more romantic than a pair of chandelier earrings or a piece of handmade silver jewelry with intricate filigree detailing?

VIII. Metal It Up Metalics

Silver, Gold, Brass and Pewter oh my! Metallic influences abound in clothing and in accessories. Pick your favourite metal jewelry and accent that outfit with a little shine.

IX. It’s All About Color

This spring and summer season there is a beautiful mix of bright, pastel colors and even black and white in fashion and artisan jewelry trends. Bright colors for this season include green, purple, red, pink and blue. Pastel and nude colors are blush pink and skin tone colors.

Wearing Costume Jewelry and Fashion Accessories

Why would costume jewelry have a role in your confidence and state of being you say?

On the surface it doesn’t seem it would have anything to do with self confidence or state of being, but when you really think about it, doesn’t wearing beautiful jewelry, like a nice bracelet or an eye catching necklace and earring set give you more confidence and doesn’t it uplift your state of being when people compliment you on them? Doesn’t that compliment linger in your mind for a while and make you tickle inside? You see?!

Contributing to your self confidence in a positive way would always lift your state of being to higher levels and send a signal to the universe that you are more certain about yourself and like yourself!

Why is sending out positive signals to the universe even important? If we have already realized that like attracts like, then when we send out positive signals out, we get positive results back in what we want in life.

Although, living in the physical universe is not always predictable and it can play tricks on us and manifest stuff that seem negative in nature and contrary to what we asked or even imagined for, keeping our state of being at a higher vibrational level would provide more possibilities for the universe to respond in levels that match that higher vibration and create opportunities for our surroundings to stay positive, thus making life more pleasant.

Wearing beautiful costume jewelry, watches, clothes, purses and such that add to your beauty is perhaps the most economical way to provide self confidence and make you feel good! And, perhaps the most important thing you can do in life is to do things that make you feel good.

If you deprive yourself from this basic and important right, then you are sending a signal that you are undeserving and you can not afford to look good and feel good, because there is always something more important that you can spend your money on! So, the universe will act accordingly and fulfill your wishes and provide no opportunities, or occasion for you to meet the right people or circumstances to move towards what you want in life! However, that is OK too, because that is the way you choose to live.

If you study the people that usually do not hold themselves back in adding to their beauty, especially with beautiful jewelry and dress wear, you will notice that they’re generally much happier in life and live in more pleasant environments.

Making a Fashionable Statement With the Help of Promotional Jewelry

Accessories like jewels, arm bands, and watches are all created to add accents to any wardrobe. Now, they can even be used as marketing items by companies. All it takes is a little touch of imagination to be able to create effective promotional messages that will be sent out to all your potential customers and clients. Not only will you furnish them something decorative to wear day to day, but you can always remind them of your company whenever they wear it.

Custom printed jewelry and wristbands can be given to extensive range of audience. If you suppose that only women like jewelry, you’re mistaken! Men like to spice up their attire as well. You can personalize a satisfactory set of jewelry and make them have your business name and logo. These can then be granted during your next trade show to all your potential buyers. They can put it on immediately if they wish to!

Personalized jewelry and wristbands have dual functions. They are chiefly used as ornaments and can now be expended as advertising instruments. Apart from that, here are more advantages:

Lasting Goods – Most of these merchandise are fashioned with sturdy materials like metal, silver, and even gold. You can confidently give them to your recipients because you’re positive that they will last for a long time.

Alluring Designs – You’ll be amazed at the styles and patterns of these ornaments. They are highly noticeable plus, they can bear your company name and logo effectively.

If you’ve been convinced that promotional jewelry and wristbands can give you a lot of marketing points, here are some helpful tips so you can plan your next advertising campaign as early as now:

Put Quality on Top of Everything Else – When selecting the proper advertising stuff, always go for those which are superior in quality. Bear in mind that these products will be used to characterize your organization. Don’t go for low class items.

Buy From Respected Vendors – Don’t just settle the first vendor or supplier that you saw. Try to scan the market and see which ones are most reputable.

Wholesale Jewelry and Wholesale Fashion Jewelry

Wholesale jewelry and wholesale fashion jewelry can be found in many stores in the United States. When a store buys wholesale, it is buying products in bulk and therefore it is able to buy them much cheaper. Consequently, more people have easy access to the great name brands we love, as they don’t have to run off to some far away place to get the products but can go to their neighborhood stores. Some stores that buy wholesale are Nordstrom, Marshalls, JCPenney, and Ross.

Marshalls has a great selection of jewelry. You can find name brands such as Calvin Klein, Diesel, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Juicy Couture, Vera Wang, and Krizia. They carry jewelry such as watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Marshalls also carries purses, DVDs, belts, underwear, shoes, household appliances, gifts, men, women, and children’s clothes and so much more.

Ross carries similar products to Marshalls but it all depends on the time of year you go. Both stores get new stock in all of the time, almost on a weekly basis. So you really need to go on a weekly basis if you want to see all the new items they get in, as opposed to the GAP or Banana Republic that get in a selection of clothing every season.

JCPenney has yet similar products to Marshalls and Ross however it is a bigger store and probably carries a more variety of home appliances. They carry bedding, coffee makers, lighting fixtures, furniture, bath products, mattresses, electronics, and pet accessories. You can also set up a wedding registry at JCPenney. Wedding registries are becoming more and more popular in many stores in the United States. The store carries name brands such as Adidas, Liz Claiborne, Puma, and Calvin Klein.

Nordstrom is probably on the top of the pyramid of all of these stores. They carry higher end products and the store is more expensive. Nordstrom has suits, ties, shoes, and hats for men, a variety of name brands for women and children, jewelry, purses, and accessories, and you can even get your makeup done at Nordstrom. The women’s section of Nordstrom is so vast, there are different parts of the store for different ages of women and styles they are looking for. For instance, there is Brass Plum, that caters more to a teenage audience and then there is Savvy that is more expensive and fashionable for women in their twenties and thirties. Nordstrom has a huge makeup department where you can find Estee Lauder, Clinique, Mac, Trish McEvoy, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, and Stila. Sales people in this part of the department store will be happy to try some makeup on you but usually they want you to walk away with buying one of their products.