Four BIG 2012 Fall Jewelry Trends

These are the four big transitional trends that will move the retail jewelry scene from Summer into Fall. The feather trend is taking a strong crash and burn although we will still see some interestin

g real feather designs and lots of casted metal feathers. Like the owl trend, real feathers are on their way out. New materials to watch for include shell, wood, seed beads and lots of resin plastic.

A huge flash back to the past is influencing the US and UK designers.

1. Crème De La Crème
-Flesh tones: dusty rose, nude, white, cream
-milky stones with white sheel and painted metal accents
-cream, white and light turq patinas
-Cabochon beads and stone
-Materials include metal, cord, shell and resin

2. Disco Diva
-70’s vintage inspired color pallet (browns, yellows, cobalt blue, orange, grey, black)
-Soft polished golds and silvers
-Geometric shapes and components
-Textured stampings
-cabochon resins and enamel accents
-movable parts
-Stud earrings and door knocker earrings
-Collar necklaces
-matrixed enamels, tortoise and animal skins (PU insets)

3. Nature Calls
-Earthy colors, muted neutrals and turqs
-leaf, animal and floral accents
-Casted and real feathers
-Suedette cord
-Animal prints (prints and textures on castings)
-Dream catcher styles
-stackable rings and long shield rings

4. Tribal Warrior
-Burnished, worn platings
-traditional tribal colors (dark red, dark blue, dark green and browns) mixed with neons and brights
-seed beads, wood beads, resin stones and enamel accents
-casted feathers, leafs and horns
-tribal etchings, stampings and prints
-Shield rings

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