Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spring Trends 2008

Spring Trends for 2008!!

Hopefully you are thinking ahead to spring to update your wardrobes. Are you wondering what special pieces will be essential to your look? Read on for the jewelry trends for this spring. In coming blog entries I will write about upcoming color trends.

Spring Jewelry Trends for 2008
by Kristie Leong M.D., Feb 5, 2008

Warm weather will be here soon and so will the latest springtime fashions. Here are some of the hottest jewelry trends for spring 2008.

Spring will soon arrive and along with it comes a host of new fashion trends and ideas. One area where spring 2008 will really sparkle is jewelry. Jewelry trends will run the gamut from classic designs to the sculpted and bold. Here are some of the best spring jewelry trends for 2008:

Gemstone Jewelry
Gemstone jewelry will take on fashion importance for the spring of 2008. Popular gemstones run the full gamut with an emphasis on blue shades of stones such as aquamarine and blue sapphires. Although blue will rule, gemstones in all colors will reign supreme when incorporated into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Amethyst, peridot, and opal will be popular gemstones and will coordinate beautifully with springtime clothing fashions. Semiprecious stones such as lapis lazuli and moonstones will also be seen on a variety of jewelry designs.

The Hoop Earring
Hoops make an important fashion statement for the trendy ear this spring with hoop sizes running the full range from huge, oversized single hoops to the popular interlocking triple hoop earring. Look for hoops decorated with gemstones in popular shades of blue and green such as aquamarine and peridot for an ultra trendy spring look.

The Classic Pendant
Jewelry takes on a more traditional look for spring 2008 with the reappearance of the classic heart motif worn as a simple pendant. Although this look will be in strong demand around Valentine's Day, expect to see its popularity continue throughout the spring and summer. You'll also see a variety of pendants worn on simple cords and chains with motifs that reflect the person style of the person wearing them including a favorite stone or symbol that has a special meaning. The classic pendant is an ultra simple look that works well with spring's more detailed, flamboyant clothing.
Cocktail Rings
Cocktail rings worn singularly are in multiples are still a hot item for spring. Cocktail rings are a flashy and attractive way to show off well manicured hands. The range of ring styles to choose from is dazzling. Try cocktail rings set with semiprecious stones such as turquoise, lapis, or jade to coordinate perfectly with the colorful fashions of spring. Wear one bold cocktail ring or several smaller ones to make a fashion forward spring statement that's sure to be in vogue.

This year's spring jewelry trends will add a touch of sparkle to the ears, necks, and wrists of fashion conscious women everywhere. Why not treat yourself to these. (Quazen.com)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Swarovski Belt Buckles

Swarovski and gold-toned belt buckles to get your glitz and glamour on $25.00.
Approximately 2.5 inches in diameter.
I have two leather belts which will fit these buckles. I will include them free to the first two people who purchase one. Email me for info at: http://FacetsbyKathryn@aol.com

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Rings for your fingers and bells. . . . . . . .

Turquoise, Onyx, Freshwater Pearl, Coral on a Handcrafted Sterling Silver Dangle Ring. $35.00

Red Jasper and Sterling Fabricated Ring.$32.00

Oval Rainbow Moonstone and Sterling Ring. $29.00


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Razzle, Dazzle with Rhinestones

Genuine Swarovski rhinestones handset by myself in brass setting and hung on a brass chain with matching earrings with goldfilled earwires.

Closeup of Center Portion.

Swarovski Earrings with Goldfilled Earwires.

Currently here in Michigan we have a lot of snow and temps in the single digits. Here are some rhinestone pieces to heat up the day.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Copper Love!!

Copper and Sterling Earrings with Handcrafted Beadcaps

Copper Double Rhino Snorting Drano Unisex Bracelet $30.00

Working with copper rates high on my list along with sterling silver. Copper has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. Whether bright and shiny like a new penny or oxidized or patinated, they both have a warmth about them. The benefits of wearing copper abound in our society. For me marrying copper with sterling show the best of the two metals.

It's now four, yes, four degrees in my part of Michigan and I'm trying to motivate myself to do some crafting instead of vegetating on the couch with my cat and a cup of hot chocolate!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Go the Winter Blues......

London Blue Topaz Sterling Set with Bezel Set Stones, OOAK $60.00

Denim Blue Lapis Sterling Pendant on 18 inch Steling Snake Chain

Blue Chalcedony and Sterling Pendant on a Blue MOP Shell Necklace, Sale Price $25.00

Closeup of Pendant

Got the winter blue? Surely these will chase them away!

The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms. (infoplease.com)

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Project Runway

Don't you just love Project Runway?

Sterling Envelope Pendant with Brushed Finish $33.00

Sterling Envelope Pendant with Brushed Finish and Faceted Amethyst Bead $34.00

If so, you can probably remember Uli wearing a necklaces very much like these. Very delicate, simple, classy and fabricated by me!

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Happy 2008!!!
In honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few items from my store

Red Jasper and Sterling Band Ring $32.00

Red Jade Sterling Earrings $18.00

Sterling Silver Heart Pendant $38.00

In future blogs I will be introducing my family, friends and my jewelry partner, Mary Kernahan, wh I also work with under our company name of "Silver Sisterhood". Check back for more.

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