These shows consist of the top trade events in the international fashion industry while hosting thousands of buyers and sellers. It was wonderful to visit with customers, find out how their businesses are doing and make sure we're offering the most requested jewelry-making materials.
During the two days at the shows we saw predominate changes in color, texture and style, but also there were the gradual changes that alter from season to season. Let's take a look at some of the biggest changes, must-have materials and noteworthy trends recently seen in Las Vegas.
A variety of leather bracelets were on display including multi-strands, bands, bangles and large leather straps. Stacking was prevalent with upwards of 5 to 10 bracelets at a time. Lots of bright bold and neon colors, often hand dyed and embellished with inspirational phrases or with sparkling Swarovski crystal flat backs.
|Red and Black
The dominant fashion colors of bright red and jet black were center of attention with apparel. As upcoming wardrobes are sure to be focused on these two colors, jewelry makers are finding new ways to complement fabric with alternate colors as well as feature the bold red and black accents into their designs.
|A staple for jewelry makers, chain was still prominent with styles slightly altered in color and size.
Rhinestone crystal flat backs added a dash of sparkle to a large variety of jewelry, accessories and clothing. Primarily clear or clear AB in color, bright and dark flat back colors also worked well with jewelry pieces featuring complementary colors.
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