Not any more.
The Way They Were
Your jewelry and accessories changed with the seasons, too. A cute enameled charm bracelet for spring, a knotted hemp and polymer clay necklace for summer, leather for autumn and the hefty metallic jewelry for winter. At season's end, it got shoved into the back of the jewelry box to make room for the next batch.
Things have changed.
The Way We Are
Aside from a few holiday-specific items--like the ever-popular Swarovski Christmas tree earrings--jewelry and other accessories are being worn day in and day out. There is no "seasonal color" that your customers have to wear when the calendar changes.
Now, it's about the colors which suit them best as individuals--not as calendar girls.
The New "Seasonal Colors"
Pastels in Winter
Forget basic black and Christmas red.
Pastels are a huge trend for winter--especially faceted beads or components featuring an Aurora Borealis (AB) finish. All that color, plus the icy sparkle? Perfect for any cold-weather style your customers want to wear.
If your customers will give up their LBDs (Little Black Dresses) only when you pry them from their cold, stiff fingers ...? Never fear. Pastels look incredible on black, whether it's a multi-strand necklace on a black turtleneck or a pastel bracelet over a long-sleeved shirt.
Orange is the New Spring
Pumpkin orange for autumn, maybe a tropical shade for deep summer ... but orange in spring? Oh, yes!
One of the things we learned from Tangerine Tango PANTONE's 2012 delectably orange Color of the Year, was that orange wasn't just for autumn anymore. A great way to liven up a wardrobe that's just a little tired of snow and orange is warming, electric and just plain cheerful.
The Jewels of Summer
No, you don't have to give up your ruby reds, emerald greens or sapphire blues until winter. Beautiful gemstone colors--especially in actual gemstone--are ideal for anyone with the dramatic coloring to pull them off. Other rich gemstone colors include ruby reds, amethyst, carnelian and more.
So, brunettes like Anne Hathaway can wear ruby or garnet, spinel shades anytime, while gingers like Catherine Tate look stunning in emerald or tsavorite greens and sapphire blues.
Neon for Fall
Hot pink, lime green, electric blue--neon doesn't need to get put away with the flip-flops and sunscreen. Neon for autumn isn't restricted to hunter orange or warning sign yellow, oh no.
Customers who can wear neon can wear it any day of the year. What better way to celebrate wearing your hair down than long earrings? And just like pastels, neons look fabulous against cool-weather fashion favorites basic black.
- Blue sapphire gemstone beads and components
- Carnelian gemstone beads and components
- Emerald gemstone beads and components
- Garnet gemstone beads and components
- Red ruby gemstone beads and components
- Spinel gemstone beads and components
- Tsavorite garnet gemstone beads and components
- Gemstone beads and components
- View design inspirations featuring neon color beads in the Gallery of Design
- ''Triple-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski Crystal Pearls and Sterling Silver and Marcasite with Pink Mother-of-Pearl Clasp'' design idea
- ''Bracelet with Glass Pearl Beads and Silver-Plated Bead Caps'' design idea
- ''Pendant with Lillypilly Copper Sheet'' design idea
- ''PANTONE® 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango'' article
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