Spring/Summer 2012 Jewelry Making Trends Design Idea 8C36 Necklace

by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

If it's hot in jewelry and accessories, you'll find it here! Jewelry makers use the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Trends to keep up with current jewelry and accessory trends and color inspiration for everyday looks, holiday, evening, bridal and more.

Our style team and jewelry-making experts work tirelessly to uncover trends, find new products and research upcoming directions for jewelry and accessory design. Partnerships with leading online fashion and color trend services provide us with the inside track on the hottest colors and styles each season. Meeting with designers at the top fashion and jewelry-making trade shows including AccessoriesTheShow, MAGIC Marketplace, Bead and Button Show and more, gives us valuable "hands on" information about current and upcoming jewelry trends. This information is provided each season and organized into an easy-to-access format specifically designed for jewelry-makers in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Trends. Here's what you'll find:

Spring/Summer 2012 Jewelry Making Trends Key trends are identified each season, including women's, men's and bridal, providing easy-to-follow direction for jewelry designers. Our style team and jewelry-making experts pull together a visual illustration of the overall look and feel of the trend complete with color swatches, suggested jewelry-making materials and design ideas for hassle-free reproduction.

Free, Expert Color Forecast Guides View FREE seasonal color forecasts compiled by a global panel of industry experts and fashion insiders for planning upcoming jewelry lines or for fresh color inspiration. Organized by spring/summer and fall/winter, it's easy to narrow in on a specific design season. The downloadable PDF format makes it simple to print, share or post the color forecasts for design reference.

Aluminum Chain Specific materials are identified as being "on trend" for jewelry designs each season. Take the guesswork out of selecting gemstones, metals and more with this valuable resource. Easy-to-order product selections and inspirational design ideas are just one click away.

Jewelry Sketches Trends Page Find jewelry sketches from the Worth Global Style Network (WGSN), one of the leading online trend analysis and research services, illustrating the season's most popular jewelry styles. The sketches are brought to life with corresponding design ideas, complete with materials lists.

Trend Flash! Our experts hunt through leading fashion magazines and runway reports to find hot-topic jewelry trends--as seen in our weekly Trend Flash. The Trend Flashes offer topical trend information and direction at a glance. Find the most current Trend Flash on our homepage and browse the archives for instant inspiration.

Jewelry Making Trends Similar Styles as Seen In Design Ideas Stay up-to-date with the current "it" styles inspired by high-end jewelry designs as seen in fashion magazines. Our style team and jewelry-making experts have translated these styles into design ideas that include materials lists for recreating a similar look.

Style Snap Shot Design Idea A44V Inspired by popular movies, books, celebrity events or straight off the runway, Style Snap Shots include jewelry design ideas and suggested materials for a great starting point. Style Snap Shots offer analysis on specific up and coming trends.

Swarovski crystal Color and Shape Innovations Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is one of the first suppliers in the United States to receive the Swarovski crystal color and shape innovations for the jewelry-making industry. Check back often for updates and new product information and be the first to design with new Swarovski color and shape innovations each season.

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