Sweets Décor Jewelry


Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor
by Jamie Smedley, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Imagine juicy jewelry designs and accessories inspired by a mouthwatering parade of candy and confections. Design a collection of scrumptious things using candy red glass beads, sparkling Swarovski® crystals, whipped cream white accents and cherry-on-top red gemstones. Let your sweet tooth be your guide to design calorie-free treats resembling miniature cakes, candies, ice cream cones and sugared fruit.

Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor

The sweets décor jewelry style, originating in the streets of Japan, is now firmly rooted into the jewelry designs of dessert enthusiasts around the world. Brimming with adorable, juicy and delicious-looking miniatures inspired by confections and novelty foods, this yummy style can be baked up with Kato Polyclay™ or Vitrium® resin clay (Design Idea AA6T shown above). Also use sugary sweet-colored beads or pourable liquid resins and molds. Miniature jewelry piece possibilities include cookies, candies, cakes, ice cream cone necklaces and earrings, tea party items and any other delectable treats that can be envisioned. Inspiration comes from ice cream, novelty frosting and whipped creams. Imitate the packaging of classic sweets by famous confectioners such as Wonka® and Hershey®, or colorful sugared fruits, bakery display cases and gourmet desserts.

Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor

Make playful pastry-inspired designs such as hair accessories, necklaces, rings, brooches and earrings and sweeten up bags, clothing and shoes with a sprinkling of sugary beads and glittering Swarovski crystal. Have fun watching movies such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 and 2005), Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Chocolat and Because I Said So for even more inspiring edible delights. One of the top designers in this style is Q-Pot from Japan, leading the way with chocolate candy bar necklaces, lollipop pendants and other sweet ideas.

Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor

When creating sweets décor jewelry designs, incorporate black cherry cultured freshwater pearls, sparkling crystals, white glass and gemstone beads for whipped cream white accents and red cherry-on-top beads. Whip up some delicious designs with chocolate- and caramel-colored beads, Celestial Crystal® in yummy colors and fruity-colored Malaysia ''jade'' beads. Layer and sandwich pastel and chocolate-colored clays into tiny cake and goodie charms and cabochons that are topped with whipped cream bead caps.

Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor Style Snapshot: Sweets Décor

Apply this calorie-free style to hair accessories using strawberry pink stringing material. Make necklaces with sweet charms, rings, brooches and earrings with cherry quartz glass beads and strawberry-colored seed beads. Sweeten up bags, embellish clothing and decorate shoes with candy-colored epoxy drops and candy-shaped components.

Key inspirations to create your sugar-filled creations:
  • Glazed donuts and cookies
  • Layered cakes and cupcakes
  • Ice cream cones
  • Jelly beans and lollipops
  • Frosting and whipped cream
  • Tarts and pies
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Chocolate and more!

Let your sweet tooth be your guide to crafting your own flavor of sweets décor jewelry.

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