Style Snapshot: The 2013 Butterfly Effect for Spring and Summer

Design Idea D10S Necklace and Earring Set
by Leslie McLane, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Nothing signals the beginning of springtime quite like the butterfly. On silent wings, this vibrant flutterer is stealing the fashion show for spring and summer 2013. Butterflies symbolize renewal, transition and celebration--a perfect fit to be the emblem for returning to warmer temperatures after winter’s chilly days. A timeless icon, the butterfly can be worn by all ages as a sign of femininity and beauty.

Item Number A2280FN Butterfly Wings

Item Number A2280FN

Let designs take flight with Swarovski crystal faceted butterfly beads, large individual focals or group together multiple winged charms in an array of materials and finishes. Adorn jewelry lines with delicate details of butterfly embellishments, links and clasps. Try lightweight hambabalud wood focals in three-piece sets to create matching butterfly wing necklaces and earrings so alive with color they look ready to fly off of jewelry. Can’t find the perfect piece to finish your spring and summer designs?

Try ''Making a Butterfly Cane'' out of Kato Polyclay™ for customized butterfly wings to add to any project. Easy to follow, illustrated instructions will have your heart aflutter with all the possibilities this technique provides. There are tens of thousands of butterfly types, so there is never a chance of running out of inspiration. Create any of these natural beauties or design with your own color palette and wing shape for whimsical and personalized accessories sure to delight. Incorporating color is key; whether color schemes are bold with jewel tones or soft with pastels, create designs as diverse as butterflies themselves. Making a Butterfly Cane Illustrated Instructions

All manner of jewelry is embracing the butterfly this season, from necklaces to bracelets, earrings and even the re-emerging accessory, the brooch. Designers are layering and clustering butterflies in multitudes for flocks of on-trend spring and summer style. Even a single butterfly accent equates to the perfect spring or summer fashion accessory. Shop finished butterfly designs for quick resale items or to supplement current lines.

Design Idea A535 Bracelet

''Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.''

- Alma Gluck

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