Design Idea D426 Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings
by Leslie Anger, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

It's an open-and-shut case in the style verdict of open-ended necklaces: they're in. During both Milan and New York Fashion Weeks, top designers sent models strutting down the catwalk in open necklaces of all materials and sizes.

Trend Flash: Open-Ended Necklaces at Fashion Week You and your customers will love this intriguing slip-on necklace since it grabs attention with a seemingly floating appearance and happens to be an easy necklace to take on and off. There's no tangling of hair in clasps or fumbling to secure the closure behind your head. And, this trend is versatile as far as length, color scheme and materials go.

There was however, one similarity amongst these up-to-the-minute jewelry pieces: a floral theme. Whether they were faceted crystals close to the throat on the end of a curved metal neckwire (Angelo Marani's pinwheel-like flowers), longer structural petals formed from black leather on a flexible base (Osklen's architecturally inspired blooms) or any other material combination, flora was favored. Flowers in fashion have been given generous limelight and continue to flourish in the direct attention. See more about why these blooms are so popular in our ''Style Snapshot: Crystal Flower Power'' article.

Let open-ended necklaces grow on you while your designs featuring petals, leaves and vines take on a life of their own. Cultivate your bottom line in color palettes open to interpretation with your favorite materials including Swarovski crystal, Preciosa glass petals, seed beads, metal clay and more.

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