Enduring inspiration for fashion designers, fairytales have been a big story in their recent collections. Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung, Fendi and many more have charmed us with fairytale style. Alexander McQueen presented a collection inspired by
Beauty and the Beast, while Dolce and Gabbana's crowns, encrusted with jewel-tone crystals were fit for a medieval princess.
||Frogs and reptiles make frequent appearances in fairytales such as Pascal, Rapunzel's best friend in Tangled. Betsey Johnson's recent line of frog prince and reptile jewelry, enameled and encrusted with crystals, made a big splash in the jewelry world. Crow's Nest created a jewelry line inspired by Maleficent. Reminiscent of Viking jewelry, the Crow's Nest designs incorporated legendary symbols including dragons, horns, spikes and feathers.
When designing fairytale-inspired jewelry, the story begins with your own imagination because, first and foremost, the fairytale look is imaginative. It is like a tapestry, woven with a thread of familiar themes and often laced with mythology or symbolism.
Chain often bold, makes a frequent appearance in these period-inspired pieces. Gilders Paste® or mica powder will add extra richness and antiquity to these jewelry designs. And, tiaras, crowns or hair jewelry, designed with crystals of all colors, convey the fairytale story with
fairytale story with eloquence.
Now, have fun designing your own happily ever after!
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