Fruity Fun

by Leslie, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Fruit is ripe for jewelry design for spring and summer. Using fruit in jewelry is a juicy must-try trend that has been seen on garments, jewelry and accessories. From a single bold fruit to patterned prints that anyone would be sweet on, fruit is cropping up everywhere.

Choose your favorite fruit or get designing with the most popular fruits we've seen:

  • Cherries
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Lemons and limes
  • Pineapples
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas

Fruity Fun

We've even come across a large amount of avocado inspiration, which is technically a fruit and a tasty shape. Charm bracelets seem to be one of the most popular ways to harvest the style rewards of this trend by creating a fruit cocktail medley of charms and beaded dangles.

Create fruit that looks good enough to eat by using polymer clay or place a custom-sized paper image of a fruit in a bezel setting and fill with resin or top with a glass cabochon. The ever-popular pavĂ© trend is fun-to-create fruit that looks dipped in dew by using glittering rhinestones on Apoxie® Sculpt or polymer clay formed in to fruit shapes.

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If you don't want to get too fruity, but want in on this fresh inspiration, start with zesty color combinations (think pink, red and green for watermelon) in your favorite jewelry-making products such as seed beads, Swarovski® crystals and more, rather than the actual fruit silhouette itself.

A number of gemstones are even named after fruity colors providing designers with a toned down variation of this trend:

Fruit Beads and Components

Have fruity fun as the season starts to heat up and enjoy refreshing sales with this on-trend jewelry style found growing in fashion forecasts.

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