Sunday, January 27, 2013

Vintage green earrings

In my last blog I talked about the color of the year, which is green.  As promised I’m bring more green pieces out for you to see.  These earrings are my favorite style and I have made myself earrings using several colors from the Swarovski Rivoli collection.

 I used 12mm Swarovski Rivoli crystals which are set in vintage look TerraCast settings. The color of the crystal is called Chrysolite and looks like a beautiful pale green.  I think the Chrysolite and vintage setting make a fabulous combination. At shows I can’t keep the vintage look earrings in stock, they go quickly.  This is the first time I’ve used the Chrysolite, I usually put golden shadow or dark indigo in the vintage setting, so this is a first and I’m very happy with it.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Come back again for more jewelry that features green stones.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year!

It's been a while since I posted here on my blog, the last time was in October.  I guess it's because I got really busy at the end of 2012.  The end of the year is big with craft fairs and getting ready for Christmas.

This year I've decided to post a lot about fashion trends and color. The color for 2013 as declared by the fashion industry is GreenGreen isn't just environmentally friendly. It's the color designers are reclaiming for 2013. And one particular shade--Emerald Green-- has been chosen as the color of 2013. So those of you born in May can break out your emeralds and wear them all year.

Why green? "Green is the most abundant hue in nature--the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world." Green is also a color with a positive effect on the brain, releasing tension and reducing stress, which is why it is frequently used in color therapy, in schools and in hospitals.

From the grass-green emerald to the brilliant lime of peridot, green is moving back into use in the fashion world this year. Styles feature rich, deeply saturated shades that are sophisticated, feminine and bold. They're chic--not meek! Green is going boldly into winter and throughout the year ahead.

Get the look

Use greens generously--demure is not required. No subtle accents here; going green means wearing statement pieces with plenty of intense color. Bright greens are eye-catching without being too intrusive. As it's associated with a rare and expensive gemstone, Color of the Year Emerald Green is considered sophisticated, elegant and luxurious.

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