Spring Trends: Fresh Florals and Leather with a Twist!

What’s not to love about spring? Give me more daylight hours, warmer temperatures, and the sight of tulips and daffodils sprouting up from the soil and I’ll be one big happy camper! The seasonal trends this spring are just as inviting–pretty pastels and flowy florals adorn the runway, inviting us to already put away the heavy cardigans and trousers ’til next fall.

Photo: Oscar de la Renta

In celebration of these trends, we’ve put together a collection of covetable necklace designs in our Spring 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing, available at the Beading Daily store now (click here for details or to purchase). The Peaches & Cream collection showcases the warm, velvety colors of springtime blossoms, while the La Vie en Rose category includes dreamy florals and pretty pastels.

And guess what? The leather jewelry trend is still going strong. Here at Jewelry Stringing, we’ve been captivated by the look that results by combining leather with bold metal components–the perfect juxtaposition of soft vs. hard, warm vs. cold. You’ll want to see how nine designers interpreted this hot trend in their bracelets and long and short necklaces.

While putting together the spring issue, one of my favorite pieces of the puzzle was the Convertible Jewelry feature. We asked jewelry designers to send in pieces that were composed of interchangeable components, allowing for different looks, and boy was it fun seeing what they came up with! Now I’ve got the itch to try it myself–perhaps I’ll combine a series of bracelets that can be joined into one long necklace, or maybe create a choker that has detachable strands that can be worn in various combinations! What fun!

Whichever spring trend speaks to you, you’ll want to pick up a copy of the newest issue of Jewelry Stringing for loads of inspirational projects! I promise you’ll want to dig in and try them all before you’re through! (Order today at beadingdaily.com, or pick up a copy at your local bead or book store starting February 17th.)

Happy stringing!

Debbie Blair, Editor

Jewelry Stringing | Create Jewelry

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