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Spring Jewelry Trends

Love is in the Air

Brides are busy planning for their spring and summer weddings and many of them are asking for custom designs or are making their own jewelry this season. Delicate designs in pearls and crystals are always in style, with illusion designs and simply strung pieces at the forefront. Beadalon's new SilveRose™ beading wire is a perfect complement to all skin tones and blends the lines between silver and gold for brides who don't want to choose. Check out other bridal ideas in the Design Workshop: Lacy Bridal Set, Pearl Cascade, Triton's Net and more.

Naturally Stylish

Shell, coconut and other beads with an organic feel are hot in jewelry making this season. It's easy to integrate them into stylish jewelry with the addition of some simple stringing materials and findings. Texture is a big part of the story, so don't be afraid to mix metal and fiber in new and creative ways. Beadalon wire in Satin Colors provides a lovely matte contrast to lustrous mother of pearl components, while Suede Lace is perfect for use with wood and other large-hole beads.

Make a Statement

Necklaces with dramatic focal points are in vogue, with emphasis on statement pieces that define a person's look. Get creative with geometric shapes, large pendants, tassels and other eye-catching focals to create your own fashion-forward designs. Use Beadalon wire to make a one-of-a-kind circular pattern as shown here, or look for more inspiration in the Design Workshop: Blue Danube, Smoke & Ice, Rose is Still a Rose and more.

More Chain, Please!

Chain is still going strong in the trends department, especially when combined with glass and gemstone beads in long, linear designs. The typical length for this type of necklace is 42-48", unless the necklace will be doubled while worn. Make your designs more dynamic by combining different geometric Quick Links™ with beaded sections and Quick Links chain. Learn more about customizing your own chain in Beads, Baubles & Jewels episode #909.

-Katie Hacker for Beadalon