Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall Trends for Designers

Are you a trend follower or a trend setter when it comes to designing your art? I guess some would say that I am a trend follower, but I think that my jewelry designs are more along the classic side. I like to design things that are typically simple, elegant, and classic. Items that won't fall out of fashion next season or ten years from now. I want my jewelry to be timeless. How about you?

The reason I ask is because I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters from beading magazines like Beadstyle and one from Fire Mountain Gems. I always scan through them just to see what is going on in my field. I found this in the one from Beadstyle yesterday and thought I would share it with you all.

It's a pretty nice color forecast from Swarovski for this fall season that you can download. Its only like 3 pages long but it has some nice pics of the actual Swarovski components in the forecasted color trends for fall.

And then yesterday in my newsletter from Fire Mountain I read an article that said yellow was going to be the hot color for fall. Oh no, no offense to all you yellow lovers out there but I have to admit it is my least favorite color :( . But I thought it was kind of a weird coincidence when I saw this on the front page of Etsy today:

I guess I wasn't the only one who got that particular newletter. Anyway, it just got me to thinking about how I design and the articles where pretty good so I thought I would share them with all of you. Hope you enjoy.


LindaS said...

Thnx for posting the color trend - I've also looked at other color trends from another magazine, can't remember the name of it. But, anyway, yellow is NOT a favorite of mine - I tend to go to greens, peach and red... or that's what it looks like when I look at my inventory even though I have blues, amber, etc in my bead and stone supplies.

mistyridge said...

I know what you mean I tend to lean toward the blues, greens, and purples with some nutrals. Thanks for reading my blog.