Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jewelry Trends Summer 2011 - Teens and Beads

 It is fun to watch new jewelry trends that come out each season. Some are great for adults and many focus on teens.  Teen girls typically have a lot of discretionary cash and they love spending it on accessories and fashion. This is great for the manufacturers and stores that carry teen focused items.

Some of the great items that we are seeing this summer are created with beads; small, medium and large sized beads.  What is so great is that the beads come in such a wide array of colors, you can mix and match to any design and style that you want to.

Some of the fun uses of working with beads we have seen are the tiny beads strung on elastic cording and then working into long necklaces.  These can then be worn by wrapping them multiple times around your wrist. You can wear them as anklets and even as a belt or decorative item for your waist.

Another way we are seeing beads in action this summer is by wearing 3 or more bracelets on one arm and stacking them one on top of another. The splashes of color are remarkable and by bringing in different sizes of beaded bracelets you can really make a statement and enhance your awesome outfits.

Beading is also seen in wonderful necklaces that are created on a piece of fabric called a bib and then sewn onto cording to create your necklace. These designs are intricate and just a fabulous fashion accessory. This has been seen on high fashion models this season and adult women are snapping these up as well.

You can also find other beaded items such as rings, watches and hair accessories that would be great to add to your jewelry box. By keeping an array of colors and textures available to wear at a moment's notice, you will always find the perfect jewelry piece to wear with your outfit.

Beads have been popular for many years and are making a comeback in a major way with the different textures available. Plastic, glass, resin and even paper are being used to create these fashion pieces. Handmade pieces are readily available and the beauty of the beads makes beaded jewelry a real trend for this season for teens and adults alike.

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

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