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Black Lace Jewelry

by ylenia on Dec.21, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

During the last weeks I discovered some black lace in a corner in my sewing machine and I decided to make some jewelry experiments. I thought the best way to use it was covering some custom buttons with felt in different colours and a square of black lace. The effect was so romantic and lovely that I tried so many jewels as possible.

Black Lace Brooches

Black Lace Rings

Black Lace ear studs



cowl decorations

Don’t you think they give a very romantic touch to any winter look? You can find all these items and more in my store.

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Fall Winter Trends : Fun with bib-necklaces!

by ylenia on Nov.16, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

Today’s post is about one of the coolest fall-winter jewelry trends. Bib-necklaces are funny, romantic and give my neck a warm and cozy feeling. This is why I love creating them in a wide range of models and colors, enriching each one  with sequins, beads, vintage buttons and wool embroidery. I like sewing on their back a lovely satin ribbon to be tied around the neck or providing them with an adjustable chain to create a nice contrast between fabric and metal.

My fall-winter creations are mostly in felt, but I long for spring to start creating them in different fabrics and keep playing! ;)

Here can you find a selection of  bib-necklaces I created so far:

You can find them and even more in my stores

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Color and Fashion: Two Monumental Elements in Jewelry Design

by jessejamesbeads on Oct.22, 2009, under Jewelry Trends

Fashion and color are partners in crime, one cannot be without the other. Color is a force to be reckoned with and it has the power to make or break a fashionable piece. When thoughtfully planned, fashionable coloring will make your jewelry design rock solid.

A few notes on color:
-Colors run in trends and they change with the seasons.
-Out of style colors = out of style jewelry
-A jewelry piece can be fashionable JUST by the colors that you use

Use Pantone seasonal color reports as a jumping off point for your color planning. Shown here is the Pantone Fashion Color Report of Fall/Winter 2009/2010:

The 10 Most In-Style Colors of the Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Season

The 10 Most In-Style Colors of the Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Season

Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to report on the 10 most directional colors of each season. The current season’s color choices are diverse but uniquely integrate with each other, making Fall/Winter 2009/2010 an incredibly appealing fashion season.

These Pantone colors are the most in-style colors of the season. And you know what is amazing? They ALL match with one another.

Jesse James Beads has just released 11 New Bead Combos that have been inspired by Fall Fashion and the current Pantone report. Please peruse our new combos and their fashion inspiration in the photos below. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to view and purchase the hottest bead combos on the ‘net.

inspired by designer's top runway looks and the fall/winter 2009/2010 pantone report
Jesse James Beads Fall Combos 4 - 6
Jesse James Beads Fall Combos 7 - 9
Jesse James Beads Fall Combos 10 and 11

Jesse James Beads is a fashion-based bead company that continually follows trends in color and fashion to create hot bead mixes. Jesse James Beads is the first and only bead company to deliver high quality bead mixes that have been inspired by haute fashion. Check us out at

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Fall Fashion Jewelry Trends for 2009 – An Introduction

by jessejamesbeads on Oct.08, 2009, under Jewelry Trends

Jewelry and fashion. What would one be without the other? Though jewelry trends change with the season, there is but one constant – Jewelry will NEVER go out of style. As a jewelry creator, you are blessed with the gift of fashion – you can take heed to the season’s hottest trends and create your own unique versions with riveting personal style.

Now, on with Fall Trends 2009! What’s hot this season? And how can we add some of that hotness to our next jewelry designs? The major jewelry trends this fall are big, bold pieces that are rich in COLOR and TEXTURE.

Beaded Leaf Statement Necklace, from Vera Wang's Fall Collection

Get in style this fall by creating ornately detailed earrings, necklaces, cocktail rings, chunky bracelets and cuffs. Make elaborate details with gemstones, filigrees, tassles and charm decorum. Anything ornate that will add texture to your piece is completely in-style for this fall’s fashion season.

Fall 2009 is killer for color – Have you seen the Pantone report for this season? Holler! It’s amazingly vibrant, rich and alluring. Take heed to Pantone’s advice, as they are right on point with fashion and jewelry color trends for fall. Colors are rich, yet casual and they absolutely scream fall.

5 Strand Amethyst Crystal Baguette Bracelet - Janis, by Janis Savitt

Stay tuned for more detailed information on Fall’s hottest trends. Statement necklaces, chandelier earrings, cocktail rings, torsade necklaces, embellished cuffs, and more – this fall is looking good already! I’ll be back to tell you about one trend per week and how to apply that trend into your jewelry designs.

Style Wrap-Up: Use rich hues to create a vibrant burst of colors. Pay attention to details to create alluring and ornate textures.

Visit jessejamesbeads website to find top quality beads in fashion-inspired color combinations. We are forever following trends and updating our products accordingly to provide beaders with the market’s best beads in fashion’s hottest color combinations.

Cuff in gilded brass and natural rock crystals, by Herve Van der Straeten

Statement Necklace from Tom Binn's

Chandelier-Style Earrings by Herve Van der Straeten

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Pendants to Celebrate Fall

by Laura Rockefeller on Sep.19, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

Oak leaf Fall PendantMaple Leaf Marbleized Polymer Clay Pendant

Autumn Pumpkin PendantAutumn Leaf Pendant

I never want summer to end, but as a color enthusiast, fall foliage helps ease the transition to colder weather. I created my new line of fall pendants as an homage to the spectacular palette that mother nature annually presents those us in temperate climates. I made these out polymer clay using assorted leaf and pumpkin cookie cutters. And best of all with these leaf shaped pendants…no raking!

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