Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Autumn!!

Autumn. The air gets crisp and cool, the kids go back to school. The days grow shorter, and the leaves turn a rainbow of colors. There's leaf jumping and Halloween!! 

There's also warm, comfy clothes. Bulky warm sweaters, neck hugging cozy scarves. And a host of accessories to accessorize with them.  Check out these gorgeous pieces!




This adorable bangle is so comfortable to wear!  Made with a beautiful nylon yarn wrapped around a wooden bangle. Simple but sweet.  Available in 6 colors and more coming!

This beautiful spiral necklace is made with varying sizes of seed beads in autumn colors. Perfect over a nice sweater dress or turtleneck.

The shadows of leaves that have fallen sometimes can still be seen on the ground long after the leaves have been swept away. This is what I thought of when I made this sweet bracelet.

Well, that's all I have for you now!  There are lots more autumn jewelry pieces available in my shop!

Toodles!




 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Spring Trends in Jewelry

It is a cold, rainy day here in NC. But that cold rain is going to bring up some nice green lawns and colorful flowers.

A tulip and a hyacinth from my garden.

And speaking of flowers, after a little research, I found that this year's Spring trend is leaning towards the natural.  Flowers, leaves, sticks, stones, insects, anything you can find and wrap a wire or bead around.  Getting in touch with your natural surroundings.  What better way to reacquaint yourself with the new growth of Spring than to wear it?

I've seen little flowers in glass bottles, tiny ferns encased in resin, real flower terrarium pendants, so much and so pretty!  So I decided to add my voice to theirs.


Dried Flower Bangle


I took real dried flowers and added them to a gold painted bangle.  Lots of varnish to protect the fragile petals and you have a lovely way to celebrate Spring!



While this piece is not made with real flowers, it still is a very sweet way to bring springtime to your wardrobe!  It is made with a vintage floral porcelain cabochon and is finished with a teeny butterfly that moves when you do! 

So, whether you go for the real deal in flower jewelry, or just a little flower-shaped trinket, there are so many ways to bring in the fresh, new, warm days of Spring!!

Visit my shop, Patricia Bowe Designs on Etsy for more Springtime Gorgeousness!