Dear Delphi: What's Hot in Jewelry Now?


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Dear Delphi,

I am a stay at home Mom who loves jewelry. I am looking at different ideas on how to make some extra income and not be away from my two daughters. I have some basic skills but I am more interested in what is hot on the fashion scene. Can you help?

Thanks for asking, and we think we have some great ideas and simple solutions for you.The big looks today involve color and metal. Some examples of metal that have become extremely popular are fine and medium gauge wires in sliver and sterling. These wires are used as hooks, shapes and handmade intricate designs. The openness of the wire and delicate sheen of the silver or sterling will give enough bling to your designs.I recommend the book Totally Twisted. It is an outstanding reference guide showcasing 20 different designs in a step-by-step method. It also explains how to combine glass and metal wires to create distinctive and unique jewelry pieces.Another great new look in the jewelry arena is beautifully aged stone and earthy designs-with rich patinas and sophisticated designs. Polymer Clay can emulate the real looks of carved stone, ivory or other classic materials. Its simple and inexpensive.As I mentioned earlier, color will play a key role in your jewelry success. Combining color wheel opposites will enhance the look and add brightness and pizzazz. With a little practice we are confident that soon youll be creating beautiful original designs. We wish you luck on your new path of creative jewelry making. Please keep us posted with your progress.

You Might Try:

Totally Twisted- Reference Book for Glass and Metal Jewelry Designs $22.95

Beginners Polymer Clay Kit- with everything you need to start, including instructions, clay, beading tools and lots of inspiration $79.95

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Delphi Trend Expert John Kershek

Delphi Trend Expert John Kershek

John has spent many years of his career in the fashion and trend industries. He has created numerous products that have combined the most up-to-date looks with functionality. John has been a global traveler and has searched many countries and cities for the next new color or emerging new lifestyle trend. In one article, John was noted for his “sensible taste, his acute color awareness and practical approach to fashion.” Throughout his career, John has championed new products that have become instant best sellers. “I always want to show how an average person can change up his or her environment by adding dashes of color, a new pattern or a quick twist of everyday objects. I believe global fashions or trends are instant to all people, regardless of where they live. Each of us can see new colors or trends in many different ways. I enjoy showcasing fresh ideas or concepts and watch as YOU make them relative to your own space,” said John. John explains how colors and trends ebb and flow in our daily lives. He teaches us how a “creative eye” can jump start a new fresh approach in our personal spaces.