Spring 2012 Wearable Art Trends - Accessories Part 2

Necklaces and bracelets are substantial and multi-layered.  They combine traditional metal colors with brightly-colored stones and materials that coordinate with the bright colors of the spring season.  

Fabrics and leather will also find their way into necklaces and bracelets allowing, mixed-media artists to turn their thoughts to accessories.

The heavier-looking necklaces and bracelets have a hand-crafted quality to them.  Team them with a simple outfit and you will be a trend setter.

Try combing several single-strand bracelets or necklaces for your own unique look.   If you go for a strong necklace, keep your other jewelry on the simple side.  Same is true with a bracelet.  If you use a strong necklace with a strong bracelet, you will loose the dramatic look that you are trying to achieve.

The trends of Spring 2012 show the wearable-art designers using brighter colors flowing fabric, and a growing accessory awareness to celebrate their individual styles. 

Thanks to ILoveToCreate for their support.  I had to create the shirt that you see in the presentation and ILoveToCreate sent me the paints and Glam-It-Up Iron-On Crystals that I used for the shirt.  It was an honor to see them at the Trends Report at CHA.  

What is your favorite style bracelet or necklace for spring?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Tomorrow: Valentine Hearts

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