Chandelier earrings just keep on selling! These fun dangles
are silver and Swarovski crystal. They come in clear crystal
or in garnet crystal. Great price: $8.50
Happy New Year to you! We are kicking off 2006 with
our semiannual clearance
event. This sale only happens twice a year, so get it while
the gettin's good.
As usual, the 20% discount applies to everything on the site, including
sale items, but it doesn't apply to the lowest price on rings and
pendants by the gram (RGRM & PGRM) or the bulk electric cord
price. It also cannot be combined with any other discounts.
In other news,
I will be taking a big trip this month. I'll be stopping first in
Thailand to make my usual rounds of suppliers there. I'll be looking
for new designs that follow the trends forecast to continue through
this summer. After Thailand, I'll fly to Laos for a couple of days
to suss out some textile prospects. Laos is known for intricate
silk weaving and also for Hill Tribe silver. Finally, I'll be going
to a couple of cities in India to purchase new accessories and revamp
our line of silver with semiprecious gems.
I'll be traveling to the annual Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show. It
is the largest event of its kind in the world, and the magnitude
is truly staggering. The entire city of Tucson becomes one large
gem show, with everything from rough stone to finished diamond jewelry.
Last year there were 33 different shows, each with a different theme.
We won't be exhibiting this year, but I like to work the show to
meet with suppliers and get a feel for what is happening in the
If you are interested
in attending, you can find information on the show at http://www.tucsonshowguide.com/tsg/
Spring and Summer Fashion Forecast
moderately priced jewelry market, we continue to see a dominance
by organic themes. Shell, wood and pearls are sure to continue to
be strong all the way through this summer, so don't be shy when
placing order because this one's got legs. Look for bigger, chunkier,
and even gaudy styles that make a statement.
general classifications, there are specifics to be on the lookout
for. Discs and naturally shaped pendants and charms with symbols
or sayings are hot. The ring shape as a pendant, with or without
engraving is everywhere. There are lots of horseshoes to tie into
the trendy Western accessories theme of cowboy hats, and briolette
shaped gemstones done in multiples as pendants or earrings.
going forward are tassels, long, chunky chain, layered necklaces,
crochet and macramÈ, and believe it or not, nautical themes
like anchors. The mix is a combination of 80's glitz and early 70's
hippie that works sometimes but often comes together in a look that
will make many ask "what was I thinking" in about 5 years.
and frayed ribbon accents on necklaces and bracelets add a soft
and ladylike look when done cleanly. Multiple necklaces work nicely
as long as it doesn't end up looking like a prosthetic device. The
engraved sayings is something that is simple but lends a touch of
soulful detail. Look for this as a strong undercurrent at indiasilver.com
after January. We have been working on our own original designs.
lot of the designs I've seen going forward, including the whole
anchor thing, are a bit much. Some designers are showing necklaces
that look like the result of a 70's craft class gone horribly wrong.
Without pointing too many fingers, trendsetters like Robert Rose
and R J Graziano are a bit overboard in their spring 2006 collections
with gaudy gold anchor pendants and jumbled necklaces that look
more like an ox yoke than an adornment.
On the other
hand, companies like Stephan
& Co., and Nine West
seem to get it. They incorporate the trends like organic materials,
or crochet bead necklaces with simplicity and tastefulness. Me
and Ro especially showcase how nicely done the whole engraving
theme can be done.
As for handbags,
look for the trend toward larger bags to continue. Consumers seem
to like the idea of a functional carryall. Metallics continue to
be strong, as well as tassels, grommets, hardware and "purse
charms." The hobo is the most popular shape now and into summer.
Look for bucket and satchel shapes to gain in popularity. Vintage
frames, beaded and sequin details, and Western leather styles all
have a place going forward. There is no classification that encompasses
the overall trend, rather it is a conglomeration of the bold-gaudy,
the ladylike and dainty, and the hippy/bohemian look.
of over-the-top styles with excessive hardware, tassels, etc. since
these may tend to end up in the markdown bin when the wind blows
a different way.
Spring and Summer
or Victorian looks
postcards, promo material or stamps
set in ladylike silver frames
Engravings or symbolic jewelry
of the Site
We've added 40
new jewelry designs to the site.
New Arrivals section has all the latest and greatest.
Style shell and organic jewelry.
Purses should not be missed.
jewelry is hot!!!
Please let me
know if you have any thoughts or suggestions on what we can do to
improve. We are always open to new ideas and constructive criticism.
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