Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Spring 2012 Trends

Lavoro Designs will have what you're looking for each season! I'll do the research and you do the shopping!

On the Lavoro Etsy site you can search under the New Stuff/Trends section for all the latest designs! 

Lavoro Designs will offer trendy designs that are affordable and wearable. Check out what you'll be seeing this spring and summer:

Colors – orange, sorbet colors, intense rose, gray-beige, royal purple, turquoise, spring green, pink-lilac, bright yellow, warm neutral brown, navy blue and designs that incorporate cream, white and light colors like pale turquoise.

Gems & Metals – labradorite, moonstone, orange and yellow gems like citrine and fire opal, pyrite (fool’s gold) and geodes. Yellow gold is making a showing this year.

Styles – geometric, tribal, nature, art deco. 

Types - bangle, cuff and chunky bracelets, interchangeable earrings and pendants, stud and button earrings, long necklaces, statement necklaces, long earrings and small chandelier earrings.

Shown here, Lasya, featuring a gorgeous coral and turquoise Tibetan bead.

stay tuned for more spring trends from Lavoro!

Spring 2012 Trends - Orange is HOT!

I was excited and a little scared when I found out that orange was a hot color for this spring! Orange is a color I haven't worked with much outside of Halloween! It's a fun, bright color that is actually very wearable with certain colors. Orange looks great with brown, blue, yellow and white. Using small pops of color is a great way to usher in the spring!

I'll be listing more orange items in the next couple weeks but in the meantime, check out Maya, a pair of pretty brass earrings with sweet pops of orange!

Spring 2012 Trends - Interchangeable Sets

I've always offered necklace and earring wardrobes but in 2012 they are actually on trend! I guess Lavoro was ahead! 

Wardrobes give you a variety of options in one affordable package. The necklaces come with individual charms and gems that can be mixed and matched on the chain and the earrings come with various drops that can be used on a single pair of ear wires. The wardrobes are great for travel. You can also use the earring charms on the necklaces as well!

Shown to the right is the crystal rondelle and blue teardrop earring wardrobe.

My best selling necklace is my custom Vegan/Raw necklace shown to the left. 

It comes with hand stamped disks in your choice of VEGAN or RAW and then LOVE or a 4 digit YEAR along with a pretty bead in your choice of color. 

Lavoro also offers custom birthstone necklaces!

This earring set, called Kenora, is one of my favorites. 

It comes with sterling silver star charms that are reversible, a pair of grey Swarovski round beads for sparkle and a pair of Czech glass beads in a mottled red and black. The charms slip easily onto the sterling silver hoops.

Click HERE to see more wardrobe sets available from Lavoro Designs

Monday, January 23, 2012

Simple. Timeless. Easy.

 Back in the fall of 2009, I started making earrings. My main motivation was that I couldn't find the  type of earrings that I wanted to wear in the retail marketplace. I wanted designs that were wearable without being too trendy and smaller in size than many of the pieces I was seeing in the stores and online. I wanted pieces that would work for play as well as work and designs that were timeless in style. I wanted unique and interesting earrings that would invite comment and be different from what other people were wearing.

Soon, I began making memory wire bracelets and chain necklaces and then my work expanded as my customers began asking for specific types of jewelry, like bigger and longer earrings and chain bracelets. I took on custom work for personalized pieces and weddings.

My designs reflect the mosaic of a personality. We all have a variety of traits within us and we need accessories that work on different levels according to what we are doing, where we are going, who we are with, the image we want to convey and what mood we are in.  We are all unique, fun, elegant, quiet, simple, interesting, crazy and a little bit goth at times.

I wanted to create a blog so that I could discuss my work beyond what the customer sees on my Etsy site. It's fun to hear about inspiration and creativity and how pieces come together.