On a different what i find most discouraging of all, however, is just how little jewellry is worn by "trend setters" in North America. And i don't mean necessarily wearing gems and big stuff. Why is the "look" so minimalist? If you wondering what i am writing on about, just glance through a recent issue of Vogue.
Hi David! I make “bridge” jewelry styles of glass and semiprecious
beads both threaded and on wire, so I follow the trends pretty
closely. There are two reasons why you don’t see much jewelry in a
magazine like Vogue.
If the ad is selling clothing, they don’t want you to be looking
at accessories instead - same reason they put the clothes on a
"non-sexy thin" model - the clothes are the focus of the ad. On
the other side of that coin, when they are selling jewelry you often
won’t even see clothing in the picture, or only the edge of a cuff or
neckline at most.
With the recent trend from widely spaced “Tincup” pearls to
"monocord" jewelry where the pendant support was as close to
inivisible as possible, a lack of big pieces is totally
I don’t know where you live, but if you can get a copy of "InStyle"
magazine, it is a much better barometer of what is being worn by
celebrities, wannabe celebs and other “trend setters”, which usually
filters down to the rest of us. An example is the newest variation on
the lariat; a strand of seed beads with just a few focus beads on each
end, worn doubled with the ends through the loop so that it is pulled
up as a choker with a hand’s width or so of dangle.
Hope this helped,