Chic One-of-a-kind Handmade Jewelry
As handmade jewelry becomes more popular, these pieces are becoming conversation pieces and are to be cherished. Many great accessories have come from handmade artists, from beaded bracelets to wired necklaces.
Big and Bold Handmade Jewelry
Chunky accessories have become highly trendy in the fashion industry and are being worn by fashion models all over the runways. Beaded jewelry sometimes falls into this category when the beads are large in size, stacked, or created with vibrant colors. Handmade gemstone jewelry is also chic, especially when created with various types of gemstones in many sizes. Cuffs, bangles, and multi-layered necklaces are just a few of the handmade pieces that stand out from the crowd.
Filigree Handmade Jewelry
Filigree-style detailing is a popular technique used in the art of handcrafted jewelry. This is especially true for pieces such as ring mounts, earrings, and pendant necklaces. Filigree is typically made from platinum, gold, silver, and other finer metals. The delicate design created with these metals often lead this type of jewelry to become heirloom pieces. Filigree can take on various shapes and abstract designs. Many women choose filigree jewelry to wear when dressing up for dates, business meetings, or weddings.
Layering Handmade Jewelry
Layered jewelry has become an appealing trend among jewelry-wearers of all ages. Stacked bracelets and rings are created to portray distinctive layers and look fantastic with dressy attire or just a pair of jeans and a blouse. Multi-strand necklaces are also ideal for many occasions that call for unique pieces to give confidence and individuality. Handmade jewelry that uses layers exudes sophistication and makes a bold statement without being too distracting. Remember to only wear one layered piece at a time as to not overdo it.
Silver and Colors
As one of the more affordable types of precious metal, sterling silver is highly trendy in the fashion world. Quality handmade sterling silver jewelry pieces will last for many years and go well with nearly any wardrobe selection. Many pieces of gemstone jewelry are made from sterling silver, especially pendants, rings, and earrings. Handmade jewelry in Sterling silver is often complimented with bright colored and exotic gems that add shine and color to the metal. Wear silver with contrasting colors to spice up neutral outfits.
Recent Posts on Handmade Jewelry
April 14th, 2015
Jewelry designer John S. Brana has issued an announcement that he has taken third place overall in the Best Fine Jewelry category in the 2015 Best of the Bay Area A-List.Every year, the Bay Area A-List website distributes awards in more than 168 categories related to dining, entertainment, fitness, wine, retail and services. Nominees are listed on the website, and[...]
January 22nd, 2015
JOHN S. BRANA HANDMADE JEWELRY ANNOUNCES 25% OFF VALENTINE'S DAY JEWELRY SALEJohn S. Brana Handmade Jewelry, a designer and online retailer of handmade fine jewelry designs, has announced a discount sale on select jewelry styles in honor of Valentines' Day.Americans spend $17 billion on Valentine's Day gifts annually with the average American spending a minimum of $120 on gifts for[...]
October 22nd, 2014
Sparkle and Shine this Fall! Fall 2014 promises to be a dazzling season for fashion! The looks on the runways at this season's Fashion Weeks highlighted pieces with plenty of sparkle and shine. From precious metals to sequins, there are an endless number of ways that you can get that glitzy, luminous look this fall, but one of the simplest ways[...]
September 9th, 2014
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September 2nd, 2014
Fall 2014 Accessory Trends Fall fashion forecasts are pouring in, and it seems this season fashionable ladies will be painting their towns red. From fire engine to burgundy to coral, red hues are all the rage for Fall 2014, but that doesn't mean you have to go out and buy a whole new red wardrobe. You can add touches of red[...]
August 25th, 2014
If you're looking for a simple way to finish a short sleeve, sleeveless or three-quarter sleeve look, a bold statement bangle is the perfect choice. A statement bracelet can add a polished touch of sophistication to an outfit and bring interest to an overall ensemble. There are many different bangles in our collection here at John S Brana Handmade Jewelry,[...]
August 4th, 2014
The Hottest Jewelry Trends for the Fall SeasonThere is no shortage of stellar accessories for the fall 2014 season. In jewelry for the upcoming season, fashionistas can find tribal-inspired designs, bold color palettes, and plenty of geometric patterns. Jewelry designers are pulling inspiration from the sixties and seventies to influence new jewelry collections. Get ready to splurge on the hottest[...]
August 1st, 2014
Peridot Jewelry for your August Birthday This post was updated on 8/1/14Peridot is a lime green gem recognized as the traditional birthstone for the month of August. Giving someone a piece of jewelry containing this birthstone is thought to bring the wearer protection and good luck. Peridot is associated with faithfulness, love, truth, and loyalty. It is also thought to have[...]
June 4th, 2014
Nu-gold Jewelry - A Great Alternative to Karat Gold Jewelry Post updated on 6/4/14Nu-gold jewelry resembles real gold jewelry but costs a fraction of the price. It’s a brass alloy that contains 85 percent copper and 15 percent zinc. It is the perfect type of jewelry metal for those allergic to nickel, as it contains no traces of this element. Nu-gold[...]
June 3rd, 2014
Complement Your Personal Style with These 5 Earrings Just because it’s the weekend, doesn’t mean you can’t look a little dressy. Dangling earrings can add style to even a simple pair of jeans. Dangling earrings are one of the trendiest types of earrings at the moment, found in a wide assortment of styles, colors, and designs. Whether sparkling or retro, gold[...]
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