Monday, June 28, 2010

Share the Love - Featured Artisan - Finding Charm

This weeks Featured Artisan on Share the Love... Blogger's Unite is

Finding Charm

I started making jewelry because I had outfits I just couldn't find that perfect piece to go with. So I thought I'd buy some beads and give it a try. I was hooked, it's almost an addiction! It's important to me that I create charming pieces that don't break the bank. I started getting compliments and requests and decided I should help others in their journey of finding charm.

I am a member of the Etsy Texas Crafters Team. Search for items using the team tag 'TeamEtsyTx' to find listings of fabulous crafters!

I am a member of the Etsy Bloggers Team. Search for items using the team tag 'etsybloggersteam' to find listings of fabulous crafters.

Female, Born on February 10

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Fashion Jewelry Trends for 2010

The following article is reposted with the permission of the author, Ann Marie Hodrick, Fashion Jewelry Editor at BellaOnline.

Some things never change, like death and taxes. Fashion trends come and go. That is the way of the world, although the current economy of the world has considerably slowed the pace of change in all areas, not just fashion. Without money in play to spur changes, change is happening at a much slower pace. So it is in the world of fashion jewelry as well. In a way, everything old is new again because of the slower pace and sense of practicality and thriftiness.

Because women have a need for newness in their style, fashion will continue to offer changes. Some trends are emerging in 2010, but they are subtle and cautious. Big, edgy and bold pieces are still significant. Statement necklaces, large cocktail rings and massive bracelets remain important. What has emerged this year is that metal is playing a larger role in jewelry designs. Many designers showed pieces in shining gold, silver and bronze on the fall runways. Huge bracelets, necklaces and earrings out of different metals have appeared in the collections of most brands – from Giorgio Armani and Dolce Gabbana to Bottega Veneta and Valentino.

Even though color in jewelry is not as important now as metals, key colors will always change from one season to the next. Turquoise is the hot color for 2010 accessories this spring and summer. The fall 2010 color trends retain the lively nature of spring and summer with bright colors not usually seen in that season’s palette such as orchid, red, turquoise, leaf green and sunny yellow.

To wear color this summer, try a wrist full of chunky bangles or a big cuff as a great way to show off your bare arms. Statement necklaces are still in play and are the best way to glam up any look from jeans and a t-shirt to a simple summer dress. If you favor earrings then go big with dangly chandeliers. Hoops are always a classic look, but try switching it up a bit with a double hoop for some freshness.

It’s important to style these confident looks in a restrained way. When wearing a big or chunky piece, limit yourself to one piece of jewelry at a time and use it to complement a more basic outfit.

Exotic cultures have recently played a part in accessories and jewelry, but the change in this trend is that it is becoming more about mixing traditions; something refined and urban with something foreign and mysterious. Try mixing French chic with Indian or Asian styles for a striking look.

Some new trends that showed up on the runways for the fall are exotic leathers, cuffs, and cameos used in a more creative, less pristine sort of way. Another jewelry style that seems to be emerging and may be a key player for the holidays this year is the back necklace. Think of this as the extra long piece that is turned around - clasps in the front and hangs down the back when worn with a low back dress or blouse.

Keep in mind as you consider fashion jewelry trends that it is the combination of color, length, scale, silhouette, and use of materials that combines to create a look that is modern, memorable, and unique.

Thanks Ann Marie for a great article and letting me share it with my readers. I'm sure I will be incorporating some of these ideas into future designs at Caty Ann's Creations.

You can find more interesting articles about jewelry fashion by Ann Marie Hodrick at BellaOnline

Monday, June 21, 2010

Share the Love Featured Artisan - Love You More Designs

This weeks Featured Artisan on Share the Love... Blogger's Unite is

Love you More Designs

Kathleen is a  stay-at-home mom of three who was a lawyer in another life. She has always been interested in creating -- jewelry, poetry, scrapbooking and loves to create unique jewelry designs. She is also a member of the Ets yMom Street Team.
You can find Love You More Designs  on:


Kathleen also has a blog called Charm Bracelet Diva
Be sure to visit her blog too!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Share the Love - Featured Artisan - Caliope

This weeks Featured Artisan on Share the Love - Blogger's Unite is Caliope! Jazz up your warderobe with a stunning creation by Caliope. Visit her shop to see all of her beautiful works of art!!

You can find Caliope at:




Thursday, June 10, 2010

Accessorize Your Accessories!

Caty Ann's Creations is launching a new product line. We accessorize our hair with ribbons and clips. We accessorize our clothes with jewelry and belts. We accessorize our outfits with purses and hats. So why not accessorize our accessories?!? And with this in mind, a new line was added to my shop - PURSE JEWELRY!

Purse jewelry is sparkling little dangles in various lengths and colors. Mix and match colors. Clip to your zipper or handle of your purse or bag. They can also be attached to zippers on jackets, or the belt loop on your pants.

Click here to check out my shop on Zibbet and the new line.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Share the Love - Bloggers Unite Featured Blogger of the Week

This weeks Featured Artisan on Share the Love - Blogger's Unite is My Helping Hands Graphic Design! Jazz up your shop with a new avatar and banner set, get an ad, PR service and more. Stop by My Helping Hands website to see samples of all her work and pricing!
You can find My Helping Hands Graphic Design at:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Share the Love - Featured Blogger - Watches by Helen

Another great artisan featured this week. Be sure visit all her links.


This weeks Featured Artisan on Share the Love - Blogger's Unite is Watches by Helen. Helen creates beautiful watches to enhance your wardrobe! Unique designs and beautiful styles. She also makes matching earrings for her unique designs. Stop by and see all her creations!


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