Skip to main content

Pantone colours for autumn 2014 jewellery inspiration

This blog post was first posted on the London Jewellery School blog on 2nd July 2014 and has been adapted to go onto my blog too!

Pantone are the self styled ‘global authority on color’ and their announcements are taken seriously in the fashion marketplace. The colours they have announced for the autumn season are an interesting and unusual palate. These are likely to be well represented in the high street so having jewellery that goes will ensure you’re ahead of the trend.

Purples and mauve feature heavily in the report. Radiant orchid was announced as the colour of the year and is still trending going into autumn/winter.

This necklace from shamelessly sparkly is very now but would also create a great contrast worn with darker autumn colours.

Mauve mist is similar to radiant orchid but slightly more muted. These micro macrame earrings bring some lovely texture to the colour.

Sea fog is a bluer shade of mauve. Check out these enamel earrings from Ox Art Jewelry

Royal blue and bright cobalt are two shades that feature in the pantone palate for autumn. These bright blues are favourites of mine and this beautiful kumihimo bracelet from Kidder Custom Creations provides a lovely pop of colour for the wrist.
Aluminium is both a colour and the material for this scale mail statement necklace by Dragon Rose on Etsy

Cypress is a green that works well for autumn and this necklace from JC Penney fits the bill
Aurora red provides a splash of bright colour. I love these cufflinks from Love Dazzle
This statement gemstone ring from Lola Rose would work very well for the sangria trend
A more expected tone for autumn is cognac brown. This lovely bracelet from Crystabelle tones in very well.

Misted yellow (should that be mustard yellow?!) provides an interesting blend with the cognac colours. I love these bangles from Evans

Which colours will you work with for this autumn?


Popular posts from this blog

Five fantastic Black Friday deals for metal clay artists

Black Friday has arrived and along with it an astounding amount of offers in my inbox and on facebook. For an American tradition it really has found some traction here in the UK! Don't get me wrong, I will be looking at whether I can get some christmas present shopping done but I noticed that there are some great offers out there for metal clay artists to invest in their own training or to stock up on supplies. So, with that in mind, here are the deals I've seen that are worth a second look

1. 20% off day and evening classes at the London Jewellery School
As you probably know, I work for the London Jewellery School. If you'd like to take a class with me there you can see my teaching calendar for 2018 here (it is possible that there will be some changes but right now I am the one due to teach the classes listed above).
For me, learning face to face with an expert tutor is the quickest way to develop your skills. It allows you to ask questions and practice with feedback. For me…

Jewellery inspiration - unusual stone settings

I am pretty addicted to pinterest and love that we have so much access to inspiration as jewellers there. I have recently been drawn to unusual stone settings and I find it useful to consider how the jeweller has done it as it gives me a jumping off point for ideas. Here are a few innovative designs that I love.

Turquoise necklace by Cobalt blue

I love the work of byDaphne Krinos who regularly uses stones in innovative ways. This piece is a round brooch on 18 carat gold

Swarovski crystalactite ring from Maison Margiela

Thomas Giesen - acrylic ring with amethyst ball

Labradorite pendant by Anna Vosburg

Glauco Cambi bracelet with magnetic closure

Odyssey orbital ring earrings by Silversong jewelry

My first Huffington Post blog post

I'm really excited that I have been accepted as a blogger for the Huffington Post. My first blog post was published today and was chosen for the front page of the UK site which was doubly exciting!
The topic of my blog post was 'Why the Uber tribunal ruling could ruin my life' 
Do take a look and let me know your thoughts