Following Trends: Tassels and Duster Earrings?

by Pamella Bowen.

Following Trends:  Tassels and Duster Earrings?   - Discussion on Jewelry Making Journal

Last summer, in an effort to get a jump on the new trends, I went online.

I found that tassels were going to be all the rage, so I made lots of tassel necklaces.

They didn’t sell.

Now, I am seeing tassels in the craft stores and on mannequins in the mall.

One of the 2016-17 trends is supposed to be “duster” earrings that hang down to the shoulder.

If I make some of these, will I be a year ahead of the trend like I was last year?

I love the tutorial for the autumn ombre earrings, and they are long enough to be called “dusters.”

I am looking forward to making some. Thanks for all your encouragement and inspiration.

Peace
Pamella Bowen

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Comments

  1. Sarah Small says:

    I never try to chase trends. I try to make things that match my personal aesthetic. That said, if a trend matches the things you like to make – GREAT!

    Remember, it also depends on who your customer is. If you are selling to young women, they tend to be more of the trend followers. Older customers may be going for a more classic look… or for a trend they picked up in their own youth and never gave up!

  2. I also never follow trends. I did that in my early days of making jewelry and ended up either selling them at a deep discount or donating them. So i just make what i think is pretty and hopefully people will buy them. It’s amazing what people like from year to year. I tend to have a little glitz in my jewelry. And I have made quite a few special orders that turned out really nice. So just do what is in your heart, what you love to make and that will show through when you do a show.

  3. Make what pleases you and whatever makes you happy. I believe that some of that happiness goes into your work and attracts a buyer to it.
    Trends are just a means of selling multiple soulless, repetitive gew-gaws to people who don’t know there are better, original alternatives.

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