3 Tips for Designing Modern Jewelry

By NYIAD Jewelry Mentor on July 8th, 2014

This Paris tourist is proudly showing off multiple beaded bracelets.

If you’re going to throw away the old fashion playbook and walk on the wild side, your accessories should follow suit.

Here are three jewelry style tips to make your fashion statement au courant:

  • When it comes to jewelry, particularly beaded rings, necklaces, and bracelets, one is never enough! Stack them on thick. Layer them over watches and other statement pieces.
  • The tribal look is very fashionable. The scale of tribal jewelry is huge; make sure necklaces feature extra-large beads, carvings, and found objects. And take no prisoners when it comes to adding bold color and sensuous texture. Wear objects that invite people to come up and touch! It's time to make your style choices tactile, as opposed to demure and sophisticated.
  • Wit and playfulness are a huge part of fashion's new swing. Jewelry should surprise you and make you giggle. Turn a traditional charm bracelet on its head by featuring way over-sized charms. Make a necklace with serious adult crystal beads. Follow your instinct for fun, and you can't go wrong!

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