It’s hard, keeping up with trends in jewelry. They’re very easy to miss unless to keep a close eye on them, and by the time you get around to updating your accessories, they might be gone. This is especially true if you’re the kind of person who prefers handmade jewelry rather than mass-produced pieces.
Luckily, we’ve prepared a handmade jewelry trends 2018 list!
The biggest allure of handmade jewelry is its uniqueness – this is why handmade has been gaining traction lately. Why wear something that thousands of other people can easily wear when you can stand out with handmade pieces? We at Santayana make custom jewelry, so you can make sure no one else on the world has the same necklace, bracelet, or ring like you! Being unique and original will never go out of style.
All About Nature
One trend we never seem to get tired of is nature. From ancient times, artist of all kinds – painters, sculptors, designers – have found their inspiration among nature, both its flora and fauna. In 2018, handmade jewelry continues taking inspiration from the world around us.
Vines, rosebuds, blooming flowers, delicate leaves, bold patterns or gentle designs – as long as the jewelry features a natural element, it’s completely on trend.
The nature trend becomes even more exciting and unique – uncut minerals, raw stones, and a look that says ‘graceful, but strong’ are the hallmarks of going raw when it comes to handmade jewelry.
Using raw minerals for jewelry gives it a rugged look that screams original. This is doubly true when it comes to handmade jewelry – ever curve and indentation will be yours and yours alone. The whole look will give an extra edge to your outfit, and it can easily become a conversation piece too – especially if you had it custom made!
Don’t Forget the Arms
Arm cuffs are back! Fashion has a tendency to go round and round, making the old new again, and handmade trends are no different. Arm cuffs that wrap around your wrist and hand are gaining on popularity in 2018.
Whether they are chunky, thin, delicate, bold, wire, wood – handmade jewelers are experimenting with a variety of styles when it comes to arm cuffs. You can wear only one, or if you want an extra effect, you can stack multiple cuffs and create a real statement look.
Filigree Goes Handmade
Filigree detailing on a piece of jewelry is nothing short of magical. The delicate metalwork – strings, threads, and beads, that twine along the jewelry piece and create such an intricate look – is nothing short of magic.
Jewelry featuring filigree is typically of gold and silver, but in 2018, handmade jewelry featuring filigree is spreading out. It’s no longer just for expensive heirloom pieces – handmade filigree jewelry can be plated in patinas including copper, sterling silver, and brass.
One thing that custom handmade filigree jewelry can offer you that nothing else can is having your own design on the jewelry of your choosing. These can be various shapes, vines, arabesques, or you can even choose to spell something out. What better way to be trendy and unique at the same time!
Finally, what these trends tell us is that the one eternal trend when it comes to handmade is uniqueness and the freedom to be an individual, to be unabashed, shamelessly yourself. At our shop, we specialize in handmade custom jewelry. You can come round, visit our design studio, and tell us exactly how you want your jewelry to look. Visit our store in Miami or at Coral Gables!