247 Jewelry's Fashion Ideas
Modern Art/ Structural Design
Jewelry designed in the Modern Art or Structural traditions utilize the philosophies of these art movements in different ways. Geometric shapes are incorporated in both pattern and overall shape of the pieces. Often monochrome and metallic in appearance, designers interpreted certain properties of architecture to create wearable jewelry which combine form and function. Wide metallic cuff bracelets utilize angular textures within an overall cylindrical shape. Additionally, coiled metallic wrap bracelets or statement metallic necklaces, with their snake-like shapes, are interpretations of the careful architecture of the Egyptians, who were masters of geometry and its aesthetic value. Similar techniques were adopted into jewelry popular in the post-War 1950's when experimental metalsmiths and craftsmen created the "chunky" look of Structural/ Modernist jewelry that, while not dainty, remains feminine.
Abstract Art Jewelry
Jewelry made in the tradition of Abstract Art are influenced by the work of that school of artists who took reality and interpreted it in a unique way. These surreal pieces are wide ranged in scope, such as mixed metal earrings that whose design vaguely suggest the stripes of a tiger, to necklaces and bracelets which use metallic wiring that might resemble a bundle of sticks, or might be something totally different. The fascinating fact about these Abstract jewelry pieces is that, though inspired by our earthly surroundings, they remain totally unique and mystical. By interpreting the natural word with a degree of artistic liberty, Abstract jewelry pieces are three dimensional, fascinating pieces to collect and integrate into your everyday wardrobe.
The use of Celtic designs in jewelry goes back a long way, such as the beautiful patterns of the Celtic knot, which were heavily used in the religious art of the Post-Roman British Isles. This woven design was used in crosses, and the interlaced woven design reflect the traditional knotwork of the Celts. This time-honored design is now used in jewelry, with the knot design featured in knot necklaces and earrings.
Bold Classics with an Ethnic Feel
The shapes and symbols of other cultures have been adapted by jewelry designers in a major way, and can be easily incorporated into your outfit. The statues, coins, architecture, and art inspired jewelry designers to make unique accessories we can all enjoy. Some pieces, such as earrings and necklaces, mix the look of carved wood with materials such as pearls, to resemble indigenous minerals of the area. Wooden beadwork combined with multiple beaded strands form jewelry pieces that elegantly celebrate the looks of other cultures. Even the practices of raised metalwork were adopted by designers in the surface textures of their pieces, such as as Aztec style earrings.
The colors of the tropics are mixed in tasteful ways to create tropical jewelry which is also incredibly wearable. Vibrant colors are combined in beaded pieces. These bright colors do not clash, but instead combine in lovely ways, adding a fun punch to a tame work outfit of black and khaki. Or, brighten up your winter party ensemble with these colorful tropical accessories. There's no way to look drab with the addition of these sunny, light-hearted pieces.