Wire Jewelry Idea: Pantone’s Spring 2012 Color Forecast

By on January 18, 2012
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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Idea for
January 18, 2011

Not too long ago, we talked about the Fall 2011 Pantone colors: the colors that seemed most prevalent in the fashion, design, and jewelry world for the fall 2011 season, picked by color expert Pantone. True to form, nearly every shirt I was drawn to while shopping was one of those 10 colors! And sure enough, the jewelry I made with those 10 colors in mind matched nearly anything in the stores.

Well, it’s time to start thinking spring and summer, and Pantone’s already there with the Spring 2012 Pantone forecast.

Pantone Spring 2012 Color Palette

Pantone Spring 2012 Color Palette

The browns and yellow are pretty similar to the Fall 2011 colors, so if you have jewelry made with those colors, feel free to display it proudly. However, the Deep Teal, the dark Cedar, and the pale blue colors might want to sit this summer out. This spring, the colors spring to life with vibrant, vivid fuchsia (Cabaret), fierce orange (Tangerine Tango), and a solid Blue (Sodalite Blue). These are loud summer colors designed for warm weather!

I’ve put together a humble list of suggestions using this season’s Pantone Spring 2012 colors. For more ideas, especially with fashion, explore Pantone’s own website!

Tangerine Tango
Dark Champagne CZ Aventurine beads
Dark Champagne CZ Red/orange Aventurine Beads
Orange wire Amber Beads
Amber Beads Orange Craft Wire
Solar Power
topaz beads Mookaite cabochons
Topaz Swarovski Beads Mookaite Cabochons
yellow wire Brass Wire
Yellow Craft Wire Brass Wire
Lilac swarovskis amethyst beads
Lilac Swarovski Beads Light Amethyst Beads
lavender craft wire
Lavender Craft Wire
fuchsia wire Fuchsia Beads
Fuchsia Craft Wire Fuchsia Swarovski Beads
Fuchsia mother of pearl beads pink druzy
Fuchsia Dyed Mother of Pearl Beads Dyed Pink Druzy Cabochons
Sodalite Blue
Sodalite Beads Lapis Beads
Sodalite Beads Lapis Beads
American Blue Wire
American Blue Craft Wire Pietersite Cabochons
fluorite gemstones fluorite cabochon
Green Fluorite Gemstones Fluorite Cabochons
chrysoprase Prehnite Cabochons
Chrysoprase Beads Prehnite Cabochons
Sweet Lilac
Light Rose Beads Shell Beads
Light Rose Swarovski Beads Shell Beads
Amazonite beads Sesame jasper cabochon
Amazonite Beads Sesame Jasper Cabochons
Polishing cloth Aqua glass cabochon
Polishing Cloths! Aqua Glass Cabochons
Smokey Quartz Wire Smoky Quartz beads
Smoky Quartz Beads Smokey Quartz Craft Wire
Antique copper wire Druzy
Antique Copper Craft Wire Natural Druzy

And here are some ideas of what you can make with the Spring 2012 Pantone Palette!

Diana Harwood's Buttons Buttons

Diana Harwood’s Buttons Buttons: Tangerine Tango, Solar Power, Starfish

art deco earrings

Jodi Bombardier’s Art Deco Earrings have a touch of “Bellflower” purple!


Viking knit necklace

Stephanie Eddy’s Viking Knit necklace has Starfish, Margarita, and Driftwood colors: the look of slightly antiqued copper is definitely “in”!

Lena Bugrimenko's Melted Ice Necklace

Lena Bugrimenko’s Melted Ice Necklace: Making chainmaille jewelry and not sure how to complement the spring 2012 colors? Simply use a different color of wire to make jump rings, like Lena’s Driftwood-like dark jump rings, for the perfect accent.

Dale Armstrong's Personal Power Crystal

Dale Armstrong’s Personal Power Crystal – Don’t want to buy new wire or cabs to fit trends? Invest in a rainbow of small beads and accent the tops of your pieces, like Dale’s beads here which resemble bellflower, tangerine tango, and solar power!

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  1. avatar

    Jimmy Cintron

    January 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I am very glad this colors are in since I have lots of them, and I kind of gravitate to them. Looking forward for this summer projects and exiting new ideas. Love what I do, wire working is my passion and my therapy.

  2. avatar

    Cindy Albers

    January 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Love the help with Spring colors and love the ideas. Got to get busy now! Maybe order more goodies. I love wire sculpting!!!

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