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Wire Jewelry Resource: Pantone’s Spring 2013 Report
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Wire Jewelry Resource for
December 5, 2012
Pantone Spring 2013 Colors
It’s that time again: time to plan the next jewelry you’ll be creating! IF you run your own jewelry business or just like to give fashion-forward handmade gifts, you’ll love this announcement from Pantone about the fashion color report for spring 2013.
Every fall and spring, Pantone projects the next season’s colors based on fashion designers, runway shows, and trends. The spring 2013 color palette has 10 fun colors that, as Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes as an array of unusual neutrals with some bright floral tones
For those of us who remember Honeysuckle Pink, Pantone color of the year 2011, and Tangerine Tango, 2012, the 2013 color might be a wonderful return to tame colors: the beautiful Emerald green.
According to Ms. Eiseman, the entire spring 2013 palette, including Emerald and Monaco Blue, this spring’s central color, is inspired by balancing, re-energizing, and expressing ourselves this spring!
Here’s a handy picture of all the swatches. You can print it out and take it to the next gem show (Tucson?) so you get the colors you want!
Here are a few gems and crystals you might consider using in your spring 2013 handmade jewelry collections:
Blue Topaz Gems
Pink Large Hole Pearls
Sapphire Cubic Zirconia
Poppy Jasper Cabochons
Sunstone Beads (also, Red Aventurine)
Why design with the Pantone colors? While no one can predict the future, these 10 colors are going to be featured in all kinds of design, from clothing to sheets, in spring 2013. Not only does your jewelry have a good chance of matching your friend’s new dress – it might get added to a treasury or feature on Etsy that is highlighting the Pantone colors! If you use a Pantone color in a piece, consider using the color name as one of the tags.
You can hear Leatrice explain the color choices in this video:
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