Monday, February 7, 2011

My Trend Forecast for 2011...Nature in Handcrafts

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T-shirt by greengoat can be found here

My Trend Forecast for 2011
…Nature in Handcrafts
I think we can all agree at this point that the some of the biggest theme trends we saw in jewelry and handcrafts in general for 2010 were the appearances of owls, and then later, foxes. (I like to believe, or at least tell myself, the latter was due to the popularity of the ’09 November release of Fantastic Mr. Fox, a personal fav of mine that starred George Clooney and Meryl Streep.) If you haven’t seen it, watch it. It’s funny. My kids liked it too.

Along with the ever-present owl was the nature/trees/earth-friendly theme - a throwback from the 70’s with a pinch of groove and dash of Bohemian - as well as recycle/re-use/repurpose theme, that’s gaining momentum and I’m sure will continue to through 2011 and on. After all, it’s the new standard...

Birds…especially vintage looking ones…they just will remain with us forever, I suppose...this seems to be one theme that just remains popular year after year, and rightfully so.

What will be hot in 2011? It’s a bit early to tell, although I can see the morphing has begun…

My personal forecast is as follows:
I think we will see more deer, buck, stag and antlered motif items, also tree and forest themed items throughout the year, with these becoming more prominent during autumn. I also think there will be a return to the mythical…unicorns, Pegasus, etc., and I also think we will see more ocean and ship themes.

As for color in 2011, I think we’ll see a lot of earthy, foresty greens and ocean blues, rich indigo and muted olive accented with amethyst, pale butter yellow, and soft honeysuckle.

Lemon Drop Quartz necklace by jbirdsgarden can be found here

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What do you think? 

Enjoy your weekend!


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1 comment:

  1. Very insightful post :) I will have to check out Fantastic Mr. Fox for sure (LOVE Clooney and Streep!) Love your forecasts and hope to see them brought to life in the shops! Thanks so much for including my pendant in your post.