So what jewellery trends might be influencing your making this autumn and winter? The London Jewellery School team take a look at the catwalks to pick out a few themes that might inspire your jewellery making (but please remember the difference between taking inspiration and copying).
Think big, fashion and the catwalks are all about statement pieces. This means less of a focus on expensive metals and precious stones. Instead size and colour means the use of semiprecious stones, and materials such as Perpsex, resin, leather and feathers – fur has even been incorporated into fashion pieces.
Large feature beads are perfect for these statement pieces but seed beads will also be popular for more ethnic inspired chokers.
If you want large coloured cabochon-type elements, think about creating your own in resin.
Cuffs in Perpsex or leather will definitely make a statement and you can also think about combining leather with chains to create fun fashion pieces that will catch the eye.