Top 10 Handmade Jewelry Trends for the 2013 Holiday Season

Check out our artisan jewelry trend forecast for the upcoming holiday season. Be sure to include some of this year's top sellers in your collection.

It is time for our annual trend forecast for the fourth quarter. Be sure to include some of these top jewelry trends in your holiday collection this year. Remember that Halstead carries all the items you need to source your wholesale jewelry making supplies. Best wishes for a jolly and profitable season!

1.  Braceletsjewelry making bracelets

No doubt about it – bracelets are the must have jewelry items this holiday season. The bracelet trend is stronger than ever as ladies pile on wrist adornments of every type. Charm bracelets, bangles, cuffs and wraps will all be strong sellers. Buyers will be looking to mix their own assortments or buy coordinated sets for the stacking trend.


2. Lariatsjewelry making supplies

Lariats are making a comeback this season as the fine chain and large link trends merge into this elegant jewelry piece. Designers can access a wide range of price points with creative designs in this category. Low-end styles featuring lightweight chain and a simple centerpiece are affordable stocking stuffers. Higher end embellishments can also turn the lariat style into a statement necklace.


       3. Bar-madeBar-Made

Long, narrow bars as vertical drops or horizontal links are sure to be top-sellers in the artisan segment. The bar trend is prominent in hand stamped jewelry and simple handmade pieces. Slim rectangles can be hammered or sleek, flat or three-dimensional, plain or embellished. Look for modern twists on the ID bracelet.


4.    4. InfinityInfinity

The infinity trend emerged late last year and has blossomed into the single hottest design motif in jewelry for 2013. Infinity links are perfect for bracelets, lariats or charm clusters.


.         5. Pearls & LeathPearls & Leatherer

Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets rock and roll as the leather and  pearl trends collide. These two   opposing   items play surprisingly well together in designs that are both edgy and elegant. The trend is most prominent in bracelets but necklace variations are also on the market.

        6. Rosy FinishesRosy Finishes

Rose gold finishes are hotter than ever this year as rose gold-filled and plating options become more widely available. Rose gold colored accents are stunning in combination with sterling silver.


 Horseshoes & Wishbones       7. Horseshoes & Wishbones

Lucky charms are perennial sellers but horseshoe and wishbone charms are particularly popular for holiday 2013 lines. Simple charm necklaces and more dramatic interpretations are sure to be strong items in the line-up.


8.   8. MonogramsMonograms

Mother’s necklaces are making way for more individual self-expression through monograms. Laser cut pendants and hand stamped items with fancy font initials are a great way to personalize custom designs this season. Look for variations in a wide variety of sizes and styles.


          9. Triangles Triangles & Chevrons& Chevrons

Pointed geometric designs are emerging as a strong holiday trend for statement pieces and layered necklaces.   Triangle drops and links as well as striking chevron lines add interest to necklace designs in particular.


 1Nautical    10. Nautical

Nautical items are jewelry line mainstays but sales are surging for starfish, anchors, sand dollars..etc as pendant charms and bracelet links. This trend is in lockstep with fashionable striped clothing this year.

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