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Friday, February 4, 2011

New Colours/ JEWELRY TRENDS for Spring 2011

This Winter has been a long, dreary, and very drab one and I don't know about you, but I Really am READY FOR SPRING ! 
While researching the new colors for Spring and getting  some uplifting ideas to get my creative juices flowing....... I have  realized... I AM SO  tired of greys, blacks, and neutral colors!

Color is finally peeking its head around the corner, well it is in my mind anyway....... I see beautiful blooming flowers in yellows, pinks, lavenders and red  .... I smell the blossoms of the lilac bushes, the honeysuckle perfume,  and I hear the soft melody of the mocking birds singing...  Spring is coming  and colors are beginning to come alive!

Pantone's Fashion and Home  predictions about color trends for 2011 are becoming uplifting , encouraging and vibrant in my head ....

The fashion trends are as much of an influence on jewelry as ever..... and Pantone's top ten colors for women's fashions by New York's fashion designers delivered  this past Fall  is alive in stores already.

As Pantone forcasts the colors for the Spring, HONEY SUCKLE PINK  is one of the hot new colors saying that it is a vibrant, flirtatious, and " feel good" hue. A perfect post winter "pick Me Up" that is really over due.  Another color is  spicy CORAL ROSE that has an orange , tangy, feel to it. and honeyed yellow BEESWAX, which reminds us of fawaway destinations like Trinadad or Costa Rica where it is WARM and pleasant and you can feel the wind and sun in your hair.  Then there is the opposite color on the wheel, cooling Blue REGATTA, with its soothing refreshing cool water feeling.  This color works extremely well with the spicy oranges and sweet pinks , cooling them down a bit.
Honeysuckle Pink is an encouraging and uplifting color and will likely be seen in the department stores very soon this Spring 2011.  Make sure you include this color in your new jewelry lines.

The complementary and Opposite colors mentioned will also be popular choices to complement the newest fashions.

Jewelry creations this Spring should be about feeling good pick me ups,  offering escapes to faraway destinations.  Turquoise and Blue hues are  popular again this year.  Peapod green will bring an organic element to the scene and will remind us of "new growth"  and "new life" that Spring brings to us year after year.......

Check the new Spring colors for 2011

If you liked this.... fun-n-fancy: Jewelry Fashion Trends 2011

....... This blog gives you the lastest jewelry fashion trends.  exg.  Bold and Beautiful Turquoise , Blues, and sunshine colors.... The comeback of the Blue Saphirre ring this Spring... and more

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Taking YOUR Idea and making it REAL"

Our slogan at Studio PMR is "Taking Your idea and Making it REAL."  The slogan comes from our desire to make every single customer know that we are putting them first in the creative process.

Hand crafted artisan, rare and affordable , "one of a kind", custom jewelry is what we are about at

 I come from a "mom and pop" jewelry store history that really taught me the VALUE of every single,individual customer.  As a young person, I was frequently taking the customer as just someone in my parent's store.  Someone who was taking away my parent's  attention from "ME".

 As many children are and have been,  I was a little "spoiled", self absorbed, and focused entirely on myself.   I did not like it when a customer took my mother's attention away from "Me".   I didn't understand the importance of these customers to my parent's place of business.

 As time went on and  I grew, and  I became the manager of our family business,  I soon learned that without the customer coming into the jewelry store , we could not operate.  It all depends on the traffic! Whether, you are a retail store in a strip mall, or a stand alone store, or have a web site on the internet, you must have people who come into your business and look at your merchandise, and ultimately buy.

Then, you must develop relationships with the customer, helping build their trust and belief in your ability to meet their needs.   You must prove yourself worthy.  That means that you have to become a professional and learn "everything" about jewelry that is possible to learn. You learn about hundreds of different gemstones. You learn about the 4
C's of diamond grading, the hardness scale of a gemstone.   exg. The refractive index of a garnet is different from that of an opal. Only then will people learn to trust and buy from you.

Over the next 20+ years , I have learned that customers are always first and not only do you treat them with respect, you also Learn a lot  from them.  The ideas that come from customers are the best ideas I have ever had.  Custom work is an open playing field.,  It takes communication between my customers to find their needs, wants and desires.  This is a testament  of "the American way"...... What sells in the deep South, certainly does not sell that well on the west coast. Everyone is different and that makes custom jewelry work so exciting..... it is amazing what the average person can come up with!  Most people know exactly what they want, but they usually don't know exactly how to communicate the design to you or they cannot draw you a picture of their idea that is in their head.

I am fortunate that I married a communication major.  Yes, my husband has a degree in speech and communication.  He is also a very talented artist.  These two traits along with his mechanical drawing skills have been a life saver for our business.  He not only can talk to the customers and  be respectful, he can also draw what they have pictured in their mind.  I call him my "mind reader".  Sometimes that is exactly what he does.   Where I sometimes fail in one area, he takes up the slack in another valuable area.

I could keep going about how wonderful he is...... but I just want you to feel comfortable and learn to give us your ideas and know that we can handle your jewelry project.... what ever it is!

We would love to design a beautiful piece of jewelry "Just for YOU"!

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