TGBE Trendsetter - The Colors, Techniques And Motifs Of Fall And Winter Jewelry Making

The trendsetting jewelry designers at the Great Bead Extravaganza are exploring the fashion and styles that you will be wearing this fall and winter. If you want to engage with the presenters of TGBE and add your input, go to the Facebook page, click on Photos, and give us your thoughts. See the materials, motifs, jewelry, and colors that will be trending this season. Join us as we look at the trends and at four Pantone 2022 Fall/Winter colors that we think are amazing this autumn and into the new year. We have color matched beads and beading wire to make it easy to stay trendsetting and always in style!

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How the trend forecasting at TGBE works:

A committee of presenters get together every month to share their thoughts about the current trends. That doesn’t mean just seeing what’s already out there, but discussing current events, pop culture, historical context, supply and demand, and breakthroughs in technological advances. It’s a lot of fun!

Our most recent meeting had us going through images from global fashion events, talking about new product launches, and how they’ll impact the jewelry-making industry. We also talk about what we’re doing with our own creative small businesses and how that aligns with what we’re already seeing and where it’ll take us next.

Add a fall themed accent to your jewelry with TierraCast findings!

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Fall colors are wonderful. Add an accent to your next design and you will really set the mood of the season. We have bead caps, buttons, charms, and more. Your next autumn necklace is going to be as crisp as a cold morning!

This resplendent fern frond is gracefully shaped and perfectly balanced. It is a wonderful focal for earrings, bracelets or necklaces! When using as a bracelet focal use bracelet bending pliers or even your fingers to give the piece a gentle curve.

Since 1978, TierraCast has been making high-quality, lead-free cast beads, findings and components in Santa Rosa, California, USA.

Note: Not for children under the age of 12.

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TGBE Trendsetter - The Colors, Techniques And Motifs Of Fall And Winter Jewelry Making

Fall/ Winter 2022 Jewelry Making Techniques

Techniques: Fiber manipulation, macramé, knotting, adding texture and volume. Doing processes that require hand work. Historic Context - In agrarian cultures, as cold weather approaches, people gather around the hearth and indulge in handicrafts to keep their hands busy.

How to macrame With Soft Flex Beading Wire

This macramé video is easy to follow and features trending Pantone 2022 Fall and Winter color selections. You can color match our wire with Lava Falls, Waterspout, Caramel Cafe, and Midnight.

Beading wire makes it easy to bring macrame to the modern era. The colorful selection and sturdy wire looks amazing. It will be much strong than fiber and will not fray.

How to make a herringbone stitch Rola Bead bracelet with beading wire

Kristen lives in the Valley of the Sun. In Phoenix, fall does not display in a vivid splash of autumn leaves. The colder seasons here are more in line with tones of copper and turquoise. Kristen created a gorgeous Caramel Cafe and Waterspout toned bracelet.

Herringbone Stitch Rola Bead Bracelet With Soft Touch Beading Wire by Kristen Fagan

Bead weaving is easy to learn and the finished design is gorgeous!

Herringbone Stitch Rola Bead Bracelet With Soft Touch Beading Wire by Kristen Fagan

How to make a kumihimo braid with pearls and Soft Flex Wire

Kristen showed us how to braid a kumihimo design with beads. This is a great video for beginners or kumihimo braiders that have not tried adding beads. She shows the entire process and it is easy to follow her. If you wanted help learning kumihimo - this is a must see video!

Kumihimo braiding is much easier than it looks and the jewelry can be customized for wear by men or women. Kumihimo jewelry is great for gift giving!

Fall/ Winter 2022 Jewelry Making Materials

Materials: Fibers, lace, feathers, leather (and leather substitutes), and patchwork.

Wire wrapping a flower crown with Soft Flex Craft Wire

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair ~ Scott McKenzie

Kristen always has some playful and fun projects to craft in her YouTube series Free Spirit Beading. She showed us how to make a flower crown with Craft Wire and dollar store flowers. This is a great project for jewelry designers and crafters of any skill level and there is a lot of options to create your own signature crown.

Wire Wrapped Flower Crown with Soft Flex Craft Wire by Kristen Fagan

This DIY flower headband is perfect for bringing the Goddess energy. It's the perfect accessory for every season and can be tailored to fit any occasion. You’ll need flowers, cutters, some heavier gauge Craft Wire to make the crown (16-18 gauge), lighter gauge wire to attach the flowers (22-24 gauge).

Wire Wrapped Flower Crown with Soft Flex Craft Wire by Kristen Fagan

Simply Irresistible Headband

Did you know you can braid beading wire to add texture and patterns to a design? This lovely headband is a snap to make. Simply braid the wire and crimp to finish.

You can add beads and change up the colors to add variety.

SilverSilk Colors of India peacock feather earrings

Nealay showed us how to make earrings with a peacock feather as a focal element. This stunning pair of earrings looks exotic and wonderful.

Colors Of India Earrings by Nealay Patel

Fall/ Winter 2022 Jewelry Making Motifs

Motifs: Large florals, gilded flowers, big, bold, oversized, large pearls.

Viking knit necklace with bold leaf pendant

Soft Flex Craft Wire Viking Knit Necklace by Kristen Fagan

Gold beaded bracelet with large pearl beads

Fall/ Winter 2022 Pantone Colors For Jewelry Making

Fall/ Winter 2022 Pantone Colors: Lava Falls, Waterspout, Caramel Cafe, and Midnight

Fall/ Winter necklace inspiration

Need an idea to get you started on your fall and winter jewelry making? Sara has a gorgeous necklace that is easy to craft and looks stunning! If you need crafting and jewelry making project ideas, make sure you visit our YouTube channel for easy to follow videos!

What is the Pantone Color Institute?

The Pantone company was founded in the 1950s as a commercial printing company. It was originally named M & J Levine Advertising, after owners Mervin and Jesse Levine. In 1956, the brothers hired Lawrence Herbert, for part time work. Lawrence was a recent graduate from Hofstra university. Lawrence was skilled with colors and chemistry and was quick to notice how the science of color was a subjective language in the advertising community. One person's 'Warm Ochre' might be another's 'Toasty Butterscotch'. The system was extremely inefficient and without a solid, objective system, there would always be issues. In 1962, Lawrence purchased the company's assets from the Levine brothers and the Pantone company was born.

Pantone is the authority on trending color

Now in Carlstadt, New Jersey, the company forged ahead and created an easy system for printing companies to follow. The Pantone Color Matching System was launched and the color spectrum was given titles and numbers to make it easy for any industry that worked in color to create an objective Warm Ochre or Toasty Butterscotch. There would be no more guesswork. Using the CMYK process, colors could be duplicated using four inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black). The amount of mixing these colors would be be standardized and easy to replicate. In 2001, screen color was also adopted, using the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color model.

Soft Flex Company colorways and themes are often inspired by Pantone

Whether it is the Color of the Year or their amazing eye for seasonal color choices, we think Pantone provides an unrivaled palette to choose from. We like to color match beads and our colorful wire to Pantone trends. Pantone colorways will inspire jewelry that is fashionable for months to come. We want to make it easy to make the best color choices for your next design. Shop our Pantone selections to stay on trend!

Lava Falls


Caramel Cafe


How to make herringbone stitch earrings and a fall themed necklace with Pantone fall colors

Explore colors from Pantone's 2022 Fall and Winter collection. Lava Falls, Waterspout, Caramel Cafe, and Midnight make for a decadent autumn palette.

TGBE Fall Fest Herringbone Stitch Earrings by Kristen Fagan

This fall necklace looks amazing with a Caramel Cafe color ceramic donut. The added TierraCast charm and link gives it a fresh look. It is easy to make elegant autumn jewelry!

TGBE Fall Fest Ceramic Donut & TierraCast Charms Necklace by Sara Oehler

Fall/ Winter 2022 Fashion Moment - Oversized Earrings

Be bold and wear expressive earrings that command attention!

Visit the Great Bead Extravaganza and get inspired. Colorful choices and cutting edge jewelry styles are explored. Incorporate these vivid trends into your work or go beyond.

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