Guest Post by Angelita Williams :

No matter how many trends come and go, beaded clothing and jewelry stay in style throughout the year. But, it is always important to think of new ways to freshen up your creations or generate trend-related sales. One of the easiest methods is to create a few on-trend pieces by copying the color profiles that popular for the upcoming season.

If you’re not obsessively following runway fashion trends, here’s a nice cheat sheet. Endlessly savvy fashion site laid out a great outline of the top spring 2012 color trends to know about now. These hues range from sexy neutrals, to soft and creamy pastels, to fun and sultry tangerine.

Here are four color profiles you can add to your beaded work to both attract your fashionista customers and throw a small splash of trendy color into your own wardrobe this spring.

1. Multi-Layered Neutrals

Layered neutrals were one of the hottest trends for spring this year. And neutrals are never a bad thing to have in your closet, especially when it comes to jewelry. Neutrals can tone down or play up certain color schemes and add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Refinery 29 noted shades like “soft oatmeals, browns, tans, grays, and neutral tones” as prominent on the runway. You probably even have some old beads lying around in unexpected neutral shades. What better time to put them to use, using things like natural wooden beads or neutral fabrics and other soft materials.

Fabric Bib Necklace Tutorial by Another Day in Paradise Part 1/Part 2 and 3

2. Creamy Pastels

Anything girly is all the rage this spring, with shades like blush pink, mint green, creamy lilac and soft blue popular everywhere. This is the best time to buy some creamy pastel beads to use on practically anything. Check out the mint green of these earrings created by an Etsy user. This is the perfect shade for spring in 2012. Try adding some lace, ruffle or polka dots to your creations and market them to the fashion set.

Lace and Pearl Bracelet Tutorial by Flamingo Toes

3. Geometric Black and White

Geometric prints in creams, blacks and whites were popular at the Chanel show this year, and that is a pretty good indicator that they will be seen throughout the spring and summer runways. The coolest pairing was dark blacks with bright whites. Use dramatic black and white jewelry to break up the neutrals and pastels of the spring season.

4. Soft Tangerine

This creamy tangerine shade is probably the most exciting thing to come out of the spring 2012 color story. It just makes you want to grab a mojito and head to the pool, already. Goodbye, winter!

Vintage brass earrings designed by Paula

This guest post is contributed by Angelita Williams, who writes on the topics of online courses. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: angelita.williams7

Featured Fashion Designers
Layered Neutrals : Anne Valerie Hash*; TSE; Burberry; Thakoon.
Creamy Pastels : Phillip Lim*; Rachel Roy; St. John; Reed Krakoff.
Geometric Black and White : DKNY; Ports 1961; Chanel ; Zero + Maria Cornejo
Soft Tangerine : Chloe*; Jason Wu; Cacharel*; Thakoon Addition.
*Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Original Post by THE BEADING GEM