“Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold,” the poet Thomas Hood wrote in the early 1800s. For thousands of years, gold has fascinated and bewitched us. It doesn’t tarnish, it’s easy to form into wearable shapes and its bright hue is complementary against any skin color. Over the centuries, people have attributed all kinds of mystical properties to the pliable metal — legend has it that Cleopatra slept wearing a mask of pure gold every night to maintain her youthful looks.
With such high, lasting value, it’s safe to say that gold never really goes out of style — but this season especially, we’re seeing a resurgence of gold in spring and summer fashion and in trendy jewelry. Fashion Week runways this spring were radiant with gold and yellow hues as designers including Ralph Lauren, Hermes and Moschino shone a spotlight on sunny shades. And with all of this gold-toned clothing headed our way on store shelves soon, we’re going to need some jewelry to match.
Just in time, the designers at Beadaholique have crafted some gorgeous gold-themed projects to get your creativity in gear. Get in on the popular chain maille trend with the Mobius Chain Maille Bracelet, a playful pattern that’s feminine yet edgy. The Jeweled Bee Bracelet dresses up a brass bangle with Swarovski crystals and a gold-tone Nunn Design bee piece. The woven, faux-leather Persuade Me Bracelet sparkles with gold seed beads and a tiny TierraCast charm.
For a glamorous, noir look, try making our Jeweled Noir Necklace, which features Swarovski flat back rhinestones for plenty of glitz. In the market for matching earrings? The Edgy Elegance Earrings dazzle with their cascade of gold chains. If delicate and simple are your buzzwords, check out the Crystal Point Necklace, which uses beautiful gold wire wrapping to set off a chunky crystal quartz gemstone. The A Vintage Twist Earrings feature elegant lines and a faux pearl to soften flashy gold bails.
A bold, gold cocktail ring can go a long way toward making a sophisticated statement. The Urban Hexagon Ring plays with a two-tone metal look that is very on-trend, while the Gold Doris Day Ring creates a timeless silhouette with floral-reminiscent bead caps and crystals in Crystal Clay.
For even more inspiration and information about how to use the gold products we carry at Beadaholique, check out our guide to using gold in jewelry. How will you accent your wardrobe with gold this spring? Let us know!