Okay, so I just made this name up because I had no idea what else to call it, but I have been starting to notice a new jewelry trend as you can see from the following pieces. I came across these necklaces on various fashion blogs and it does prove my point (as I have said many times) that the unusual or unique always gets publicity.
But what I love about this new jewelry trend is the creativity. This is really inspiring if you are a jewelry designer, but also inspiring for women who want to wear more of an art piece rather than make a fashion statement.
To me, this piece by Shop N2 is a great example of product design because it is taking necklaces in a new direction. It is almost telling a story without being kitchy. I’m not sure if it is fashion as much as it is a conversation piece, and definitely only a certain type of woman would wear it. Personally, I am not one of those women, but I know my 13 year-old daughter would love it, or a woman who likes to show some personality with her fashion choices.
This necklace by Monserat De Lucca is another great example of interesting product design. You may think someone would only buy this if they actually had attempted jumping out of a plane, but I think it is a great gift for anyone who is a risk taker or just someone who has a fun, whimsical side to their personality.
If you are a shy person, wear this necklace to a party and people will definitely start talking to you. I love this piece by Liliana Design on Etsy because the black makes it look like a silhouette, giving it a little mystique. With laser cut design growing in popularity, I imagine you can expect to see more designs in this vein.
Will these “action” pieces start a trend that carries over into other products, such as home decor? Only time will tell, but it makes for really interesting product design.
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