- Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:50
Yarns in varying thickness are mixed with beads and plastic buckles for an updated look.
- Textiles gain traction: Suppliers are utilizing polyester and nylon for spring/summer models. Thin braids of thread are interspersed with beads and charms for an update on the friendship bracelet concept. They may utilize rhinestone-studded alloy spheres to resemble Shamballa jewelry. Thicker bungee cords are also woven into sporty cuffs, some of which have side-release buckle closures. Yarn-based variants are at least 33 percent less expensive than leather and alloy designs.
- Bright hues, few trims: Makers are paring down embellishment and compensating with intense color. Releases may have just one central ornament. The band and the accessories both use vivid shades.
- Wide styles persist: Items between 2.5 and 5cm across continue to be popular. Animal-skin products are usually even broader. While most companies adopt this trend in individual pieces, they also accept orders for stacked slim versions.
- Price projection: Although the cost of decorative elements is increasing, suppliers intend to keep quotes steady in the next six months.
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