Hungary, the Land of Thermal Baths or the so called "Medicinal spas" has built up its reputation in high quality wines, handmade beaded necklaces, designer jewelery and porcelain products.
Handmade beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings, belts, bracelets and rings are crafted indigenously in Hungary and they have found their way into the hearts of the women and men all over the globe. Beads made of gemstones, glass, metal, wood, clay and shells of all kinds along with various other less frequently used materials are commonly used in making these handmade beaded necklaces.
Anna Feher, the founder of the Hungarian Bead Society, has mentioned the usage of over a thousand kinds of beads being used in the crafting of handmade beaded necklaces and jewelery. Paper beads, Millefori Beads, Chevron beads, carved gemstone beads are just a few of the many types of raw materials used by the Hungarian artisans and jewelers.
Handmade beaded necklaces, danglers and other pieces of jewelery have lived through the Victorian Era (When it was a popular type of handwork) to the modern times in the garb of fashion and designer pieces.
Sometimes seed beads are sewn artistically on to a fabric backing to create neck pieces that look like broad collars; handmade beaded necklaces can also be created by wrapping them around non tarnishing jewelry wire for that chic Hungarian look.
You can place your orders online or get in touch with local traders in Hungary and choose your own designs for handmade beaded necklaces and various other accessories. Various e-catalogues and design books help you choose that perfect beaded piece of jewelry for yourself.
Evan Yurman, director of designer watches for David Yurman has been inspired by the electrifying energy of the New Yorkers to design a special timepiece for those who live in the city renowned for its independent music scene and modern architectural wonders.
This designer watch has been crafted indigenously with the perception of looking commanding and masculine during the day but transforming into one of the most stylish designer watches as evening takes over.One of the most promising designer watches which are available in the limited editions and exclusive range, on the racks today is the Black Dial Chrono, a striking steel and black-diamond timepiece designed by Evan Yurman which can be viewed at the Dave Yurman's store at Madison Square.
Over the months many other designer watches have been inspired by the city that never sleeps. The undaunting energy of New York is reflected in some exciting designs available at the luxury outlets and designer watches salons such as Vacheron Constantin, Breitling, and Chopard which were already displaying respectable and branded designer watches as Panerai, Montblanc, and Omega.
Designer watches with a smart blend of contemporary and classical styles, which are simplistic yet bold are available at the online stores of Rado, Feldo, Gucci, Montblanc, etc. Portals dedicated solely to the online sale of designer watches and timepieces for men ad women are becoming increasingly popular as they catalogue the classiest brands at the best prices . Global customers are greatly convenienced by the easy access to these labeled designer watches which have stood the test of time.
© Mauro Cateb
The following are some of the biggest jewelry trends for Fall 2012. Since the New Year had brought bright colors, there is a high chance that Fall shall see a toning down of the color palette. Neutrals, flesh tones and earthy colors shall be in vogue when it comes to jewelry later this year. Trendy materials in jewelry shall include shell, wood, seed beads and lots of resin plastic. One of the major jewelry trends shall be a preference for the flesh tones such as dusty rose, nude, white and cream with jewelry made out of metal, cord, shell and resin. The 70's look seems to be coming back in fashion again with 70's inspired colors for jewelry like browns, yellows, cobalt blue, orange, grey, black, etc. This Fall we shall also see pieces with a lot of texture, geometric shapes and components – reminiscent of the 70's. Earthy tones in jewelry are definitely going to see an emergence. Leaf, animal and floral accents and dream catcher styled jewelry are all set to take the season by storm. For the independent and assertive woman, tribal inspired jewelry is another hot trend in the making, with pieces created out of seed beads, wood beads, resin stones and enamel accents.