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- Well, summer vacation is over for me and
it's now back to work. I spent my usual 1
month in California with it's wonderful weather,
beautiful beaches and nothing but sunshine.
The highlight of the trip was a jewelry party
arranged by a friend in Palm Springs and where
I was able to unveil some of my new designs.
The party was a total success with plenty
of shoppers to keep us busy. What's interesting
to note is that the jewelry styles here in
France and those of California are notably
different. As a result, many new designs needed
to be created in order to satisfy the tastes
of the Californian women. I'm looking forward
to repeating the experience again next year...
- During this year's Bead & Button Show
held at the beginnig of June in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin I was honored to be awarded 3rd
prize in the Swarovski© 1st Online Community
Design Award for my bracelet design "CHENILLE"
and which can be seen here
What made this competition different from
others that I've entered in the past is
that the winners of this competition were
chosen not by a jury, but rather by other
jewelry designers who are members of the
Swarovski Online Community . A tough crowd
to please !
The large crystal that can be seen on the
front page of Kenem
Bijoux is the trophy that was awarded
to me, as well as a very generous gift certificate
. More sparklies to make jewelry with !
- What's new in the way of jewelry designs
at Kenem Bijoux? Well, while in California
I had the opportunity to try my hand out at
wire wrapping pendants and I was immediately
conquered by it. The design possibilites are
endless and every stone, with its own "personality",
demands its own particular style. A lot of
practice though is now on the agenda before
you'll see the first of the pendants on the
website. Stay tuned...
"TOURBILLION D'OR" Bracelet
I just love this bracelet ... This month's featured
jewelry is my TOURBILLION D'OR bracelet made
with some absolutely beautiful handcrafted glass
beads made by American artist Carol SWOON, faceted
black onxy beads, gold foiled Murano glass "noodle
beads" and finished off with 24K gold vermeil
beads and toggle clasp . This bracelet is a
2-strand style bracelet strung on 20 gauge,
or 0.75 mm, stainless steel wire. Hurry and
check it out on the TOURBILLON
D'OR page for further details .
Pantone Unveils Fall 2008...
Serving as a wonderful base
color, Shady Glade delivers a natural elegance
to the fall palette. Taking green in an interesting
direction with its true green characteristics,
this hue is a departure from greens of seasons
past, which have had distinctively yellow undertones.
Reds are a steadfast favorite for fall and
Aurora Red is no exception. Versatile and universally
appealing, this true red adds a splash of energy
to the palette. Soft, dusky Withered Rose, with
its pinkish qualities and brown undertones,
is a versatile hue that blends with every shade.
Ochre, a beautifully mellow yellow with a hint
of mustard, adds a touch of lightness and spice.
Orange has had a long run, and now, more than
ever, consumers are gravitating toward intense
shades like Burnt Orange, bringing this once
steady background color to the foreground. The
complex yet modest Shitake is an intriguingly
understated shade, especially when teamed with
the robust colors of fall '08.
The colors featured in the PANTONE Fashion
Color Report are culled from the PANTONE FASHION
+ HOME Color System, the most widely used and
recognized color standard in the world. Each
season, Pantone surveys the designers of New
York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent
collection colors, color inspiration and color
philosophy. This information is used to create
the PANTONE Fashion Color Report and serves
as a reference tool throughout the year for
fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.
The top 10 Fall 2008 colors for women:
Iris (PANTONE 18-3943)
Lilac (PANTONE 18-3531)
Glade (PANTONE 18-5624)
the report ...
Swarovski Wedding World Tour 2008
After a successful launch of
the wedding initiative by CRYSTALLIZED™
- Swarovski Elements at Hôtel de la Monnaie
in Paris in January 2008, the crystal wedding
spectacular continues with a series of rollout
events taking place around the globe.
London was the kick-off of a global roll-out
campaign including appearances of the exhibition
in places like Dubai, Barcelona, Tokyo, China,
India and the US.
The first event - displaying the glittering
collection of unique wedding-related showpieces
created by world-renown designers and recorded
in a beautiful coffee-table book - took place
in London in April in the recently opened retail
store Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Cosmos &
Lounge on Great Marlborough Street.
After a cocktail evening that included participating
designers and international press, a one-month
exhibition was then unveiled to wow store customers.
Moving from the City of London to Dubai the
highlights of the wedding exhibition were unveiled
in the newly opened Raffles Hotel in Dubai,
where the large ballroom and two of the presidential
suites were transformed into a bride´s
dream. Including dresses from western desginer
like Galliano or Vivienne Westwood to traditional
gowns for the region from Rami Al Ali or Sohad
Acouri to a large range of interior and home
décor inspirations, the beautiful setting
in the Raffles hotel inspired fashionistas and
interior designers alike.
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In This Issue
Fashion Trends 2008
Autumn - Winter 2008 Fashion Trends
as seen on the catwalks...
This Month's Featured Jewelry
TOURBILLON D'OR Bracelet
| You can learn more about this bracelet
made with handmade glass lampwork beads, cultured pearls,
Swarovski crystals and sterling silver on the FRUIT
CRUSH Bracelet page .
FRUIT CRUSH BRACELET
We have a winner ! The
winner of the August jewelry giveaway was Martine M.
from France. Congratulations Martine ! September's jewelry
giveaway is my FRUIT CRUSH bracelet. The bracelet is
made of handmade glass lampwork beads, cultured pearls,
Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. As a subscriber
to the Kenem Bijoux Newsletter you're automatically
entered into each month's drawing. Take a look at the
Giveaway page and see how you can increase your
chances to win this month's HEART bracelet. You've got
nothing to lose and everything to gain from it !
To view this months Jewelry Giveaway! just click
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