Spring Summer Fashion: Pantone Illuminating Yellow

Pantone illuminating yellow fashion ideas

Are you bold enough to wear yellow? Pantone Illumininating yellow is the color of the year 2021! Not everyone looks great in yellow but if you pair it with one of your favorite colors, you can have a fresh new look for this spring or summer! Try small pops of color with accessories like shoes, a bag, or earrings. You can find unique handmade earrings in yellow at my shop on Etsy, BluKatDesign. Click on photos to take you to my Etsy store or UrStyle page for more info.

Yellow button dangle earrings
Add lightweight yellow button earrings to update your wardrobe for spring and summer!

If yellow isn’t your color try a little bit of it it with gray (below), navy, blue, eggplant, purple or even minty green for a fresh new look!

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Retro yellow dangle earrings with vintage beads by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Retro yellow dangle earrings with vintage beads by BluKatDesign on Etsy
Yellow fashion ideas 2021
Fuzzy yellow fabric fashion earrings
Fuzzy yellow fabric earrings can add a pop of color and texture to any outfit!

Don’t be afraid to add a little color like yellow, it is the perfect color for the year, add a little cheery brightness to your life! ūüíõ

If yellow is not your color, please check out other colors in earrings: Vintage Inspired Earrings

Need other accessories? See: How Add A Punch Of Color To Your Summer Wardrobe With Clay Jewelry

For more fashion ideas follow me on Pinterest: Fashion inspiration

Do you like the color yellow? What colors would you wear it with? I would love to see your comments!

Runway Fashion Vs Real World

Runway Fashion Vs Real World


By Heather O’Cain, BluKatDesign on Etsy

Runway fashion vs real world. As a jewelry designer I like to get ideas from the runway, as crazy as they are and interpret them for the real world! I love bright colors and this clown-like photo from Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture Show was the inspiration:


Colorful and bold red and blue from Armani Prive Spring 2019 Couture Show

Below is my version with my red and blue poppy statement necklace and a flattering form fitting blue dress to make the necklace pop! Slim blue denim earrings blend with the dress, plain but elegant shoes in nude for a classy look! Keep it simple when wearing a statement necklace! I suggest a bright red clutch to go with:

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Red and blue poppy necklace

Red and blue poppy necklace by BluKatDesign on Etsy


art jewelry poppy necklace

Art jewelry poppy necklace

For more fashion ideas, please follow my Pinterest board:

Fashion Inspiration, Accessorize With Handmade Jewelry


I love the challenge of taking ideas from fashion designers and making jewelry and accessories that people would love to wear in the real world! Want to see more posts like this?  Please leave your thoughts below!

Shabby Chic Easter Egg Decorations

Easter egg decor

Decorative Easter Eggs,  Decorations,  Shabby Chic Spring Decor

By Heather O’Cain, BluKatDesign on Etsy

New for Easter! These Shabby Chic Easter eggs are perfect for your spring decor and will last for years to come. These decorative eggs are made from styrofoam with bits of scrap lace and trims with lovely pastel paper flowers. Each half dozen set I make is slightly different so you will be getting something unique and special. They would make a great gift for the host of an Easter dinner. Click on photos for details or to purchase:


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Decorative Easter Eggs

Decorative Easter eggs in a cake stand


Easter egg

Easter egg with paper flower


These Easter eggs would be great displayed in a basket or even a covered cake stand as a centerpiece! Hurry and get yours now as there will be a limited availability because they are handmade and not mass produced!



For more Easter ideas, please follow my Pinterest board, EASTER IDEAS

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Glam Rock Star Inspiration with Rachel Lowe Photography

My Radiant Orchid rose earrings featured in this fabulous shoot! Just love these colors!!!

Funny Craft Memes

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Crafting is kind of addicting for me but it can also be tedious, intense, time consuming, sometimes even stressful work and I must say you’ve got to have a sense of humor about it! Here are some of my favorite craft memes. This one above is one of my favorites. I did a google image search and found this is actually¬† Kathy from the Crafty Chica, who has the most colorful and fun craft blog, be sure to check it out!¬† A few weeks ago Pearl, from The Beading Gem’s Journal did a post with links to a ton of hilarious memes from Sylvie Landowne and the Handmade Ryan Gosling Blog, be sure to follow Pearl’s blog for great inspiration and jewelry tutorials and see her post with these funny memes at The Beading Gem’s Journal ¬† Here are a couple¬† of my favorites:


crafting funniescraft memesI thought I would try making a meme myself! There are several meme generators out there but I used Memedad.¬† Here are a few of mine, the first two are the Overly Attached Girfriend ¬† If you haven’t seen her videos they are a riot, maybe you have to see her in action to really get this! I just had to make one using the ancient alien guy too, he is so funny to watch!


overly attached girlfriend

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hey girl

ancient alien beads


Feel free to use my memes. Do you have any crafting funnies? Comments welcomed!

Butterfly Necklace Statement For Spring

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Art Nouveau Butterfly Necklace

Butterfly Necklace Statement For Spring

New for Spring! One-of-a-kind Art Nouveau butterfly necklace statement made with¬† repurposed vintage butterflies. I had these vintage butterfly brooches and jewelry parts for a couple of years. I even had the piece all wired together with the bead dangle and was almost finished but just didn’t know what else to do! It just did not look right so it sat on my bench collecting dust. The other day it¬† hit me to add a few vintage buttons and WOW! I love how it turned out, why didn’t I think of that sooner? A lot of my jewelry is like that; I have little arrangements of jewelry parts all over my shop waiting for ideas or parts to complete. You can wear it asymmetrically or straight on; the vintage chain attaches with lobster claw clasps! Here is an idea of what to wear with it:

Spring Fashion Statement


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Butterfly Statement Necklace

butterfly pendant

Wear Asymmetrically

butterfly necklace

Wear straight on or asymmetrically!


butterfly pendant

Unique Butterfly Pendant Statement

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Upcycled Jewelry

Butterflies may be cliche but they are forever! I try to add a little whimsy by making my butterfly pendants unique and different and by hanging them asymmetrically.  The bead dangles add a little sparkle.

Do you like upcycled vintage jewelry? Do you like how this necklace turned out? Comments are welcomed below!