Friday, September 22, 2017, marked the first official day of fall. But for the last two weeks, I’ve been feeling that fall chill in the air in Colorado. I’m no longer afraid to say it aloud: Fall is here and I can start showing off my fall jewelry.
My dad told me once that he thought fall is more colorful than spring is. He said that spring brings greens, but falls bring much more color. I have to say that he was on to something. No matter where I turn my head, I see a striking color surrounding me. Reds, yellows, and oranges hand from trees normally a green hue. Fall flowers continue to bloom in striking brown and burnt orange colors. And pumpkins, gourds, and squash in these same color variations decorate porches and mantles of homes in my hometown. Fall is one of my favorite seasons.
What does fall mean to me? Besides all things pumpkin (yes, I am one of those women) it also means that my jewelry design aesthetic takes on a different tone. Instead of leaning towards the cool colors I love so much, I find myself reaching for the earthy tones that match my surroundings.
My eye is caught by browns, reds, yellows, copper, gold, and rose gold. The good news about this change in aesthetic? My stash supports the transition. I have beautiful gemstones in earthy tones, lots of leather color variations, and beautiful copper components that compliment the season. And my confession: almost everything that fits the stereotypical fall theme is currently littering my workspace, both overwhelming me and making me think of multiple ideas at once, and inspiring me to think differently.
I’m looking forward to seeing how I’m inspired by the season with my jewelry designs.
What do you enjoy most about fall? How does the season inspire you? Share below in the comments!