Ultra Violet – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Ultra Violet.

PANTONE 18-3838
Ultra Violet
Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July team has been inspired by the color Ultra Violet! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

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1. Ultra Violet Drop Earrings by Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals

2. Ultra Violet Cushion Cover by Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann

3. Ultra Violet Pendant by Mairi from mairidesign 

4. Ultra Violet Socks by Solveiga from Knitwoolsocks

5. Ultra Violet Ring by friedasophie from friedasophie 

6. Ultra Violet Beaded Photo Holder by Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey 

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1. Ultra Violet Stuffed Snowman by Mary Bollinger from ByFreddismom

2. Ultra Violet Brooch by Mairi from mairidesign 

3. Ultra Violet Bead Ornament by Marjorie Scenna from mscenna

4. Ultra Violet Appliqued Quilt Block by zizzybob from zizzybob

5. Ultra Violet Dangle Earrings by Kristen from KestrelCollection  

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Ultra Violet board!

Are you a member of the Etsy Christmas In July team? Do you have Ultra Violet items that you would like to have pinned on Pinterest? See the #EtsyCIJ forums to participate!

Fall Jewelry Trends – Back To the Classics: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the Fall Jewelry Trends – Back to the Classics: Etsy article on the Etsy blog.

Gold Chains, Cocktail Rings, Hoop Earrings, Lockets, Pearls, and Charm Bracelets are the Fall Jewelry Trends – Back To Classic on Etsy! Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Hoops

Mairi from mairidesign says:

The article says, “When it comes to hoops, we’re not afraid to go big.” Well, here are a pair of big hoops with the most gorgeous rainbow thorn beads. Perfect for grabbing the limelight on the dance floor as the purply flames frame your face and sparkle like fireworks.

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Lockets

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

Hi! This necklace was assembled piece by piece until it just felt “done.” Sort of like, “if you give a mouse a cookie” just keeps going… I started with a green organza ribbon and then this necklace just kept going.

I love the classic and simple charm of a good ribbon but it needed a little dressing up, so I decided to add a golden book locket for a pendant. The locket on a ribbon was beautiful on its own but a book that can hold a secret reminded me gardens so I added a piece of gold filigree that reminds me of sunshine and dangled some clay flowers to grow.

Wear this necklace and take the garden with you! Remember that anything can grow if you work on it.

KestrelCollection

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Fall Jewelry Trends – Back to the Classics: Etsy Pinterest board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids: Etsy article on the Etsy blog.

Inclusive Toys, Llama Drama, Self-Care For Kids, Little Change-Makers, Rainbow Bright, Hands-On DIYs, and Milestone Signs are the Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids on Etsy! Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Inclusive Toys

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

Children, especially teenagers, love to collect their little treasures. I recommend colorful boxes for school supplies and boxes for various other small treasures. I’m painting my boxes by hand and you can also order boxes with your favorite motif: pet or other.

CanisArtStudio

Self-Care For Kids

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says:

When my daughter was little and she had to go back to school after the long and wonderful summer break I used to put little notes in her lunchbox that told her how much I love her and that I wish her good luck in school. I also did that when she had a test or a presentation etc. So I made a set of six lunchbox mini notes with a shamrock for good luck. They are folded square cards that allow the parent to write a short personal message inside. Love and good luck is a timeless trend!

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Little Change Makers

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

This necklace is perfect for a new middle-school student.

It fits with the 2018 back to school themes of self-care for kids and little change makers. A great confident booster for your tween! Give them this one of a kind gift and tell them to Read for the Stars! The only limit to our destination is how big we dream.

KestrelCollection

Hands-On DIY

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

I always looked forward to the first day of school, it was when I was able to reconnect with all my friends in the days before social media, cell phones, and the internet!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Top Back-To-School Trends For Kids: Etsy Pinterest board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Fabulous Flowers

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Fall is officially here, and it’s the time I plant some of my favorite bulbs so I can get that thrill of colorful flowers in the spring. It reminds me of all the joy planting, growing, viewing and displaying flowers brings to me. It makes me wonder about your flowery favorites. Our Christmas in July team members shared these items and stories.

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

I don’t like to plant or grow flowers, but I do love anything that is floral. I believe flowers brighten every day and anything that holds flowers or has flowers on it.

I found several vintage bottles at an estate sale. I kept looking at them and wondered what to do with them. I decided instead of selling them as is, I would paint flowers on them. This is what I came up with.

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Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

We pick fresh flowers from our yard throughout the year and use them in our photography for our bridal party and couple’s monogrammed gifts in our shop. We love the addition of the flowers in the images and love including a little part of our home in our work.

DesignstheLimit

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage says:

We enjoy finding vintage items like vases or decor with a floral theme. I took the photo of this toothpick holder earlier in the year. The Forget-me-knot flowers grew in our garden.

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Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says:

I definitely do not have a green thumb when it comes to flowers. However, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying them. I especially love the blooming flowers!

On the other hand, I also love faux flowers but I don’t want them to look like a cheap plastic floral decoration.

Allergies also run in the family so sometimes it’s a challenge to find just the right bouquet for our table.

That’s what inspired this neat item! It’s a combination floral and upcycled item all rolled up into one truly amazing conversation piece! The flower is made from pistachio nut shells! The finished bouquet is perfect for the table (if nobody in the family is allergic to nut trees)! The best part is, it can be custom made to match any decor theme!

Cynhumphrey

Lia Russo from Ghirlandiamo says:

I’m really fond of bulbs, particularly l do love irises. I liked the American Iris Society’s Facebook page, where I can see these wonderful flowers. And this is my homage to them.

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pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

I love flowers! Spring is my best display. I have many perennial flower beds but they are a lot of back breaking work. If only it wasn’t for weeds! These tin canisters are bright and flowery!

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Ilda Pereira from lililapt says:

Flowers are one of the favourite motifs I use when I embroider. I love them!

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Astrid Stenerud Prayag from RedNeedleQuilts says:

I love pansies. We always had pansies on the farm in Norway where I grew up. Every year, at the end of the cold and snowy winter, my late Mom bought seeds to grow for the garden. Among the several sachets with seeds, there was the pansies. I couldn’t wait for the seeds to grow, for the tiny plants to get big and strong enough to be planted in pots outside as well as in some of the flower beds. I love all the color variations the pansies have, so colorful and eye catching.

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JO from alustrousjewellery says:

Love flowers! I remember picking daisies as a child and making daisy chains, these daisy earrings remind me of that time.

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Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

I love fairy flower earrings. I make them in all different colors and styles and they are where most of the color resides on my shop.

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Connie Lee from Bungalow42 says:

It’s hard to imagine anyone that doesn’t love flowers. Hmmm… maybe those unfortunate folks with allergies. Well here’s a handful of flowers guaranteed to be pollen free!

Vintage lucite teal blue moonglow rounds and light blue Peruvian flowers – so pretty together. The clay fired hand painted flowers vary slightly from one to another adding a unique element to this sweet bracelet. These Peruvian beads have a folk art vibe that is a pleasing contrast to the luminescent vintage lucite moonglow.

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Gillian Haqqani from Gillisflowers says:

I have a shop full of flowers! Here though is a piece made from recycled paper and featuring two roses. Here I’ve used paper from an old copy of Pride and Prejudice but as a custom order you can scan me a page from your favourite book, the sheet music from a special song or even a section of a map showing a favourite place and I can turn into a truly meaningful piece of jewellery.

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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Roses are my favorite! Especially the fragrant varieties. This is a real rose bud encased in resin.

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Susan Fowler from SSFDesigns says:

Flowers!!I love flowers and used to be a florist till I retired this year. I usually try to incorporate flowers of some kind in my designs . Here I created a poinsettia pin for the holidays with just a touch of sparkle and holiday magic!

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Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says

How about a hand knitted and felted bag with a flower on it? Recently I purchased a book on how to make real flowers other than this one and knitting and felting them has been a real treat. My last purse that I sold was my cover photo of a red purse with pansies. There are lots of flowers to knit and felt, it just takes time and patience.

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Barbara from MermaidsHatbox says:

No hat without flowers. Flowers determine the style of a hat. Depending on material and design. This hat from jeans fabric with crochet flowers and embroidered with pearls is reminiscent of the 70’s.

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Christine from cwagenblass9 says:

I love making paper cut out flowers for diy creators. Tropical florals are a great way to decorate weddings and showers.

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Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

I love the idea of digital paper because once you purchase the file, you can keep it on hand and printout as many or few as you like. You don’t having to rush back to the store for more of the same when you run out.

This floral stationery is cheerful with beautiful autumn tones of warm reds and oranges. I captured the background photograph of straw flowers while shopping at a market in Montreal, Canada.

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Heather Youngblood from youngbloodMADE says:

A lot of my artwork focuses on flowers. I have recently become enamored with the the language of flowers. I am fascinated with the symbolic meanings attributed to flowers and love the lore of the Victorian age when flowers were purposefully and thoughtfully arranged so as to convey secret messages and nuanced thoughts.

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Cerena Levene from CerenaLevene says:

I truly enjoy flowering trees, with the branches being just as extravagant to me as the floral explosions erupting along those limbs. I enjoy the light streaming throughout, showcasing shadowy depths and highlighted blossoms!

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Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

Autumn is the last moment when I can paint flowers by nature. I like the colors of autumn flowers. They create strong accents and add joy when days are cloudy. I sketched pastel by nature. This is a classic still life.

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

I planted a special garden in the fall of 2016 so that I could show my Canadian pride in the spring of 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. This was a lavish display of red and white tulips. I couldn’t help but smile every time I walked past this part of the garden in the spring.

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Items Of The Week: Coffee Or Tea

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Winter, Spring, Summer, Or Fall

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am blessed to live in Minnesota where there are all four distinct seasons. Winter brings the snow and warm nights in front of the fireplace. Spring is filled with longer days and gardening. Summer is family time at the lake and dining outdoors. Fall brings refreshing mornings and glorious leaves! I don’t have one favorite season – I love them all!

Etsy Christmas In July team members are creative all year long and since we are a global team our seasons are different depending on the hemisphere! Here are favorite winter, spring, summer and fall inspired items from members of the #EtsyCIJ team!

SPRING

JO from alustrousjewellery says:

I love Spring, when all the flowers start to bloom and vibrant colours start to appear. This natural Amethyst gem stone which I have set into a Sterling Silver pendant will add vibrant spring colour to your outfit.

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Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

Spring is my favorite season after a long winter and all colors being just white and gray–the first green and bloom is so exiting like these agate pendants in beautiful pink hues.

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Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

Hello, my favourite season is spring. I absolutely love the flowers this time of year! The lovely perfume from jasmine, roses, freesias, lavender and more! These cards remind me of spring time!

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Summer

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

I love summer! We vacation on Cape Cod. This year we retired so we spent most of the summer at the Cape. In 10 days we return to New York state. Summer means clamming at the beach, crabbing, fishing, pool time and walking. What a good life!! Of course it included shopping, listing and teaming On Etsy. Here’s the sun at the Cape.

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PearlsVintagebyPam

FALL

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

Fall is by far one of my favorite season!

You get to open some windows and let the fresh air just pour in around you. The leaves begin to change colors and this prompts us to take a drive through the north GA mountains or through Stone Mountain park to get close to Gods handy work!!! My morning walks are even more enjoyable!

While we are true sweet potato lovers we do love the smell of things pumpkin spice!

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DesignsbyCristal

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors of leaves and the migration of birds. I love the drop in temperatures and the big cozy sweaters.

These earrings speak fall to me because they might be leaves changing to those beautiful bronze colors or they might be bird feathers sparkling in a fall sunset.

KestrelCollection

KestrelCollection

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

Autumn is both my favorite and least favorite season of the year! Allergy season is in full effect, but the beauty of the season makes it glorious. We love the changing of the leaves and hope everyone has the opportunity to visit Virginia at least once to experience our fall foliage.

DesignstheLimit

DesignstheLimit

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

My favorite season is fall! I love the leaves changing color and the mild weather! Harvest time and Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! Just a wonderful season! This Scare Crow pillow cover is just right to capture the fall feeling!

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Autumn Maple – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2017 is Autumn Maple.

PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple

A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette.

Laurie Pressman
Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute

PantoneFashion Color Report Fall 2017

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Autumn Maple! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says:

When making a necklace it takes many beads to build the necklace but sometimes one bead can catch your eye and in this necklace, one did. To me it was the strand of Amber which to me it reminded me of Luden cough drops (funny) but that is what I thought! The necklace just captures the fall time with the shades of oranges, golds, greens with shades of purples and rust. Next best thing there is no other like it! Autumn is definitely found in this necklace and the best part its on sale! Can’t ask for any more, can you?

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timetalentjewels

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

Pantone’s fall color Autumn Maple is a rich caramel orange. Similar to a tigers eye gemstone. This necklace strikes me as an elegant accessory to show off this season’s color.

KestrelCollection

KestrelCollection

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says:

As with so many things, I tend to create and design items that I feel are useful and needed by me. I am not one to do a lot of texting because it usually doesn’t end up being “pretty”. It usually entails a few “colorful” words being said because my phone automatically thinks it knows what I am trying to say and either my finger nails are too long or my fingers are too fat for the tiny little keys to push. Probably a combination of both.

So, having a handy little cell phone stylus attached to my phone not only dresses up the phone but also makes it much easier to text when I have to. It’s just a classy way to add some bling to the phone and solve a problem all at the same time. I like to consider it multi-tasking!

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Cynhumphrey

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

In the autumn, we are always looking for some warm color to match the beauty of the leaves around us. The lovely change of season colors are timeless and warm. This is a great accessory with your favorite handbag and a perfect storage for your sunglasses and eyeglasses.

joliefemmebydiana

joliefemmebydiana

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

I love earth colors. Mexican pottery displays earthtones. Autumn maple is found in my Mexican Pottery Collection. This bowl is a great example. Let’s get some rice and beans cooking to put in this bowl!

PearlsVintagebyPam

PearlsVintagebyPam

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

Pantone’s name, ‘Autumn Maple’ evokes yummy memories of maple bars and drizzled syrup on pancakes. The color is warm and homey. I designed this Halloween printable with our youngest children in mind. The color and font make it fun with just teeny tiny hint of scary.

StockLaneStudio

StockLaneStudio

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

While this photo card looks rather literal, it brings forth the warmth of the colour Autumn Maple Pantone. Often in the cooler days of fall/autumn, these bright colours give us the warmth we crave and find so comforting.

TheOldBarnDoor

TheOldBarnDoor

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Autumn Maple board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!