Rose Quartz And Serenity – Pantone Color Of The Year 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The 2016 PANTONE Color of the Year is Rose Quartz and Serenity. Pantone shares:

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern-day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.

In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.

Here are a few Rose Quartz and Serenity items from the CIJ team on Pinterest!

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Rose Quartz Necklace And Earring Set by VintageJoolsandMore

Rose Quartz Necklace by FirepanJewellery

Rose Quartz Triangle Pendant Necklace by LilyandFern

Rose Quartz Bead Necklace by Zeppola

Rose Quartz Sphere Pendant Necklace by beadloverskorner

Rose Quartz Delight Necklace by FirepanJewellery

Rose Quartz Bath Salt by GwensHomemadeGifts

Rose Quartz And Serenity Adjustable Bracelet by ClassyGlassAndJewels

Rose Quartz And Serenity Boho Bracelet by MadeOnKailash

Rose Quartz Handmade Chunky Beanie Hat by WoolyMomo

Rose Quartz Extra Soft Scarf by ClassyGlassAndJewels

Rose Quartz Girls Handbag by RobynFayeDesigns

Landscape Photography Blank Card by TheOldBarnDoor

Serenity Soap Sack by GwensHomemadeGifts

Serenity Cashmere Scarf by ClassyGlassAndJewels

Are you a member of the CIJ team? Do you have Rose Quartz and Serenity items that you would like to have pinned on Pinterest? See the CIJ forums to participate!

Member Feature: LilyandFern

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Michela of LilyandFern, our featured member!



Tell us about yourself.       

I’m Michela, I live with my husband in a small town located near lake, in northern Italy.

I love reading, cooking and all the handmade stuff. And I really love animals, especially dogs.

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I opened my little shop in 2011 to share what I created with the world. I knew I could do it only with Etsy being part of the community since 2008.

Tell us a bit about your products.           

My products are easy and perfect to wear everyday but also for special occasions like a wedding.LilyandFern1

What inspires your work?           

I take inspiration from everything I see around me and from what I love to wear.LilyandFern2

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

Well my future goals are spread to the world more and more stars!

My dream is to improve the jewelry in my shop, perhaps creating silver jewelry.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

I create each piece with care and attention after it is ordered. For example before using a clasp to a bracelet or necklace, I check that it works well.LilyandFern3

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

Unfortunately I do not have my own space, one day I hope to have a craftroom!

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

That every customer is important and we must always put the greatest care to satisfy.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Create with happiness and not for the money!LilyandFern4

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

I’m currently very busy: I’m studying for a diploma that I will end in June.

When I don’t have to study I relax by cooking, reading, playing with my nephew, traveling with my husband or taking a walk on the lakeside.

What is your favorite quote?

Never a failure, always a lesson!

Where can people find out more about your business?  

I have a blog but it is in Italian and it is mostly a collection of my recipes:

  Is there anything else you’d like to share?         

Thanks CIJ team for giving me the opportunity to talk about me and my little shop!LilyandFern5

If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.