Fashion Facets

As romanticism replaces minimalism in fashion, embellishments like embroidery and beading are showing up on everything from evening gowns to blue jeans. In fine jewelry, in which trends evolve gradually and blend seamlessly into one another, the ongoing trend for delicate, feminine jewelry has sparked a renewed interest in beads. Beads of all kinds—diamond, gemstone, precious metal, and pearl—are being used to create sensuous, flowing jewelry that drapes the skin like fine fabric. There’s no end to the creative ways designers are using beads, from classic single-strand necklaces to thick torsades and multi-strand bibs. The beads may be faceted or cabochon, round or long, symmetric or organic, or used in any combination thereof. Here are some of the newest ways to get with the bead. Yurman’s on Madison David and Sybil Yurman, creators of one of America’s most popular bra

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