Here you will find a style definition or guide for each of the 50 style types that are optional attributes in the sell on etsy form.
They drive me crazy! I don’t know or remember some of them and always have to look them up, so I decided to make this list.
Ever look at one like “Kitsch” and just say what the heck is that? Some of the styles are pretty self-explanatory and the others you are like WTF?
I started this list and was about halfway through and have decided to go ahead and publish what I have, so list will be a list in progress…
According to Etsy these styles are optional and not necessary, but when you are trying to be found on Etsy every thing counts!
50 style attributes in Etsy listing form (not complete)
Abstract – anything that doesn’t fall under another category
African – bright and bold colors and lines, jungle animal patterns, tribal
Art Deco – rich colors, geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation
Art Nouveau – curved lines, flowery
Asian – This is really hard to define in a short description because it can encompass a very large global area and many time periods. So for now, for the sake of jewelry lets just say oriental, eastern religions and designs which have a non-western flair.
Athletic – Anything sporty or having to do with sports
Avant Garde – Experimental & innovative designs
Beach – Ocean themed, seahorse, shells, ocean colors, etc.
Cottage Chic – (or Shabby Chic) pastel colors and flower patterns, also repainted or finished items where some of the original shows through
Country Western – Cowboy Hat, boots, leather belt, bolo tie
Edwardian – Very similar to Victorian style however clothing was a little more relaxed and hem lines were shorter, this time period was very brief
Fantasy – This style seems to encompass medieval styles and steampunk styles
Folk – folk style or folk art is decorative and utilitarian as opposed to strictly aesthetic, traditional rules for perspective and proportion are not used.
Goth – Goth is a subgenre of Gothic styles and is mainly characterized with the use of all black clothing, nails, hair, etc. But it can be colorful using dark and dramatic hues.
High Fashion – Exclusive, custom fitted, strictly handmade using difficult time-consuming techniques
Hip Hop – Styles associated with Rap music, DJing or break dancing. Usually baggy pants, t-shirts, chains.
Modern – A sort of generic term for anything that’s made now and is the typical example of it’s time. The thing about the modern attribute tag here is that it will put a modern angle on anything else you choose.
NeoClassical – Ancient Greece or Rome
Resort – “Cruise Wear”, upscale
Zen Style – This style is also an oriental style but mostly focussing on clean lines, simplicity, peaceful and meditative, having to do with Buddha, inner peace and calm.
If you are looking for one that isn’t defined then try this list I came across on the Etsy forums. This list of attributes was done by sparrowsalvage several years ago, and I will be incorporating some of her definitions also.
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I know you have seen this term used, but what is steampunk really? Look up this term on Google and you get this definition:
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
“Steampunk” style carries an inventive, time-merged feel, combining science fiction with Victorian style, complete with antique technology and steam-powered inventions that sprang to life during the late 19th century.
Steampunk encompasses all art forms and many other time-periods including the wild west, alternative worlds and universes as well as futuristic science fiction and fantasy.
Imagine dreaming about something futuristic and then trying to build it with rustic parts and pieces that are only available in your current time period.
The waste-not-want-not philosophy of Steampunk is embraced by many people because it runs contrary to the disposable culture we live in today.
Making Steampunk Jewelry
Within the steampunk style, special emphasis is placed on repurposing lost treasures and incorporating mechanical materials with imaginary functionality into jewelry designs.
The above picture shows my own attempt at making futuristic ray guns out of parts and pieces I had in one of my “stray bead” boxes.
This avant-garde style is best done when you are in a particularly creative mental state. For so many of us different focal bead shapes, colors and unique findings are what fuels our imagination and creativity.
See the Best Sellers below to add to your “stash” for Steampunk Jewelry designs!
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Spotted on the wrist of Scarlett Byrne on the Vampire Diaries season 7 premiere was the Celtic Dragon bracelet by Bead Lovers Korner! I was really excited to see that it was chosen to be worn on the show!
The Celtic Dragon bracelet was gifted in consideration for use to the wardrobe stylist team of the CW Network series in a collaborative gift bag from The Artisan Group®.
Bracelet worn by Scarlett Byrne in the first few scenes
Scarlett Bryne as the character “Nora” wears the Celtic Dragon bracelet in the first few scenes of the long-awaited “The Vampire Diaries” season 7 premiere. The TVD episode title “Day One of Twenty-two Thousand, Give or Take” aired on October 8, 2015.
Nora is seen in this tweeted photo below wearing the bracelet, made with red sesame jasper, which complemented the floral theme in her blouse.