Austin is a city on the cutting edge of fashion and accessories in the lone star state. And when designers like Misty Evans enter the scene, there is no doubt that her jewelry is going to be a "must have" for women of all age groups. Adorning yourself with Misty Evans Design Jewelry can transform any outfit into a trend setter, even if the clothes you are wearing are a few years old.
Being a lifelong artist, Evans had a passion for creating designs with color and various materials as soon as she could pick up a crayon. A childhood kit led to the first pieces of jewelry she ever created thus forming the base of her jewelry making passion. As an adult, Evans started her career as an interior designer. Evans says, "A lot of the influences in my designs and color schemes come directly from the design process and colors and patterns found in fabrics and building materials. In some ways, the designs we created in the custom home industry were similar to those created in my jewelry designs. For example, elaborate tile designs that actually used some semiprecious stones and metals as accents."
Today she creates bold jewelry pieces that use those metals and semiprecious stones in innovative and unconventional ways while hinting at the current design trends. Looking ahead to Spring-2013, Evans shares her insights. "We are seeing the re-emergence of strong geometric themes and shiny polished metals. Fringe is back this season in a major way."
In terms of color, Evans forecasts black and white in patterns as being very prominent and popular. Pastel water colors as seen in the Pantone color forecast for spring include a lot of rosey pinks, melon greens and peachy, orange tones all the way to jewel tones as seen in the color of the season-emerald green.
Planning on some soft pieces using the season's pastel colors as well as some bold saturated jewel tones in the line will only enhance Evan's designs. "My goal this season was to break out of my shell just a bit by working with another medium. You can expect some surprises from the coming spring line including hand carved stones set with Swarovski crystals." While simple and sleek is an underlying theme throughout many pieces Evans creates, this season it just happens to be a design trend on the runways.
Working with 14K gold fill and sterling silver metal along with some pre-formed brass and bronze gold plated pieces, Evans uses quality metals when designing her jewelry. Stones include quartz, chalcedony, some precious gemstones, druzy, Swarovski crystals, onyx and turquoise. "I am a big fan of naturally occurring crystal matrices and I will be incorporating them into some pieces looking ahead."
Available online at www.mistyevansdesign.etsy.com you best get ready to want more than one of her dazzling designs. Austin retail locations include Dolce Blu Eyelash Studio in the Domain, Csilla Wear on Congress, 5 Elements Medi-spa in Steiner Ranch and more are to follow. In Dallas, you can find her designs at The Gemma Collection.