Spring Green Anticipation

Spring Green Anticipation: Our Spring Jewelry Collection

Roslyn Fashion & Jewelry: Your Life in Color green, Spring

In the Spring, greenery is just coming back. We see it in nature as crocus pushes their way out of snow covered ground.  We also see it in fashion magazines who prepare for a new season many months in advance. For those of us experiencing frequent snowfalls, we are probably wondering if we will ever see spring green and in anticipation, we will look at a few aspects of green.

The Psychology of Green

Green is an emotionally positive color, the color of growth, renewal and rebirth – the color we associate most often with Spring. Many find green a relaxing color and associate it with nature and the outdoors. Green is made by combining the optimism of yellow and the emotional calm and insight of blue. This combination of color inspires hope and a generosity of spirit not readily available from other colors, hence its popularity. When we think of symbolizing the natural world with a color, most likely it is the lovely color green.

Spring Green for Good Luck

Ever wonder why St. Patricks Day, which occurs on March 17th, uses the color green? Drinks, clothing, wreaths, party favors, cakes, donuts- the world turns green on this day and it is not restricted to those who are Irish. It is said that St. Patrick used a three-leaved plant known as a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish who had not yet converted to Christianity. Over time, the green shamrock became the symbol, songs were populated and the holiday was celebrated by many. Each year more festivities get added; town parades, rainbow colored confetti, green top hats, Hershey kisses in green and corned beef and cabbage meals even in fine restaurants.

The phrase luck of the Irish seems to have multiple meanings. It could be that the Irish land on their feet when bad things happen, because they survived famine, war, and prejudice and found good fortune. Perhaps it came about when people of Irish descent went panning for gold out West, found more gold than other panner’s and the term ‘pot of gold’ was coined. The phrase is used almost wistfully and found often in poetry. Use of the green four-leafed clover has become a symbol of good luck.

St Patrick's green collage

 

Green in Today’s Fashion

Regardless of the weather, sweaters and jackets of all weights are a must for every season. If you follow fashion magazines and style blogs for inspiration you will notice that army green, otherwise known as camp – is a major trend. The military look, utility jackets, camp prints and unstructured garments can be found in army green hues. As Spring approaches a lightweight topper is the perfect piece for transitional dressing; drawing in trends and updating your look.

camo trendy styles for spring green

The Greens of our Spring Collection

At Earth and Moon Design, we have been thinking, designing and anticipating Spring. We take our cues from both nature and the runways to create one of a kind pieces that keep you on trend with individualistic, artisanal flair.  Here’s a sneak peek of new pieces highlighting green gemstones, lampwork glass, and Czech glass. Please stay tuned to enjoy the full bloom of our upcoming Spring Collection.

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I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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      Thank you, Norma Doiron for your enthusiastic praise.Appreciate the sharing of our designs and you never know- a friend, contact, gift, fan. So thanks. I do the same with your wisdom, blogs and groups.

  1. Spring is definitely a much welcomed time of year for all of us who spend our winters in the grey and gloomy northern climates. The colours of spring always uplift me and I can’t wait for the first blades of grass to show or the first crocus to peek its beautiful colour out of the soil. I loved all the “green” references and although I don’t wear army green, because of my complexion, I do love blue greens and find I am incorporating more and more green into my wardrobe. Another interesting fact I had uncovered a while ago when I was writing an article was that, ” A study by German researchers discovered that when people glanced at the colour green for two seconds before doing a creative task, it actually boosted their creative output in comparison to briefly looking at other colours, like white, grey, red, and blue.” That is directly from my piece and I hope you also find it interesting. 🙂 Green is a good colour to have around all the time if we want to foster our creativity. Thanks for the spring like introduction and I personally, cannot wait for its full arrival.

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      Beverley Golden, thank you for your reference to the effect the color green has on creativity. You could have left a link to your post about it or the research. I shall pay more attention to my own habits and actions regarding looking at green before I design.I will be talking more about spring in the next few weeks, as we approach the official start date and the release of our full collection. Thank you so very much for your contribution to the blog and topic.

      1. Thanks for the offer to leave a link to the post, Roslyn. It is an older post, however, there is probably still new things readers can learn from it. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/beverley-golden/viral-stories-roundup_b_1395067.html One additional thing I seemed to forget to mention in my previous comment, was that March 17th, good old St. Paddy’s day is actually the day I met my ex while on a date in a blizzard. The pub was serving green beer, which I have actually never quite understood…green wasn’t my favourite colour back then, plus I didn’t drink beer anyways. 🙂 Look forward to hearing more about your spring findings and your new jewelry too!

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          I remember reading that in your memoirs. It seems many dates in our lives become associated with events. I loved your story about your wedding, boots/shoes. You might excerpt it into a blog.

  2. Such a lovely post, Roslyn! I love all the “green” references. I, too, am anxious for Spring! It feels like such a long winter. As always, your pieces are unique and very pretty. My favorite in this group is “Passion Fruit.”

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      Yes Alexandra McAllister, it was a long, hard, really cold winter for many of us, which is why I couldn’t wait to get into revealing a peek at spring, both in jewelry and context. I look forward to your favorite choices.

  3. Green is definitely one of my favourite colours so it’s easy to resonate with your dazzling Spring Collection They are all so stunning it’s hard to make a choice but I think perhaps the Passion Fruit stands out not necessarily aesthetically because they are all outstanding, but the colours bring a summer feel to the air. My second choice would be Babylon with its very calming and alluring display of greens. I have this thing for military green and have several camouflage outfits so was naturally drawn to Dancing Leaves which I think would compliment my style well. Your choice of green works well for the much anticipated transition to Spring and what better way to celebrate the new season than your spectacular Jewelry Collection. I always enjoy your wonderful array of colour and design.

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      Thanks, Michelle Williams for your enthusiasm for our jewelry. Glad the color and jewelry resonates with you. We will be revealing our full spring collection soon. This was just a tease.

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  4. I really love how you explained the rationale around the green and what it stands for! You have beautiful pieces and I love how you are already getting ready for Spring! I know my brain is certainly there while I’m thawing out from all the snow. I pinned a bunch of these pieces, but I think my favorite are the Army Green Whimsicals! I love fun pieces that are unique and different.

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      Thanks, Heather Santo for your enthusiasm. Army green whimsical earrings are one-of-a-kind and are a fun style. It was uplifting to write about what is coming, for sure- Spring. We will all dance around the Maypole.

  5. I can always count on you for a little history, Roz! I was anticipating your story on St. Patricks Day. I choose to talk about GREEN too. Army green in today’s fashion is one of my favorite styles, and your dancing leaves bracelet is perfect for that. Thanks for the visuals!

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      Holly Jean, the humor in this is that I was not a big history fan, but as it relates to our product, I too am learning and enjoying it more. It provides some background content that does guide us. I enjoyed your blog about green and appreciate your comment.

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      Kungphoo, Really great you know your wife;s favorite color. Many husbands don’t. so kudos to you. Thanks for showing our spring green collection to her. More will be added in the next few weeks. This was just an tease.

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      Beth Niebuhr, I imagine if a poll was taken, Spring would be everyone’s favorite season. Especially after the harsh winter we had. But who could not favor rebirth?

  6. Gorgeous collection you have created with green. Each piece is so unique and beautiful. You always write such inspiring blogs full of information to match your collections. I always enjoy reading them and learning something new every time.

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      Thanks, Meryl Hershey Beck for your enthusiasm and compliments.It becomes a two-way street knowing my readers enjoy the bits of history content, inspires me to continue in this vein.

  7. I love green! it’s one of my favorite colors. I think it goes with just about everything, the way it does in nature. These creations are stunning and I wish I had an occasion to buy every one!

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      Tina, I wish you had many occasions to dress up, don jewelry, and here is a thought. I know working in the flower shop you dress to be comfortable. Did you know that when you add a piece of jewelry even to casual clothes, you feel more feminine and can catch someone’s eye?

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  8. Rosyln, you’ve got quite a unique Spring Collection for your jewelry! I love those gemstones! Do your jewelry names correspond to seasons? Is that how you come up with the names?

    Great article! I love how you tie the green color to St. Patrick to trendy Spring Fashion to your jewelry collection.

    Thanks for sharing!

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      J.B Lumbie, this was just a tease of our collection. My partner daughter does the photography and product uploads. She looks at a finished design, relates to it and gives it a name based on the vibes she gets from it. Often it relates to nature where the inspiration to combine the components comes from. Thanks for asking and for your comment.

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  9. I love this post Roslyn! Truly inspired writing, I love everything to do with colors, and spring green is lovely, makes me feel optimistic for the months to come! As for the clothes and the jewelry you offer, they’re absolutely beautiful and lovely. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous spring collection!

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      Renee, this was jus an introduction to our spring jewelry collection. It was a pleasure to write. Like everyone, been thinking about snow disappearing and green bursting forth. Thanks for your comment.

  10. I noticed the military green at local stores lately. Even some pieces in camo that my hubby hates. He’s retired military and if you’re not military, you’re not allowed to wear camo. Kinda makes sense coming from a military background. Great jewelry pieces and love the history lesson on st. Patty’s day.

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      You are so welcome Hazel. Years ago we called this color Khaki and in my neighbourhood the only ones who wore camo were the guys wanting to go into service.Seems things always get recycled. Thanks for your comment.

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      Thanks, Jenn Malone for your comment. This was just a sneak peak and will be writing about more spring fashion and jewelry in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

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      Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and purchase. Others say they want and don’t take the action. We might call you crazy but, you are a ‘make it happen’ kinda crazy.

  11. Love the earrings!

    I’m a big fan of St Patty’s day, it is a celebration of fun, friends and music. Interestingly, I was in Ireland once for St Patty’s day and it was very different. It is much more of a serious holiday, more based in history and religion then drink and song.

    Did I say I love the earrings! 🙂

  12. I always love reading your blogs Roz as you give an educational moment or some sort, to share with your precious jewels. While I am not a fan of that puke/pea green, I do love the camo color, as long as it is in a cargo pant or the like. Funny thing, not a fan of the neon green, but totally dig Passion Fruit, very pretty, however my fav is the Whimsical earrings. Darling!

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      Kristen Wilson, I am beginning to see a pattern as more of my readers are choosing favorites. That could be a good thing.Personally, not a green fan, but love green and purple combo. When I started blogging a year ago, I had the choice to go lifestyle or content. Hanging out with many social media types, I went with content, hence history provides it. Behind the scenes is always lifestyle.

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  13. Great article Roslyn! I am a red-head and a Celt by birth so green features heavily in my wardrobe. I also love being out in nature as much as I can, the hopeful green of spring is so therapeutic. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  14. These are some stunning pieces of jewelry Roz! Now that summer is around the corner, I know where I can come to get myself some awesome jewelry to brighten up my wardrobe for spring and summer! Thanks so much for always sharing your products and posting such awesome pics!

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  15. Great post where I continue to learn cool stuff! Thanks Roz! I love the gorgeous earthiness in your Babylon piece! So pretty. I also liked the Guinness and brownie pic – guess the green there is my envy of not having that to enjoy now! 😉

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