Are you STRUNG OUT on Beading?

What are the latest beading trends for Spring / Summer 2018?

If you’re strung out on beading, you’ll want to know what the latest beading trends are for Spring/Summer 2018. First, and foremost, you’ll want to consult PANTONE Color Institute for the color trends for Spring/Summer 2018 at The PANTONE Color of the Year is PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet (which can be found at

The PANTONE Color Institute is the leading color authority for the colors featured in the semiannual PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report. The colors are selected from the PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS Color System. According to PANTONE, this color system is “the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design. Each season, the Pantone Color Institute issues the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report as semi-annual color trend forecasts for the upcoming season, highlighting the top colors you can expect to see at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.”

latest beading trends
The PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report is the most recognized authoritative color reference guide for fashionistas, reporters, and retailers throughout the season. The PANTONE Color of the Year is PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet (which can be found at
traditional Japanese braiding

Ancient Japanese braiding method known as Kumihimo

One of the latest beading trends is to string a singular pearl, centering it and knotting it on each side of the pearl.

Whether you use leather or silk cord, or simple chain, it’s one of the hottest beading trends for Spring/Summer 2018. It can be worn as a choker or wrapped around the wrist as a bracelet for a barely there, carefree warm weather look.

Organic wooden beads are also on trend for Spring/Summer 2018.

They pair beautifully with the PANTONE fashion forecast colors, as well as come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Beachy looks are conducive to wearing natural elements, such as organic wooden beads.

On the bead weaving front, the hottest on trend technique is an ancient Japanese braiding method known as Kumihimo.

The design possibilities are endless with this ancient braiding technique, and bode well with the PANTONE fashion colors for Spring/Summer 2018. Just have fun with it!

Join us at the AKS Summer Jewelry & Bead Show at the Pontchartrain Convention and Civic Center, on July 13th, 14th and 15th.

The hours on Friday and Saturday are from 10am-6pm, on Sunday from 10am-4pm. Ticket prices are $5 for the ENTIRE WEEKEND for the general public. Get a reprieve from the heat of the summer and discover the latest beading trends at the New Orleans AKS Summer Jewelry & Bead Show!