Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Marion Jewels in Fiber Paypal Checkout Process 2024

 Marion Jewels in Fiber Paypal Checkout 2023 Explained
My online store, Marion Jewels in Fiber uses a very simple classic Paypal shopping cart. When you add an item to the shopping cart it opens a new window with the actual cart. Set both windows side by side while adding more items or toggle back and forth between the two windows. 
No Paypal account, and don't want one - Follow the steps below. 
Already have a Paypal account - The checkout is very easy. Just make sure that the shipping address in your account is up to date. Double check the email from Paypal confirming your transaction and email right away if anything needs to be changed. Also it was reported to me that a Continue Button might be the final Pay Now button instead, so dont be surprised if this happens along the way.
Have a Paypal account and want to bypass it - If Paypal recognizes your computer, open a private or incognito window on your browser to shop on my website and follow the steps below

Checkout without a Paypal Account


1. Check your cart and –> Click on either buttons
I found it makes no difference, it takes you to same next step.

2. Bypass your email address if associated with your Paypal account and –> Click

 3. Enter your email address and –> Click

4. Enter all your info and toggle Save info if you do not want to open a Paypal account

5. With toggle on left –> Click
If you are still having trouble using the shopping cart, email your order including the shipping address. I can either send you a Paypal payment link (payable by your Paypal account, or any major debit and credit card) or call you and take a debit or credit card by phone. More info is available HERE.

I hope this will help. Best, Marion



Friday, January 19, 2024

C-Lon Bead Cord Colors versus the Pantone NYFW Spring 2024 Color Trends


To continue on the ideas of the previous post... Pantone publishes its color trends for the general public just in time for the season. This year I have chosen one C-Lon Bead Cord color for all the 15 Pantone colors. 



C-Lon Bead Cord Colors versus the Pantone NYFW Spring 2024 Color Trends

I have already seen an uptick in purchases of C-Lon Bead Cord colors matching the color palettes precisely, especially the New Classics. Is it on purpose or subliminal, planned or accidental, a reflection of these color trends? Or do I simply notice the similarities more because I am aware of the colors chosen for 2024.

C-Lon Bead Cord Colors versus the Pantone NYFW Spring 2024 Color Trends 






The way I look at this ... It's another fun way to look at colors. If one of them gets you excited, then yes, include it in your next piece; if not, then ignore it. When I was doing 32 shows a year selling lots of earrings, I saw the effect of these trends, but they were delayed, especially on the West Coast. A year after a Color of the Year and Fashion Color Trends were announced, I got customers looking for earrings to go with clothes in these hues, shades, or tints. 



–> Post on C-Lon Colors and the 2024 Color of the Year

C-Lon Bead Cord –> In the Standard Tex 210 0.5 mm diameter

C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord –> In the heavier 0.9 mm diameter

Pantone Color of the Year –> Pantone Official Website

WGSN and Coloro –> WGSN+Coloro Website

C-Lon Bead Cord Colors versus the Pantone & Coloro 2024 Color of the Year


The Color of the Year? Peach Fuzz by Pantone or Apricot Crush by Coloro... Why is it important when choosing C-Lon Bead Cord Colors?


A lot of new fashion items will come out in the Color of the Year. In short, there will be many clothes available in this color range in the stores. And why does this matter for C-Lon Bead Cord colors? If someone buys a shirt or sweater in this color, they may want to accessorize with a new bracelet, pair of earrings, or necklace in a matching color. So yes, jewelry made with the Color of the Year can fulfill someone's desires. 


With this in mind, I started to choose the C-Lon Color of the Year about six years ago. Sometimes, it is just one color; other times, several. This year, I matched the Pantone Color of the Year 2024 Peach Fuzz with the C-Lon Bead Cord colors: Ginger, Sea Shell, Peach Glow, Tangerine, and Light Copper.

Oops, last year, I completely forgot to create the post in January, and when I realized it in June, I took a pass...

C-Lon Bead Cord versus Pantone Colors

In retrospect, here are the C-Lon Bead Cord colors I now choose for Viva Magenta, the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year: Wine, with the lighter Cerise and the darker Eggplant.

Back to the 2024 Color of the Year... A few years ago, WGSN, an international company specializing in trend forecasting and analysis, launched its own color system, Coloro, in partnership with the China Textile Information Center. Unsurprisingly, the Coloro and the Pantone Color of the Year belong to the same apricot bisque color family.

 Pantone & Coloro Color of the Year vs C-Lon Bead Cord Colors 

For the Coloro 2024 Color of the Year, Apricot Crush, I kept most of the same colors, added Copper Rose, and substituted Orange, a brighter, darker shade of orange, for the more earth-tone Light Copper. Light Copper was a better match to Pantone Color of the Year, whereas I found that these two new shades enhance the complexity of Apricot Crush. 




In addition, WGNS and Coloro have announced 4 additional colors besides Apricot Crush for their key color trends for Winter and Spring 2024-2025. From left to right:

Intense Rust –> Go with Black Currant C-Lon Bead Cord

Midnight Plum –> Go with Purple C-Lon Bead Cord

Sustained Grey –> Go with Grey and Nickel C-Lon Bead Cord 

Apricot Crush –> Color of the Year - See info above

Cool Matcha –> Go with Peridot C-Lon Bead Cord


Pantone comes out twice a year with a Spring/Summer and a Fall/Winter color trend report, but they hold everything closer to the vest, allowing only paying customers to see their future trends. Right now, only the Spring trends are available. See the next post for this report and how it intersect with C-Lon Bead Cord colors




Next Post –> C-Lon Colors vs Pantone NYFW 2024 Color Trends

C-Lon Bead Cord –> In the Standard Tex 210 0.5 mm diameter

C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord –> In the heavier 0.9 mm diameter

Pantone Color of the Year –> Pantone Official Website

WGSN and Coloro –> WGSN+Coloro Website