All you bead

by Amanda Bedgood

All you need are amazing beads

Summertime's statement accesory just might come by way of beads. Keep the colors bright for a fun pop or go neutral for a pallete of grays and creams and raw linen.

There may not be anything cooler in fashion than pieces that both look good and fund a great cause - see those amazing 31 Bits bracelets. The candy colored creations from Knotting Hill help ladies in Uganda break the cycle of poverty. Read the amazing story here.

At Hemline a bevy of beaded necklaces are perfect for pulling off the eclectic vibe. Pair with wild belled pants and little worn tanks. We love the tassels, which seem to be trending all about town.

Vanessa V. brings the chunky statement necklace into summer with a beaded look with a cool gold chain. Just what you can wear with the season's nautical navy and crisp white.