Discover Designs and Applications for Swarovski Round and Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal Round Stones and Fancy Stones

Discover the distinction of the most brilliant cut on the market!

The stunning Swarovski Round Stones (aka Chatons) and Fancy Stones have exploded in popularity recently and I wanted to highlight the variety of applications that designers utilize, along with vast array of gorgeous styles, colors, and coatings you have to choose from.

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Most of the Swarovski Fancy Stones and Round Stones like the 1028 Xilion Chaton and the newest 1088 Xirius Chaton– one step closer to a diamond, feature brilliant faceting and have a pointed back that can be simply set into metal settings with prongs or into pre-cast settings which the stones can be glued into. Please contact me for more information on these settings.

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Free Poseidon Reef Bracelet Design and Instructions

Swarovski makes Fancy Stone settings in different shapes and sizes to fit the crystal stones exactly. There are a variety of options with Swarovski settings including a closed/open backs, one or two holes in the sides; options that allow you to easily string the settings into fashionable necklaces and bracelets such as the Poseidon Reef Bracelet made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

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Setting Swarovski stones into jewelry molds using an epoxy component is an easy and fun way to create unique designs for all kinds of sparkling projects. There are two great options to choose from: either Crystal Clay or the new product from Swarovski called Ceralun™ , a versatile and strong two-component, high performance ceramic epoxy composite that has been especially developed for the application using Swarovski crystals.

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Swarovski makes it a little too easy, providing you with an endless array of gorgeous color and coating options to choose from. The toughest part of it all is deciding on what colors you like best!

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Crystal Clay ~DIY with Endless Creative Possibilities

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Crystal Clay is a unique and terrific product that opens up endless creative possibilities. Crystal Clay is a two part epoxy clay that can be easily mixed together and formed into any shape you would like and adheres to anything. With a large variety of color options you can cover molds and manipulate it into any jewelry or artistic design your heart desires!

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Incorporate your favorite SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS into your designs before the clay hardens in about 2 ½ to 3 hours. The clay is completely hardened in 14-16 hours. The most popular crystals to use are the Swarovski Round Stones or Fancy Stones, as these have pointed backs that allow for a solid setting along with a thin silver foil that is applied to the back of each stone concealing the clay behind the stone and all you see shining through is the brilliance of the stones faceting structure and color.

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Sparkling Crystal Clay Balls in every color of the rainbow!

Swarovski Flatbacks can also be used for stones that don’t need deep settings. With crystal clay there’s no baking or curing, simply set your stones and let it dry. You can quickly and easily create stunning one-of-a-kind professional looking jewelry in a flash.  You can even apply special sparkle dust to your crystal clay providing a perfect color match for all of your fashionable creations!

 

Featured Designer ~ Wendy from Szeto Crafts

Wendy Szeto Crystal Snow Samba Bikini Bottom DetailWendy from Szeto Crafts is an eclectic artist who offers an array of creative crafts such as paintings, prints and costumes in addition to being a personal trainer and yoga instructor. Her beaded costumes featuring thousands of sparkling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS steals the show.

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Her Crystal Snow Samba Bikini is the most detailed costume she has made. The dazzling costume includes a headdress, bra, thong, gloves, jewelry and arm wings. The costume is covered entirely with about 4,000 sewn-on Swarovski crystals. Sterling silver chain and Swarovski beads also accent the costume. This bikini looks most impressive shining in the sun.

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The dazzling Snow Samba Bikini Bra highlights thousands of Crystal AB 5328-4mm Xilion Bicone Beads and is accentuated with a whimsical chain dripping with crystals that will playfully dance with you as you samba.
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Each Swarovski Crystal was meticulously sewn by hand to create an exceptional piece of wearable art.
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These amazing boots are adorned with hundreds of Swarovski Crystals topped off with a stylish feather element. If you are interested in having a costume made, contact Wendy at wendy@szetocrafts.com. She is not limited to Sambista Bikinis. Whatever your idea is, she is happy to discuss the possibilities and bring it to life for you.
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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

DIY Digital Devices with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS ~ BLING BLANG BOOM!

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It seems like I’ve been seeing these sparkling beauties everywhere, from cell phones to laptops the are absolutely gorgeous! Lets face it, it will brighten your day and it sure is a lot more fun to take a call or do your work from a custom sparkling device than a plain jane, everyone-has-the-same type of devise (insert yawn). You can even DIY your own digital devices and it’s super easy to do with a little time and creativity!

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Personalize and make your own special case that truly sparkles. All you need is to choose your favorite Swarovski Flatback color, style and size. The most popular style of Swarovski Crystal flatback is the Xilion round 2058 and these can be glued on individually using E6000 glue. The most popular sizes are the 12ss (3mm), 16ss (4mm)and 20ss (4.5-5mm).  This phone case sparkles in an ombre look starting at the top with clear Crystal moving into Light Rose and finishing off with Rose. A gorgeous display of graduated colors.

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All the stars love it and now you can  have that fabulous sparkle and be a star in your own right…

BLING BLANG BOOM!!!

Featured Designer ~ Cindy from Cindy David Designs

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Cindy creates jewelry rich in color, texture and meaning.

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Cindy David Designs Jet Earrings

These striking Swarovski Jet Black Faceted Crystal Teardrop earrings are a classic and stylish design dangling from fashionable Gunmetal Chains and Links.

Cindy David Designs Rivioli Earrings

These simple and chic Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Dangle Earrings on sterling silver ear-wires are designed in the gorgeous Aquamarine color. Aquamarine is the March birthstone color which is an exquisite hue of soft Caribbean blue water reflecting a crystal transparency, resulting in a beautiful pastel azure-like quality.

Cindy David Designs Swarovski Bracelet

This unique and elegant design features square and bicone Sapphire Swarovski Crystals and Freshwater Pearls accented with sparkling squaredelles to create a beautiful 14k gold-filled bracelet.

Cindy David Designs Peridot Ring

This classy Balis silver stretch ring highlights a Swarovski crystal bicone in the Peridot color as the sparkling centerpiece with accents of Crystal Rhinestone Rondellels that create a elegant touch to this trendy look. These beauties are made in a variety of crystal colors making it easy to customize your favorite color and style.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

Featured Designer ~ Angie from Sparkle Girls Jewelry

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Sparkle Girls Jewelry was created from the love of all things sparkly.  They decided to support their addiction to Swarovski crystal jewelry by starting  their own business and offering it at affordable prices to their friends and family. Thanks to the power of networking their business has excelled beyond their expectations. They understand that their customers are what make their business. Repeat patronage and referrals are what allow them to succeed. That is why customer service and quality are their top priorities. Each one of their pieces are hand made with high quality brass setting components and they only use genuine SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to create each piece.

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Swarovski Large Teardrop Pendant
This is a gorgeous necklace with two stunning centerpieces shown here with “Caffe Au Lait” Panache Choker and layered with the Multi Stone Necklace. It’s an outstanding and elegant design that is also available in a variety of colors.
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Love is always in style! This lovely Heart Pendant Shown here with “Auburn Sunset” Panache Choker is created using a variety of sparkling colors and elements. You are able to choose your favorite color combinations to personalize  this exceptional piece.
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Circle Pendant
The graceful color palate in this Circle Pendant is created with a an elegant blending of beautiful darker to lighter blue tones and is appropriately named “Crystal Ice” Panache Choker with a layered “Fade to Blue” Panache Choker. Customize this piece with a variety of color combinations that highlights your personal style.
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Oval Ring
This is a fun and unique cocktail ring incorporating a variety of fashionable stone styles with the Pearshape, Navette and Round Swarovski Xilion Fancy Stones, which are the most radiant faceting structure ever created allowing for more brilliance and sparkle. This special ring can be tailored to your personalized taste in color collection.
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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

Stylish Wedding Trends for 2013, Fashionable Color Palettes, Jewelry, and Accents

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“It’s mint to be!”

This gorgeous color palette of mint green, rose and gold  is one of the top wedding color trends for 2013. Similar Swarovski colors include Mint Alabaster or Mint Alabaster AB, Rose, or Light Rose and either Crystal Brandy or Crystal Golden Shadow. Floral or chevron patterns, along with lace and pearls are the ideal accents for a garden-style wedding. The fresh and cool tone of mint symbolizes renewal, growth and fertility – the perfect fit for a wedding!

Wedding mint gold and rose earrings

The stunning Swarovski Crystal earrings compliment this color palette flawlessly.  The timeless elegance of the 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone in clear crystal is radiant and captivating. The charming 4228 Xilion Navette Fancy Stones in the color Pacific Opal are delightfully arranged to resemble a flower and the final crowning jewel is the 4300 Pearshape Fancy Stone in a soft Light Amethyst color creates an overall piece that is simply enchanting.

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This beautiful Swarovski crytsal necklace boasts a a center piece of 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone. The soft, ethereal hue of Chrysolite Opal is surrounded by delicate 1088 Turquoise Xilion Round Stones accentuated by a gold setting completes this glamorous look. This would be a wonderful and eye catching piece for the bridesmaids jewelry.

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Applying rich and elegant gold toned accents such as these Swarovski 3265 Cosmic Sew On Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow to a wedding gown or accessories adds a dynamic element of sparkle and style.

Wedding Crystal Tree  Crystal Wedding Trees are brilliant and extremely popular. They are beautiful for adding a touch of sparkle to either a small seating table or can be as grand and spectacular as a large center piece.

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The Swarovski Prisms or lead free prisms in an octagon, pearshape or baroque style are perfect for creating  captivating and enchanting feel.

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Lavish wedding bouquets accentuated with crystals and pearls are a feminine and luxurious detail for either the bride or her lovely bridesmaids.

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Cheers to Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After!