SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS New Innovations Spring/Summer 2015 Part 4!

Swarovski_Innovations_Spring_Summer_2015Swarovski’s New Innovations for Spring/Summer 2015

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New Swarovski 3018 Crystal Rivoli Button (four holes)

The new Swarovski 3018 Rivoli Button, with it’s stunning Rivoli faceting structure, is offered with four holes. This is a unique and elegant addition to the button family that adds more versatility and functionality to the design world.  It will complement any design, fulfilling women’s current demand for stylish simplicity as well as adding a touch of sophistication to menswear.

The Rivoli Crystal Button (4 holes) is extremely easy to apply and can be used as a functional button on clothing, a decorative button on accessories, or as a stunning embellishment in interior design.

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New Swarovski 3258 Bow Tie Sew-On Stone

Cut simply to look like a bow tie or bow, the Bow Tie Sew-on Stone has a youthful and playful appeal.

Offering a classic versatility that works with romantic and feminine looks as well as strong and lean designs, the Bow Tie Sew-on Stone is both iconic and fun. Perfect for bringing classic knits up to date. This classic shape is so versatile: perfect for children’s wear, and for having fun with cute, feminine looks, as well as creating grown-up elegance. It is a must-have for fans of figurative design. The new Bow Tie Sew-on Stone can also be used for jewelry.

Sew-On-Stone Application & Usage Information

· Application by hand, with a standard domestic or industrial sewing and embroidery machine.

· Synthetic multifilament with a thread count of Nm 80 are most suitable because they are more resistant to abrasion.

· If using a sewing machine deactivate the transport system to avoid any movement of the fabric.

· Select the over edge stitch.

· The element can only be applied by removing the standard presser foot because of the height of the article.


New Swarovski 6022 Xirius Raindrop Pendants

The new 6022 XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant is a stunning chaton-cut drop pendant is ideal for both elegant and futuristic designs. For the first time its colorful effect is applied from the top, rather than the side, to achieve an even look throughout the piece. When seen from the side it has a classic look, but when viewed from below a dazzling kaleidoscopic effect comes into play. Use these beauties as an eye-catching necklaces, earrings and charms for bracelets.

Its conical shape adds sculptural volume, which meets the current demand for architectural pieces and progressive 3D design. It is particularly effective when used to create stand-out statement pieces, and when combined with smaller sizes its water-inspired droplet shape has an exciting nature-tech appearance. The kaleidoscopic complexity of the XIRIUS cut finds its match only in nature’s miracles: captured in the new XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant is the beauty and wonder of a fresh summer shower. The drop motif is the perfect embodiment of Swarovski’s most brilliant crystal. Look at it from the sidea classic. Look at it from belowa phenomenon!

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New Maison Martin Margiela for Swarovski Crystalactite Pendants (style numbers; 6016/G, 6017/G, 6018/G, 6019/G)

The Crystalactite Pendants are an exciting, contemporary interpretation of a natural stalactite and were developed in collaboration with the renowned fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. The Pendants reflect Margiela’s Crystalactite haute-couture pieces with their strong, modern look and sophisticated cut enhanced with matte facets—a work of art with timeless appeal. Together with an easy-to-apply hole at the top, the Grand and Petite Pendants offer myriad design possibilities for strong, contemporary designs, and for recreating haute-couture looks.

The Grand Crystalactite partly frosted (art. 6016/G) features the Maison Martin Margiela logo, while the Crystalactite Pendant Grand partly frosted (art. 6017/G) comes without the logo. The same is valid for the Petite Pendants: The Petite Crystalactite partly frosted (art. 6018/G) features Maison Martin Margiela’s logo, whilte the Crystalactite Pendant petite partly frosted (art. 6019/G) comes without the logo. Please contact us for order details.

4470 Swarovski Cushion Cut Fancy Stone Rosaline

Swarovski 4470 Cushion Cut Fancy Stone Line Extension New Color Rosaline

The gorgeous and classic 4470 Cushion Cut Fancy Stone is now being made in the subtle pink hue of Rosaline. A beautiful addition to the many colors and coating offered in this popular style. (please contact us for more color options than what is listed on the website).

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New Swarovski 4568 Cushion Cut Fancy Stones

The new 4568 Cushion Cut is an elegant new Fancy Stone with a pointed back, inspired by classic gemstone cuts.Numerous colors and effects for the Cushion Fancy Stone are also available without foiling, making it ideal for exclusive and elegant designs. Versatile, modern, and sophisticated, this classic cut and shape is perfect for combinations and fits any design direction. Create confident statement pieces with maximum brilliance, or use this cut with natural materials for a tactile, romantic style.

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I hope you are inspired by these new and gorgeous SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS!

Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Classic Theme

Swarovski_Jewelry_Trend_Inspirations_Spring_and_Summer_2015Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Trend Inspirations – ‘Traces of Time’

This season, Swarovski’s trend analysts have identified a radical change of mindset in relation to lifestyle choices. Referred to as ‘Traces of Time’, it relates to today’s changing perceptions of age, where the phenomenon of aging societies is having a huge impact on a global scale, leading to important changes in healthcare, retirement systems, and family structures.

Indeed, the generations are converging: the older groups are staying youthful and more carefree, while the young become less rebellious and more career-oriented. This new way of experiencing the impact of age on choices, lifestyles, and aesthetics is reflected in Swarovski’s new season’s crystal assortments. There are four key inspirational themes and corresponding innovation highlights for Spring/Summer 2015: Faded Memories (Classic), Sunset Rituals (Romantic), Vivid Moments (Progressive), and Forgotten Dreams (Glamour).

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Classic – Faded Memories theme.




With the ongoing recession, the relentless drive of technology, and the overcrowding of our physical and mental space, we hold on to memories of better, more carefree times.

“Technology has complicated our lives. We hunger after the simplicity of the past, or the effortless days of our childhood. We need to adopt the simple notions of playfulness and individual expression if we are to avoid becoming bland and homogenized nations.”

This need to get away from it all is one of the reasons the trends for nostalgia and retro are still continuing so strongly.

Faded and washed with a Polaroid nostalgia, the theme updates almost kitsch references, making them more adult yet still playful and fun.

Inspired by architecture and structure, a new geometric language focuses on faceting and the magic of the cut. There is also a strong graphic direction toward vintage, weathered American billboards and road signs, reminding us of summers past.




There is an increasing focus on tactility and texture in all design. Monochromatic opaque finishes incorporate in traditional shapes for jewelry. In fashion, crystals are used with graphic simplicity to create large bandings of patterns in different linear formats. The interplay of light through color achieves importance in all design segments.

Crystal is incorporated to bring a lighter, playful attitude to geometric designs.

Angular shapes are softened and modernized with different material combinations and graphic interplay.

Electronics imitate everyday objects where colors and shapes reflect optimism and humor.




Subtle, almost washed-out colors such as Vintage Rose, Violet Champagne, Silk, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst SatinLavender, Denim BlueCrystal Blue Shade, and Light Azore Satin to name a few in any of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS help evoke summer nostalgia.

Tone-on-tone Flat Backs and Crystal Pave Balls in various shapes create stunning tactile textures.

Swarovski Opal hues such as Air Blue Opal, Caribbean Blue Opal, Chrysolite Opal, Pacific Opal, Rose Water Opal, Sand Opal, Violet Opal, Cyclamen Opal, and White Opal add an air of sophistication. Swarovski Buttons, Sew-on Stones, and simple motifs create a playful and unexpected design element and can be beautifully incorporated into jewelry designs as well as their traditional sew-on uses.

Fine sparkling crystals complement and balance precise linear design. The matt iridescence of Crystal Pearls, coupled with the radiant shine of sparkling crystal, creates a strongly modern effect.

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Opaque crystals such as the opal colors (mentioned above) as well as the Dark Red Coral, Mint Alabaster, Rose Alabaster, Turquoise and White Alabaster are mixed together with brighter crystals to create a unique look.

Traditional shapes are modernized with the use of slightly tinted neutrals combined with unconventional metal finishes.

Conventional shapes are redesigned to create a playful and effortless feel.




Inspiring crystal and color combinations from the Classic theme range from the romantic sparkle the clear Crystal embodies in company with similar hues expressed in the delicate hints of light bluish sparkle found in the Crystal Moonlight and moving into more of an intense interplay with light and colors of pinks, blues and yellows transmitted through Crystal AB. The Crystal Silver Shade is a soft and elegant grayish sparkly effect that blends nicely with the lighter crystal hues as well as the darker grey or black tones. The graceful neutral/taupe tones of Crystal Golden Shadow, is a gorgeous effect that can bring together warmer colors in the intermediate or brown tones. The Crystal Brandy is a rich gold and apricot sparkle effect that can be used as a nice transition into either a soft Jonquil yellow or the vibrant orange colors such as Fire Opal and Tangerine.

The White Opal is a beautiful milky white hue that serves as a wonderful transition into more expressions of color, such as this featured green, blue and purple color palate. The Palace Green Opal, Chrysolite Opal, and Pacific Opal, blend nicely into the new Crystal Iridescent Green, Light Azore, Air Blue Opal, Denim Blue, Crystal Blue Shade, Light Blue Crystal Pearl, Aquamarine, Indicolite, Blue Zircon and Light Turquoise. The Crystal Antique Pink is a soft and feminine effect that can be incorporated into other pinkish hues such as Light Rose, Rose, Rose Water Opal, Powdered Rose Pearl, Mauve Pearl, Light Amethyst and Crystal Lilac Shadow.




In consumption, meaning is everything: people exhibit a yearning for nostalgic products that evoke happy memories.

Traditional shaped jewelry is modernized, with outlines of standard necklaces reinterpreted. A playful, fun, and effortless look is prominent. Simple nostalgic shapes are adorned with crystal to take them one step further. “As people will have fewer possessions …”  (20/20 Consumer Insights) the ones we own will need to exhibit the perfect combination of design and functionality.

Crystals create surprising surface textures that add fun and excitement to all designs.













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Have fun creating innovative designs with new color combinations

inspired by the Faded Memories theme!

Sneak Peak: SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS New Innovations Spring/Summer 2015 Part 3!

Swarovski_Elements_New_Spring_Summer_2015_Innovations_Pave_BallsWith a distinctive, state-of-the-art originality, SWAROVSKI’S New Spring/Summer 2015 Innovations are guaranteed to set fashionistas apart from the crowd and offer artists and consumers, truly unique design possibilities!


New Swarovski 86001 Crystal Pavé Balls

These brand new Swarovski Crystal Pavé Balls are simply stunning and make a true style statement! Ground-breaking technology of this crystal Pavé look unites Ceralun™ technology with brilliant Swarovski Chatons, giving it a spherical shape for ultra-versatility. The uniqueness of this stylish bead comes from its combination of matte and shine which features a multi-sensory sensation displaying a myriad of tiny spherical crystals that offer easy-to-wear, versatile glamour.

How to use: These berry shape 86001 Pavé Balls are available in a range of sizes including a 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm along with a variety of gorgeous colors, providing a range of creative and easy-to-wear design opportunities for elegant, joyful and individual looks that gracefully sparkle.

The elegant tone-on-tone material and variety of colors available make Pavé Balls an asset in every design – whether used individually, threaded together, or alongside other decorative elements, together these little crystals can add either a touch of sparkle or be the wow factor in your design.


New Swarovski 2855 8mm Butterfly Flatback Hotfix

This lovely and playful 8mm Butterfly shaped Flatback is now available in the Hotfix form, offering new easy application opportunities for all kinds of designs, uniting both beauty and function. This classic Butterfly cut is a feminine and youthful style ideal for nature-inspired designs. With its Rivoli cut and flat table, it is also suitable for creating fanciful transfers. The Butterfly is a timeless symbol that is particularly appealing in children’s wear, lingerie, and bridal wear or for adding a hint of nature-themed nostalgia.

A symbol of freedom and happiness, the Butterfly is an airy, romantic, and timeless shape. Young and playful, it is ideal for children’s wear, as well as offering a poetic, wildlife-themed look for nature lovers. Its figurative design will appeal especially to the Asian market.

Application & Usage Information

· Application by heat press.

· Same applicability with all Creation Transfers Plus.

·Recommended application side: the back (reverse) of the fabric is exposed to the heat press. These items are not suitable for application from the front.

·The use of a transfer film may be helpful to assure that the crystals are kept in position and also to be able to turn the fabric.


New Swarovski 2858 Bow Tie Flatback Hotfix 

The very unique new Bow Tie Flatback is available as Hot Fix and No Hot Fix for a youthful and playful appeal. This innovative style is available in a 6×4.5 mm, 9×6.5 mm, and a 12×8.5 mm in a wide rage of colors offering a classic versatility that works with romantic, feminine looks as well as strong and lean designs making the Bow Tie Flat Back both iconic and fun.

This classic shape is so versatile: perfect for children´s wear, and for having fun with cute, feminine looks, as well as creating grown-up elegance. It is a must-have for fans of figurative design and looks especially effective when applied side-by-side, used to create patterns and can also be applied as Transfers. The application and usage information is the same as the Butterfly Flatback Hotfix listed above.

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Sneak Peak: SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS New Innovations Spring/Summer 2015 Part 2!


Swarovski’s New Spring/Summer 2015 assortment shines with versatility, complexity and brilliance. Each new style is sure to WOW admirers, jewelry designers, and crystal aficionados alike!

The overall trend is “Traces of Time” which explores the “new beginnings” for people as they age. Technological advances are allowing people to live longer, healthier lives which is encouraging a trend of engaging in more joyful and rewarding behavior such as being creative and participating in sports activities. Living a life that is artistic, carefree and spontaneous, sure is a wonderful life to live!


New Swarovski 5750 Skull Bead

The latest precision cutting technology has now made it possible to create the 5750 Skull Beads, an exceptionally unique masterpiece in crystal design. The highly sophisticated multi-layer cut offers exceptional subtlety and delicacy in its profiling of the skull. It is available in a 13mm and a 19mm in blue and black tones, gleaming metallics, or eye-catching effects such as Crystal Astral Pink and Crystal Aurora Borealis.

These are an edgy extension of Swarovski’s crystal product range. The Skull Bead fits perfectly with any expressive design direction. As a precision-cut crystal skull, it can be used to create romantic, tribal pieces when combined with other beads and natural materials. It is also ideal for darkly glamorous designs.


New Swarovski 5054 Mini Rhombus Bead

(This color is Indicolite, please contact us if you are interested in this color)

The classic diamond shape of this Mini Rhombus shape is a beautiful and delicate new addition to the mini bead assortment. This is a timeless style that offers a sophisticated quality with brilliant multi-layered facets that adds remarkable versatility to designs.

The Mini Rhombus Bead comes in a classic diamond shape and is a beautifully delicate addition to the mini bead portfolio. Offered with the same sophisticated, brilliantly multi-layered cut, and in the same 6 mm and 8 mm sizes as the popular Round, Oval, and Square minis, it also comes in 11 effects and 8 colors. Its small size makes it the perfect choice for layering into delicate and intricate looks, or it can be used to offset bigger stones. This versatility extends to both masculine and feminine designs, and it looks great when used to add a striking sheen to graphic patterns.

How to use: Beading, stringing, wiring, sewing, weaving – everything is possible with the Mini Rhombus Bead. Combine with the existing mini bead portfolio (its hole length matches the Swarovski 5052 Mini Round Beads and the Swarovski 5053 Mini Square Beads) to create opulent designs using many beads, or subtle highlights using a select few.


New Swarovski 5055 Mini Rectangle Beads

As a versatile cut offering myriad combination possibilities in size, pattern, and color, the classic rectangle shape that the Mini Rectangle Bead offers, is ideal for use in DIY designs, and to create precious highlights in jewelry. They are available in the 8×6 mm and the 10×8 mm. Convincing as a minimalist and refined design element, it looks great as a standalone feature or in combination with other materials and will never go out of fashion. Although each cut has its unique fascination, the Mini Rectangle is offered in the same range of colors as other mini beads to make the mini bead family even more dazzling in its unity. (contact us for more color options than what is listed on line).


New Swarovski 5056 Mini Drop Beads

The 5056 Mini Drop Bead features the definitive teardrop shape and is a beautifully delicate addition to the mini bead portfolio. A sophisticated juxtaposition of a soft shape with a geometric cut, the Mini Drop Bead offers superb versatility and is ideal for updating any design. Available in the 10×6 mm and the  12×8 mm sizes, it also comes in 11 effects and 8 colors (contact us for more color options than the ones listed on line).


New Swarovski 6022 XIRIUS Raindrop Pendants

This brand new design from Swarovski is a modern interpretation of a classic cut displaying dramatic and spectacular chaton-cut faceting structure fashioned into a drop pendant that is perfect for both elegant and futuristic designs.  For the first time its colorful effect is applied from the top, rather than the side, to achieve a homogenous look. When seen from the side it has a classic appearance, but when viewed from below, the masterpiece of a dazzling kaleidoscopic effect is revealed.

Its conical shape adds sculptural volume, which meets the current demand for architectural pieces and progressive 3D design. It is particularly effective when used to create stand-out statement pieces, and when combined with smaller sizes its water-inspired droplet shape has an exciting nature-tech appearance. This exceptional style can be utilized in necklaces, earrings and eye-catching charm bracelets that are available in a 14 mm, 24 mm, 32 mm and a 33 mm.

 The kaleidoscopic complexity of the XIRIUS cut finds its match only in nature’s miracles: captured in the new XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant is the beauty and wonder of a fresh summer shower. The drop motif is the perfect embodiment of Swarovski’s most brilliant crystal. Look at it from the sidea classic. Look at it from belowa phenomenon!


There are many new styles in the new line of SWAROVSKI EMEMENTS Spring/Summer 2015 Innovations. Please stay tuned for Part 3 where we will explore the new Bow Tie Flatbacks, Butterfly Flatbacks, Bow Tie Sew-On-Stones, Rivoli Crystal Buttons, and Pavé Balls!

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