We All Heart Nail Art! Tips For Accessorizing Nails with Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystal Nail Art

Accessorizing your nails with Swarovski crystals is a fun and popular fashion trend that enhances your everyday style!

The sparkling nail art trend began in glamorous Hollywood with celebrities desiring an additional special touch to their normal manicures. They always want to shine in a new stunning (and of-course sparkling) ways! This glitzy trend spread like wildfire and now is a style fave for fashionista’s around the world!

Swarovski Crystal Nails

Create your own personalized style by adding as little or as many Swarovski sparkles as you like. The most popular sizes of Swarovski Flatbacks to use on nails are the 2058-5ss (ss stands for stone size and is equivalent to ~1.75mm) the 6ss (~1.95mm) the 7ss (~2.25mm) the 8ss (~2.45mm) the 9ss (~2.65mm) the 10ss (~2.75mm) the 12ss (~3.1mm) the 14ss (~3.45mm) and the 16ss (~3.90mm).

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Use the Crystal Katana Tool for professional results

For long lasting glam, the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS can easily be applied into the wet layer of the top gloss gel after the color as been applied. Using the Crystal Katana tool is the fastest, and easiest way to set the stones into place. You can also apply the crystals using glue or regular nail enamel.

Watch this informative demonstration video on how to apply Swarovski Crystals to your nails and turn them into your newest most sparkling accessory!

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Featured Designer ~ Adriana from The Little Words Project

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I absolutely fell in LOVE with the inspiring intention behind the Little Words Project friendship bracelets and I know you will too!

Little Words Project is a “pay-it-forward movement” in the shape of a friendship bracelet. Made out of fine-cut Swarovski crystals interwoven with a unique, inspirational word, each bracelet has a higher purpose to unite girls of all ages. The concept is simple; each customer is to wear her Little Word for as long as the word on her wrist provides her the comfort she needs, and then, when the opportunity arises, she is to pass her bracelet on to someone who needs it more than she does. Each bracelet features a gold-dipped tag with the Little Words Project logo and a number inscribed into it. These numbers may be used to register a customer’s bracelet and track the bracelet’s movement as it inspires from wrist-to-wrist.

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“Girl World,” as they have grown accustomed to calling it, can be an awfully cruel place sometimes; which is why Little Words Project’s mission is to provide girls everywhere with a vehicle with which to bring one another “up”, rather than put one another down.

So purchase your bracelet and join everyone in this important mission to help change “Girl World” one Little Word at a time.

The Little Words Project Swarovski Friendship Bracelets Create Your Own

Create Your Own Swarovski Crystal Friendship Bracelet!

Choose from a large variety of Swarovski Crystal styles, colors and finishes including your special word inspiration to create your very own customized bracelets.

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Sharing is Caring ~ Share an inspirational bracelet with the special friends in your life!

Engage with the sharing aspect of Little Words Project by giving them a unique bracelet that they can ware and be inspired by. Simply choose your word, size preference and quantity to begin the journey towards eventually brightening someone’s day.

The Little Words Project Swarovski Friendship Bracelets Gift Inspiration

Include Special Add On’s or Be Inspired by These Gift Ideas For Any Occasion!

If your looking to spice up your gift and add a special touch to your bracelet, be inspired by beautiful custom ideas to create the perfect one-of-a-kind treasure any friend will admire and appreciate.

This June, 40% of the sales of this Swarovski Amethyst “Inspire” Bracelet will be donated to

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A non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the lives of Haiti’s “Street Children”.

Little Words Project aims to feature a different bracelet for our philanthropy efforts each month. The bracelet will change monthly along with the philanthropy it supports.

Watch the video to get a better understanding of how your bracelet can be an extension of who you are!

“Enjoy the show, you never know – it just may inspire you to join us in our quest to change the world, one Little Word at a time!”

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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 atRainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

Celebrating June Birthstone Colors!

Swarovsk Birthstone Colors Bicone ringsFor all you lovely ladies celebrating their Birthday in June, you are some lucky gals!

June is an exceptional birthstone month because there are three exquisite gem colors you get to choose from. There is Pearl, Alexandrite and Light Amethyst.

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The Pearl is considered to be the symbol of purity, faithfulness, friendship and loyalty. Pearls are always popular for wedding jewelry, but they are also lovely to ware to any occasion, at work as well as an every day piece. This pearl bracelet incorporates a variety of fresh water and Swarovski White Pearls, which gives it a unique and whimsical look.

Swarovski Lavander Pearl Necklace

Unite the love of pearls with the love of purple! The Swarovski Lavender and Mauve Pearl Colors are two soft and elegant hues that compliment the June Birthstone month beautifully!

Swarovski Alexandrite Color Earrings

These Vintage Alexandrite Pearshape Crystal earrings display the graceful beauty that this color exudes.

6010 Swarovski Briolette earrings in Light Amethyst

Light Amethyst symbolizes humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. These graceful Swarovski earrings feature the Light Amethyst color beautifully and are made featuring the style 6010 Briolette Pendants.

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Have a Sparkling June Birthday!

3 Helpful Tips on How to Make Money Selling Your Products

I recently watched a very informative video on “how to make money selling your crafts” and wanted to pass along the insightful information. I have highlighted a few of the major bullet points for you and you can watch the full video below!

Doggie with glasses#1 ~How do I begin?

*Begin with the end in mind and define your niche (seen at the 1:57 mark on the video).

* It’s important to define your ultimate goal. What is it that you really want?

*What is driving the desire to sell? Is this a side project, is it a career path for you, is it pin money or do you want it to pay your bills?

It’s Important to Define Your Niche

*Is there a market for your product line?

*Investigate price points – can you be competitive on price with the current market?

*Do you want to sell wholesale, retail or both?

Jewels#2 ~How do I price my beautiful products?

Take the following things into account when pricing your work (seen at the 3:30 mark on the video).

*The market will establish a ceiling.

*Consider cost of goods sold.

*Take into account the amount of time you spent creating the piece. (consider the learning curve and price your work according to the time it takes you to create it when you are proficient at the technique).

*Intangible benefits of working from home should be factored in as well.

*Cultivate wholesale resources. You can check this off your list, you have us! Rainbows of Light.com, wholesale to the public!

*Adjust your pricing based on if you are selling wholesale vs. retail.

Bracelet #3 How do I Market My Products?

*Marketing is all about building and establishing relationships. (seen at the 6:06 mark on the video).

*Utilize Social Media! In today’s world, it is incredibly important to build relationships using social media.

The most important aspects: Have a Website, Facebook Page, Blog Regularly, Pinterest, Twitter and Newsletters. These are great places where your creativity and personality can shine! Have fun with these, allow your passions  for life to shine through. The more your customers get to know you and/or your brand, the more they learn about your story and the history behind your products, the more loyalty they will have for you and the better they will feel about supporting you and your work.  You have to ware all of these hats to be affective in today’s market!

*Building a Website : (seen at the 6:15 mark on the video).

~You can hire a professional or do it yourself. A good web hosting company makes it easy. Decide on a shopping cart or brochure site.

*Elements of a Good Website (seen at the 6:41 mark on the video).

~Clean and well organized. Promote a cohesive brand and image. Good pictures are an absolute must. Link to all your social media outlets and contact information. Make frequent updates to your home page to keep it fresh and helps with search engine optimization.

*Facebook Business Page (seen at the 8.30 mark on the video).

~It’s important to attract “fans” because those fans have friends that see what they “Like” which will grow your clientele. Post fun and informative updates, use lots of bright colors/pictures that link back to your blog, website etc.

* The Importance of Blogging (seen at the 9:02 mark on the video).

~It’s a great way to establish a personal relationship with your customers and prospective customers. Drive traffic to your site by attracting search engines to your website. Engage your reader with a story and don’t try and sell products here, Your website and newsletters should serve that function.

*Blogging Etiquette (seen at the 10:17 mark on the video).

~Use a great title! Give your reader something of value. Use lots of great pictures. Content should be rich in organic search terms. Be YOU! Don’t be afraid, It can be fun and informal, most of all let people get to know you.

~Utilize free tools to track and analyze the performance of your social media outlets such as statcounter.com and Alexa.com.

Watch the full video below!