Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE STILLNESS WITHIN

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PROGRESSIVE Trend ~ The Stillness Within

This Progressive Trend theme conjures up images of snow-peaked mountains, solitude and stillness. It’s a peaceful time to reflect on beauty, the abundant physical beauty found in nature as well as the innate beauty found within.

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It’s a time to deeply feel and understand life and your creativity in new ways by discovering how to connect to your inner tranquility. It’s the desire to disconnect from our complex world, to switch off high-tech gadgets and tune into ourselves in a more natural way.

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The variety of shapes that correspond to the Progressive Theme have an organic quality, with an elegant blend of high-tech crystal cuts. It’s a graceful union between the natural world and how designers emulate or captures its’ exquisite perfection in a lovely piece of jewelry.

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Jewelry features geometric forms balanced by crystals resembling gemological growth structures that convey a sense of weightless transparency. Captured in the new Designer Edition, Vision Round and Fancy Stones by Atelier Munsteiner for Swarovski, these crystals resemble frozen water with flower-shaped air bubbles trapped within them, lending a sense of quiet serenity to garments, jewelry and new segments.

Progressive Color Inspiration

This intriguing Swarovski Crystal color inspiration embraces a sophisticated palette from dark gray and blue tones, moving into medium hues as well as lighter crystal effects.

The strength felt from the darker colors such as Crystal Silver Night, Black Diamond, Dark Grey and Grey PearlDark Sapphire, Montana, Montana Satin, Morion, Indian Sapphire Satin,Crystal Bermuda Blue, blend flawlessly with the gentle hues of Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Moonlight, Light Grey Opal, White Opal, White PearlCrystal Blue Shade, Denim Blue, and Light Azore.

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Asymmetry appears strongly in design: exaggerated layering, pleated paneling, architectural volume, origami-inspired angular folds and cut outs add to a multi-dimensional experience. Strong, clean silhouettes with sophisticated crystal embellishments reflect the need for stillness and calm.

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Clusters of crystals in similar hues act as radiant and fluent accents that can display movement. Tranquility and fluidity are used to calm the senses and bring a sens of the natural and the surreal into jewelry designs.

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Featured Designer ~ Breanna from The Crystal Princess

Breanna at The Crystal Princess handmade Jewelry made with Swarovski Elements Crystal Beads and Pearls

Breanna from The Crystal Princess is a custom jewelry and ornament designer. She hand makes sparkling creations utilizing mainly Swarovski crystals and pearls, freshwater pearls, stones, and glass pearls and beads.

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Crystal Princess has been designing and making jewelry and ornaments since 2003.  The Crystal Princess is Breanna. She is the owner, designer, and jewelry maker for Crystal Princess.  Her passion is making jewelry and ornaments…to her, it’s her only creative outlet that she is good at.  She absolutely loves the whole process…. purchasing the pieces, developing the design, and putting it all together into one fabulous sparkling creation!

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Custom made Swarovski Crystal Bridal Jewelry for a Very Happy Bride!

The best part about Breanna’s creations, is that she loves making custom pieces that nobody else has…. literally, she the only one who has anything like it. It is a crazy feeling. Another part that makes the process like no other is having customers participate in the process by adding their own sparkling touch on each piece whether that’s directly or in-directly. Every Crystal Princess piece is made with a specific person in Breanna’s mind and heart.

The Crystal Princess Jewelry made with Swarovski Elements Crystal Beads and Pendants

This Gorgeous Three Stranded Necklace Featuring Fresh Water Pearls and Swarovski Crystal Beads, Compliment the Swarovski Cosmic Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow Beautifully. The elegant design, color combinations and level of detail makes this piece exceptionally exquisite.

The Crystal Princess Ornament made with Swarovski Elements Crystal Beads

This charming Heart and Cross Ornament was handmade with lots of sparkling Swarovski Crystals and of course a whole lot of love! There are many colors and styles to choose from, with stars and hearts to snowflakes and crosses, these stunning ornaments are ideal for admiring the lovely rainbows scattering about as the sunlight shines through.

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These delightfully stylish earrings, necklaces and bracelets are a bridesmaids dream come true!  They were all handcrafted using the finest Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pearls and Pendants. If you have a wedding, birthday, anniversary or special event coming up and want a unique piece of jewelry to wear and commemorate the day, contact Breanna to order your own uniquely designed, custom-made jewelry – just for you!

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One of the most fashionable and popular colors these days is purple! Theses chic Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings are handmade using a variety of complimentary purple colors and coatings mixed together to create piece of jewelry that is stylish and fun to wear!

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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!

Swarovski Link Jewelry Talk – Learn, Imagine, Network, Know

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This year at the thought-provoking 2014 Link Jewelry Talk, a unique blend of panelists shared their thoughts on the jewelry market, and specifically, the language of jewelry.

The speakers addressed some of the most challenging issues facing the global jewelry industry: craftsmanship, technology, the consumer, and emotion.

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The language of jewelry:
Adornment, Acquisition, or Artifact?
Bringing together those who represent the jewelry wearer, the collector, the designer,
the investor and the brand, this discussion examined the range of motivations behind
the desire to possess and wear jewelry.
What does jewelry mean to each of the different players in the world of jewelry?
How is the language of jewelry evolving?
Jewelry as a functional object
Jewelry as art
Jewelry as an investment
Jewelry as a storytelling element
How are the different jewel motivations reflected in the creativity and production of jewelry?

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“A story always comes with a beloved piece of jewelry. It’s a conversation starter.” Carmen Busquets

The big commercial question was, of course: “What do you see as the single most powerful trend in jewelry today?” All three business minds spoke with one voice: “Brand.”

“More and more jewelry is branded now,” and we need to understand personal and psychological ideals by equating the self expression that creators and wearers of jewelry seek with their own “personal brand.” – Sig. Baldan

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Insight from Rita Clifton – one of the worlds leading branding experts.

“You need to be distinctive in how you talk to customers, in creating the experience of customers relating to you, to the collections and to the pieces themselves.There are real people modelling clothes in Net-a-Porter; you could have real people showing how what jewelry would work with what outfit, making suggestions – this can be done extremely well online.”

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Carmen Busquets, who as a pioneer of online retailing for luxury fashion items, would have insight into how consumers bought jewelry online. “Jewelry goes with fashion more and more. The internet is the place for the next great retail interface. It can deliver multi-sensory experiences, it’s a great place for telling stories. You can show video, make cultural references; it can be more exciting and better on the net than actually having someone there in person.”

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Shaun Leane was asked: “Where do you get your ideas from?” Mr. Leane quoted a wide range of inspirations from the natural world, literature, art and poetry. The heart of the matter is, “It’s human emotion. We build emotions in jewelry by building a relationship with the customer; we come to understand their colorways, their memories, their families; we create for them something that we know they will connect with.”

“The celebration of the birth or death of a loved one as a memoir, a memory, fascinated me. We try and inject that timeless, romantic element into our work. If you compliment someone’s jewelry they will start telling you a story. They’re re-living that moment of joy or grief; it’s not the carats or the cost. Jewelry is emotion and what it brings to our lives.”

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An interview with Carmen Busquets

DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL CONSUMER, AND WHAT LANGUAGE YOU THINK THE JEWELRY THAT YOU SELL SPEAKS TO HER OR HIM. “My customer is like me – they want originality, quality and individuality above anything else.”

WHAT IS IT ABOUT JEWELRY THAT FASCINATES YOU?
“You can express your creative individuality with it and you can send a message to someone with it too, as a gift.”

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN BETTER CONVEY THE STORIES BEHIND JEWELRY ON A SCREEN THAN IN A STORE?
Well online you have videos and tools to show not only the story of the designer, but also the story of the craftsmanship behind the piece. You also have audio, pictures, and you can zoom in to see details of jewelry to levels that the human eye cannot see. All this brings transparency and authenticity to the experience, and it educates both consumers and salespeople about the product.”

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“The retail customer experience can always be improved. The three key magic words could be:

(a) become more user-friendly, (b) be more digital and

(c) make sure that the post-purchasing service is as elegant as your design.” – Andrea Morante

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Tutorial

Swarovski_Fancy_Stone_BraceletThis special Ultra Suede bracelet embellished with Swarovski Fancy Stone article 4439 and brilliant Swarovski Rivets will add sparkle to your life!

Create customized jewelry pieces with castings created exclusively for Swarovski crystals.

Perfectly on trend, this rocker chic DIY bracelet tutorial teaches you how easy it is to create one-of-a-kind jewelry that truly shines!

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Create Beautiful Hand Made Jewelry using the Crystal Applicator Hand Tool and Rivet Die Set!

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This simple, glamour-rock bracelet is unique and can be specially made by you!

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I hope that you are inspired to create this or your own unique jewelry using Swarovski crystals!

Please contact me any questions or for details on the casting components.

Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends Highlighting THE ART OF EXPRESSION

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Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends

This Fall and Winter’s New Swarovski Innovations reveal a desire to connect with something very unique and nonconforming. The overall trend is to embrace innovative ideas, to branch out and discover new design ideas, textures and colors inspired by your own special gift for creativity!

The idea is to harness your emotional connectivity to the world around you and introduce the unexpected. Classic color combinations, such as grey and neutral tones can be infused with splashes of vibrant colors, such as pinks, blues or purple tones to revitalize them with a spark of dynamic energy.

There are four new Swarovski themes and corresponding crystal innovations for this Fall and Winter season and I will focus on the Classic Theme today.

THE ART OF EXPRESSION (Classic Theme)

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A new freedom from strict precision can be seen in enthusiastic splashes of vibrant color and combinations of diverse materials such as lace, faux leathers, satins and recycled textiles, that look even more extravagant when pared with crystals.

This Swarovski crystal necklace “Dipped in Lace” design, bestows a whimsical and day-dreamy expression with cheerful and vivacious combinations of frothy white lace, Crystal Beads, Pearls and Pendants. This design includes instructions on how to create this eclectic assortment of textures and colors, one whose romantic and playful design is a creative inspiration!

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This colorful and eclectic “Sparkling Frida” necklace is a throwback to the signature style of the famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. This energetic necklace is spirited and multi-dimensional, incorporating mixed metals such as chains, Crystal Double-Spike Beads, Pearls, BeCharmed Beads and Flatbacks, which all come together in one gypsy-like design that inspires us to go wild!

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This Fall and Winter 2014-15 Jewelry trends are influenced by an Eighties theme with quirky, versatile and streamlined shapes highlighted by shimmering metallics. With its one or two hole option, the new Pavé Thread Ring bead adds everyday opulence and creative versatility to all types of designs.

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Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh is an exciting new product that made its debut on the Atelier Versace Fall/Winter 2014 Haute Couture catwalk in Paris. As an evolution of the original Crystal Mesh launched by Swarovski in 1993, it uses brilliant small XILION chatons to create the perfect gently flowing material for all-over second-skin shine, sparkling evening-wear and high-glamour looks.

These pictures are courtesy of Versace. Please contact me for Crystal Fine Mesh ordering details.

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One of the most exciting, fun and rewarding things to do is to embark on a journey of new discovery and creativity through design. This season focuses on self expression and embracing new perspectives. Feel free to explore new ideas, push boundaries and make your design dreams come true!

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I hope these jewelry designs and trend ideas have inspired your creativity!

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS New Innovations Fall/Winter 2015-16!

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New Fall and Winter 2015-16 Swarovski Innovations!

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What an exciting day with the launch of the New Swarovski colors, effects and styles for this seasons’ Fall and Winter 2015-16 collection!

These new innovations look goooorgeous darlings and I Love them already!!

The overall theme for Fall/Winter 2015/16 heralds a sense of new freedom from strict precision.

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The Newest Swarovski Color is called Smokey Mauve, which is an elegant blend of a sophisticated grey tone combined with a soft lilac hue that provides an air of delicacy and romance. This is an ideal color that is on-point with the current purple trend that has been so popular. This delightful new shade provides a beautiful, dreamy feel for day-wear and transitions effortlessly into elegant evening looks.

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The Newest Swarovski Effect is called Crystal Paradise Shine, which is an absolute perfect name for this flawless finish! This carefree and joyful effect expresses a lighthearted mood brilliantly, whose metallic multicolored complexities shine with purple, blue and green sparkle that creates an explosion of vibrant color.

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The Newest Swarovski Pearl color is called Crystal Iridescent Purple, which is a mysterious and dynamic two-toned purple-green color coated with a lustrous metallic shimmer. Similar to the very popular Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl, this uniquely rich sheen is strikingly exquisite, evoking a fashionable yet vintage glamorous look.

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Introducing two New Styles in the Swarovski Flatback Crystal Collection, the Starlet Flatback and the Curvy Flatback!

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The Swarovski 2494 Starlet Flatback Hotfix and No Hotfix has taken the traditional square shape and added a curvaceous, playful design that is perfect for this season’s sports-chic look.

Swarovski Crystal 2540 Curvy Flatback New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The Swarovski 2540 Curvy Flatback Hot Fix and no Hot Fix has a very interesting and mesmerizing character with a dynamically strong faceting structure for optimal brilliance.

Swarovski Crystal 81 501 BeCharmed Pave Medley Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The New Swarovski BeCharmed Pavé Medley Beads are amazingly fascinating! For the first time ever you have a Swarovski bead that incorporates smaller and larger stones along with different styles and colors, all in one bead to give a uniquely captivating design. The new style numbers of 81 304, 81 403, 81 504 are available in numerous types of color combinations for all your creative endeavors!

Swarovski Crystal 84 501 BeCharmed Pave Ceramics Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 84 501 BeCharmed Pavé Ceramic Beads.This unique style incorporates the subtle quality of the ceramic crystal, with its muted colors and marble like appearance you experience the quality of Swarovski crystal conveying an understated charm.

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Introducing the exceptionally radiant Swarovski 85 001 Pavé Thread Ring Bead!

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This dazzling new bead is available in either one or two holes, lending everyday opulence to homemade crystal items, accessories and jewelry!

Swarovski Crystal 5378 Cross Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The mysterious New Swarovski 5378 Cross Bead, with its echoes of Gothic fashion and dark romance, emerges from the subculture onto the international catwalk. Straight cut, with a top-down hole and a new modern metallic finish, it lends itself to earrings, bracelets, charms or necklaces – a new cult classic.

Swarovski Crystal 5748 Arrow Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Making the most of the high fashion geometric shape trend this year is this New Swarovski 5748 Arrow bead. This strong style can be incorporated into a variety of fresh and fun jewelry designs. With its unisex form, you are able to create jewelry complimenting the rocker-chic aesthetic celebrated in the punk inspired fashion, as well as western influences and the ever popular chevron patterns and motifs.

Swarovski Crystal 6465 Queen Baguette Pendant New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The New Swarovski 6465 Queen Baguette Pendant’s contemporary faceting and cool outer shape adds classic sophistication to both masculine and feminine designs. Well suited to crystal hobbyists, it also works well in earrings, bracelets, necklaces and fashion accessories.

Swarovski Crystal 6724 Sun Pendant New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 6724 Sun Pendant, whose expansively radiant faceting structure is quite literally a burst of sunshine!

Accompanied by its distinguished counterpart, the 6724/G Sun Pendant is partly frosted providing an ethereal characteristic, similar to glistening snow as rays of sunshine beam through.

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The new Vision Designer Edition marks the first-ever collaboration between Swarovski and Atelier Munsteiner, a German design house renowned for its multi-award-winning gemstone cuts, fine jewelry and sculptures.

Combining the uncomplicated appeal of simple cuts with the playfulness of mirrored reflections, these ingeniously crafted crystals bring to mind frozen water, with mysteriously encapsulated air bubbles forming a perfectly geometrical, flower-like shape within the crystal.

Available in three of the most popular shapes for Jewelry and Accessories—the round, square and hexagon—it offers endless design possibilities.

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Introducing the New Swarovski 1681 Vision Round Stone Designer Addition!

Swarovski Crystal 4481 Vision Square Fancy Stone Designer Addition New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 4481 Vision Square Fancy Stone Designer Addition!

Swarovski Crystal 4681 Vision Hexagon Fancy Stone Designer Addition New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 4681 Vision Hexagon Fancy Stone Designer Addition!

Swarovski Crystal 4503 Tapered Baguette Fancy Stone New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the traditionally elegant New Swarovski 4503 Tapered Baguette Fancy Stone!

This beauty has a stylish twist, flaunting a slightly larger bottom which is certainly a trend worthy geometric shape, complete with a graceful and opulent sparkle.

Swarovski Crystal 3011 Clover Crystal Button New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the charismatic New Swarovski 3011 Clover Crystal Button, with its playful and charming character, you can’t help but feel lucky in love!Swarovski Crystal 3259 Heart Sew-On Stone New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the sweetest and most lovable New Swarovski Crystal 3259 Heart Sew-On Stone!

It is said that a dream is a wish that your heart makes, so let’s all make our sparkling dreams come true with a beautiful little song…. sing it with me now…..”put a little love in your heart, and the world will be a better place and the world will be a better place for you…and me…you just wait and see!”

What a wonderfully uplifting song…listen to it below & feel the love!

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I hope you LOVE these New Fall/Winter 2015-16 Swarovski Innovations as much as I do. We are diligently working to get them up on the website as soon as possible, so please check back or contact us for details.