Guess Who’s Going To The Bead & Button Show This Year…A Special Sneak Peek Of The Sparkling Display!

Sneak Peak to trade show display from Rainbows of Light

(Picture of the Day from The Telegraph)

I have some FUN news to share with everyone! I will be selling all your favorite Swarovski Crystals at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee  this year!! Yay!

Bead and Button Show 2015

Free admission to the show this year starting Friday June 5th  through Sunday the 7th! Print out your free voucher now! I will be at booth #432 Please come by and say Hi, I can’t wait to see everyone!

I have been a very busy little bee lately preparing for this endeavor. It is my very first trade show and I am super excited!

I am a crafty lady and love DIY projects, so I am making as much of the display as I can myself. Here is a sneak peek of my painting and crystallizing projects for my dazzling booth!

Lavendar frames and crystals for tradeshow

My color palette is a variety of lavender/purple hues, silver and cream. Here is a picture frame that I found at the goodwill and painted it with darker and lighter lavender tones and added Swarovski 2088-16ss and 20ss AmethystLight Amethyst and Crystal Flatbacks to the frame. I love how it turned out (the picture doesn’t do it justice). It has an elegant, fun and whimsical feel that I just love!

DIY Lavendar frame and crystal embellished box from Rainbows of Light

I found this frame and little jewelry box at Michael’s. They were both a light unfinished wood color, which I painted and embellished with Swarovski Flatbacks using E6000 to add a touch of feminine sparkle.

DIY painting frames for tradeshow from Rainbows of Light

Here are what the frames used to look like. I scored at the goodwill finding frames from $0.99 to $4.99. All it takes is a little time and energy to paint and crystallize them, but well worth the effort. If I were to buy frames that were already beautified, it would have cost around $30-$50 each. That’s way I love DIY projects so much! It’s fun to be hands-on and creative while saving big bucks, plus you feel so much more accomplished – it’s a win-win!

DIY painting frames and adding Swarovski Crystals

More great frame finds at the goodwill…let the transformation begin!

DIY painting frames and gluing Swarovski Crystals Flatbacks from Rainbows of Light

Crystallizing in the works…It’s such a joy to see my dream coming true!

Tiered Kashi helping paws

I had to sneak in a little picture of Kashi, the best & sweetest little helper around…she’s already tuckered out with how much work we’ve been doing 😉

DIY painting frames and adding Swarovski Crystals Flatbacks from Rainbows of Light

I’m really enjoying this process. It’s extremely rewarding and I’m looking forward to bringing all of these beautiful elements together. I will keep you updated as to how the display is coming together…but even better I would LOVE to meet you in person at the show!

Definitely this is what I am looking forward to the most, is meeting all of our wonderful customers in person! Please, please, please, stop by and say Hi, I will be at booth #432…look for all the sparkles at Rainbows of Light!!

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Looking forward to seeing you soon and until then…sparkle on!

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Featured Designer ~ Jenn from Badass Babe

Badass Babe

Badass Babe creates exceptionally unique jewelry from spent rounds of real ammunition. Handmade in Montana, Jenn is the owner and creator of these exclusive jewelry designs and is always happy to create custom orders. She says she can take your brass and make it kick ass!

Badass Babe Jewelry

Who’s ready to show off their Love for Montana? These 38 Special or 40 Smith & Wesson Headstamp Copper Montana Pendants are made using a 20 gauge ammunition complete with a heart cut-out and a sparkling Swarovski Crystal! Each pendants is complimented by an 18” gold-plated satellite chain and gold-plated lobster clasp.

Badass Babe Rings with Swarovski Crystals

These custom made rings are incredibly comfortable and adjustable. They are a heavy duty antique brass filigree with 38 Specials or 40 Smith & Wesson’s clear-coated to retain their natural finish. A genuine Swarovski crystal tops it off and sparkles like crazy!

Badass Babe jewelry with Swarovski Crystal and Shotshell silver teardrop pendant

A natural finish 20 guage shotshell set on a silver filigree teardrop pendant, hung on a silver-plated 18inch chain is complimented by a clear Swarovski Crystal.

 Swarovski Crystal and ammunition jewelry made by Bad Ass Babe

These dainty filigree dangle earrings are a one of a kind design made with silver and clear-coated buffed brass 45 caliber headstamps featuring a blue Swarovski Crystal in the center to catch your eye. They are an ideal accessory to show both your softer, feminine side and your tougher bad ass self.

Swarovski Crystal and ammunition earrings made by Bad Ass Babe

Unique and custom made, these earrings are buffed, smoothed and flat on the back so they’re comfy on your ears, with rhodium-plated posts and rhodium-plated comfort-clutch backs. They are clear-coated to retain their natural finish. Choose your favorite Swarovski Crystal color to catch the light just like these earrings will catch everyone’s attention!

Swarovski Crystal and ammunition pendants made by Bad Ass Babe

For those of you who like their jewelry a little more on the understated side, this pretty little pendant fits the bill. A silver toned rope setting just under ¾ inch in diameter holds a spent brass headstamp and a genuine Swarovski Crystal sparkles on top. This piece comes with an 18 inch silver plated chain. Customize this to your liking with your favorite color of sparkle!

About Badass babe jewelry

Jenn from Badass Babe loves her dog, her truck and her husband. Quite possibly in that order some days! Beyone that, she loves the outdoors, running her own landscaping business and being lucky enough to be creative with her jewelry line.

These are examples of pieces that can be custom ordered – Jenn wants you to consider it a starting point for your imagination! There may only be one or two available, or the piece may be a simple variation on a regularly stocked product.

If you see something you like or if one of the pieces gives you an idea for something a little different, a little special, a little “you” – please drop Jenn a line and she is happy to make your design come true!

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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. Thank you!

Bring to Light Cherished Moments Captured in Time with This Treasured DIY Design!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Watch Free Design and Instructions

DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Vintage Watch Bracelet Design and Instructions

I love this treasured idea of turning back time and creating a unique watch and sparkling piece of specialized jewelry that has meaning to you every time you look at it! Bring to light cherished moments and memories with a beloved vintage style black-and-white photograph complimented by Swarovski crystals!

Here is what you will need for this precious project and instructions are below:

 Swarovski Crystals and Pearls

Swarovski Crystal 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Beads 33 pieces of Crystal Iridescent Green 001 IRIG

Swarovski Crystal 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Beads 33 pieces of Metallic Sunshine 001 METSH

Swarovski Crystal 5810 4mm Pearls 62 pieces of Light Grey Pearls 001 616

Swarovski Crystal 5810 4mm Pearls 31 pieces of White Pearls 001 650

Supplies and Tools

Jewelry elastic cord, transparent, 0.5mm, 2.5m, two part adhesive glue and a watch

Tools

A beading needle and scissors

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STEP 1: Remove the watch strap and the glass on top of the dial. Insert your desired photograph and replace the glass.

STEP 2: Cut 50cm of elastic cord, fold it in half and secure it onto the spring bar of the watch with a double knot. Using a beading needle, insert 31 Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal Light Grey Pearl onto the elastic cords, removing one of the cord ends halfway through. (See illustrations for clarification.)

STEP 3: Go through the spring bar at the other end of the watch face with the beaded elastic cord. Insert the cord back through the Swarovski Pearls towards the half way point. Tie a knot as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 4: Put some glue on the knot and thread both the ends of the elastic cord back through three Swarovski Pearls on each side. Cut off the leftover cord ends.

STEP 5: Repeat steps 2–4 four more times to make the other beaded cords for the watch. The second cord from left will be with the 33 Swarovski Bead art. 5000 4mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine. The third cord consists of 31 Swarovski Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal White Pearl. The fourth cord consists of 33 Swarovski Bead art. 5000 4mm Crystal Iridescent Green and the last cord will be 31 Swarovski Pearl art. 5810 4mm Crystal Light Grey Pearls.

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This would be a particularly exceptional Mother’s Day or Birthday gift for that special loved one in your life!

I would love to see a picture of your unique watch when you make it!

Add Instant Style to Your Next Event by Wearing & Sharing this Perfect Sparkling Accessory!

Swarovski Crystal Tattoos

(Swarovski Crystal Heart Body Tattoos compliments of The Beauty Guide)

Swarovski Crystal Body Tattoos represent a new generation of easy to apply and very attractive body adornment. Perfect for wearing or gift giving at many special occasions and events such as birthday parties, weddings, festivals and fun in the sun. They are dermatologically tested and can be applied right on the skin for a fun and easy way to express your love for sparkle!

We are stocking these popular styles of crystal tattoo’s for the spring and summer!

Paisly Tatoo       Swarovski Crystal Body Tattoos Hearts Light Rose and Crystal Wholesale small     Swarovski Crystal Dolphin Body Tattoo

Blue Paisley ($3.99)     Pink and Clear Hearts ($2.99)   Blue Dolphin ($4.99)

Swarovski Crystal Body Tattoos are easily applied in 4 simple steps:

Application of Swarovski Crystal Body Tattoos

Application of Swarovski Crystal Body Tattoos in 4 easy steps

 Swarovski Crystal Body Tattoos last up to 5-10 days (as advertised by Swarovski).

General Warning

Crystal Tattoos may be applied on healthy skin only. Do not adhere to eyes or on mucous membranes. Crystal Tattoos are not recommended for young children (generally under the age of three years old). Do not apply body lotions or creams on or around the tattoo, as this may cause the crystals to come off.

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(Judi Dench wearing 007 Crystal Body Tattto from hellomagazine)

Swarovski Crystal Body Tattoos can be enjoyed by almost all ages. Even the young spirited Judy Dench had fun wearing her 007 Crystal Tattoo!

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I hope you enjoy wearing these Crytstal Body Tattoo’s and explore new ways to add touches of fashionably fun sparkles to your life!