You can plan a perfect picnic, but you can’t predict the weather!

You can plan a perfect picnic…

You can plan a perfect picnic, but you can’t predict the weather!
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(this is me, just a little tyke & already hard at work)
Those of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or subscribe to our newsletter know how excited I was to attend my first trade show at the ever popular Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee as an exhibitor with my wonderful mom, and co-founder of Rainbows of Light.
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Forget the 80 hour weeks for the past 3 months creating my vision for our display, the sweat equity/excitement (read anxiety) in bringing this to fruition, and the pure diabolical logistics of making this happen- I was most excited just to have this as an excuse to spend so much time with my beautiful, super-positive, always supportive #1 Mom in the Universe!
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Alas, a last minute medical scare will prevent this from happening but in Mom’s spirit I will soldier on! After all, I inherited her work ethic and she insists and promises to be there in 2016 lest she lose this years promised bonus! ; )
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But…It’s the journey, not the destination and with that in mind I’m super excited to announce a collaboration with The Crystal Princess.
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Breanna has been designing Swarovski themed jewelry for almost 15 years and is at the vanguard of millennial desires and design, especially in regards to wedding bling! There’s an added bonus too… she will soon be my sister-in-law!
We CANNOT WAIT to see you at the at  Bead & Button Show  booth #432. Stop by and see us, there will be freebies to boot and sparkles to share!!!
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Sparkles the Spirit!
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful faces in person soon!
Harmony
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Sparkle as You Walk Down the Aisle with These Stunning DIY Embellished Shoes!

Wedding bouquet

Gorgeous bridal bouquet from Style Me Pretty

Once in a blue moon, in the middle of an ordinary life, love comes along and catapults you into a fairy tale. Make the most of it! Sparkle with Swarovski crystals as you walk down the aisle. Twinkle as you dance the night away and shine as you hug your guests.

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Shoes

These beautifully DIY Swarovski embellished shoes will complement your wedding dress as you take the first steps of your married life.

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Please contact us for items not listed on line, we can certainly order them for you and the setting are very inexpensive.

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4200 Navette 14pcs. 11x3mm Crystal 001

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4228 Xilion Navette 16pcs. 15x7mm White Opal 234

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4230 Lemon 2pcs. 19x12mm Crystal 001

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 Xilion Pear 16pcs. 8×4.8mm Crystal 001

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 Xilion Pear 16pcs. 10x6mm Crystal 001

Settings 4200/S 1PH2OH 14pcs. 11x3mm Rhodium

Settings 4228/S 1PH2OH 16pcs. 15x7mm Rhodium

Settings 4230/S 1PH2OH 2pcs. 19x12mm Rhodium

Settings 4328/S 16pcs. 8×4.8mm Rhodium

Settings 4328/S 16pcs. 10x6mm Rhodium Ceralun (A+B) Sys.# 5011395 White SP 300

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Elegant Wedding Shoes

STEP 1: Place Swarovski Fancy Stone art. 4228 15x7mm White Opal into the Swarovski Settings art. 4228/S 1PH2OH 15x7mm Rhodium and gently close the prongs over the stone using tweezers. Repeat the step with all other Swarovski Crystals in the material list.

STEP 2: Mix the Swarovski Ceralun® according to the package instructions. Affix the Swarovski Settings with Swarovski Fancy stones onto the shoe using the Swarovski Ceralun®. Please note that you have to glue one half of the shoe first, let it dry and then glue the other half as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 3: Repeat the steps 1-2 to create the other wedding shoe.

Have fun creating these stunning shoes!

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Calling All DIY Brides ~ Make Your Special Day a Little Brighter with this Sparkling Accessory!

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What a cutie bear helping to keep the ring safe and sound.

This sweet picture was from Jason Webster Photography.

Wedding season is in full bloom and to help all of the DIY brides out there, I have a instructions for you on how to make a gorgeous Swarovski crystal head band. Make your special day a little brighter with this sparkling accessory!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Head Band Steps

Love is old, Love is new, Love is all, Love is you. With grace in your heart and a vintage-inspired Wedding Alice Band embellished with Swarovski crystals on your lustrous locks, you can be anything you want to be on your wedding day —boho chic, beautiful bride, and belle of the ball.

Swarovski crystals

Swarovski Crystal Style 3223 – 18x9mm Nevette Sew-on Stone 4 pieces of Crystal

Swarovski Crystal Style 3230 – 12x7mm Pear Sew-on Stone 10 pieces of Crystal

Swarovski Crystal Style 3254 – 20x9mm Leaf Sew-on Stone 4 pieces of Crystal

Swarovski Crystal Style 3254 – 30x14mm Leaf Sew-on Stone 2 pieces of Crystal

Swarovski Crystal Style 3288 – 8mm Xirius Sew-on Stone 2 pieces of Crystal

Supplies & Tools

Alice Band (covered with white fabric), white Leather, white 14x10cm Leather Glue (Gütermann creative HT2), Nail lacquer, white Nylon thread, transparent, 0.15mm Tools, Double sided tape, Scissors, Sewing needle, Sheet of paper, A4

Step by step instructions are at the bottom of the visuals.

DIY Swarovski Crystal wedding Head Band Piece Step 1

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STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern to the size shown in the illustration. Repeat this step once making the second pattern 1mm larger than the first one. Adhere one of the patterns to the leather using double sided tape and cut the leather piece the size of the pattern. Repeat with the second pattern.

STEP 2: Sew on all Swarovski Crystals in the material list onto the larger leather piece as shown in our illustrations.

STEP 3: Glue the smaller piece of leather onto the back of the larger crystallized leather piece. Color the edges of the prepared piece with white nail lacquer.

STEP 4: Sew the piece on top of a hairband.

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Make Mom Feel Extra Special with this Sparkling Mother’s Day Gift Inspiration

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Mom’s special day is quickly approaching!

What are you creating for your mom this Mother’s Day? Here is a sparkling design inspiration to spark your creativity.

Show your mother how much she means to you by saying it in crystal: embellish an expression of love with her favorite color of Swarovski crystals on a smooth white background, making this sparkling bangle a thoroughly modern memento of a very special day — one that your mum will keep forever.

DIY Mothers day sparkling bracelet design inspiration

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Use Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flatbacks in whatever size you like to use (here is a helpful stone size chart). This bangle was created using the 3ss, but if this is too small for your liking, other popular sizes include the 5ss, 10ss and 12ss which all give nice detail.

The supplies and tools that you will need include: a white bangle, glue (E 6000 is popular or a two part epoxy), a paper tooth pick, transfer film, 12x4cm transfer sheet and tweezers.

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STEP 1: Print out the pattern in a 1:1 ratio where the height of the text is 9mm.

STEP 2: Place the transfer sheet over the pattern. Using tweezers or a glue stick, place the Swarovski Flat Back No Hotfix (this bangle used style 2000 SS03 Indian Siam) over the text.

STEP 3: Place the transfer film over the text and pull the transfer film back to get all the crystals on the film as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 4: Apply two part adhesive glue onto the Swarovski Flat back No Hotfix (style 2000 SS03 Indian Siam) with a toothpick.

STEP 5: Affix the transfer film onto the bangle and press the stones gently onto the bangle. Let it cure for the length of the time indicated on the glue package before removing the transfer film.

Give this gift with joy, knowing you made it not only with your hands, but more importantly, with your heart!

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A Mother’s Love is Forever.