These Trendy Tassels are Truly Tempting!

Stylish Beaded Tassel jewelry

(Crystal Beaded Tassel Necklaces from Indulgy.com)

I have to admit, it’s taken me awhile to hop on this Tassel Trend bandwagon, but I’m on it now baby and boy does it feel good (ha,ha)!

I have really fallen in love with this jewelry trend!! It’s my little terrific tassel love story 😉

I first started seeing them at the Tucson Gem Show this year in February and my sister Lily asked me if I liked the tassel look. I said, “I don’t know yet, I’m on the fence about them.” Since then, I’ve seen them more and more and have fallen deeper and deeper. I don’t know what my hold up was, because let’s face it, they’ve got the whole package.

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(Pearl and Crystal Tassel Necklace by SlashKnots on Etsy)

They’re fun and whimsical but can also be very elegant. You can replace the thread tassels for beaded or chain tassels and you can incorporate a beautiful focal point using unique larger style Crystals for a piece that really catches your eye. Plus they’re stylish across the board in necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Shall I go on? You can make cute little short tassels, or longer ones for a luxurious look. You can integrate Pearls with Crystals for a decadent design and add your own special touches of color or spiritual significance. See what I’m saying, they’ve just got it all!

Stylish Tassel and Swarosvki crystal jewelry

(Swarovski Crystal and Tassel Bracelet from Boutique Charlotte)

This is a gorgeous color combination using Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Crystal Rose Gold 2X, Light Rose AB and Powdered Rose Pearls. I love the matching color tassel and Swarovski Crystal Rocks charm, it’s sparkly and sweet!

Crystal Earrings with chain tassels

(Crystal Earrings found on Brides.com from Anthropology)

These elegant crystal earrings use soft colors and gold touches in all the right places. The gold chain tassels are oh so chic!

Jewelry Trend Tassels on the red carpet

(2015 Jewelry Trend from Oh My Jewelry)

A fashionable element that is all over the red carpet – tassels! From tassel earrings to accentuated gowns, there is swinging bling everywhere.

Trendy Tassel Necklaces beaded tassel ombre

(Beaded Tassel Necklace Ombre Style from SlashKnots on Etsy)

This beautiful beaded tassel necklace demonstrates how lovely an ombre or graduated color change can look.

 Jewelry Trends Crystal and tassel necklaces

(Crystal Tassel Necklaces from fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net)

Using larger Crystal statement stones before the tassel creates a dramatic focal point. The new Swarovski 5515-18mm Emerald Cut Beads would be a beautiful showpiece. The Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones would also be fabulous because they can come with settings that have loops on the top, bottom or both, which would be an easy way to connect your necklace and tassel. (Please contact me for setting options).

 Small tassel and pearl bracelet Fashion trends

(Small pearl and tassel bracelet by Viven Frank Jewelry and Designs)

This delicate and feminine pearl bracelet is accentuated by the sweetest, tinniest little tassels. They provide a soft touch of color and would be a cute idea for children’s jewelry as well.

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(Lavender Tassel Necklace from Butiksofie)

This lavender color is to die for! I just Love it so much! It reminds me of the Swarovski color Smokey Mauve with its soft and elegant tone. It’s a timeless color that compliments most hues, even the opals such as Pacific Opal and White Opal. Oh I really hope I can carve out some creative tassel time this weekend, I can’t wait to make my own!!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re inspired to create your own terrific tassel jewelry!

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Jewelry Designs That Will Enthuse Even the Most Uninspired!

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Yesterday I was reading the Swarovski SALT Magazine for a little inspiration (which by the way – is absolutely fabulous!) and I came across an article highlighting the fashion/design school called the Central Saint Martins college of art which is in London. Swarovski  sponsors and collaborates with these students by donating gorgeous crystals to draw inspiration from and to be used in designs and contests. I wanted to point this out because I was especially inspired by what the school tries to instill in their students. A few highlighted themes include:

Free thought, independence of spirit, and a rebellious nature. These are just some of the qualities nurtured by this exceptional school whose graduates have gone on to be world leaders in fashion.

Swarovski Salt Magazine Highlights

(Swarovski Salt Magazine “Let The Light In” page 69)

As jewelry designers, artists and creative people, I’m sure you’re always striving to design fresh and new ideas to your line. Expanding your horizons, evolving, and relentlessly pursuing your passion. Those are some of the reasons why being creative is so darn fun!

Here are a few  examples of jewelry designs that push the limits and dare to be different. I hope they arouse your creativity to new heights and ever new possibilities!

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(Jewelry Designs by Eric Daman for Atelier Swarovski Native Modern)

I find that these jewelry designs have somewhat of a chaotic nature. They combine many different elements together such as the Swarovski Mosaic stones, different shaped cup-chains, along with unique styles of beads, pendants and colors. Yet with all of this going on, if you look closely you’ll find that they are balanced out by a repetitive pattern. This duality is balanced very well and is a way in which you can expresses a real sense of creative wildness, while still maintaining its integrity and orderliness which so many people are naturally drawn to.

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(Design by Renata Sanchez Ramos)

This unique bib necklace is a outstanding example of weaving mixed medias in and out to create one dynamically dramatic design. Integrating different textures such as Swarovski Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Epoxy Clay (or Ceralun), ribbon and elastic mesh in complimentary colors creating an overall irresistibly enticing design.

 Crystal bracelet

(Bracelet Design by AliExpress)

This colorful crystal and braided leather bracelet features many different styles of crystals in metal settings which allow the crystals themselves to be showcased. I’m especially drawn to the overlapping look, it gives it a lively and energetic type of movement to the piece that is then grounded by the leather background. It’s a bohemian chic style that is both whimsical and substantial at the same time.

Nuture Your Creativity Today

Best wishes for an exceptionally creative day!!

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As a Designer, Ask Yourself This One Meaningful Question…

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(Photo compliments of Beautiful English Garden)

Today I fell in love with this simple, yet genuinely profound idea that can affect many aspects of our lives. Now, I don’t mean to be dramatic about it, but I think it’s important to take a moment and to honestly think about this worthwhile question.

The question is…why does beauty matter?

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There are all kinds of answers to this question. A few that I have been reflecting on, is that beauty inspires us. Beauty helps us to pause and reflect on the joyous qualities of life. Beauty brings us happiness. Beauty is an expression of love.

I suppose a follow up question would be, where do you create or appreciate beauty in your everyday life?

Why Beauty Matters

This picture and short article from Ideas.Ted.com is what inspired these thoughts on beauty.

Beauty should be the starting point for everything

Beauty can be found in everything….and I mean everything. It can be found in the smallest, most unassuming elements of life. It can be found in your morning cup of delicious coffee. It can be found in a single rose petal. It can be found in the words we say…or don’t say.

When I really started to amplify this idea and apply it to my life, I began thinking about the smallest details that I see and do every single day. Details that are beautiful and the details that could be made more beautiful.

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The obvious beauty is how we dress, the jewelry we wear, the home we create. Maybe less obvious, is how we treat others, how we treat ourselves, our inner and outer vocabulary, and the tone of our voice. It’s always good to remember that everything we say and do has it’s effect in this world.

As we incorporate more beauty in our lives and become more aware of the beauty all around us, we in-turn become more beautiful.

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(compliments of PictureQuotes.com)

We as designers need to truly remember that, it’s not just the end product of what we make that is beautiful. The process of making that product is also beautiful. The inspiration behind our creations, is beautiful.

Every time someone compliments your jewelry, that becomes a beautiful moment. We are creating and spreading beauty every step of the way, and that in-of-itself, is absolutely beautiful!

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Please share your thoughts/pictures on how or why beauty matters to you!

SWAROVSKI Crystal Design Contest, Enter to Win Free Sparkles!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals

Here is an excellent chance to show off your creativity, beading and jewelry making skills!

SWAROVSKI Create Your Style is hosting a Fall 2015 Trend Design Contest!

Contest period starts July, 1st 2015 and ends on August 15th, 2015.

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Swarovski Crystals

Here’s your chance to win free SWAROVSKI Crystals!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals Now

Prizes will be rewarded by an expert jury. The criteria for judging will be based upon the creative use of the various use of Swarovski Crystals – focusing on innovations – incorporated into the design.

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Create an inspiring design using the Swarovski Fall/Winter Trend themes and innovations and enter your design into the Create Your Style Facebook contest.

Get more details about the Official Contest Rules in the “Terms and Conditions

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Have a look at the Create Your Style eBook and get inspired by sparkling summer designs created with Swarovski Crystals!

Who’s going to enter  the design contest? I would love to see your designs!!

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DIY Swarovski Sandals ~ Sparkle Every Step of the Way!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Flip Flops Design and Instructions

Step out in style this summer in charming boho-chic sandals. Raise your fashion game with gorgeous easy-to-apply Swarovski crystals in leaf patterns, which catch the light as you sit sipping something cool and refreshing. From sunrise to sunset, beach to barbecue, slip them on with your sunglasses and get that carefree holiday feeling!

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Swarovski crystals

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 20 pieces 8x6mm Crystal Iridescent Green 001 IRIG

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 4 pieces 14x10mm Crystal Gold Patina 001 GOLPA

Trilliant Fancy Stones 4706 4 pieces. 12mm Dark Moss Green 260 Settings 4320/S 20 pieces 8x6mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4320/S 4 pieces 14x10mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4706/S 4 pieces 12mm Gold 1 PH2OZ

Globe Beads 5028/4 24 pieces 6mm Fern Green 291 (or you can use style 5000 Round Beads)

Bicone Beads 5328 34 pieces 4mm Dark Moss Green 260

Bicone Beads 5328 62 pieces 4mm Olivine 228

Supplies & Tools

Supplies: Alcantara, black, 20x18cm Fusible Interlining, 20x9cm Nylon thread, transparent, 0.15mm, 6m

Tools: Double sided tape, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle, Sheet of paper, and Tweezers.

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STEP 1: Print and cut out the leaf pattern.

STEP 2: Cut two 20x9cm pieces of Alcantara fabric and cut a 20x9cm piece of fusible interlining. Place the interlining between the two pieces of Alcantara and iron the 3 layers together.

STEP 3: Adhere the pattern to the fabric with double sided tape and cut out the shape. Flip the pattern and cut out a mirror piece of the fabric. (See illustrations for clarification.)

STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stones art. 4320 8x6mm, 14x10mm and art.4706 12mm into Swarovski Settings as shown in this step using tweezers. Cut 1m nylon thread and sew half of the Swarovski Crystals in the material list onto one of the pattern pieces. Sew the other half onto the other pattern piece.

STEP 5: Sew the created leaves onto the sandals as depicted in the illustrations

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Have fun sparkling every step of the way!