Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the Progressive Trend: WATER

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New Swarovski Crystal Spring and Summer 2017 Innovations:

The Balance of Nature Focusing on The Progressive Trend WATER

WATER is arguably the most fundamental and powerful of all life forces. Water is essential to life, we simply cannot survive without it. Water is dynamic. It can be both devastatingly violent, or tranquil and calming. Whether we celebrate its depth and stillness, or simply gaze it in contemplative awe – water with its symbolic sense of rebirth and renewal, is influencing our life in new ways and holding the design world in thrall.

Swarovski Color and Jewelry Trends Spring Summer 2017

So often we look to nature to inspire us in many aspects of our life and water is shaping our world in a variety of new ways. Wellness spas centered on water and hydrotherapy are on the rise, while aquariums and underwater hotels help to highlight the inherent beauty of the marine environment.

Swarovski Crystal Water color and jewelry trends Spring Summer Innovations

Fashion and Jewelry Trends

Jewelry designs, fashion motifs and home decor that echo the brilliant hues of coral reefs, draw our attention to the need to preserve these fragile marine environments. They help us to be more mindful in protecting  our natural habitat and help us to be aware that clean water and keeping our ecosystems pristine, is inherently vital to our continued wellbeing.

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Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Trends

Our fascination of underwater life continues grow and trend, where mysterious creatures and new fantastic crystal shapes, such as the New Swarovski Crystal 2612 Jelly Fish Flatback and 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone, lend endless inspiration to designers. This on trend jewelry design displays the beauty of the Swarovski Jelly Fish Flatback glued into settings and connects the the Swarovski Crystal 4139 Round Rings in vibrant hues such as Crystal Bermuda Blue and Crystal Virtail Light. A beautiful reference to movement and flexability with this free flowing type of aquatic design inspiration!

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Céline Cousteau, the granddaughter of the ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, does not only follow in his footsteps as a celebrated filmmaker. She is also a humanitarian and environmentalist, committed to saving the treasures in the depths of the oceans for future generations.

She collaborated with Swarovski for these Spring/Summer Innovations, to bring the depths of aquatic elements on land and crystallize them for all to enjoy! By creating pieces to wear, these styles help us to honor our connection to the oceans and nature itself.

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The Swarovski Crystal 6730 Radiolarian Pendant and 6731 Sea Snail Pendant are perfect elements to incorporate into designs that bring the magic of the sea, to life!

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Bright colors and unique styles lend to beautiful new designs that unite our desire to feel closer to the enchanting life from the depths below.

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Swarovski Color Inspiration Highlighted in this Spring and Summer Progressive Trend

Swarovski’s new Yellow Opal color is a bright and cheerful opal hue that reminds me of lemon meringue. It’s light and fluffy with almost flex of gold sparkling throughout and blends well with Jonquil and Powder Yellow Pearls.

Beautiful oceanic blues include Crystal Bermuda Blue, Sapphire, Crystal Blue Shade, Indicolite, blending into Crystal Scarabaeus Green, Fuchsia, Crystal AB, Tanzanite and Crystal Light Chrome.

BODY-CON FASHION ATHLEISURE TREND INCORPORATING CRYSTALS

Swarovski Crystal Athleisure wear trend

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Athleisure wear continues to be very popular with the idea that athletic wear can also be stylish and upgraded with embellishments using Swarovski Crystal Sew-On Stones, Swarovski Crystal Buttons and Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones. Fashion focuses on form with easy-to-wear pieces in bright hues, boldly decorated with crystal for a new day-wear design aesthetic.

Swarovski Crystal Athleisure wear Rock this popular trend

To make your Athleisure tops more fashionable, apply Transfers or Crystal Tex to add a bit of glamour. Geometric shapes arranged with an organic feel are especially popular. (please Contact Me for ordering details)

Athletic wear will continue to be very popular. The trend is moving towards embellishing athletic wear with Crystals and creating designs that can be dressy enough to transition from workouts into day activities, even work (if permitted), and (sometimes) even day into evening. It’s all about being able to transition from the gym or your yoga/palates class into your daily life, seamlessly. To do this well, your athletic wear needs to be fashionable and accessorized with crystals. (Any chance to add more Crystals into my life, well, what’s not to LOVE?!!)

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DIY Instructions on Applying Swarovski Crystals to Sports Pants

MOVEMENT

Jewelry designs and embellished fabrics will embrace shapes generated by the movement of water – undulating, wavy elements are heavily embellished with crystal.

The fluidity of modern lifestyles extends into fashion. Glittering crystal components reflect the beauty of light on water.

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Swarovski Crystal Athleisure wear Rock this trend

Sports inspired elements such as bands and straps are combined with crystals to create new luxury details and accessories. Who doesn’t want to be fashionable while they get fit?

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets are a fun, easy-to-wear splash of sparkle to add to your athleisure wardrobe. They’re lightweight, and best of all – they s-t-r-e-t-c-hmaking them simple as-can-be to take on and off! They make perfect gifts because they fit most wrist sizes and because they stretch, you can wear them up higher on your arm if you like it to stay in place (while you get your workout on, or just chasing around those energetic kiddos). You can also wear them loose around your wrist and stack them with a variety of beautiful colors. Sooooo many great options with these Swarovski Crystal Bracelets – no wonder they’re so popular!

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Swarovski Crystal Embellished Nike Shoes

Put a little pep in your step by embellishing your trainers! It’s just yet another popular trend to add in your athleisure gear. You can never have too many Crystals – head-to-toe!

Swarovski Crystal Swim Wear Trend Spring Summer Fashion

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What would water fashion trends be like without your water suit?! Incorporating Swarovski Crystals into everything you wear this summer, even right down to your swimsuit, is a fun way to express your individual style!

Swimwear with Swarovski Crystals Trend Spring Summer

This embellished swimsuit adds sparkling Crystal elements such as a 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in the center along with Swarovski Pendants dangling and beaded Crystals throughout.

Take your swimsuit and make it your very own by sewing, gluing, beading or hot fixing your favorite styles of Swarovski Crystals on and turn your suit into a glamorous piece of shimmering artwork. (better have your shades on when this bikini hits the sun 😉

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Something to Smile About ~ SWAROVSKI Gives Back!

CLEAN WATER SCHOOL

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Responsibility for nature is an integral part in Swarovski’s DNA. Since the company’s founding by Daniel Swarovski over 120 years ago, they have been committed to the care and preservation of our planet’s natural resources. They have optimized the energy use and emissions of their production across the entire value chain and with projects like the Swarovski Waterschool program they provide the supply with clean water in emerging regions.

Harmony and Kashi

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It’s Wedding Season! Perfect Time to Make These Stunning New Crystal & Pearl Earrings!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design free design and instructions

Well HELLO gorgeous new design! Wow, these Swarovski Crystal earrings are pretty stunning and they show off the new Swarovski Spring/Summer styles beautifully!

Turn heads with soft opulence on your “white lace and promises” day. Frame your face with beautiful statement earrings made with delicate Swarovski Raindrop Pendants, Jelly Fish Fancy Stones, and Crystal Pearls in the new Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl shade.

These would be lovely wedding earrings for the bride, bridesmaids jewelry or as a guest. The 6533 Raindrop Pendants are one of the most elegant Pendants Swarovski makes. They are brand new and I know will be very popular for all kinds of special occasions.

In the beginning, Swarovski had production issues with the Raindrop Pendants and we are just now receiving them. The day they arrived I made earrings for my self using the 6533-33mm Gold Blush Rose and I absolutely LOVE them so much! They are hands down my favorite new style! Every color is gorgeous! The Rhodium Crystal Silver Night is particularly exceptional as well. I honestly don’t wear much gold, but I was so drawn to them I couldn’t help myself. The Gold tone looks especially nice with the Crystal Golden Shadow and the Blush Rose. I can’t say enough about ALL of them…Love, Love, Love!!!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design free design and instructions from Rainbows of Light

SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this design project:

(please contact me for the Swarovski settings, Fancy Stones and/or smaller quantities. I just don’t have them listed on the website – but as usual, I can get anything Swarovski makes!)

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4195 2pcs. 14mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4195/S 2pcs. 14mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4228 4pcs. 15x7mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4228/S 4pcs. 15x7mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4320 2pcs. 14x10mm Light Silk F 261

Swarovski Settings 4320/S 2pcs. 14x10mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 10x6mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 10x6mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 6pcs. 4mm Crystal 001

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 4pcs. 4mm Light Silk 261

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 4mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 5mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 8mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6532 Rhodium 2pcs. 23mm Crystal AB 001 AB

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6533/Gold 4pcs. 17.5mm Crystal Golden Shadow 001 GSHA

Here are the instructions on how to make these lovely earrings and below the pictures on step-by-step instructions.

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design inspiration free design and instructions from Rainbows of Light

STEP 1: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stone art. 4195 14mm Crystal F into the Swarovski Setting art. 4195/S 14mm Rhodium and secure it by closing the prongs on each side using tweezers. Repeat this step for the other Swarovski Fancy Stones on the material list.

STEP 2: Print and cut out the pattern shown in the illustration. Place it over the Alcantara fabric piece and cut it out.

STEP 3: Sew on the Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 4: Open the eye pin and insert Swarovski Pendant art. 6533/Gold 17,5mm Crystal Golden Shadow.

STEP 5: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5328 4mm Crystal onto the eye pin and make a loop at the other end leaving a gap of 8mm.

STEP 6: Repeat steps 4-5 one more time to get a similar piece and once for the Swarovski art. 6532/Rhodium Crystal AB. Stitch the Swarovski Pendants and other Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 7: Drill two holes into the ear stud.

STEP 8: Stitch the stud onto the back side of Alcantara fabric. Repeat steps 1-8 to create the second earring.

Have fun creating beautiful jewelry!

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Here’s a fun picture of Mikey & I dancing our hearts out 10 years ago! Time certainly fly’s by when you’re having fun!

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DIY Nail Art ~ How To Glue Swarovski Crystals To Nails

DIY applying Swarovski Crystals to Nails How To tutorial wholesale Flatbacks

Swarovski Create Your Style Nail Design

Nail art is a beautiful way to express your own personal style and it’s fun to create a special look for all kinds of occasions. Here is a lovely DIY Swarovski Crystal nail design and instructions for a bride or the bridal party.

Gluing Swarovski Crystal to your nails is fun, easy and creates beautiful, eye-catching results. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to apply crystals to your nails using two different methods.

Looking for more designs to choose from? Visit our Pintrest Page for more Swarovski Crystal Nail Art Design Inspirations!

Level of Crystal Nail Art Design: BEGINNER

Swarovski Crystals used in this Nail Art Design

2088-5ss Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones in Clear Crystal

Supplies

Nail/Gel Polish, nude (Additional supplies depending on application technique)

Tools

Tweezers,

Wax stick/toothpick/Crystal Katana

Additional supplies depending on application technique

DIY applying Swarovski Crystals to Nails How To tutorial wholesale Crystal Flatbacks nail art design instructions

DIY applying Swarovski Crystals to Nails How To tutorial wholesale Crystal Flatbacks nail art design

APPLICATION POSSIBILITIES

STEP 1: Add a small amount of nail glue to a toothpick and place on the polished nail where you want to add the crystal.

STEP 2: Pick up the Swarovski Flatback No Hotfix with a wax stick, tweezers, or the Crystal Katana and apply to the glue on the nail. Continue to apply glue and crystals to create the design of your choice.

STEP 3: Use a thin detailing brush to apply a small amount of top coat around the base of the crystals to seal.

SETTING WITH GEL POLISH

STEP 1: After applying the gel color of your choice, apply the gel top coat.

STEP 2: Pick up crystals with a wax stick, tweezers or the Crystal Katana tool and apply to the uncured top coat in the pattern of your choice.

STEP 3: Cure the nail under the UV light to set the top coat and Swarovski crystals.

STEP 4: Dip a small detail brush into the top coat and seal the edges of the crystals. Cure under the UV light. Follow gel polish instructions to complete manicure.

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I would LOVE to see your nail art designs using Swarovski Crystals! Please share the love by posting pictures here or on Rainbows of Light’s Facebook Page so we can all Ooooooo & Awwww over your beautiful creations!

Harmony and Kashi

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Wonder Girl Kashi & I sincerely appreciate it!

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