Create These “Groovy Skulls” Earrings ~ DIY Design and Instructions!

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Free DIY “Groovy Skulls” Earring Design and Instructions

It’s Halloween time, so dress for divine darkness with the mysterious Swarovski Sparkling Skulls earrings. This charismatic combination of Crystal Pearls and Crystal Skull Beads in Crystal Silver Night 2X will make you the belle of the monster ball!

These easy to make Swarovski Crystal Skull and Pearl Hoop earrings are a fun design to create and wear, especially around this spooky time of year! This DIY earring design and project combines many deep Black, Hematite and Iridescent coatings that perfectly represent the Halloween mood. The front and center Swarovski Crystal Skull Bead captivates your attention, that emphasizes high precision faceting in a 3D look, creating detailed drama and mystery.

Although these Skull earrings are ideal for celebrating Halloween, they also pair well with the edgy jewelry fashion trend, accentuating a dark, rock glam style!

See the Step by Step Directions below in picture and written form.

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Swarovski Crystal Beads & Pearls Used to Make these Skull Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Skull Beads 5750-13mm Crystal Silver Night 2X – 2 pieces

(or choose from your favorite colored Skull Beads)

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-3mm Dark Grey Pearl – 6 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-3mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl – 4 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-3mm Mystic Black Pearl – 16 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-4mm Dark Grey Pearl – 10 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-4mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl – 6 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-4mm Mystic Black Pearl – 34 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-5mm Dark Grey Pearl – 4 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-5mm Mystic Black Pearl – 4 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-6mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl – 2 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-6mm Mystic Black Pearl – 4 pieces

Supplies

2 Silver Ear posts

2 , 4mm Silver Jump rings

Two part adhesive glue

Wire silver, 0.8 mm, 60 cm

Tools

Drinking glass,

6 cm Flat nose pliers

Round nose pliers

Ruler

Side cutter

Toothpick

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STEP 1: Cut a 60 cm long wire and make a loop at one of the ends of the wire. Form the wire into a circle shape using a drinking glass that is approximately 6cm.

STEP 2: Turn the loop formed on the wire to a 90˚ angle. Start inserting the Swarovski crystals from the material list onto the wire. After you insert the Swarovski Bead art. 5750 Crystal Silver Night 2x, place some glue underneath the bead using a toothpick and let it dry for 2 hours. Proceed with the remaining Swarovski crystals as shown.

STEP 3: Insert the other end of the wire through the loop and turn a loop on this end as well.

STEP 4: Attach the ear post to the top loop of the earring using a 4 mm jump ring. Repeat steps 1–4 to make the second earring.

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We can order anything Swarovski makes within the components division – even if it’s not listed on our website rainbowsoflight.com. Please contact us for anything you’re interested in, as we are ALWAYS happy to help!
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Explore the Fall/Winter Jewelry & Fashion Trends “Soul Food”

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SOUL FOOD

Old is the New Black and the back story of how something is made will be very important to consumers moving forward.

Who, What When, Where, Why??

Diving into who made a particular piece of jewelry, what is it made out of, when was it made, how was it made, why was it made – all of these influencing factors will play-out in our purchasing decisions in the future. 

Today we explore the Swarovski Crystal CLASSIC Trend called SOUL FOOD for the Fall and Winter 2017-18 jewelry trends and jewelry design inspirations within the overall theme of “THE NATURE OF US

“A desire for less clutter and a clearer conscience forges a new appreciation of details, materials, craftsmanship and provenance. Consumers are willing to spend more on less, but expect a longer, more meaningful connection with their purchases in return.”(WGSN, Big Ideas AW 2017/18)

The new catchcry for design is “home-spun and humble,” with pieces borrowing colors and details from a range of historical influences and morphing them for the modern mindset.

Designs have a pure and humble feel, with the stripped-back necessity of Scandinavian design infiltrating all segments to highlight the beauty of clean lines.

This new focus on pared-back jewelry designs sees less become even less, but mean even more.

Form follows function as we pay homage to the worker, the laborer, and the farmer, taking direct inspiration from the essential and honest elements of life on the land.

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Jewelry Inspirations within the CLASSIC Trend Will Have the Following Movement

RURAL

Natural, recycled elements combined with radiant crystals create a patchwork ethos, underling the prevailing desire for zero waste.

LABOR

Industrial elements that show affinity with the land and humble beginnings appear across designs, paying homage to new heroes – the farmhand, the laborer, and the worker.

HUMBLE

Jewelry and fashion designs swings between rustic tomboy mindset and humble aesthetic in an update of the gender-neutral and slow-folk trends.

REDUCED

Design elements are stripped back to basics in a pure way, as form follows function and incorporating Swarovski crystals into working elements such as aprons, highlight the simplicity of design and a trend to blend these two aspects together.

PURE

A focus on pure designs taken from nature marries hard-wearing, sustainable materials with earthy crystal colors.

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Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Design Inspiration

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New materials and color combinations modernize jewelry, making it distinctive both in style and substance.

Jewelry design trends are moving towards pieces that are encrusted  with clusters of modern cut crystals, with mixed-media detailing that creates a homogeneous spirit.

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This Clustered Swarovski Crystal necklace by Bijou Tre’sor Fashion Jewelry Boutique incorporates different styles of chain, a thicker and bulkier piece on top and a fringe style hanging on the bottom creates movement and decadence.

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This bold Statement necklace from Style.com incorporates Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pearls, Round Fancy Stones, Triangle Sew-On-Stones mixed with natural stones, combined with different shaped chains along with Gold, Silver and Gun Metal plated chains to create a unique and stylish piece.

Modern and architectural shapes evolve, with intricately set crystals bringing a completely unique aesthetic to rings in oversized portions.

Enlarged profiles, circles  and sculptural constructions highlight the new industrial trend, offering a nod to the simplicity of pared-back design with rustic authenticity.

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Bold statement pieces and crystal earrings remain a highlight, like these beautiful Swarovski Crystal dangle earrings in Blush Rose made by The Crystal Rose.

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Fall and Winter Fashion Trends and Inspiration (photo credit from Petite Fashionista)

A focus on quality and craft is key in sustainable, hard-wearing designs decorated with Crystals.

The significance of the apron as a practical element taken from life on the land turns into a high-end fashion statement when combined with radiant Swarovski Crystals.

Function Meets Beauty

There will be an increasing trend towards making functional pieces, such as aprons, shoes or work boots, buckles and hats to also be embellished with crystals creating a beautiful utilitarian purpose.

Keep it Natural & Simple with Soft, Relaxed Fabrics

Oversized, heavy knits interwoven with crystal components continue to show our affiliation with all things natural and simple.

Soft, natural and relaxed fabrics will be popular, such as lambswool, felt, and angora  creating an elevated luxurious look and feel. Pockets will be incorporated into many garments, paying homage to the tomboy style.

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New Swarovski Lacquer Coatings Express a Sophisticated Shine

The new Swarovski Crystal Lacquer colors perfectly resonate with the current consumer mood, where sophistication shine meets refined sparkle. Highlighting a strong new direction for crystal, the on-trend hues of Ivory Cream and Dark Red convey a sense of timelessness in a subtle, reduced color palette speaking of heritage and authenticity.

As a perfect match to the new Iridescent Red Pearl, these new effects continue the allure of Crystal Lacquer Powder effects and present a completely new complement to the Swarovski color and effect assortment.

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Swarovski’s Newest Fall and Winter Pearl Innovation: Crystal Iridescent Red

With people exploring a cultural mash-up of styles and designs, colors no longer simply feature a single hue, but cleverly merge multiple tones together, reflecting a reestablished love of eccentricity and individuality.

The Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl unites seemingly impossible extremes, oscillating between rich reds and airy gray tones.  It serves as a perfect match for the new Crystal Dark Grey and Crystal Dark Red Laqcuer effects, creating very elegant jewelry designs.

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Swarovski’s New Crystal Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone

Reflecting versatility and individuality, the 4122 Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone features a modern, softly rounded shape that marries unconventional edges with streamlined directional faceting. Based on the all-time favorite Rivolii cut, itt crosses boarders and boundaries while its unparalleled versatility ensures that it is able to cater to a variety of style directions – from rock’n’roll glamour, refined simplicity, and cross-culture mash-ups through to futuristic design directions.

Rivoli Crystals are very popular in the seed-beading community, as they bead around the edges of the stone, creating gorgeous jewelry designs with a brilliant center. Lending new edge to a timeless classic, the Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone is bound to be a new essential for affordable jewelry pieces.

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Swarovski’s New Framed Flatbacks Crystal Rhinestones

Millennials and Gen Z are reinventing their work-life balance, moving between a rediscovered love of handcraft and continued fascination with the digital world. Easy, comfortable shapes, functionality and clever material mixing are today’s heroes, and the Framed Flat Back captures them all perfectly.

Cabochons meet metal in a fusion of pearl and flat rivet for a new industrial-inspired looks and sci-fi work-wear directions, referencing a new breed of bright young things. The Framed Flatback Rhinestones bring both functionality of a cost- and time saving Hotfix rivet and the elegant look of a timeless piece.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Classic Round and Pear shapes reflect a more humble and pared-back approach to embellishment.

Geometric crystal patterns and metal elements create an industrial-inspired style, celebrating a revived love of the rough and rustic.

Iridescent Crystal Pearls and Framed Cabochons alternate with the new shiny Lacquer crystals, highlighting the current desire for reduced shine in authentic and humble design directions.

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Swarovski Crystal Color Combinations and Inspiration

This overall color blend inspiration begins with deeper and natural reddish tones, which pair well with both the red and blue purple hues, that compliment organic shades of green, which look very nice with the softer tan and saturated brownish influences.

Rich wine and Bordeaux colors such as Burgundy, Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl, Crystal Antique Pink, Crystal Lilac Shadow and Light Rose Satin, blend exceptionally well with the deeper and lighter reddish purple tones of Amethyst and Light Amethyst.

The Bluer purple tones, such as Provence Lavender, Violet and Tanzanite, add a refreshing infusion of buoyant optimism as we move into the more earth-bound, organic colors.

Erinite is as lovely medium toned greenish color that unites the purples with organic green tones such as Olivine, Light Olivine, Lime and Crystal Iridescen Green Pearl, which all look nice with the very Light hues of Crystal Luminous Green. All of these natural green tones always  match well with the lighter tan colors of Ivory Lacquer, Crystal Golden Shadow,  and Light Colorado Topaz. The darker brown to grayish influences include Crystal Bronze Shade, Colorado Topaz, Smoked Topaz, and Greige.

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At Rainbows of Light we only sell Genuine Swarovski Crystals Wholesale to the Public, offering you thousands of shapes, colors and sizes to choose from. We have no tax or surcharges and always provide Free U.S. Shipping on all orders over $100.00. This Guarantees you receive the best prices anywhere on all your favorite Swarovski Crystals!
We can order anything Swarovski makes within the components division – even if it’s not listed on our website rainbowsoflight.com. Please contact us for anything you’re interested in, as we are ALWAYS happy to help!
Harmony and Kashi
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
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DIY This Stylish Mosaic Bangle Featuring the New Swarovski Triangle Flatbacks!

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Free DIY Swarovski Crystal “Mosaic Tile Bangle” Design and Instructions

This sparkling Swarovski Crystal bangle features Rhinestones from the new Fall/Winter 2017-18 Triangle Flatback Family. The New Swarovski Crystal Triangle Flat backs are available in the styles 2738 Alpha, 2739 Beta and 2740 Gamma.

These new Swarovski Triangle Flatback additions are ideal for creating geometric patterns that fit seamlessly together. Geometric shapes and repeating patterns are a very popular trend for jewelry and fashion lovers. They are lead free and lightweight, which is especially nice when applying them to clothing. Whatever your craft or jewelry project may be, these new Triangle Crystals will give

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Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code
Alpha Flat Backs 2738 9 pcs 12x6mm Crystal F 001
Beta Flat Backs 2739 9 pcs 7×6.5mm Crystal Silver Night 001 SINI
Gamma Flat Backs 2740 9 pcs 10x10mm Crystal Silver Night 001 SINI

Supplies:

1 ½” Bangle

Two Part Epoxy Glue (my favorite to work with is E6000 – it dries clear and is available at any craft or hard wear store)

Alcohol wipes

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Instructions

Step 1:       Clean the bangle with alcohol wipes.

Step 2:       Find the center of the bangle and place a drop of glue in 3 places to create the first mosaic tile.  Using one each of the triangle flat backs to create a mosaic square.  Continue to create squares to the right and left side of the bangle until covered completely.

I know these are pretty simple instructions, but there’s not much to it. You can play around with your favorite color combinations and pattern to create your own desired look.

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Hope you like this both stylish and easy DIY Swarovski Crystal design.

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See Why This Sparkling Halloween Mask is the Cat’s Meow!

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It’s that fun time of year where rich fall colors delight our senses, pumpkins line the doorsteps and that eerie feeling of something spooky is just around the corner…. HALLOWEEN!

Halloween will be here before you know it, as as we thoroughly enjoy our spiced lattes (down to the last delicious drop), it’s fun to ponder… what shall I be this year?

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I haven’t decided what I’ll be this year, but my best friend Lauren (here we are having a ball at her wedding) is going as a kitty cat and asked me to add some Swarovski Crystals to her cat mask. Well, she certainly came to the the right person for that job (I’ve got crystals coming outta my ears, no not literally, that would just be ridiculous  😉 BUT, I do leave a trail of sparkles everywhere I go (I swear, every week the vacuum consumes more crystals than Kashi hair!)…so honestly, how can a bestie refuse?

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I had a lot of fun embellishing her cat mask with Swarovski Crystal Flat back Rhinestones and I thought it would be fun to show you what I created and give you the step by step instructions on how to create something similar for yourself, or for your bestie  🙂

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Steps to Embellish Your Halloween Mask with Swarovski Crystals

Here is what you will need to add Swarovski Crystals to a furry mask. (please note: the mask will need to be furry to be able to affix the Hot Fix Rhinestones, if it is not furry, then you will need to glue them on using an epoxy glue, my favorite being the E6000 glue). Below are the Crystal shapes that I used, but there are numerous different styles of Swarovski Flat backs to choose from to get your creative juices flowing.

Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-12ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-16ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-20ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Leaf Flat Back Rhinestones 2797-8mm Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Bow Tie Flat Back Rhinestone 2858-12mm Bowtie Crystal Hot Fix

Supplies

1 Furry Cat Mask (I couldn’t find the exact one she sent me, but here are some options to choose from)

Crystal Katana Tool

Bejewler Pro Hot Fix Tool

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I started with a plain black cat mask (I guess I was so excited to start adding the Swarovski crystals, that I forgot to take a picture of the plain mask, but hey, I’m sure you can use your wild imagination  😉

Starting with one side of the top of the eye, I used the crystal Katana to pick up the crystals and place them where I wanted them (I have found that this method is MUCH easier than using tweezers). Next, I used the Bejewler Hot Fix Tool to secure the crystals in place which only take a few seconds for each stone.

One great tip that I have found to work very well, is to use one size smaller tip on the bejewler tool than your stones, this way the hot tip won’t come into contact with the underside of your project, so that there is no way it can inadvertently heat up or ruin any part of your project. Pass that tip along to your Bejewler friends – they’ll love ya for it!

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Before you know it, your plain black cat mask is looking like the Cat’s Meow!

I decided my bestie’s kitty mask just had to be as regal as she is, so I added a little crown on the top, accentuating the bottom with the beautiful shaped Leaf Flatback.

Last but certainly not least, for the final touch, I added the Bow Tie Flatback as her adorable little noes accent. I think it’s as cute as a button!

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So there you have it, the final embellished kitty mask and it only took a couple of hours. I sent it off to Lauren, she absolutely LOVED it and can’t wait to show it off!

I hope this project inspires you to create something fabulous & sparkly this Halloween! Please post and share pictures with me of you, your friends’ or kiddos Halloween costumes this year, I would LOVE to see them!

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Please contact me with any questions you may have, as it is my pleasure working with you! We are an official SWAROVSKI Authorized Reseller which guarantees you are receiving genuine Swarovski Crystals at low wholesale prices.  

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling and Keep Shining!

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