Sparkle, Glamour and Decadence ~ Celebrating 10 Years of Dazzling Swarovski Crystal Oscar Stages!

Here’s an Illuminating Sneak Peek of the Dazzling SWAROVSKI Crystal 2017 Oscar Stage!

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This is an extra special Oscar season for Swarovski, as they are celebrating their 10th year on setting the stage for the annual Academy Awards. The Oscars are all about sparkle, glamour and decadence, and when you want the best of the best, you turn to SWAROVSKI.

This year’s Oscar’s stage is adorned with more Swarovski Crystal’s than ever, over 300,000 sparkling crystals will be highlighted this year. More than one million crystals have decorated this prestigious award show in the last decade.

“Swarovski has a long history in cinema, going back to the early days of Hollywood,” “Derek’s showstopping decor and cascading crystal curtains never fail to amaze the audience and add impact to this special event.” says Nadja Swarovski.

I’m always excited to see the great gowns, handbags, jewelry, etc. that are encrusted with beautiful SWAROVSKI Crystals, but below is a walk down memory lane, exploring how they also work behind the scenes with the actual event to create amazing sparkle!

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2017 Swarovski Crystal Oscar Stage Brilliant Highlights

— This year Swarovski celebrates a decade of creating crystal stage décor for the Oscars

— 2017 marks production designer Derek McLane’s 5th year designing the look of the show, which includes over 300,000 Swarovski crystals.

— McLane created a new focal piece for the 2017 Oscars stage, comprised of 11 individual decorative sections with a total of nearly 150,000 Swarovski crystals

— Additional crystal décor pieces include:

— Crystal Proscenium – 37,000 Swarovski crystals layered over a gold backdrop

— Crystal Curtain – 80’ x 40’ curtain including 320 individual Swarovski crystal strands with a total 80,000 Swarovski crystals

— Crystal Closedown Wall – 80’ x 40’ wall comprised of 149 individual panels with a total of 22,200 Swarovski crystals

— Crystal Opera Box Covers – 18 Dolby Theater opera boxes covered in a total of 23,500 Swarovski crystals

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A Historical overview and look at Swarovski’s 10-year legacy on the Oscar stage

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2017 – 89th Academy Awards®

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Jimmy Kimmel

Celebrating his fifth year as production designer, Derek McLane will adorn the Oscars® stage with more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals incorporated into more than 30 set pieces. The 2017 set will include a brand new focal piece for the stage, comprised of 11 individual components that feature nearly 150,000 crystals.

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2016 – 88th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Chris Rock

In his fourth year, McLane’s set included a new crystal proscenium containing more than 37,000 crystals and weighing over 20,000 lbs. Almost 10,700 crystals embellished torchieres for the Weeknd’s performance of the Oscar® nominated song “Earned It” from the film 50 Shades of Grey.

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2015 – 87th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Neil Patrick Harris

Using nearly 100,000 crystals, Derek McLane created 22 different pieces for the 2015 set. McLane also created a “crystal forest” backdrop which was featured during Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I Can’t Let Go” after the show’s In Memoriam montage, as well as during Rita Ora’s performance of the Oscar nominated song “Grateful” from the film Beyond the Lights.

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2014 – 86th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Ellen Degeneres

Using more than 64,000 crystals, Derek McLane introduced 6 crystal “swag drapes” which appeared during Idina Menzel’s performance of the Oscar winning song “Let It Go” from the Oscar nominated film Frozen.

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2013 – 85th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane & Costume Designer: Julie Weiss

Host: Seth MacFarlane

In 2013, Derek McLane incorporated over 80,000 crystals into a curtain which was featured during the show and as the backdrop for Adele’s performance of the Oscar winning song “Skyfall” from the film Skyfall. McLane also used over 23,000 crystals to decorate the Dolby Theatre’s 18 opera boxes. Costume designer Julie Weiss incorporated more than 1,000,000 crystals into the performance looks for the James Bond 50th anniversary tribute.

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2012 – 84th Academy Awards®

Production Designer: John Myhre

Host: Billy Crystal

In 2012, John Myhre created a 40-foot high by 70-foot wide crystal “star field” curtain, which twinkled with nearly 4,500 Swarovski crystals.

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2011 – 83rd Academy Awards

Production Designer: Steve Bass

Hosts: James Franco & Anne Hathaway

Steve Bass’ 2011 stage designs featured a total of 55,000 Swarovski crystals, seen in embellished risers, steps, and a starburst-inspired crystal “winners circle.”

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2010 – 82nd Academy Awards

Production Designer: David Rockwell

Hosts: Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin

In 2010, Rockwell introduced an updated version of his crystal proscenium from the previous year, which included crystal side curtains and a crystal swing containing an additional 3,000 crystals.

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2009 – 81st Academy Awards

Production Designer: David Rockwell

Host: Hugh Jackman

Dolby Theatre architect David Rockwell created a 60-foot high by 100-foot wide crystal proscenium with over 100,000 Swarovski crystals. The proscenium weighed in at 3 tons and was comprised of over 6,000 one-meter hand crafted crystal strands.

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2007 – 79th Academy Awards

Production Designer: J. Michael Riva

Host: Ellen Degeneres

In 2007, J. Michael Riva created a 1-ton, 34-foot high crystal curtain sparkling with over 50,000 Swarovski crystals for the medley of Oscar® nominated songs from the film Dreamgirls, performed by Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson.

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Swarovski’s History and Business Information

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,680 stores in around 170 countries, more than 26,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2015. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2015, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people.

A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 257,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

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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!
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Watch This Informative Video to See the New Swarovski Crystals Up Close & Personal!

Watch this informative video on the New Swarovski Crystal

Spring/Summer 2018 Innovations!

Beaders, Jewelry Designers and DIY Enthusiasts ~

Enhance your Spring and Summer jewelry designs using these GORGEOUS New Colors and Styles! Here are the highlights and most popular items from this launch.

You will not be disappointed with this elegant and classic shape from Swarovski! The new 5058 Crystal Baroque Bead is really quite exceptional, featuring an intricate contour with graceful rounding edges and a variety of sparkling facets.

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Incorporating this exquisite crystal bead into your beaded designs, will bring depth and style to your jewelry. With two size options, you can string them into interesting beading flows in necklaces and bracelets, or use them as a pendant focal point. They also make beautiful earrings by simply threading a headpin through the vertical hole, or wire wrapping the ends. Let your inspiration be you guide! 

The New Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Light Blue Pearls bring you more design and color combinations to choose from with their two-toned hues.

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This new Swarovski Pearl Coating features a flawless combination of Light Sapphire and Aquamarine Blues in the center, mixed with a soft Violet on the outside.

Merging these two popular colors together provides you with perfect spring and summer styles that are soft and dreamy.

The New Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue Pearls offers you a truly unique style for your fashionable designs.

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This new Swarovski Pearl Effect presents an exquisite blend of deep Sapphire Blue in the center combined with a Tanzanite type of purple on the outside.

The bold and vibrant tones of this pearl offers you refreshing color combinations utilizing these two extremely popular colors for your new designs.

It’s always nice to bring NEW PERSPECTIVES to your jewelry making!

Thanks to Swarovski’s new innovations, you have more creative options at your fingertips! Now go out there, get your creativity flowing & above all, Have FUN!

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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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What is the Spell Bound Jewelry Trend?

New Jewelry Trend: Spell Bound

How Nostalgia For the Past is Shaping Jewelry Trends for a Spell Bounding Future.

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You may be asking yourself, what are the new jewelry trends for this Spring and Summer?

One new jewelry trend for your Spring and Summer designs is a trend Swarovski has creatively named SPELL BOUND. The Spell Bound Trend is an enchanting progression towards blending and merging the past and present, to transcend the future.

What shapes and colors will you be using to create new designs and capitalize on this enchanting jewelry trend? 

Swarovski offers a variety of beautiful beads expressing a classic and timeless style, that will help you to create designs that compliment this jewelry trend perfectly.

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The Newest Swarovski Crystal Baroque Beads and Mirror Fancy Stones Pay tribute to this emerging Jewelry Trend, providing a new format for historical designs.

Designers turn to the past in an effort to find solutions for tomorrow. As a renewed sense of nostalgia gains foothold during these modern times. The 5058 Crystal Baroque Bead pays homage to the grandeur and beauty of history in radiant crystal detailing.

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Societies around the world are exploring new ideals, rituals and shamanism. As we look to spells and stars for guidance, we honor the notion that the world of magic exists.

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INFLUENCES GUIDING THE SPELL BOUND TREND

MYTHICAL
The use of mystical-inspired symbols highlights the continued rise of the importance of storytelling.

DISTURBING
An ethereal, estranged mood that accepts and embraces the darkness, holding it up to the light for examination and looking to the past as a way forward.

ALLURING
Dark and dangerous, yet with a magical shining allure, the underworld is exposed.

RITUALISTIC
A creeping interest in black magic, voodoo rituals, witchcraft, shamanic medicine and astrology is on the rise.

TRANSCENDING
It is time to explore innovation in forgotten ideas, bring forth design ideas from the past in order to create a unique balance for the future.

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The underworld is exposed in designs that look as though they have emerged at midnight.

Crystallized surface fabrics add opulence and dimension to lightweight textiles, while drama is added through fairytale-inspired jewelry pieces.

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To bring this SPELL BOUND Trend into your jewelry designs,  reflect on the idea that your jewelry should be designed to balance the body using the healing properties of crystals and the mysticism of metals. Metallic finishes have a mysterious iridescence, with blends of green, blue, silver and violet creating magical yet esoteric pieces.

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Symbols with a dark, dramatic baroque opulence come out from the shadows. Incorporating tassels, mixed metals and a combination of large and smaller beads into your jewelry designs convey the impression of supernatural influences.

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Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects to incorporate in your designs within this jewelry trend include the following:

Crystal Iridescent Green, Crystal Rose Gold, Crystal Rose Gold 2X, Crystal Light Chrome, Crystal CAL 2X, Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X, Crystal Dorado 2X, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Crystal Silver Night, Graphite and Jet. Swarovski Crystal Pearl Inspiration includes Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl, Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl, and Crystal Scarabaeaus Green Pearl.

I hope these Swarovski Color and Style Inspirations help to fuel your fire in imagining new designs for your Spring and Summer stylishness!

What new jewelry designs will you create that embraces and capitalizes on this intriguing trend?

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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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