Explore Swarovski’s “NO NORMAL” Jewelry, Color and Fashion Trends

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SWAROVSKI’S MEGA TRENDS OF 2018

The New Innovations and Inspirations within Swarovski’s New Perspectives Trends give us a refreshing design palette to ignite our creativity as we look forward to an interesting future in fashion and jewelry expressions.

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Today we explore one of the four top jewelry and fashion trends entitled

NO NORMAL

The NO NORMAL trend pushes our standard ideas and perceptions away from the norm, into a brave new world, where expressions of oneself are boundless.

This trend embraces lofty ideals of loving yourself and others despite all differences.

We are becoming more open to change, in all ways, including gender, race, religion, and society. This includes transitioning in our beliefs, embracing different perspectives, allowing others to be free to be who they truly are. All of this offers us hope fr a more inclusive future.

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The color pallet highlighted within this jewelry and fashion trend include a new take on the traditionally bold tones. Softening the intensity of some primary colors with a lacquer effect, creates more of a gemstone look and incorporating natural neutral hues such as clear Crystal and White Opal, provides you with designs that can be paired with many different outfits.

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Colors Influencing this NO NORMAL Trend Include:

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Rose Peach

Rose Peach is a soft peach to pink tone that evokes cherry blossoms in spring and English roses in late summer to create a bold, yet subtle romantic, and always elegant quality. The Rose Peach beautifully compliments all skin tone types and is particularly popular in wedding jewelry.

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Denim Blue

Denim Blue is a classic intermediate blue tone with a subtle hint of grey blending nicely with Montana blue and can be used both casually and transition seamlessly for sophisticated evening-wear. This color blends seamlessly with the exceptionally popular denim trend.

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Crystal Royal Green

Crystal Royal Green Shiny Lacquer is a charming emerald green tone, created to emulate the rich and majestic colors found in an authentic emerald gem. This regal hue is accentuated by a subtle, yet stylish shimmer that captures the graceful and intriguing radiance within a true emerald.

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Clear Crystal

Crystal is the April birthstone color representing a clear diamond and its translucent quality creates a subtle shine of prismatic colors that complements all shades of the color spectrum.

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Crystal Dark Red

Crystal Dark Red Shiny Lacquer is a deep coral like or red wine type of color, similar to the Siam red but not quite as dark. The Shiny Lacquer coating is applied to the top of the crystal, creating a refined shimmer exposing the rich red tones underneath.

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White Opal

White Opal can also be used for the October birthstone color and is white in nature saturated in a milky opalescence that gives it a light romantic quality.

Jewelry Design Trends and Directions

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Metals are configured into complex meandering forms that are exclusive and unique.

The word customization takes on a new meaning, as design trends shift to celebrate human “imperfections” and personalized details.

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Crystal Fancy Stones, Beads and Pearls of various sizes and styles are utilized as all-over caviar coatings in random or geometric layouts for depth and luxurious tactility.

Sculptural jewels juxtaposed with the delicate beauty of a glossy gemstone look, create a dramatic fusion of edgy and graceful.

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Deconstructed settings and “one-of-a-kind” jewelry designs are increasing due to the personalization demands of the Millennials.

Pieces are being designed to be worn as extensions of the wearer’s body.

FASHION DESIGN DIRECTIONS

The exciting new fusion of minimalism and maximalism explores unexpected pairings, merging the eclectic with the conventionally classic.

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Classic minimalist staples such as the white shirt, transforms into a background to re-imagined shapes and suiting.

A major focus will be on voluminous sleeves and loose panels, which will detach themselves from the main garment.

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A focus on charming basics, which are well designed and devoted to the user, without neglecting beauty, will take hold.

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I hope this new jewelry and fashion trends inspire you to create your hearts desire!

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Colors That Make Us Happy (Part 2)

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We’re constantly exposed to different colors everyday, and our relationship with color affects us more than we may realize. Once we have a deeper understanding of the physiological sway that each distinct color has on us, we can conscientiously design and make jewelry with, wear and incorporate the hues and influences that we wish to draw into our lives.

If we’re lacking a certain emotion or characteristic that we wish to have more of, then we can harness the power of certain colors to enhance that we wish to have & experience more of.

This is also helpful information for jewelry designers who are selling their jewelry to the public. It can be advantageous to let your customers know about how each unique color can help them in their own specific way. It may inspire them to choose a piece of jewelry based on the colors you’ve incorporated and may encourage them to give gifts to friends and family who would benefit from their special attributes.

Come along on a vivid journey of inspiration, as we continue our exploration of three more colors and their intriguingly dynamic qualities!

SAPPHIRE BLUE

Keywords: Calmness / Confidence / Strength/Trust

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The Color Blue, or Sapphire, is one of the most universally liked of all colors and has always been extremely popular when making, buying, or selling Swarovski Crystal jewelry. The reason why so many people are drawn to the color blue, is for a variety of positive reasons.

Blue hues are known for evoking peace, reliability, honesty and loyalty. It has the ability to calm our stress levels, emotional turmoil, and negative thoughts, by relaxing us through a sense of tranquility.

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   Blue colors enhance self-expression, and insight, as well as instill impressions of sincerity, integrity, and confidence. It encourages idealistic values and to continue to persevere for higher ideals.

Blue tones strengthen feelings of safety due to its non-threatening nature. It helps us to be persistent to succeed in endeavors that we pursue.

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Blue enriches our sentimental ties to the past, harking back to nostalgic memories, feelings and reflective moods. Blue conveys wisdom and boosts spiritual devotion, contemplation and prayer.

Similar Swarovski Crystal colors that blend well with Sapphire are Dark Sapphire, Medium SapphireLight Sapphire,  Capri Blue, Montana, Denim Blue, and Crystal Blue Shade.

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EMERALD

Keywords: Balance / Harmony / Life / Vitality

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The color Green signifies abundance, prosperity and growth within all aspects of life, whether it’s being expressed in nature, the business world, or inside ourselves. Green is the color of our heart energy, expressing love, expansiveness, renewal and stability.

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Emerald hues denote balance, and support our capacity to create an equilibrium of positive emotions between our minds, and our hearts. It infuses vitality and enthusiasm by restoring depleted energy.

It nourishes our capacity for unconditional love, in both our selves and others. Green tones help to promote generosity and the uplifting feelings that come with sharing.

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Wearing Emerald colors can also help us to relax, creating a sanctuary within the stresses of living in the modern world. It supports us in drawing our attention towards the rejuvenating qualities found in nature, restoring and connecting us to our own sense of well being.

Swarovski Crystal tones that complement the color Emerald include Dark Moss Green, Olivine, Peridot Satin, and it’s lighter balance of Peridot, Chrysolite, and Crystal Luminous Green.

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LIGHT TOPAZ

Keywords: Energy / Happiness / Illumination / Joy

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My grandma was one of the most positive, and joyful people I’ve ever known, so it’s no wonder that her favorite color was yellow! Yellow hues encourage cheerfulness, optimism and to live life to the fullest!

You can’t help but smile when you see hues of yellow. It is the lightest color in the spectrum, inspiring uplifting thoughts, feelings and illuminating joy.

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Swarovski’s Light Topaz is a saturated yellow hue that helps to promote creativity, and clarity of thought. It exudes happiness and offers hope. Wear yellow tones to help boost your confidence and to nourish your wonder for the world.

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Light Topaz captures the radiance of the suns’ brightness, and dazzles us with delight. Warm and lively, yellow colors exude carefree and lighthearted appeal.

Yellow’s charming and buoyant nature also helps us our minds to stay alert, to recall information and enlivens our inquisitive spirits.

Similar Swarovski Crystal colors for Light Topaz include, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Citrine, and blend well with it’s paler companion Jonquil, and Crystal Champagne.

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How Is Color Affecting You?

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How Are the Subtle Influences of Colors Affecting You???

The psychological and emotional power of color is influential, maybe even more than you think. Specific colors that we are drawn to, echo our personalities, illuminating a deeper story about our true nature, our deepest desires and what we want to communicate to the world.

It’s important to choose colors wisely. Colors have an influence on our thoughts, they stir emotions and even alter our stress levels. As jewelry designers, you can harness the energy of color, impacting ourselves and the people who wear your creations. Come along on a vivid journey of inspiration, as we explore three colors and their intriguingly dynamic qualities!

ROSE WATER OPAL

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Rose Water Opal is a soft and gentle hue in a Swarovski Crystal. It signifies the sweetness of youth and suggests a nurturing instinct. This color emphasizes your emotional sensitivity and conveys a sense of calm.

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If you are drawn to this delicate shade of pink, it suggests that you are loving, generous, benevolent, and receptive to the needs of others. You feel great joy in nurturing others. You may take care of others so intensively that you can neglect yourself, which consequently, you truly appreciate to be nurtured in return.

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Gentle pink hues inspires the possibility of a positive outcome. It awakens your feminine and romantic side, as well as unconditional love.

Wearing soft pink colors can help to alleviate feelings of anger and abandonment by invoking a sense of tranquility.

Similar Swarovski Crystal pink hues include; Light Rose, Light Rose Champagne, Blush Rose, and Rose Alabaster.

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RUBY

Keywords: Excitement / Love / Passion / Power

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Ruby is an emotionally charged color representing strong feelings and a passionate nature. It has the ability to stimulate your senses, energize your confidence, and invoke  tenacious ambition balanced with dignified action.

If you enjoy the color Ruby, you have a delightful zeal and enthusiasm for life, suggesting that you are not afraid to pursue your goals and dreams.

Ruby lovers tend to be hard workers, taking pleasure in physical labor and working with their hands. Wear this hue if you want to take action by invigorating courage, strength, assertiveness and power.

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If you’re naturally ambitious, a trail blazer and find exploration irresistible, then you are also most likely drawn to Ruby red colors. If you’re wanting to incorporate more of any or all of these qualities, wearing Ruby and red tones will help to inspire you in this direction.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Ruby hues include Siam, Light Siam, and Crystal Red Magma.

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AMETHYST

Keywords: Creativity / Sensuality / Spirituality / Peace of Mind

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Sensual and mysterious, spiritual and intuitive, Amethyst combines the excitement and passion of red tones with the peaceful tranquility of blue. Its meditative, soul-searching qualities help us overcome our fears and focus on the important aspects of life.

Amethyst elevates our awareness into higher states of consciousness. It fuels our imagination, inspires us to see a new vision and higher ideals. It helps to maintain a balance between a calm mind and a peaceful emotional condition.

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If you’re looking to connect with your inner world, as well as your deeper thoughts and bridge the gap between the physical and spiritual aspects of yourself, then the color Amethyst will help you do this.

Many artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, and the like, draw inspiration from the color Amethyst. If you’re desiring to bring in more creativity and inspiration into your life, consider wearing and harnessing the powerful attributes of Amethyst.

Similar Swarovski Crystal Amethyst Colors include; Purple Velvet and Crystal Lilac Shadow.

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“Hacked Nature” Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends!

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“Everything you can imagine is real” – Pablo Picasso

Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends with Swarovski Crystals

Today we explore the New Spring and Summer trends for your jewelry designs and see what color combinations will be gaining in popularity, to keep you in the know!

With the advancement of technology spreading around the world and moving at an ever increasing speed, it is as much a part of our daily lives as the air we breath. As our perception continues to expand due to technological advancements, we are collectively broadening our horizons into what is possible.

Virtual Reality especially, will continue to impact our experiences, blending the real with the fantastic in order to hyper-stimulate our senses.

At the HEART of all design, lies a thriving value for sustainability.

Technology forges on, and advancement does not cease.

The natural progression of design has been moving towards a joining of these two ostensibly polar opposites.

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TREND INFLUENCES for the HACKED NATURE Spring/Summer Color Combinations

HYPER-REAL TREND

Overstated & garnished surfaces with innovative materials will showcase their plenty. Embrace ENLIVENING COLORS for your Spring and Summer looks, with Funked-Up Tropical Fashions and Hyper-Natural Swarovski Crystal colors.

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PHYGITAL TREND

In this new era of hyper-realism, unique design ideas are being born out of the merging of two worlds, the Physical + Digital into “Phygital” where grandiose imaginings of what could be, become realized when tech scientists become designers and designers become tech scientists. This crossover is creating trans-natural products that captivate and inspire.

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SENSORY TREND

As our senses become heightened with the desire for ultra influence, designers are trying more than ever to alter people’s realities, minds and emotions through audacious shapes, colors and constructions. This daring approach in designing unique and influential jewelry designs, hopes to touch wearer’s and admirers inner idealism, just as much as their outer reality.

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STIMULATION TREND

The paramount ideal for this new age of jewelry and fashion design, embraces a core value of exaggerated surfaces created with bold, bright, synthetic colors and clustered crystals to invoke emotional responses to your products.

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BOLD TREND

More and more, we are collectively seeking to experience bold impressions in our everyday life and jewelry designs can fulfill this desire, as well as bring generate a surplus of emotionally compelling indulgences.

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Lively, effervescent colors highlighted in this “Hacked Nature” trend express vivacious qualities to dazzle the senses.

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New trend colors to incorporate into your innovative Spring and Summer jewelry creations include the following Swarovski Crystal Lacquer Effects:

The Swarovski Crystal Yellow Opal is a vivid and cheerful yellow hue mixed with a milky, opaque influence that is perfect for making a euphoric and optimistic statement.

The Swarovski Crystal Light Coral Lacquer Effect expresses an exclusive blend of orange influences including carroty oranges, tangerines, and coral hues that is slightly opaque with a cultured modishness.

The Swarovski Crystal Peony Pink Lacquer Effect exudes a royal and graceful quality, incorporating a beautiful ruby, berry blend of imperial extravagance, perfect for lavish designs.

The Swarovski Crystal Summer Blue Lacquer Effect radiates soft sparkling sea blue tones with hints of lighter and darker sapphire styles of blues to captivate your imagination.

The intriguing jade hues in Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green Lacquer Effect, gently shines with an effortless blend of sea green and opal tones for a modern take on your classic pastel green.

The greenish-blue blending exuding from the Swarovski Crystal Azure Blue Lacquer Effect fills our imagination of travel and sea life. Deep blue tones similar to those found in Greece, playfully mingle with dashes of Zircon greens for a matchless stunning elegance.

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Swarovski’s Yellow Opal is similar to the PANTONE Color 12-0752 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Light Coral is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-1451 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Peony Pink is similar to the PANTONE Color 18-2336 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Summer Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-4134 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green is similar to the PANTONE Color 14-5413 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Azure Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 17-4735 TPX

Jewelry Design Directions

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“My focus on this piece was to make something for the upper body/neck/shoulder, playing with an exaggerated floral surface and replacing the randomness of nature with the use of both color and shape intertwined, the “hacking” is represented by the manipulation of the base metal, as brass is manipulated into 3D forms” – Andy Farrow Jewelry Designer

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With our world becoming increasingly digital, we find ourselves craving a balancing effect, one that increases a deeper connection to our natural world.

Millennials and Gen Z value sustainability as a crucial element in their products and will have an impact on their purchasing decisions. Therefor as beaders and jewelry designers, it’s very important to bring to life the back story of your pieces in order to gain a real connection with what people are drawn to physically and why they will support you morally. 

Swarovski supports this crucial element with their Four Main Principles:

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Create, Protect, Respect, and Care

Swarovski Crystals are not only stunning, there is a long history of valuing sustainability on every level, from social to environmental responsibility. Swarovski has a longstanding commitment to create products that are both innovative and environmentally conscientious. This appreciation and pioneering spirit distinguishes them apart from their competitors. For over 120 years Swarovski has placed great importance on respecting people and the planet, along with quality craftsmanship to bring the world gorgeous one-of-a-kind crystals that everyone can admire and respect.

Since Swarovski’s inception in 1895, Daniel Swarovski was unwavering in his idealism that business needs to assist communities in flourishing as well as conserving the natural resources we all need to thrive.

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An increase interest in fabric manipulation along with intense high-definition colors with super tactile surfaces such as this Swarovski Pearl blouse, create engineered organic surfaces are at the core for new fashion directions.

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Versatile Designs Trend  

Irregular patterns, smaller beads mixed with larger crystals, bright color combinations and tassels, create exotic, almost tropical influences.

I certainly hope these fashion and jewelry design trends have inspired you to move forward in innovating fresh creations for your Spring and Summer days ahead!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Swarovski New Spring/Summer 2017 Trends and Innovations:

THE BALANCE OF NATURE

Our near total immersion in technology can create a disconnect between us and our natural environment.

“A growing body of research indicates that being detached from nature can actually jeopardize our happiness, weaken our immune system, and undermine our creativity and ability to focus.” (20/20 Consumer Vision, 2017).

In an effort to remain healthy, vibrant and in-tune with our natural surroundings, a new focus on the earth, and getting back to nature has arisen.

During this process, we examine how we can reconnect with our inner selves by focusing on the eternal elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – the basis of everything we need to exist.

Today I am focusing on color, style and  jewelry trends within the

ROMANTIC Trend: Earth

(all photos are courtesy of Swarovski)

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Swarovski’s new Spring/Summer 2017 Innovative color Graphite is a gorgeous dark hue exuding a few different colors in one. It is a dark and strong bluish gray-black tone with shadowy characteristics. The black is not as sold dark as Jet is. It is similar to Crystal Silver Night (without the hints of clear Crystal) combined with hints of deep grayish blue hues, similar to Morion.

The charcoal shadows, blending with the deep blue tones, speaks to this desired trend to be both mysteriously glamorous yet calmly classic. It’s both elegant and understated, with a strong unisex and universal color message.

The Swarovski shade Graphite is a perfectly on-trend color where people are increasingly drawn towards dark, neutral hues that evoke a sense of tranquility.

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It’s always exciting to see what new innovations Swarovski has come up with and the Crystal Scarab Bead is certainly a gorgeous representation of a classic emblem used throughout time. Harking back from ancient Egypt, the Scarab Beetle represents the heavenly cycle of rebirth and regeneration, ultimately symbolizing  eternity itself.

A creature of the earth and a “messenger” for the connection between man and nature, the scarab is a strong symbol of the natural life cycle. Swarovski is meticulous with their faceting structures and the Scarab Beads’ head and wings represents their attention to flawless details perfectly.

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The Spring/Summer 2017 Swarovski Crystal Innovations are gorgeous and the new Crystal Contour Rhinestone Flatback is a unique, organic and sophisticated type of style, with its asymmetrical facets and table top, is formed in a shape that is slightly reminiscent of natural rock or a foot print. It gives the impression of a natural discovery that has been molded by wind or water over the centuries.

Given the current turmoil in the world, there is a rising demand for designs that reflect the raw, natural, and unspoiled beauty of the planet. A beauty without rules, one that continues to grow and change over time due to the influence of natural elements. The Contour Crystal Flatback shape is that kind of beauty and will enhance our projects by infusing a natural type of element into your designs.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Swarovski Crystal shapes that are highlighted within the Romantic (Earth) Trend are highly influenced by the natural environment, with an organic feel. Any round styles will be popular in this trend, as circles are found repeatedly throughout nature both physically and can also be thought of symbolically as the circle of life. Specific fashionable styles include the Swarovski Crystal 5000 Round Beads, the Swarovski Crystal 1088 Xirius Round Stones (very popular with placing them into settings and making Sabika-like jewelry) the 85001 Crystal BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads (which are very versatile, they can be worn as a ring or used to make jewelry with the option of 1 or 2 holes).

Many other picturesque shapes, organic in nature include the wholesale Swarovski Crystal 3288 Xirius Sew On Stone, the Swarovski 4706 Trilliant Fancy Stone, the Swarovski Crystal 4568 Cussion Fancy Stone, or the all time favorite wholesale Swarovski Crystal 4470 Cushion Fancy Stone.

The new Swarovski Crystal 2304 Raindrop Flatback is an exquisitely elegant interpretation of  rain, drawing us closer to the graceful aspects of this life-giving element – water. The 2300 Crystal Pearshape Flatback is a smaller version of a raindrop, complimenting each other beautifully.

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Swarovski Crystal Color Combinations and Inspiration within the Romantic Earth Trend

As you can imagine, within the Earth Trend, the Swarovski Crystal color inspirations are comprised of organic tones that could be found in nature. Beginning with light to deep browns and topaz hues, moving into a range of beautiful deep to light blue tones, round out this connection to the natural environment.

Elegant Swarovski Crystal brown hues include; Crystal Golden Shadow (this coating is one of the most popular colors Swarovski has ever made, some people refer to it as a champagne color and is gorgeous for everyday wear and especially popular in wedding jewelry and for special occasions) Light Colorado Topaz, Crystal Bronze ShadeTopaz (a gorgeous amber tone), Crystal Copper,  Light Smoked Topaz and one of the darkest brown tones, Smoked Topaz. Smokey Quartz is an alluring brownish, grayish mixture which is a fantastic in-between color when mixing brown to gray or black colors.

Black and blue color tones are have consistently been very popular in the fashion and jewelry world. They are long-lasting, staple tones that seam to go with just about anything. Moving from the deepest to lightest, solid Jet black is always captivating and if you like to add a touch of fancy sparkle, the Jet Hematite enhances the bead with one side coated in a silver metallic shimmer. Crystal Silver Night is a sophisticated two-toned coating with a flawless blend of darker and lighter grayish tones. Graphite is a deep charcoal with hints of deep blue. Moving into the blue tones, Montana is a deep grayish-blue mixture, Denim Blue is an understated, medium blue that has been very popular, especially with the denim fashion craze. Crystal Blue Shade is a pale bluish crystal combination that is much more soft than what you see in the photo.

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Jewelry and Fashion Inspiration for Swarovski’s Romantic Earth Trend

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Inspiration for Spring/Summer 2016-2017 Designs

Suspended circles with delicate crystal pave settings, such as the Swarovski Pave Thread Ring Beads, reinterpret traditional jewelry styles and reflect the need for continuity and new beginnings.

Working with natural materials remains a core focus for designers, combining metals and pearls to produce modern tactile pieces. Combining natural stones, and even fossils with Swarovski Crystals will be trending.

Customizable Swarovski Crystal Graphic Fabric  (please contact me for details) can be incorporated into lockets, representing our continued interest in unique pieces and personalized designs.

Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs and Rhinestones bring an update to traditional motifs and lends a sense of modern  romanticism to boho-inspired designs.

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Spring/Summer Fashion Inspiration

As a counterpoint to mass produced jewelry and fashion and accessories, the “slow fashion movement” is gaining in popularity around the world. This is the idea of creating unique, individualized pieces of jewelry and fashion that speaks directly to you personally, even handmade for you specifically, that have a long-lasting quality, is particularly attractive to people. People are increasingly willing to pay more for higher quality accessories and wait longer for them to be produced because they understand the value of supporting local or handmade designers. 

This Earth trend embraces a getting back to your roots kind of vibe. Patterning, ethnic patterns and layering are popular. Using natural materials, such as denim is very fashionable, along with incorporating beads within or sewing onto fabric. Accessories will become multi-functional. Flat soled shoes continue to grow in popularity, representing a desire to return to nature.

Traditional elegance and subtlety mark our approach to the use of patterns. In order to appeal to modern globetrotters, ethnic styles are given a modern contemporary twist, favoring streamlined and classic shapes.

“Handcrafts such as weaving will become the spearhead of creative recycling” (Promostyl, SS17). The reappearance of handcrafting techniques – wrapping, coiling, weaving, and macrame’ are combined with crystal components to symbolize our need for integration and awareness.

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I hope you enjoy the color and style details within the Romantic Earth trend. Fashion and jewelry trends are always evolving and this trend highlights the innate connection we have with our environment and the collective desire we all have to be closer to Mother Nature.

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 Harmony and Kashi

Thank you! Keep smiling & keep shining!

Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi