Love in Every Bead ~ A Special Mother’s Day Necklace Design Inspiration!

Happy Mothers Day Love

Here’s one of my most cherished pictures of my wonderful Mom and I

Mother’s Day is that extra special time to reflect on the love and caring nature Mother’s give to their children. I feel incredibly lucky to have a mother who continues to be there for me and love me unconditionally. It’s the absolute greatest gift in the world and I’m always humbled by the power of love.

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This beautiful quote by Yogananda expresses the divine quality of a Mother’s love;

“The Mother’s love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.”

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I made a special Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace for my Mom to honor and celebrate everything she means to me. She is always so sweet in loving everything I make her.

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For Easter, I made her a sparkling Swarovski Crystal bracelet with spring tones and she wore it for a week straight. My Dad said she wore it on their nature walks and she would say “Harmony’s coming on the walk with us“. That literally melted my heart! I just thought that was the absolute sweetest! I pour my heart and energy into making jewelry for my friends and family and for my Mom to feel closer to me through the jewelry I make her, is incredibly touching.

Here’s the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl tassel necklace I made this Mother’s Day. I hope this design inspires you to make something extra special for your Mom, or if you’re a Mom who loves to make jewelry, it’s time to treat yo’ self!

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I wanted to make a soft and elegant necklace that had a touch of whimsical style. I Looooved how it turned out, I made one for myself too  🙂

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The style 5810 wholesale Swarovski Pearls that I used were in the color Platinum. Platinum is a wonderful neutral tone that goes with just about everything and even better, you can pair it with Gold or Silver tones and it looks beautiful with both!

You can even mix the goldish hues of the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow, with the light silver tones of Crystal Silver Shade together and it looks dreamy!

My Mom wears gold, so I made her’s with gold accents and mine with silver accents.

I mostly used the 5810-6mm and 8mm sized Swarovski Pearls and the 3mm and 4mm in one area for a tiny graduation up from the Crystal beads.

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I especially wanted to incorporate the new Swarovski stylish 5058 Baroque Bead for it’s elegant and timeless shape. I used the 5058-10mm and 14mm Crystal Golden Shadow Baroque Beads as highlights, surrounded by style 5000-6mm and 8mm Round Beads and 5328-4mm and 6mm Bicone Beads all in the matching Crystal Golden Shadow effect.

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I added some little gold flower elements to accentuated the Pearls and Crystals, which complimented the gold tones in the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow beautifully.

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I finished off the necklace with a gold clasp and a tassel that matched the Platinum Pearl color perfectly! I found the tassel at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and craft stores not in the jewelry section, but in the fabric tassel section.

The last Crystal that I added at the bottom, for a nice touch of sparkle, was the 6871-28mm Swarovski Crystal Buddha Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade.

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I hope this Mother’s Day Necklace Design has inspired you to make your Mom or yourself something beautiful to love, admire and enjoy!

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Happy Mother’s Day to All of You Wonderful Mothers Out There!

Wishing you a day full of LOVE!

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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!
Harmony and Kashi
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
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“Hacked Nature” Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends!

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HACKED NATURE

“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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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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Free Crystal “Summer Blue”Necklace Design & Instructions

Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

Create this look: high-tech meets Modernist

This new Swarovski Crystal Necklace design inspiration has very unique embellishments, Crystals on top of Crystals; now that’s a unique concept! This pendant necklace fuses new Shiny LacquerPRO Fancy Stones onto the Square Fancy Stones, creating a design that fuses nature-tech hues with a futuristic glam.

Asymmetric and graphic, Summer Blue will give an artistic edge to any outfit, whether you’re dressed up or dressed down.

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SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Free Jewelry Design Project

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4139 2pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 6pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 5pcs. 20mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Light Coral 001 L116S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Mint Green 001 L115S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Chain, silver, 80cm

2x Jump rings, silver, 4mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 6mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 8mm

1x Lobster clasp, silver

UV Glue

Tools

Flat nose pliers

Side cutter

Toothpick

UV glue lamp

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STEP 1: Arrange Swarovski Fancy Stones art.4320 and 4470 with back side up as shown. Apply the UV glue onto the Swarovski Fancy Stone art.4439 and place it on top of the arranged Fancy Stones. Activate glue with a UV light to fix them firmly. Repeat this step 6 more times as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 2: Glue and attach all the pieces together using the UV glue and light.

STEP 3: Cut an 80cm long chain. Attach it to the piece prepared in the previous steps using an 8mm jump ring as shown. Attach one end of the chain to a lobster clasp using a 4mm jump ring and attach the other end of the chain to a 6mm jump ring with a 4mm jump rings.

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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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My Cousin Got Married! Come See Her Gorgeous Wedding & Our Adventurous Trip!

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(All of the professional photos were taken by King Street Studios)

Awwwe Weddings…who doesn’t Love a wedding? Everyone’s looking fancy, smiling, and excited for the happy couple. There’s a palpable romance in the air and there’s just something absolutely magical about sharing and celebrating LOVE!

It was a real treat to be celebrating my cousin Kelly’s wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. She’s my Mom’s brother’s youngest of two daughters and she was marrying Adam Weiss. They’re a super fun couple who love each other dearly and I’m excited to share their AMAZING wedding with you!

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Hold your horses for just one minute….before I get to the wedding, we made a little extended trip out of it by first, by visiting Savannah! The Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Savannah!

It can be tough to get the family together these days, so we wanted to take every chance we can get, and this was a great one!

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My sister Lily, my parents and I, all had a ball exploring Savannah Georgia.

You can’t see it too well, so here’s a better picture; I’m wearing one of my favorite tassel necklaces that I made with (non other than) what else, Swarovski Crystals (of course)!

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I handmade this Swarovski Crystal Tassel Necklace using Swarovski Tahitian Pearls and Aquamarine Satin Crystals. The two colors compliment each other so well and I wear it all the time because it goes with practically everything! The navy blue undertones mixed with a sophisticated sparkle, looks especially  nice with jeans. I sprinkled in some Silver Crystal Rhinestone Rondelles (Swarovski is only making the Rhodium now, which is still very nice, just a slightly darker plating) and I added some extra drama above the tassel with the  Swarovski 80101 BeCharmed Pave Beads. The large hole allows for the thread to easily fit through and attach it to the clasp with a jump ring. I just love the clustered pave crystal look!

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Lily & I capturing the moment along the river. Those twinsies smiles just say it all  🙂

Lily handmade her pearl earrings as well. Making jewelry runs in the family! Luckily our parents taught us at a young age & put our little nimble fingers to work! We all helped out making crystal beaded strands and necklaces for the family business. Then we would all have a ball together selling at art’s and craft fairs. Those are the days I cherish the most! Swarovski…bringing our family together, one crystal at a time  🙂

We loved walking all around Savanna and soaking up the rich culture. Seeing the historic Bonaventure Cemetery was a real treat and we even made it to Tybee Island. We happen to catch a terrific jazz festival, which was a fun way to dance off all the fabulous food we were enjoying!

A fantastic time was had by all…now off to meet our brother Jaia, his wifey Breanna and Lily’s hubby James in Charleston for the wedding!

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Here’s the Schmidt crew (Harmony, Jaia and Lily). I’m the oldest, but somehow the shortest…how did that happen?

We had a fun, albeit HOT & HUMID Fall day exploring Charleston.

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We’re all smiles as we head off to the rehearsal dinner!

You can’t really see our jewelry well, but Lily is wearing a necklace and bracelet I made with dainty fresh water pearls in a light cream color mixed with Swarovski Crystals in Rose Satin and  Light Rose Satin. Her dress is actually a baby pink and complimented the dress beautifully.

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I’m wearing the new Swarovski Crystal 6533-33mm Raindrop Pendants as earrings in Blush Rose with Gold plating. I absolutely ADORE them! I can’t say enough about this gorgeous style. I have worn this shape in different colors of earrings and layered necklaces almost every week since receiving them. I can’t get enough of them!

Every time I wear them, I receive more compliments then the last – honestly it’s my favorite style Swarovski has made – I know I  know – they make so many beautiful styles and I shouldn’t pick favorites – but I can’t help it! It’s won my heart! They are just so elegant and easy to make jewelry with! OK, I think my rant is over, thanks for bearing with me 😉

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It’s Rehearsal Dinner Time! Yay!

We had so much fun catching up with the fam! I’m sitting next to my cousin Holly, (Kelly’s sister) who I just LOVE so much! She’s next to her hubby Tim, who is super fun, great guy all around and so glad he’s apart of our family! What a fun night with everyone!

Next up….the BIG day!

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Here’s the whole family (minus my hubby Mike). He was a real trooper holding down Rainbows of Light while I go off and play! Well, somebody’s gotta ship those sparkles to you, and although Kashi’s a smart pup, somehow a girl just doesn’t appreciate a bag full of bones in the mail when she’s expecting a bag full of Swarovski Crystals  😉

My Mom is wearing the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel necklace that I made her for her Birthday! It made me feel so good that she wore it and loves it so much! I made it with Black Swarovski Pearls, Crystal Silver Night, Black Diamond and Crystal Silver Shade beads, along with accents of Gold Black Diamond Rhinestone Rondelles and finished with a Gold clasp. I also added an 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in Black Diamond.

My sister-in-law makes jewelry as well and she’s wearing beautiful Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings. She makes custom jewelry for all kinds of occasions. Check out all her sparkling goodies at: Crystal-Princess.com

I bet you’ll never guess what earrings I wore to the wedding  😉

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Oh how did you know? Haha…Yep, of course, my fave 6533-33mm Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Pendants in Crystal Silver Night with the Rhodium finish. I told you, I just can’t get enough of them!

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Here’s the lovely bride and she’s looking more beautiful then EVER!

Kelly is a personal stylist, so this girl KNOWS fashion. She’s wildly successful and so much fun to be around. She’s also one of the most hilarious people I know and loves to have fun with life! Her soon to-be last name is Weiss, so she cleverly named her wedding website Twice The Weiss (too cute!)

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This shot is adorable! They’re both so excited to see each other for the first time on their wedding day!

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Even MORE Adorable!

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Here comes the Bride…

She’s escorted down the isle by my wonderful, loving Aunt Sue. We were all tearing up that her Dad, Tom couldn’t be there. Unfortunately he passed away many years ago after his battle with cancer. He was the most fun-loving person, we all loved him very much and I know that he was there in spirit. Kelly embroidered Toms initials on her sash and there were caring sentiments said before a moment of silence to honor him.

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Even at the alter, Kelly’s doing what she does best…cracking Adam up!

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Getting married and doing the happy dance!

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Sealed with a kiss!

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They were made for each other!

The Wild & Wonderful Weisses!

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What a gorgeous wedding party with the rich amethyst and plum tones mixed with natural green hues.

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The setting was stunning!

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They had a twist on the traditional sit down dinner, opting for smaller intimate tables inside and out on the balcony, where people could sit wherever they wanted. I loved it!

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Lets kick off this celebration with their first dance…awe!

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My cousin Holly gave the best matron of honor toast! It was funny, sweet and heart-warming. I just love this picture, all those smiles just makes me smile!

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How about some more dancing!

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And the celebration continues….with a fun sparkling sendoff!

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A little wardrobe and venue change to get this dance party started!

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Get your glow sticks on & dance like it’s 19-99!

Needless to say, we danced the rest of the night away.

WOW! What a fun wedding & memorable adventure!

Thanks for coming on this little trip with me & hope you had fun too!

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Harmony and Kashi

Warmest Regards, Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi

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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Here’s Your New Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design That Puts the WOW in WOWZA!

DIY Free Design and Instructions Swarovski Crystal Necklace Velvet Orchid

Learn how to make this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind “Velvet Orchid” necklace made with the new SWAROVSKI Crystal Innovations!

Stage-manage your personal red-carpet moment with this statement necklace designed to highlight the amazing new flexible and stunning technology of Graphic Rocks!

The brilliant sparkle from this unique product and design element exclusively made by SWAROVSKI, will elevate your look in a new fresh way. I guarantee everyone will admire this piece and will want to get a closer look, maybe even “cop a feel” (wink-wink) just to experience these crystal clusters up close and personal. The soft and idyllic Orchid colors blend flawlessly with the new Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearls.

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Below are the SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this necklace design and the corresponding information listed for each one and take a look and the step-by-step instructions below.

Style, Amount, Size, Color, Color Code

Beads 5000 6pcs. 6mm Amethyst 204

Beads 5000 2pcs. 8mm Purple Velvet 277

Graphic Rocks 72035 3pcs. 89x69mm GP 10104022001 (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 8mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 3pcs. 8mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 10pcs. 10mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 3pcs. 10mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 1pc. 12mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 12mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943 (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5810 7pcs. 14mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650  (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5840 1pc. 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Alcantara, 30x10cm, violet 2x Cord endings, 6mm, silver 2x Crimping tubes, silver Grosgrain ribbon, 1m, 18mm, violet Nylon thread, 3m, transparent Tiger tail 50cm, 0.3mm, silver and Two part adhesive glue.

Tools

Crimping pliers, Darning needle, Iron, Lighter, Scissors, Sewing needle, Side cutter, and Tape.

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STEP 1: Place the Swarovski Crystal Graphic Rocks art. 72035 flowers onto the Alcantara fabric. Iron them and cut out as shown in the illustrations. Repeat 2x with others flowers.

STEP 2: Cut 1m nylon thread and sew one of the flowers to form it into a bud shape. Sew Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5810 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl into this bud.

STEP 3: Cut 50cm long tiger tail, secure one end with a piece of tape. Slide on a crimping tube and art. 5810 8mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 3x. Stitch a hole into the orchid, by using a darning needle. Thread tiger tail through the flower from back side to top side. Slide on all Swarovski Crystals of material list in order as shown in the illustrations. Slide on another crimping tube and secure the end with a piece of tape.

STEP 4: Sew one Swarovski Bead art. 5000 8mm Purple Velvet and three Swarovski Beads art. 5000 6mm Amethyst into the middle of the flowers to give the flowers a 3-dimensional form.

STEP 5: Thread end of tiger tail through a cord ending and back through the crimping tube and 3 of the Swarovski Crystal Pearls. Crimp the crimping tube and cut off the extra tiger tail. Repeat for the other end of necklace.

STEP 6: Cut two 50cm long pieces of grosgrain ribbon.

STEP 7: Fold the ribbon inwards a little and secure using the nylon thread. Fold the two edges inwards again and sew them together as well. See illustrations for clarification. Repeat with the other ribbon as well. Glue the prepared ribbon ends into the cord endings.

STEP 8: Stitch the bud prepared in the second step onto one of the ribbons.

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These Trendy Tassels are Truly Tempting!

Stylish Beaded Tassel jewelry

(Crystal Beaded Tassel Necklaces from Indulgy.com)

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

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

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

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(Pearl and Crystal Tassel Necklace by SlashKnots on Etsy)

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

Stylish Tassel and Swarosvki crystal jewelry

(Swarovski Crystal and Tassel Bracelet from Boutique Charlotte)

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

Crystal Earrings with chain tassels

(Crystal Earrings found on Brides.com from Anthropology)

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

Jewelry Trend Tassels on the red carpet

(2015 Jewelry Trend from Oh My Jewelry)

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

Trendy Tassel Necklaces beaded tassel ombre

(Beaded Tassel Necklace Ombre Style from SlashKnots on Etsy)

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

 Jewelry Trends Crystal and tassel necklaces

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

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

 Small tassel and pearl bracelet Fashion trends

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

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

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(Lavender Tassel Necklace from Butiksofie)

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

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