“Gone to the Beach” Necklace Inspiration from SWAROVSKI’s Create Your Style
Create this DIY Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design with Instructions, that Incorporates the New Crystal Innovations.
Celebrate a sun-kissed summer with boho jewelry. This necklace is made using shell-like Mother of Pearl with Sea Snail Pendants and Jelly Fish Fancy Stones from Swarovski. Make and wear it with a sparkling megawatt smile!
Here are the Swarovski Crystals used in this necklace design:
Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4195 – 14mm Cyrstal 3 pieces (please contact me for details)
Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4195-22mm Crystal 2 pieces (please contact me for details)
Swarovski Settings 4195/S 1PH2OH 14mm Rhodium 3 pieces (please contact me for details)
Swarovski Settings 4195/S 1PH2OH 22mm Rhodium 2 pieces (please contact me for details)
Supplies & Tools
Chain, 10cm, 5x7mm, silver
Cord, 42cm, Ø 6mm, beige
2x Cord endings, Ø 6mm, silver
4x Head pins, 6cm, silver
8x Jump rings, 4mm, silver
7x Jump rings, 6mm, silver 1x Jump ring, 7mm, silver
4x Mother of pearl cockle pendants, 24mm, white
12x Mother of pearl disc pendants, 25mm, white
1x Spring ring, 7mm, silver Wire, 1m, 0.7mm, silver
Flat nose pliers
Round nose pliers
There are step by step instructions after the picture instructions.
STEP 1: Insert a 4mm jump ring and Swarovski Pendant art. 6731 14mm Crystal AB onto a 6mm jump ring. Repeat this process six more times, but on the last one just use the 6mm jump ring.
STEP 2: Cut 14 6cm long pieces of wire and make a loop at one end to form eye pins.
STEP 3: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stones art. 4195 Crystal F 14mm and 22mm into the Swarovski setting. Gently close prongs using tweezers. Thread the Swarovski Fancy Stones onto a head pin and form a loop at the other end. Cut off excess wire. Repeat this step four more times, but thread the last one onto an eye pin as shown in our illustrations with this step.
STEP 4: Insert the disk pendant and the 4mm jump ring including Swarovski Pendant into the loop of one of the eye pins made in step 2. Thread 4 Swarovski Bead art. 5000 3mm Crystal AB onto the eye pin and then add the shell pendant. Make a loop at the top of the shell pendant as shown.
STEP 5: Attach another eye pin and Swarovski Pendant onto the loop make at the top of the shell pendant in the previous step. Insert 4 more Swarovski Beads and the disk pendants. Repeat this step one more time – see illustrations for clarification.
STEP 6: Insert the Swarovski Fancy Stone art. 4195 14mm into the top most loop of the piece from step 5. Repeat steps 4-6 three more times to get three more similar pieces but of different structure. See illustrations for clarification.
STEP 7: Cut a 10cm long chain and a 42cm long cord. Glue the cord ends into the cord endings. Attach one of them to a spring ring and the second one to a 7mm jump ring.
STEP 8: Attach all the four pieces from steps 4-6 to the chain leaving a spare of 4cm to act as an extension. Attach the last Swarovski Pendant to the last link of this extension.
Have fun making this beautiful Swarovski Crystal jewelry design!
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
Early Signs It Will be a Sparkling Spring!
Crystal lovers and designers are already gearing up for spring! Awe Spring…how we love thee! Spring has not sprung quite yet, but this year (especially) seams that people are more than ready to welcome Spring in and all its’ rays of glory!
In the last two weeks people have been coming out of the woodwork scooping up all kinds of Swarovski Crystal Styles and Colors that are absolutely perfect for Spring.
Just the thought of Spring gets our colorful & creative juices flowing overtime, so here are some of the most popular Crystals to get you in the mood!
Provence-Lavender Chrysolite Blend is an exceptionally lovely two-toned color blended to perfection. Swarovski’s has infused it’s timeless distinction into this graceful shade, bringing the best of both influences into one element that is absolutely ideal for all of your Spring jewelry designs.
Aquamarine is the March birthstone color which is an exquisite hue of soft Caribbean blue water reflecting a crystal transparency, resulting in a beautiful pastel azure-like quality.
The 5601 Swarovski Crystal Cube beads have re surged in popularity in the recent years. People are creating all kinds of trendy jewelry, such as these types of Sex-In-The-City inspired necklaces.
5601-4mm Cube Beads in Rose and Amethyst.
Violet is a lovely pastel purple and Violet Opal is a soft, ethereal type of purple with an opalescent color mixed in. Both are quintessential spring colors.
Swarovski Crystal Violet and Violet Opal Bicone beaded bracelet Design Inspiration
If you’re a gal who enjoys a bit more sparkle in your life, the Violet AB is coated on half of the bead for a charming iridescent shine.
Now if you’re a gal who really likes to go big with her bling, then the Violet AB 2X is perfect for you! You’ve got the hole enchilada covered here baby, with a spectacular array of shimmering colors which simply put, is a feast for your eyes!
Mint Alabaster is a unique crystal in that it is a solid opaque, green color in a soft pastel tone. Mint green became a popular jewelry and wedding trend last year and continues to captivate our attention.
This minty marvel is a flawless Spring and Summer hue and if you like that special touch of sparkle, the Mint Alabaster AB is scrumptious!
Nothing says Spring more than butterflies and flowers! These delightful styles are a sweet reflection for our love of nature. As the colorful flowers blossom and the beautiful butterflies flutter about, there seams to be magic in the air.
Awaken from winter’s slumber to spring’s fresh bounty, reflected in a bracelet that breathes new beginnings. Daintily crafted crystal shades of emerald, fern, and chartreuse with flashes of coral, cherry, and crimson, are set off with delicate Easter eggs of tactile smoothness. Featured elements include 6754 Butterfly Pendants, 6744 Flower Pendants, 6028 Xilion Oval Pendants and 5810 Swarovski Neon Pearls.
If you’re looking for unique spring colors to incorporate in your jewelry designs, these two coatings express a graceful combination of two ideal spring tones, green and yellow.
They both have a light green base, blended with soft yellowish hues, topped of with a splash of sparkle. This delightful union is unique, subtle, and stylish, and would be a divine compliment to your Spring creations.
Keep Smiling and Keep Sparkling!
Harmony with her favorite furry buddy, wonder girl Kashi!
New Swarovski Crystal “All Wrapped Up” Bracelet ~ Free Design and Instructions
This elegant multi-stranded Bicone and charm bracelet is a beautiful project highlighting the new Graphite color in a variety of styles, all wrapped up into one design.
Graphite is a color that adds depth and distinction to designs with it’s refined and graceful qualities. This color is on trend, as designers and fashion enthusiasts being drawn towards complex beauty which makes the perfect transition between Jet black and Crystal Silver Night.
SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this design:
6 6mm jump rings
4 ½ rings of bracelet memory wire
Step 1: Using a round nose plier turn one end of the memory wire backwards creating a closed loop.
Step 2: Slide on three 4mm 5328 Graphite AB.
Step 3: In pattern slide on three 6mm 5328 Graphite, three 4mm 5328 Graphite AB, three 6mm 5000 Graphite, one 3mm 5328 Graphite, three 11×5.5mm 6000 and one 3mm 5328 Graphite. Repeat this pattern nine more times. Then slide on three 6mm 5328 Graphite, and three 4mm 5328 Graphite AB. Turn the other end of the memory wire backwards creating a closed loop.
Step 4: Using a jump ring attach one 16mm 6106 Graphite to the closed loop at one end of the bracelet. Repeat two more times.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4 on other end of bracelet to finish.
Hope you have fun making and wearing this new color and bracelet design!
DIY Sewing Swarovski Crystal on Hearts on Sweater with “Sparkling Love Patches”
I’ll be honest, I fell hard for this one! I saw it. I loved it. I want to make it!
Really and truly I LOVE this cute idea! There is certainly a little more love in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner and now there can be some extra love…well…on your elbos 🙂
Below are the pictures and step-by-step instructions, but keep in mind, you can also use Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks to embellish these hearts with sparkles. You can either iron them on or use the Bejeweler Hot Fix Tool using the 2078 Round Flatbacks with Hot Fix, or apply E6000 glue to adhere the 2058 Rhinestones with help from this time-saving, handy-dandy Krystal Katana tool.
Either way, you’ll shine this Valentine’s Day with sparkle & spirit!
SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this project:
(Swarovski makes it easy to personalize your look by choosing your favorite color from virtually any color you can dream of)
Tools and Supplies
Supplies: Alcantara, 10x20cm red, Fusible interlining 10×20 cm, Nylon thread, transparent and 1x Sweater.
Tools: Darning needle, Felt pen, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle and a Sheet of paper.
STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern for the patch and punch holes into the marked spots using a darning needle as shown in the illustrations along with this step.
STEP 2: Place the pattern over the red Alcantara fabric and cut out the heart shape and mark through the holes with the felt pen. Place the prepared red Alcantara heart over the fusible interlining and cut out the shape. Repeat this step for the other heart pattern with a different dot layout.
STEP 3: Place both the heart shaped fusible interlining and Alcantara hearts over the arms of the sweater (one on top of the other) and iron them.
STEP 4: Cut 1m nylon thread and sew the Swarovski Sew-on Stones art. 3188 5mm Crystal Paradise Shine F into the marked places on the Alcantara fabric using three stitches as depicted in the illustrations with this step. Repeat this step to cover all the marked dots on both patterns on each of the arms.
Have a Lovely and Sparkling Valentine’s Day!
Here is your Sneak Peek of the New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations and Trends – The Balance of Nature!
It sure is an exciting day when Swarovski launches their brand new Innovation line! I know for all of you Swarovski Crystal lovers, there is so much to awe, admire and drool over!
I am working as fast as possible to bring you all of the information and everything will be up on the website just as soon as my little fingers can move 🙂 In the meantime…enjoy swooning over these beautiful new crystals and stay tuned for more trends and information to come!
Two New Swarovski Colors
Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend AIR – CLASSIC
A breath of air, central to our very existence, remains a potent symbol of calm for all those wishing to retreat from the pressure of daily life. As the contemporary mindset seeks to pare down to life’s essentials and dispose of unnecessary burdens, these pure shapes provide the answer.
The New 5810 Swarovski Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl is a fresh interpretation on the classic White Pearl, that reflects the deep desire for calm with a graceful purity that appears both matte and shiny at the same time.
The New cut 4485 Twister Fancy Stone was inspired by a windmill and reminiscent of a four-pointed star, reflects this airy theme. Symbolizing the vagaries of the wind, this dynamic stone possesses streamlined facets and smooth edges that seem to imply movement even at rest.
Equally expressive of this classic theme, the New Swarovski Crystal Pavé Dragonfly Pendant dazzles with filigree pavé finished wings, available in single or multicolored versions. The pendant’s gracefully upturned wings intensify the creature’s life-like plasticity.
Here is a sneak peek of the soft and elegant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Classic AIR trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.
Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend EARTH – ROMANTIC
Timeless romantic design embraces the confluence of the natural worlds of our planet.
In such an arena, the stunning new Swarovski Crystal color Graphite, a strong, bluish grey-black color with a completely homogenous surface, is perfectly at home. Elegant and mysterious, it forms the perfect gradient transition between Crystal Silver Night and Jet. Graphite is perfect for power-driven designs or for use as an inspired accent to add depth to modern folk creations.
The Swarovski Crystal 5728 Scarab Bead, referencing the scarab beetle, is made with an innovative crystal cutting technology combined with a detailed molding of the head and wings.
Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend FIRE – GLAMOUR
Vibrant, eye-catching colors are the mainstay of the over-the-top glamour favored equally by celebrities of stage and screen or indeed any woman who stands out because of her confident and passionate persona.
The new color, Yellow Opal, is completely at home in this majestic company, finding its inspiration in the gemstone Citrine. Yellow Opal is a true first in the Swarovski crystal assortment: its bright yellow shade has been given a matte, opalescent finish that combines sheer color power with genuine gemstone appeal. Its cool edge is just right for modern casualwear, as is its bright yet refined shine for any accessory.
Fiery glamour would not be complete without an iconic statement piece, and this challenge is answered with flair and attitude by Swarovski’s new 5751 Panther Bead. Strong and sensual with a uniquely feminine mystique, this artistically designed Panther Bead elevates the art of crystal cutting to exciting new heights.
The new Swarovski Crystal 2205 Flame Flatback lights this innovative line on fire! This original shape feels as though it is alive with movement, burning and glowing from the inside out. Discover how this cut will set your designs ablaze, adding new depth and dimension to your rhinestone projects.
Here is a sneak peek of the rich and seductive Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Glamorous FIRE trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.
Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend WATER – PROGRESSIVE
Water is an essential element in the essence of life. It is both transparent and opaque in the same instance. It can express soft and powerful qualities, as well as be both dark and light. Water lives in harmony with its differing qualities, it is an amazing aspect of life. Here are a few beautiful interpretation of sea life solidified in crystal!
Swarovski 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone Swarovski 2612 Jelly Fish Flatback
This gorgeous new Swarovski Crystal 6533 Raindrop Pendant beautifully captures the elegance of a single raindrop. Its multilayered cut creates a playful sparkle that can be used in both understated and opulent designs.
This is a sneak peek of the colorful interesting and vibrant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Progressive WATER trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.
Hope you have been inspired by these new Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations! There is much more information to come, so please stop by again soon!
Keep Smiling & Keep Sparkling!
It takes just one fabulous statement piece to make an entire outfit sing. Wear this ornate crystal bangle on a bare arm or over a single-color, slim-fitting sleeve. After all, less is more when it’s studded with the latest Kaputt Fancy Stones in new shimmering Crystal Scarabaeus Green.
Below are the Swarovski Crystals used in this design project:
Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4922 28x24mm 1 piece of Crystal (please contact us for details)
Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4922 28x24mm 2 pieces Crystal Scarabaeus Green (please contact us for details)
Settings 4923/S 3 pieces 28x24mm Gold (please contact us for details)
Metal Trimmings 55300 01/009 022081 23cm 9 Rows (2.8cm) Crystal Scarabaeus Green (please contact us for details)
Supplies & Tools
1 Bangle, Ø 7cm, Gold Buttonhole, silk, 1m, green Two part adhesive glue
Clothes Peg, Scissors, Sewing Needle, Toothpick & Tweezers
STEP 1: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stones art. 4922 28×24 mm Crystal Scarabaeus Green into the Swarovski Settings art. 4923/S and secure by closing the prongs over the crystals with the help of tweezers. Repeat step with the other two Swarovski Fancy Stones as well.
STEP 2: Cut 1m of green buttonhole silk and sew the Swarovski Settings onto the Swarovski Metal Trimmings art. 55300 Crystal Scarabaeus Green.
STEP 3: Glue the Swarovski Metal Trimmings onto the bangle with a two part adhesive glue. Secure the ends with two clothes pin while it dries.