Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Embellished Bib Necklace Inspirations

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Welcome to the fun and creative world of Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks!

Not only are crystal rhinestones stunning, colorful and extremely versatile in sizes and styles, they are fun and easy to apply to just about any surface you can imagine. If you like to create and wear stunning sparkles, utilizing these beauties is a no-brainier!

This gorgeous crystal necklace features a top row of the Swarovski 2520 Cosmic Flatbacks in Jet, accentuated by three rows of smaller  round Swarovski 2088 Xirius Flatbacks in Black Diamond. The larger focal point is designed using the Swarovski 2585 Graphic Flatbacks in various sizes and colors such as Denim Blue, Aquamarine, Crystal Antique Pink, Amethyst  and Black Diamond.

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This adorably fashionable collar necklace features Swarovski Crystal Hot Fix Flatbacks that have glue that has been pre-applied to the back for easy application with a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix Tool. The Swarovski Crystals include the 2078 XIRIUS Flatbacks Chalkwhite Hot Fix, White Opal Hot Fix, and Crystal Hot Fix, along with the 2080/4 Cabochon Crystal White Pearl Hot Fix, and the 2585 Graphic Flat Back Crystal Hot Fix. A black satin ribbon is tied onto the bottom for extra sweetness.

The Swarovski Crystal Graphic family, consisting of Flat Backs, Fancy Stones and Pendants, reflect the global emphasis on individuality and the corresponding importance of modular families of products. This radiant clan is defined by an astonishingly versatile geometric cut—a cut that brilliantly addresses design’s current love affair with androgyny, as well as acknowledging the major trend for updated classics.

Bejeweler Pro Rhinestone Applicator for Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks

Create designer fashions and accessories in seconds! The BeJeweler Pro Hot Fix Applicator allows you to embellish any porous item from many clothing options such as shirts, jeans and dresses to hats, purses and various accessories, flip flops, sandals, paper, gifts, costumes, wedding embellishments, invitations, picture frames, pet products and more! No need to use any additional glue, The BeJeweler Pro will pick up your Swarovski Hot Fix Flat Backs quickly and easily. Place the Rhinestone setter directly on top of the Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone and the heat activated glue on the back will adhere to the surface below.

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The sparkling interplay between rough and smooth faceting creates an attraction of opposites, giving timeless style a modern, organic twist and ensuring the longevity of the Graphic family’s appeal. Easily integrated into a variety of designs, the strength of its adaptability lies in its affordable pricing and its minimalist look—a feature that also makes this family of crystals ideal for using in unisex designs.

Crystal Katana for applying Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks

The Crystal Katana Tool is a fabulous tool for applying Non Hot Fix crystals to surfaces using glue. The sticky end of the tool allows you to pick up the crystals simply and effectively place them into the glue. The metal end of the tool allows you to press the crystal gently into the glue for maximum hold and durability. I love using this brilliant tool, it is so much faster than beeswax or tweezers and there is no more mess or frustration when placing the crystals into the glue. It’s fabulous and I guarantee, you will love it too!

Crystal Collar Necklaces Design Inspirations

I hope these designs inspire you to create  your own stylish collar necklaces that are embellished with as much or as little sparkle as your heart desires!

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Classic Theme

Swarovski_Jewelry_Trend_Inspirations_Spring_and_Summer_2015Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Trend Inspirations – ‘Traces of Time’

This season, Swarovski’s trend analysts have identified a radical change of mindset in relation to lifestyle choices. Referred to as ‘Traces of Time’, it relates to today’s changing perceptions of age, where the phenomenon of aging societies is having a huge impact on a global scale, leading to important changes in healthcare, retirement systems, and family structures.

Indeed, the generations are converging: the older groups are staying youthful and more carefree, while the young become less rebellious and more career-oriented. This new way of experiencing the impact of age on choices, lifestyles, and aesthetics is reflected in Swarovski’s new season’s crystal assortments. There are four key inspirational themes and corresponding innovation highlights for Spring/Summer 2015: Faded Memories (Classic), Sunset Rituals (Romantic), Vivid Moments (Progressive), and Forgotten Dreams (Glamour).

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Classic – Faded Memories theme.

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With the ongoing recession, the relentless drive of technology, and the overcrowding of our physical and mental space, we hold on to memories of better, more carefree times.

“Technology has complicated our lives. We hunger after the simplicity of the past, or the effortless days of our childhood. We need to adopt the simple notions of playfulness and individual expression if we are to avoid becoming bland and homogenized nations.”

This need to get away from it all is one of the reasons the trends for nostalgia and retro are still continuing so strongly.

Faded and washed with a Polaroid nostalgia, the theme updates almost kitsch references, making them more adult yet still playful and fun.

Inspired by architecture and structure, a new geometric language focuses on faceting and the magic of the cut. There is also a strong graphic direction toward vintage, weathered American billboards and road signs, reminding us of summers past.

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THE MOOD

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There is an increasing focus on tactility and texture in all design. Monochromatic opaque finishes incorporate in traditional shapes for jewelry. In fashion, crystals are used with graphic simplicity to create large bandings of patterns in different linear formats. The interplay of light through color achieves importance in all design segments.

Crystal is incorporated to bring a lighter, playful attitude to geometric designs.

Angular shapes are softened and modernized with different material combinations and graphic interplay.

Electronics imitate everyday objects where colors and shapes reflect optimism and humor.

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PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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Subtle, almost washed-out colors such as Vintage Rose, Violet Champagne, Silk, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst SatinLavender, Denim BlueCrystal Blue Shade, and Light Azore Satin to name a few in any of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS help evoke summer nostalgia.

Tone-on-tone Flat Backs and Crystal Pave Balls in various shapes create stunning tactile textures.

Swarovski Opal hues such as Air Blue Opal, Caribbean Blue Opal, Chrysolite Opal, Pacific Opal, Rose Water Opal, Sand Opal, Violet Opal, Cyclamen Opal, and White Opal add an air of sophistication. Swarovski Buttons, Sew-on Stones, and simple motifs create a playful and unexpected design element and can be beautifully incorporated into jewelry designs as well as their traditional sew-on uses.

Fine sparkling crystals complement and balance precise linear design. The matt iridescence of Crystal Pearls, coupled with the radiant shine of sparkling crystal, creates a strongly modern effect.

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Opaque crystals such as the opal colors (mentioned above) as well as the Dark Red Coral, Mint Alabaster, Rose Alabaster, Turquoise and White Alabaster are mixed together with brighter crystals to create a unique look.

Traditional shapes are modernized with the use of slightly tinted neutrals combined with unconventional metal finishes.

Conventional shapes are redesigned to create a playful and effortless feel.

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SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

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Inspiring crystal and color combinations from the Classic theme range from the romantic sparkle the clear Crystal embodies in company with similar hues expressed in the delicate hints of light bluish sparkle found in the Crystal Moonlight and moving into more of an intense interplay with light and colors of pinks, blues and yellows transmitted through Crystal AB. The Crystal Silver Shade is a soft and elegant grayish sparkly effect that blends nicely with the lighter crystal hues as well as the darker grey or black tones. The graceful neutral/taupe tones of Crystal Golden Shadow, is a gorgeous effect that can bring together warmer colors in the intermediate or brown tones. The Crystal Brandy is a rich gold and apricot sparkle effect that can be used as a nice transition into either a soft Jonquil yellow or the vibrant orange colors such as Fire Opal and Tangerine.

The White Opal is a beautiful milky white hue that serves as a wonderful transition into more expressions of color, such as this featured green, blue and purple color palate. The Palace Green Opal, Chrysolite Opal, and Pacific Opal, blend nicely into the new Crystal Iridescent Green, Light Azore, Air Blue Opal, Denim Blue, Crystal Blue Shade, Light Blue Crystal Pearl, Aquamarine, Indicolite, Blue Zircon and Light Turquoise. The Crystal Antique Pink is a soft and feminine effect that can be incorporated into other pinkish hues such as Light Rose, Rose, Rose Water Opal, Powdered Rose Pearl, Mauve Pearl, Light Amethyst and Crystal Lilac Shadow.

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SEGEMENT INSPIRATION

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In consumption, meaning is everything: people exhibit a yearning for nostalgic products that evoke happy memories.

Traditional shaped jewelry is modernized, with outlines of standard necklaces reinterpreted. A playful, fun, and effortless look is prominent. Simple nostalgic shapes are adorned with crystal to take them one step further. “As people will have fewer possessions …”  (20/20 Consumer Insights) the ones we own will need to exhibit the perfect combination of design and functionality.

Crystals create surprising surface textures that add fun and excitement to all designs.

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Have fun creating innovative designs with new color combinations

inspired by the Faded Memories theme!

Featured Designer ~ Sheri from His Jewels Creations

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His Jewels Creations Crystal Vintage Inspired Jewelry

Working with her hands and designing jewelry has been a part of Sheri’s life ever since she can remember. She has been fascinated by designs, shapes and color. The journey of making jewelry has been an overwhelming joyful experience for Sheri and she would feel honored to custom make pieces for people and the special occasions in their life.

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Swarovski Crystal Volcano Rivoli Bracelet

Pure luxury, in every sense of the word. A beautiful handmade Swarovski Crystal Volcano Rivoli cut bracelet with high quality settings and Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads in Topaz for added sparkle and shine. The Volcano Rivoli Crystal has 16 different facets coming to a point in the center of the crystal adding even more depth and faceted color play. It has a marvelously romantic, classic look that stands out from the crowd and is truly mesmerizing.

Swarovski Crystal Baroque Jewelry Set with Electra Coating

New Swarovski Electra Coated Crystal Baroque Pendant Dangle Drop and Necklace Fashion Jewelry Set

Stunning Swarovski Electra Coated Crystal Baroque Pendant earrings accented with Swarovski Crystal Ruby AB Bicone Beads and wire wrapped with antique gold finish for added flair and drama. Electra is saturated with multi-hued glints of blue, pink, purple, green and silver to exude shades of dramatic brilliance.

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Swarovski Crystal Erinite and Aquamarine Satin Necklace 

This lovely and very unique Swarovski Erinite Aquamarine Satin Coated Cushion Cut Crystal Pendant necklace is accented with Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone Beads in Aquamarine and Erinite for extra sparkle and shine. 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 Satin coating is a lovely effect that adds a soft silvery shimmer which slightly darkens the original color, creating a subtle vintage appearance that is very popular in the fall and winter months.

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Swarovski Baroque Earrings Featuring a special Peacock Coating

This delightful pair of Swarovski Peacock Coated Crystal Baroque Pendant earrings accented with Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow Xilion Bicone Beads is a one-of-a-kind style. The Peacock coating mimics the natural colors in peacock feathers, sparkling with rich shades of greens, blues and coppers.

Swarovski Crystal Bridal Necklace Pearls and Crystals

Bridal Swarovski Crystal Beaded White Pearl Cluster Choker Necklace

This bridal collection piece is comprised of many facets of Authentic Swarovski Crystals. Each cluster is individually wire wrapped on custom fitting snapeez. Swarovski White Pearls, Rhinestone Rondelles and Xilion Bicone Crystals alternate to give sparkle and luster. Simple and elegant, this piece is perfect for your wedding day and is designed for all necklines.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Design Inspirations!

Swarovski Necklace Jewelry Design InspirationSwarovski Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration Featuring 5556 Galactic Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow and try alternating it with the 5523 Cosmic Style Bead for a similar look.

This gorgeous crystal necklace is a complex style yet simple to create. Incorporating unique and asymmetrical beads presents an eye-catching and dramatic look.  The soft and elegant coatings such as Crystal Golden Shadow and Crystal Silver Shade, creates a sophisticated look perfect for weddings and special occasions. Enhance the look with crystal Rhondelle spacer beads in either Gold or Silver plating for more of a high-end design.

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Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration Featuring a 5 stranded complex design using many different elements. Similar SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS include the following styles and colors; The 5040 Rondelle Beads  at the top are separated with a Crystal Bar Rondelles and the necklace incorporates Swarovski Gem-Tone Pearls such as Dark Lapis or Lapis. The large Emerald Cuts stones throughout are the 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow set into settings that have holes along the sides for stringing through the stone (please contact us for setting details available in a variety Fancy Stone Styles).  The necklace also incorporates 6007 Small Briolette Pendants in Crystal Golden Shadow and Crystal Silver Shade. The two larger side beads are similar to the 5520 Graphic Beads.

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Swarovski Crystal Cluster Ring Design Inspiration Featuring Swarovski 2058 Xilion Flatbacks in Aquamarine,  Erinite, Crystal, Jet and Crystal Golden Shadow.

You can either glue the stones onto a precast ring using E6000 glue, or for a more durable long-lasting application use Ceralun by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Ceralun is a high-performance versatile epoxy-ceramic composite which has been specially developed for application of Swarovski crystal. Its adhesive properties allow for optimal application on metal, glass, nonstick surfaces, plastic, rubber, wood, cork and porcelain among other surfaces. Our customers have raved about the performance of this special epoxy and it is available in many colors.

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Sparkles and Smiles!

Featured Designer ~ Cindy from Cindy David Designs

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Cindy creates jewelry rich in color, texture and meaning.

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Cindy David Designs Jet Earrings

These striking Swarovski Jet Black Faceted Crystal Teardrop earrings are a classic and stylish design dangling from fashionable Gunmetal Chains and Links.

Cindy David Designs Rivioli Earrings

These simple and chic Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Dangle Earrings on sterling silver ear-wires are designed in the gorgeous Aquamarine color. 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.

Cindy David Designs Swarovski Bracelet

This unique and elegant design features square and bicone Sapphire Swarovski Crystals and Freshwater Pearls accented with sparkling squaredelles to create a beautiful 14k gold-filled bracelet.

Cindy David Designs Peridot Ring

This classy Balis silver stretch ring highlights a Swarovski crystal bicone in the Peridot color as the sparkling centerpiece with accents of Crystal Rhinestone Rondellels that create a elegant touch to this trendy look. These beauties are made in a variety of crystal colors making it easy to customize your favorite color and style.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!