Jewelry Designs That Will Enthuse Even the Most Uninspired!

Swarovski SALT Magazine

Yesterday I was reading the Swarovski SALT Magazine for a little inspiration (which by the way – is absolutely fabulous!) and I came across an article highlighting the fashion/design school called the Central Saint Martins college of art which is in London. Swarovski  sponsors and collaborates with these students by donating gorgeous crystals to draw inspiration from and to be used in designs and contests. I wanted to point this out because I was especially inspired by what the school tries to instill in their students. A few highlighted themes include:

Free thought, independence of spirit, and a rebellious nature. These are just some of the qualities nurtured by this exceptional school whose graduates have gone on to be world leaders in fashion.

Swarovski Salt Magazine Highlights

(Swarovski Salt Magazine “Let The Light In” page 69)

As jewelry designers, artists and creative people, I’m sure you’re always striving to design fresh and new ideas to your line. Expanding your horizons, evolving, and relentlessly pursuing your passion. Those are some of the reasons why being creative is so darn fun!

Here are a few  examples of jewelry designs that push the limits and dare to be different. I hope they arouse your creativity to new heights and ever new possibilities!

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(Jewelry Designs by Eric Daman for Atelier Swarovski Native Modern)

I find that these jewelry designs have somewhat of a chaotic nature. They combine many different elements together such as the Swarovski Mosaic stones, different shaped cup-chains, along with unique styles of beads, pendants and colors. Yet with all of this going on, if you look closely you’ll find that they are balanced out by a repetitive pattern. This duality is balanced very well and is a way in which you can expresses a real sense of creative wildness, while still maintaining its integrity and orderliness which so many people are naturally drawn to.

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(Design by Renata Sanchez Ramos)

This unique bib necklace is a outstanding example of weaving mixed medias in and out to create one dynamically dramatic design. Integrating different textures such as Swarovski Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Epoxy Clay (or Ceralun), ribbon and elastic mesh in complimentary colors creating an overall irresistibly enticing design.

 Crystal bracelet

(Bracelet Design by AliExpress)

This colorful crystal and braided leather bracelet features many different styles of crystals in metal settings which allow the crystals themselves to be showcased. I’m especially drawn to the overlapping look, it gives it a lively and energetic type of movement to the piece that is then grounded by the leather background. It’s a bohemian chic style that is both whimsical and substantial at the same time.

Nuture Your Creativity Today

Best wishes for an exceptionally creative day!!

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Discover Designs and Applications for Swarovski Round and Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal Round Stones and Fancy Stones

Discover the distinction of the most brilliant cut on the market!

The stunning Swarovski Round Stones (aka Chatons) and Fancy Stones have exploded in popularity recently and I wanted to highlight the variety of applications that designers utilize, along with vast array of gorgeous styles, colors, and coatings you have to choose from.

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Most of the Swarovski Fancy Stones and Round Stones like the 1028 Xilion Chaton and the newest 1088 Xirius Chaton– one step closer to a diamond, feature brilliant faceting and have a pointed back that can be simply set into metal settings with prongs or into pre-cast settings which the stones can be glued into. Please contact me for more information on these settings.

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Free Poseidon Reef Bracelet Design and Instructions

Swarovski makes Fancy Stone settings in different shapes and sizes to fit the crystal stones exactly. There are a variety of options with Swarovski settings including a closed/open backs, one or two holes in the sides; options that allow you to easily string the settings into fashionable necklaces and bracelets such as the Poseidon Reef Bracelet made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

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Setting Swarovski stones into jewelry molds using an epoxy component is an easy and fun way to create unique designs for all kinds of sparkling projects. There are two great options to choose from: either Crystal Clay or the new product from Swarovski called Ceralun™ , a versatile and strong two-component, high performance ceramic epoxy composite that has been especially developed for the application using Swarovski crystals.

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Swarovski makes it a little too easy, providing you with an endless array of gorgeous color and coating options to choose from. The toughest part of it all is deciding on what colors you like best!