Fashionable Jewelry and Color Trends For Fall/Winter 2016-17 ~ Focusing On The Classic Style: Protectors of Equality

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Light Chrome

Swarovski’s New Innovations for Fall/Winter 2016-17 are nothing short of exceptional!

SWAROVSKI ~ The World’s Finest Crystals

Swarovski has been the premium brand for the world’s finest crystals since 1895. With more than 120 years’ experience of exception quality and mastery in cutting, Swarovski produces light-filled crystals of spectacular range and brilliance!

Swarovski consistently creates innovative products bringing you cutting edge designs for jewelry, fashion, textile and home decor. Their trend experts are as precise and reliable as the faceting structures on their crystals.

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Today we explore one of the four upcoming jewelry and fashion trends highlighted by Swarovski to help inspire you in creating new sparkling designs!

Overall Theme:

Power to Shine

‘Resilience’ is the keyword for Fall/Winter 2016/17. Social disquiet brings a need for self-reliance, with people taking their future into their own hands to create a better society where everyone has the power to shine.

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Classic: Protectors of Equality

A feeling of cohesion is sweeping the world. Segment: Accessories

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Soft and strong are combined with an updated blend of red, violet and peach tones to reflect a contemporary unisex direction. Black and Burgundy hues merge with Amethyst to add extra depth and strength to this color palette.

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Edgy crystal shapes play on notions of both elegance and toughness for an updated armor effect in accessories.

The soft violet and crystal with the slightest hints of blue hues of Crystal Vitrail Light transition exceptionally well with the classically complex sparkle of Crystal AB. These are wonderful complimentary colors to the deeper tones of Amethyst, which blends very well with the rich bordeaux quality of Burgundy. Crystal Silver Night is a perfect progression into the deeper perspective of the always and forever-popular Jet black.

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Designs will increasingly reference strength and power, with embellishment and decoration becoming fiercer; showcasing a desire not to back down.

Amethyst, Burgundy and Jet are traditional Fall and Winter staple colors and when these are mixed with the lighter elements of purple and peachy hues (Light Peach Crystals and Peach Pearls), it adds a little more balance and progression to the color palette as well as an uplifting feeling.

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Color inspiration for Fall/Winter 2016-17 trends

As we move down this color trend guide, similar Swarovski colors include Chrysolite, Peridot, Crystal Luminous GreenLight Peach, Peach Pearls, Silk and Crystal Brandy. Violet, Crystal Vitrail Light, and Crystal Lilac Shadow. Amethyst, Amethyst Satin, and Purple Velvet. Cyclamen Opal, and Violet Satin. Erinite, and Crystal Iridescent Green. Many of these colors compliment the new  Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Pearl beautifully!

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Shiny and matt materials continue to merge, bluring the borders in a subtle not to no-gender design and reflecting the approximation of gender opposites.

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Swarovski Jewelry Inspiration

Delicate yet solid chains are embellished with crystals, emphasizing strength and resilience.

Dark metals and dark surface coatings appeal to both men and women, taking on fluid forms that reflect movement and progress.

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Please let me know if I can help you pair colors together for your designs and creations. This is what I LOVE to do and I’m always happy to help!!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

3 Fall Fashion Color Trends for 2015 With Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Tones!

Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015

(Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015)

I can’t believe how fast this summer is flying by! It’s not over yet, we still have some time left to squeeze out some last minute fun in the sun. As we wind down the summer, it’s a perfect time to start thinking creatively about our new fall fashion and jewelry accessories!

The fall season can be busy with all of the arts and craft shows, family gatherings, apple picking, pie making, leaf peeping excursions…whoa, it becomes a lot (a lot of fun, that is!). To help you start gearing up for all of your fall fun and artistic ventures, I will go through the top 10 colors for fall 2015 and the complimentary Swarovski Crystal Colors.

Top 10 Colors for Fall 2015

(Top 10 Colors for Fall 2015 designed by Mag)

Right off the bat, my favorites are the Desert Sage, Stormy Weather, Cashmere Rose and Amethyst Orchid. The Bicsay Bay is also beautiful and I’m not normally a big orange fan, but the Cadmium Orange is a soft, almost a peachy orange which I find myself being drawn to more and more. I will break up these colors in stages, highlighting the first three colors now and the others will follow. So let’s get started…

 Dried Herb

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

The Dried Herb is a classic olive green shade which people are naturally drawn to during the fall and winter months. It was once thought of as primarily a safari or military color, but is now being elevated into a fashionable fall staple that we can perceive as sophisticated and chic. It has an organic quality and is closely related to nature and earthly fragrances.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

 Khaki                                        Olivine

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Olivine AB                                    Olivine Satin

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Crystal Iridescent Green                 Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl

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 Dark Green Pearl                                          Light Green Pearl

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Desert Sage

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

Desert Sage is a soft and calming greenish grey color that is an ideal neutral tone. This lovely hue expresses a timeless quality that is stylish and compelling enough to make an influential fashion statement in and of itself. It connects us to a valuable feeling that naturally inspired colors are comforting and peaceful. Additionally it reminds us of things that are real and not invented.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

Erinite                                             Chrysolite Satin

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Pacific Opal                                   Chrysolite Opal

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Powdered Green Pearl                                            Jade Pearl

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Stormy Weather Pantone Fall Color Trends

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

Signifying quality and luxury, Stormy Weather is a powerful blue gray shade that is strong, protective and enduring. Reminiscent of the sky on a gray, overcast day, this deep color is a quintessential fall favorite. Creating elegant accessories to compliment this popular hue will be very easy due to the rich assortment Swarovski provides in this stylish tone.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

Montana                                              Denim Blue

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Crystal Silver Night                        Indian Sapphire Satin

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Dark Grey Pearl                                         Tahatian Pearl

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Kashi and I are all smiles hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevadas! Hope you live it up in these final days of summer. Have fun doing and creating what you LOVE!

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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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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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Have fun creating innovative designs with new color combinations

inspired by the Faded Memories theme!

Top 10 Pantone Fashionable Color Trends For Fall 2013! Each Color will be Featured For The Next 10 Days; Featuring Emerald

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013Fall Fashions 2013: A Palette of Many Moods

This fashionable fall season allows designers to playfully experiment and arrange collections that will enhance and enliven your outlook as the colder months set in. Various color tones are collectively arranged to create moods that range from sophisticated and structured to lively and vivid, encapsulating our inherent need for a wardrobe variety based on our emotions evolving from thoughtfully introspective to lighthearted joyfulness.

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Featuring Emerald

The rich gem tone “color of the year” Emerald sparkles with versatility and as the seasons begin to change you will see the brighter spring green such as Chrysolite, Chrysolite ABChrysolite Opal, Peridot and Light Emerald develop into deeper more complex tones of Fern Green, Medium Emerald, Emerald, Emerald Champagne, and Emerald Satin.  The Swarovski Pearl in Dark Green in a nice complimentary tone for the Emerald crystals and the Light Green Pearl is a perfect lighter shade to off set the deeper hues.

Emerald Color Inspiration

Emerald will certainly continue to shine and fascinate, bringing luxury and elegance throughout the fashion world expressing its opulence in jewelry designs, accessories and clothing.

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Stylish Wedding Trends for 2013, Fashionable Color Palettes, Jewelry, and Accents

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“It’s mint to be!”

This gorgeous color palette of mint green, rose and gold  is one of the top wedding color trends for 2013. Similar Swarovski colors include Mint Alabaster or Mint Alabaster AB, Rose, or Light Rose and either Crystal Brandy or Crystal Golden Shadow. Floral or chevron patterns, along with lace and pearls are the ideal accents for a garden-style wedding. The fresh and cool tone of mint symbolizes renewal, growth and fertility – the perfect fit for a wedding!

Wedding mint gold and rose earrings

The stunning Swarovski Crystal earrings compliment this color palette flawlessly.  The timeless elegance of the 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone in clear crystal is radiant and captivating. The charming 4228 Xilion Navette Fancy Stones in the color Pacific Opal are delightfully arranged to resemble a flower and the final crowning jewel is the 4300 Pearshape Fancy Stone in a soft Light Amethyst color creates an overall piece that is simply enchanting.

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This beautiful Swarovski crytsal necklace boasts a a center piece of 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone. The soft, ethereal hue of Chrysolite Opal is surrounded by delicate 1088 Turquoise Xilion Round Stones accentuated by a gold setting completes this glamorous look. This would be a wonderful and eye catching piece for the bridesmaids jewelry.

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Applying rich and elegant gold toned accents such as these Swarovski 3265 Cosmic Sew On Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow to a wedding gown or accessories adds a dynamic element of sparkle and style.

Wedding Crystal Tree  Crystal Wedding Trees are brilliant and extremely popular. They are beautiful for adding a touch of sparkle to either a small seating table or can be as grand and spectacular as a large center piece.

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The Swarovski Prisms or lead free prisms in an octagon, pearshape or baroque style are perfect for creating  captivating and enchanting feel.

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Lavish wedding bouquets accentuated with crystals and pearls are a feminine and luxurious detail for either the bride or her lovely bridesmaids.

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Cheers to Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After!

Trendy Tuesday – Stay Stylish with Fashionable Jewelry and Color Trends

Swarovski Mint Alabaster and Rose Peach Earrings

Some of my favorite trending fashionable colors this spring and summer are a variety of warm and cool colors that exude a soft and delicate quality. It’s very chic to pair two-toned colors together such as these beautiful Swarovski earrings featuring Mint Alabaster and Coral that has a Rose Peach tone accentuated with highlights of Turquoise and White Alabaster.

Swarovski Pink Ring with Rose, Fuchsia, Padparadacha

This gorgeous crystal cocktail ring flaunts a brilliant synthesis of rich and warm color assortments.

Popular warm colors include the softer hues of Light Rose, Rose Peach and the salmon color of Padparadacha along with the brighter tones Indian Pink, Fuchsia, Fuchsia AB and Ruby.

Swarovski Mint Alabaster, Light Sapphire and Indicolite

These elegant earrings made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS feature a beautiful blend of cool hues color of green and blue tones.

Popular green tones include Chrysolite, Chrysolite Opal, Erinite, Peridot, Crystal Luminous Green and of course the extremely popular Mint Alabaster and Mint Alabaster AB. Trendy blues include Pacific Opal, Turquoise, Turquoise Pearls.

Swarovski Mint Alabaster colorful earrings

These divine Swarovski Bicone earrings delicately incorporate the fashionable cool colors of the season including greens, blues and purples.

Stylish purples consist of Provence Lavender, Alexandrite, Light Amethyst and Crystal Purple Haze.