Enjoy Summer Before Fall Arrives & It’s Pumpkin Ev-e-ry-thing!

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I know it can be tempting to jump the gun on, well, just about every holiday or upcoming season…I know Fall is just around the corner and I’m certainly as excited it as y’all are…cozy sweaters, stunning foliage and pumpkin ev-e-ry-thing…. but wait…let’s pump the brakes for just a sec!

Fall and all of its delicious and natural gorgeousness will be here before we know it, so let’s take the time to enjoy the last bit of summer time fun while we can!

I’m more of a “be here now” – try and enjoy the moment – type of gal…so in an attempt to hold onto every last precious moment of summer and all it’s glory, here are some color inspirations and jewelry designs that we can admire, make and wear before it’s too late!

Last week we had a surge in demand & popularity for the beautiful Swarovski Crystal 6731 Sea Snail Pendant. They are available in many colors and are quite unique.

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The Swarovski Crystal 6731-14mm Sea Snail Pendant in Blush Rose are perfect to use when wanting to make quick and easy earrings or a dainty pendant.

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(Swarovski Sea Snail Earrings Designed by Crystalynstudio)

These Swarovski Crystal Pearl and Sea Snail earrings are a simple and elegant design inspiration. The Rosaline Swarovski Pearls were used here, but you can also use the 5810 Swarovski Pearls in Powdered Rose for an excellent match.

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             Swarovski Powdered Rose Pearls                                    Swarovski Rosaline Pearls

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                 Swarovski Crystal Blue Shade                                Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue

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Free Swarovski Crystal “Under the Sea” bracelet Design & Instructions

This stunning ocean and sea life inspired Crystal Bermuda Blue Bracelet highlights the unique 6730 Radiolarian Pendants, 6731 Sea Snail Pendants and 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone.

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Free Swarovski Crystal “Under the Sea” Earring Design and Instructions

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Free Swarovski Crystal Ocean Inspired Necklace Design and Instructions

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Céline Cousteau, the granddaughter of the ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, created an intriguing line of ocean inspired Swarovski Crystal Pendants, Flatbacks and Round Stones for us to design with and wear.

Find out more about Color, Jewelry Trends and Style Inspirations ~ Focusing on the Progressive Trend: WATER

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Swarovski Crystal 6731 Sea Snail Pendant in Crystal AB

Crystal AB is one of the all time most popular colors, with yellows, pinks and blues shining through, it’s one of the most sparkly crystal you will find.

Hope this ocean inspired, beachy theme keeps your enthusiasm fro creating beautiful jewelry buoyant!

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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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Special & Sparkly – There’s Just Nothin’ Like a Handmade Gift!

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Awhile back, I had a delicious and fun brunch with some lovely lady friends (side note – it’s incredibly uplifting when you experience first hand, women supporting women – Yay!). Anyhoo’s… I was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace that I handmade myself, and I hear from across the room…I love Harmony’s necklace, I need one just like that in my life!

I was deeply touched that she liked my jewelry style and to be honest, when you hear something so nice about your creative work, you just never forget it! Right then, I was inspired to make her one! Fast forward a couple of months later, because you know, life gets busy…it’s her Birthday and what a perfect time to surprise her with her very own necklace. Oh what fun it is to be able to make gifts for the people in your life that you know will sincerely appreciate them!

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Let the creativity begin…

When you’re making jewelry for someone else, either as a gift, or for resale, I believe the best place to start, is to draw their unique personality into your heart. Then think about who they are, their lifestyle and what they like to wear. Ultimately, all of these aspects come together to reveal what they are drawn to and how they express themselves. This is an excellent foundation to begin creating something distinctive just for them, that you know they will truly love.

This particular friend is a tough woman, with lots of talents, she’s a personal trainer (her muscles don’t lie 🙂 She’s also an esthetician, a wifey, and a mom, so I wanted to make her something that was bold, but not too bold, pretty, but not overly feminine, and something somewhat simple, so that she could wear it with all of the proverbial “hats” that she wears. Here’s what I came up with…

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The color pallet that I chose was Grey. I’m sure all of you hip fashionista’s know that grey tones have been wildly popular in the last couple of years. It’s true what they say; Grey is the new black, so I thought this would be a perfect tone to compliment her wardrobe style.

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I started with the 6106-22mm Swarovski Crystal Pearshape Pendant in the new Graphite color. This was the going to be the focal point of the necklace, and I incorporated similarly colored crystal beads to compliment this influence.

I didn’t want this crystal necklace to have a pattern, I wanted it to be asymmetrical to give it a little bit of an edgy look.

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I added the 5328-4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Graphite. I also used the 5328-3mm, 4mm, 6mm & 8mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB. I utilized the Swarovski Crystal 5000-4mm & 6mm Round Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB,  as well as the Swarovski Crystal 5000-5mm & 6mm Round Beads in Crystal Satin.

There are three different grey tones that Swarovski offers in their 5810 Round Crystal Pearls and I chose to use the Grey color. It’s a medium tone that works well in this piece, but I also could have also easily used the Dark Grey.

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I integrated one larger bead on one side to give it some depth and distinction, which was the Swarovski Crystal 5650-16mm Cubist Beads in Crystal Silver Shade. I love this style and the light sparkly hues of the Crystal Silver Shade create an extra touch of elegance.

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For the final details, I included a few thin silver-toned flower spacers throughout the piece, especially where the crystals met the pearls. This helped to unify the silver toggle clasp with the sprinkles of silver throughout the necklace.

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Overall, I loved how it turned out and more importantly, SHE did too!

Her eyes lit up and she put it on right away! Even though we were camping, hiking and playing games in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, she wore it all day!

Happy Friend = Happy ME 🙂

I’ve been making handmade gifts for friends and family ever since I can remember, and it honestly never gets old! That same fantastic, fuzzy feeling pulses through me as I eagerly watch them open…..and….YAY! Excitement and gratitude are abound!

I hope this inspires you to make your own handmade jewelry as gifts, or resale, because you really can’t ever go wrong by surprising someone with SPARKLES! I’m always happy to help you with any color, style, or design combinations you may be interested in!

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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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Explore Swarovski’s “NO NORMAL” Jewelry, Color and Fashion Trends

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SWAROVSKI’S MEGA TRENDS OF 2018

The New Innovations and Inspirations within Swarovski’s New Perspectives Trends give us a refreshing design palette to ignite our creativity as we look forward to an interesting future in fashion and jewelry expressions.

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Today we explore one of the four top jewelry and fashion trends entitled

NO NORMAL

The NO NORMAL trend pushes our standard ideas and perceptions away from the norm, into a brave new world, where expressions of oneself are boundless.

This trend embraces lofty ideals of loving yourself and others despite all differences.

We are becoming more open to change, in all ways, including gender, race, religion, and society. This includes transitioning in our beliefs, embracing different perspectives, allowing others to be free to be who they truly are. All of this offers us hope fr a more inclusive future.

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The color pallet highlighted within this jewelry and fashion trend include a new take on the traditionally bold tones. Softening the intensity of some primary colors with a lacquer effect, creates more of a gemstone look and incorporating natural neutral hues such as clear Crystal and White Opal, provides you with designs that can be paired with many different outfits.

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Colors Influencing this NO NORMAL Trend Include:

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Rose Peach

Rose Peach is a soft peach to pink tone that evokes cherry blossoms in spring and English roses in late summer to create a bold, yet subtle romantic, and always elegant quality. The Rose Peach beautifully compliments all skin tone types and is particularly popular in wedding jewelry.

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Denim Blue

Denim Blue is a classic intermediate blue tone with a subtle hint of grey blending nicely with Montana blue and can be used both casually and transition seamlessly for sophisticated evening-wear. This color blends seamlessly with the exceptionally popular denim trend.

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Crystal Royal Green

Crystal Royal Green Shiny Lacquer is a charming emerald green tone, created to emulate the rich and majestic colors found in an authentic emerald gem. This regal hue is accentuated by a subtle, yet stylish shimmer that captures the graceful and intriguing radiance within a true emerald.

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Clear Crystal

Crystal is the April birthstone color representing a clear diamond and its translucent quality creates a subtle shine of prismatic colors that complements all shades of the color spectrum.

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Crystal Dark Red

Crystal Dark Red Shiny Lacquer is a deep coral like or red wine type of color, similar to the Siam red but not quite as dark. The Shiny Lacquer coating is applied to the top of the crystal, creating a refined shimmer exposing the rich red tones underneath.

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White Opal

White Opal can also be used for the October birthstone color and is white in nature saturated in a milky opalescence that gives it a light romantic quality.

Jewelry Design Trends and Directions

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Metals are configured into complex meandering forms that are exclusive and unique.

The word customization takes on a new meaning, as design trends shift to celebrate human “imperfections” and personalized details.

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Crystal Fancy Stones, Beads and Pearls of various sizes and styles are utilized as all-over caviar coatings in random or geometric layouts for depth and luxurious tactility.

Sculptural jewels juxtaposed with the delicate beauty of a glossy gemstone look, create a dramatic fusion of edgy and graceful.

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Deconstructed settings and “one-of-a-kind” jewelry designs are increasing due to the personalization demands of the Millennials.

Pieces are being designed to be worn as extensions of the wearer’s body.

FASHION DESIGN DIRECTIONS

The exciting new fusion of minimalism and maximalism explores unexpected pairings, merging the eclectic with the conventionally classic.

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Classic minimalist staples such as the white shirt, transforms into a background to re-imagined shapes and suiting.

A major focus will be on voluminous sleeves and loose panels, which will detach themselves from the main garment.

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A focus on charming basics, which are well designed and devoted to the user, without neglecting beauty, will take hold.

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I hope this new jewelry and fashion trends inspire you to create your hearts desire!

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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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Colors That Make Us Happy (Part 2)

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We’re constantly exposed to different colors everyday, and our relationship with color affects us more than we may realize. Once we have a deeper understanding of the physiological sway that each distinct color has on us, we can conscientiously design and make jewelry with, wear and incorporate the hues and influences that we wish to draw into our lives.

If we’re lacking a certain emotion or characteristic that we wish to have more of, then we can harness the power of certain colors to enhance that we wish to have & experience more of.

This is also helpful information for jewelry designers who are selling their jewelry to the public. It can be advantageous to let your customers know about how each unique color can help them in their own specific way. It may inspire them to choose a piece of jewelry based on the colors you’ve incorporated and may encourage them to give gifts to friends and family who would benefit from their special attributes.

Come along on a vivid journey of inspiration, as we continue our exploration of three more colors and their intriguingly dynamic qualities!

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Keywords: Calmness / Confidence / Strength/Trust

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The Color Blue, or Sapphire, is one of the most universally liked of all colors and has always been extremely popular when making, buying, or selling Swarovski Crystal jewelry. The reason why so many people are drawn to the color blue, is for a variety of positive reasons.

Blue hues are known for evoking peace, reliability, honesty and loyalty. It has the ability to calm our stress levels, emotional turmoil, and negative thoughts, by relaxing us through a sense of tranquility.

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   Blue colors enhance self-expression, and insight, as well as instill impressions of sincerity, integrity, and confidence. It encourages idealistic values and to continue to persevere for higher ideals.

Blue tones strengthen feelings of safety due to its non-threatening nature. It helps us to be persistent to succeed in endeavors that we pursue.

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Blue enriches our sentimental ties to the past, harking back to nostalgic memories, feelings and reflective moods. Blue conveys wisdom and boosts spiritual devotion, contemplation and prayer.

Similar Swarovski Crystal colors that blend well with Sapphire are Dark Sapphire, Medium SapphireLight Sapphire,  Capri Blue, Montana, Denim Blue, and Crystal Blue Shade.

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EMERALD

Keywords: Balance / Harmony / Life / Vitality

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The color Green signifies abundance, prosperity and growth within all aspects of life, whether it’s being expressed in nature, the business world, or inside ourselves. Green is the color of our heart energy, expressing love, expansiveness, renewal and stability.

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Emerald hues denote balance, and support our capacity to create an equilibrium of positive emotions between our minds, and our hearts. It infuses vitality and enthusiasm by restoring depleted energy.

It nourishes our capacity for unconditional love, in both our selves and others. Green tones help to promote generosity and the uplifting feelings that come with sharing.

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Wearing Emerald colors can also help us to relax, creating a sanctuary within the stresses of living in the modern world. It supports us in drawing our attention towards the rejuvenating qualities found in nature, restoring and connecting us to our own sense of well being.

Swarovski Crystal tones that complement the color Emerald include Dark Moss Green, Olivine, Peridot Satin, and it’s lighter balance of Peridot, Chrysolite, and Crystal Luminous Green.

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LIGHT TOPAZ

Keywords: Energy / Happiness / Illumination / Joy

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My grandma was one of the most positive, and joyful people I’ve ever known, so it’s no wonder that her favorite color was yellow! Yellow hues encourage cheerfulness, optimism and to live life to the fullest!

You can’t help but smile when you see hues of yellow. It is the lightest color in the spectrum, inspiring uplifting thoughts, feelings and illuminating joy.

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Swarovski’s Light Topaz is a saturated yellow hue that helps to promote creativity, and clarity of thought. It exudes happiness and offers hope. Wear yellow tones to help boost your confidence and to nourish your wonder for the world.

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Light Topaz captures the radiance of the suns’ brightness, and dazzles us with delight. Warm and lively, yellow colors exude carefree and lighthearted appeal.

Yellow’s charming and buoyant nature also helps us our minds to stay alert, to recall information and enlivens our inquisitive spirits.

Similar Swarovski Crystal colors for Light Topaz include, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Citrine, and blend well with it’s paler companion Jonquil, and Crystal Champagne.

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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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Watch This Informative Video to See the New Swarovski Crystals Up Close & Personal!

Watch this informative video on the New Swarovski Crystal

Spring/Summer 2018 Innovations!

Beaders, Jewelry Designers and DIY Enthusiasts ~

Enhance your Spring and Summer jewelry designs using these GORGEOUS New Colors and Styles! Here are the highlights and most popular items from this launch.

You will not be disappointed with this elegant and classic shape from Swarovski! The new 5058 Crystal Baroque Bead is really quite exceptional, featuring an intricate contour with graceful rounding edges and a variety of sparkling facets.

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Incorporating this exquisite crystal bead into your beaded designs, will bring depth and style to your jewelry. With two size options, you can string them into interesting beading flows in necklaces and bracelets, or use them as a pendant focal point. They also make beautiful earrings by simply threading a headpin through the vertical hole, or wire wrapping the ends. Let your inspiration be you guide! 

The New Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Light Blue Pearls bring you more design and color combinations to choose from with their two-toned hues.

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This new Swarovski Pearl Coating features a flawless combination of Light Sapphire and Aquamarine Blues in the center, mixed with a soft Violet on the outside.

Merging these two popular colors together provides you with perfect spring and summer styles that are soft and dreamy.

The New Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue Pearls offers you a truly unique style for your fashionable designs.

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This new Swarovski Pearl Effect presents an exquisite blend of deep Sapphire Blue in the center combined with a Tanzanite type of purple on the outside.

The bold and vibrant tones of this pearl offers you refreshing color combinations utilizing these two extremely popular colors for your new designs.

It’s always nice to bring NEW PERSPECTIVES to your jewelry making!

Thanks to Swarovski’s new innovations, you have more creative options at your fingertips! Now go out there, get your creativity flowing & above all, Have FUN!

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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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How One Creative Christmas Became a Celebration in Giving!

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Aaaahhh Christmas, how I love thee! You bring joy, cheer and magic into our lives. You warm our hearts and inspire us to give. You remind us that it truly does feel better to give, than to receive and this year especially, I was touched by this enchanting feeling more deeply than ever.

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Kashi’s all smiles next to this homemade giving tree!

We’re lucky enough to be able to walk to the post office each day to ship the packages full of sparkles to all of our wonderful customers. While we were on our way back, we passed by a house in our neighborhood who had created a giving tree. This absolutely warmed my heart! What a fabulous idea! There were hats, gloves, treats and knick-knacks hanging from the tree and more goodies in the box below. “The Giving Tree” was my favorite book growing up and I instantly felt like a kid again!

As we walked home, my heart was full and I was inspired to give more this year!

I thought about what I could do to bring a smile to someones face and infuse a little more joy into their hearts… and then it hit me…

I could give the gift of SPARKLES – SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS OF COURSE!

I actually make and give Swarovski Crystal jewelry and sun catchers beaded to hang in windows every year to friends and family, so I thought, how can I get a little more creative this year?

How about, instead of me making the crystals for my friends (who lived in town), what if we all got together and had a Crystal Creating Celebration?! (P.S. If you mention Crystals and Celebration in the same sentence, you’ve got a winner & people will flock!)

It doesn’t have to be Christmas to do this with your friends. This is a fun and unique idea to celebrate any occasion, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Promotions, Graduations, New Homes, Thank You/Appreciations, and/or just because you want to spend time with the ones you care about!

Needless to say…we had a ball!

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It can certainly get very busy around this time of year and spending time with the ones you care about (and who care about you) well, there’s really nothing better!

So I gathered up a variety of Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pendants, Pearls, along with tools, and findings from Harmony’s little Crystal work shop ;-)…and away I flew!

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It’s a Christmas Crystal Creating Celebration! This amount of fun seems downright criminal!  🙂

I landed at one of my best girlfriends house and just look at all this Christmas cheer!

We set our Christmas Crystal Crafting table up…

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Let the creativity begin…

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With so many beautiful Swarovski sparkles, it’s hard to know where to begin!

I learned that this can actually be quite a daunting task for some people who don’t bead regularly. I suggested a couple of tactics;

Choose Your Favorite Styles

Look at every style you see and choose your absolute favorites. What jumps out to you? Grab it and set it aside to create a pile in front of your own work station. This way, you won’t be so overwhelmed and you can begin with your most beloved.

You may hear things like, they’re just to pretty, they’re ALL my favorite! I hear you ladies! I’m in the same boat! So if that’s the case, then…

Choose your Favorite Styles Within Similar Color Combinations

Think about who you are making your gift for, (or for yourself). Feel their personality, think about where they might want to hang it in their house and what colors would represent them and/or their home the best. Then choose colors that express their personality. This helps tremendously and it’s extra special to think about that person, hold them in your heart while you’re creating something for them that you know they will LOVE!

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Helpful Tip: Arrange Your Boxes of Crystal Beads and Pearls in Similar Color Combinations

I store my crafting supplies in these easy to use bins. I find it so helpful to easily move them from room to room (or house to house). Wherever I will be doing my projects for that time, whether it’s outside on a nice sunny day, on the couch watching a movie with my hubby or at my girlfriends house. Wherever I go, my Crystals go with me….do I have a problem?? Nah …we’ll call it passion…I’m just extremely passionate 🙂

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Making Swarovski Crystal Sun Catchers

The gorgeous rainbows created by a Swarovski Crystal is what inspired my parents to call our family business “Rainbows of Light” Hang your Swarovski Crystal Pendants or Prisms in the window or car and watch the Rainbows of Light dance about. One of my best girlfriends refers to that special time of day when the sun catches the crystal just right, she calls it “Rainbow Power Hour!”

It brightens her life and makes a sunny day even more special!

This warms my heart beyond measure, to know that every day she is uplifted. Some of my earliest memories is helping my parents make beaded Crystal Sun Catchers. As a family, we would sell these at arts and craft fairs. My absolute favorite memories would be to watch peoples eyes instantly Light Up from all the rainbows!

It’s pure joy and completely infectious!

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Here’s my Dad with his Dad at his Crystal booth. Those smiles say it all!

I wanted to shar with you the deep rooted history I have with all of this because this day with my girlfriends, making sun catchers and seeing their faces and hearts light up, brought back so many special memories for me. I felt as though everything was coming full circle. The loving spirit in which my parents started this business, it wasn’t just a business, it was a way of life for all of us. Our whole family nurtured it in different ways. It has been this magical source of energy, always growing, evolving and above all, continually giving. This was the powerful energy that was instantly renewed in me that day.

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As we continued to create, the hours flew by, filling the house and our hearts with laughter and friendship. Before we knew it, her hubby came home and brought a few friends home with him. One girl, who I met for the first time, saw our craft table and was naturally intrigued. We said, come join us! She said, no that’s OK I’ve never beaded before so I’ll just sit a watch you. Well… I told you it’s infectious, the crystals are just too magnetic because literally not 5 minutes passed before she said , wow this looks like so much fun, I would LOVE to try and make one! My heart leapt for joy (again)

Then I hear a hubby say “I wish we were having as much fun as you ladies are!” Can you say, music to my ears!

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A Newbie to Beading, and Now She’s a Lifer!

Here’s the Sun Catcher that she made and I always love to see how unique everyone’s creative is. I would have never thought to combine these colors together and it’s beautiful! She kept holding it in the light and each time her smile would grow. As her smile grew, my my heart grew!

She used various Swarovski Crystal Beads in Erinite, Emerald, Jet and Crystal Golden Shadow. The larger Crystals include the 5556 Galactic Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow and Crystal Copper. The 5650-16mm Cubist Bead, along with many 5810 6mm  and 8mm Swarovski Pearls in Brown and Bronze. She ended it very creatively by using the 3231-28mm two hole Oval Sew On Stone in Emerald attached to the 6620-40mm Avant Garde Pendant in Crystal Copper.

She showed her hubby and it was so cute to see how much he lit up too! (Yes, even the toughest of men can enjoy beautiful sparkles). I could hear them saying, WOW where should we hang it? It would look great in our kitchen window…or maybe in our dinning room with all the natural light. My girlfriends’ hubby chimes in and says, we have one hanging in our kitchen window and I love it because every morning I come down and see all the rainbows shining in the room and it’s a great way to start the day. I was actually shocked, I’ll reiterate…this was a GROWN MAN who loves football, grilling out and all kinds of manly things, saying this! I LOVED it!

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New Sparkling Swarovski Designs

A very popular home, jewelry and fashion trend is the color gray. They say, gray is the new black. This is a sun catcher another friend made with gray tones such as Swarovski  Crystal Silver Shade and Black Diamond crystals, along with Light Grey, Platinum and she threw in a few Brown Pearls for a little contrast. It turned out beautifully!

The larger stones include the Swarovski Crystal 5523-12mm Cosmic Beads, the 5590-10mm wing Bead, 5650-16mm Cubist Bead, 5328-4mm Xilion Bicone Beads and the large Crystal at the bottom is the 6680-40mm Cosmic Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade. I used a Clear Crystal Rhodium Head Pin to put through the hole at the top then looped it around to hold in place. This gave it a gorgeous finishing touch.

Swarovski Pearls are an excellent product to bring to your Crystal Creating Party because of so many reasons. They are beautiful, their pearlescent coating is extremely durable, they have a crystal center that gives them weight, there are a huge variety of color options and they are (whisper this next word) inexpensive! (SSSHHH, that’s our little secret. They’ll never know)

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Giving Truly is Receiving!

Here is the sun catcher that my friend made for her Mom. It was so long that the actual Prism at the bottom was cut off, but I’m sure you can imagine the beauty  🙂 Her Mom collects Swarovski Ornaments and she had so much fun giving it to her the next week she visited. Her Mom Absolutely LOVED it!

Here is one of the nicest thank you’s I’ve ever received…

“I just wanted you to know the joy you have spread. My mom pretty much peed her pants with the gift of sparkles. She keeps sending me texts to show how pretty it is throughout the day. Here’s a pic for you. Thank you again for this precious gift of time and generosity with these amazing crystals. You da best! Much Love!”

Doesn’t this just warm your heart!

When you give from your heart, people feel it and appreciate the time and energy you put into making something special just for them. It doesn’t have to be much, it just needs to come from your heart.

I didn’t want, or expect anything in return because I had already been given the gift of giving, but look at this beautiful platter that magically appeared on my doorstep the next day…

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How sweet is this?! She knows me too well, I just LOVE it so much!

I found a special place for it in my kitchen and now her gift is the one that brightens my day!

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The gift of genuine friendships, is certainly a gift that keeps on giving!

This Christmas I wanted to give gifts with a lasting nature. Gifts that warm your heart and remind us of special times. Gifts that keep on giving. In turn, I received some of the greatest gifts of all. The warm and delightful gift of giving.

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We are an Authorized Reseller of Swarovski Crystals

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!
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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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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