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!
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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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Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the Glamour Trend: FIRE

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The BALANCE of NATURE

The GLAMOUR trend focuses on the fire within. We all have a deep desire to highlight our individuality, which has reached a boiling point and is spilling out into the design world. Creating our own unique look through jewelry and fashion is sparked by a craving to  be our authentic self.

Passion is re-ignited for in the celebration of the female form, where strength, desire, and flexibility are conveyed by a glamorous and fierce design ethic , while red-hot fashion highlights the new sensual, powerful female.

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Swarovski Crystal Glamour Trend and Color Inspiration

The “glamcore” trend is breathing new life into the jewelry and fashion industry. Glamcore is here to replace the Normcore, and fully embraces history, texture and color. Within glamcore, opulence and drama is the name of this fashion game. It celebrates everything that is fab-u-lous! Explosive colors and embellished fabrics are accentuated with glamorous, sparkling and opulent jewelry.

Keep it spicy and stand out from the crowd by mixing the ordinary with the opulent!

A new modern muse is created – strong, fierce and determined – she offers no apologies for her glittering, radiant, show-stopping style!

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The MOOD of the Glamour Trend
The mood of this glamours trend embraces passion, sensuality and fierceness. This style trend piles on all things feminine, fancy and flashy!
PASSION
Blackened and burnt surfaces paired with radiant crystals constitute a unique design aesthetic that speaks to our demand for individualized and slightly mystic designs.
VOLCANIC
Designs are inspired by the energy and wildness of the natural elements, where wood, lava and Swarovski Crystals create excitingly glamorous designs.
MODERN
 New opulence lies in surprising material improvisations, with luxurious materials such as crystals merging with the everyday.
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Feminine accessories that exude a royal-like luxury are embraced, with the quest of richness and ostentation.
FIERCE
The emergence of the new “glamcore” direction, references our obession with enhancement culture and the re-emerging desire to show-off.
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Incorporate Intensity and drama to your Jewelry designs Using the New Swarovski Spring/Summer Innovations
A vibrant yellow shade with an opalescent finish inspired by natural gemstones, Yellow Opal speaks to our desire for refined shine. It brings brightness to every design, provides the perfect compliment to cheerful and vivid Spring/Summer collections, and also pairs well with classic shades. Long anticipated, Yellow Opal will open up countless new design possibilities!
Elegant and mysterious, Graphite lends itself perfectly to strong and powerful designs. Its sophisticated bluish gray-black tone features an entirely homogeneous surface, rendering it ideal for creating graduated transitions between Crystal Silver Night and Jet.
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New Swarovski Crystal Flame Flatback Displayed Here in Fire Opal, Shows Off its Two Toned Color Elements, Adding a Radiant Glow to This Striking Design.
The Swarovski’s 2205 Flame Flatback Rhinestone reflects our search for passion and love for life in a world where we feel increasingly disconnected from our human emotions. As its name suggests, the pear-shaped outline and multilayer cut of the Swarovski Flame Flat Back echoes a real candle flame. It is especially dramatic when used in the two-toned orange and yellow colors expressed in the color Fire Opal and pairs especially well with the vibrant red of  Light Siam.
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A classic returns, more striking than before: The Panther Bead brings a new level of story-telling into the world of design. Taking Crystal cutting to new heights, the artistically designed and cut bead depicts the head of this feline predator that symbolizes night and a dark moon, strength and gracefulness, and mirrors the current rise of the powerful female.
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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration
There are many gorgeously unique styles within the Swarovski Crystal collection, that make designing innovative, bold and spectacular jewelry easier than ever. This pictures highlights a variety of shapes that stand out from the crowd;
The Swarovski Crystal 85001  BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads are a very versatile innovation that can be used in creating many different types of jewelry pieces. They are available with one or two holes so you can wear them as a ring, or use them to make all kinds of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets or earrings.
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The Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendant, gracefully captures the elegance of a single raindrop, encapsulated in pure Crystal. This style is absolutely flawless and will make incredibly elegant pieces of jewelry, especially for wedding jewelry.
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Swarovski Color Inspiration
To help you in your crystal creations, the Swarovski Color inspiration shown in this picture includes the Yellow Opal, Crystal Golden Shadow, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Tangerine, Topaz, Light Siam, Siam, Amethyst, Crystal Silver Night, Graphite and Jet.
JEWELRY DESIGN INSPIRATION
Opposites meet in this modern glamour direction in which ultra shiny, lacquered surfaces merge with glamorously shimmering crystal backgrounds.
Jewelry inspiration within the GLAMOUR  trend plays with rough and smooth surfaces, refined tassels and clustered pave settings to create an overall expression of opulent designs and bold statement pieces to bring forth the passion and fire from within.
Incorporating elegant chains withing your jewelry, draping down from earrings and statement necklaces in Rhodium, Gun Metal, or Rose Gold finishes become very popular in this influential fashion and jewelry trend.
Creating stylish jewelry using the Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones in bright colors such as Yellow Opal, framed with dark pave like crystals, express both power and sensuality.
FASHION INSPIRATION
Smokey, volcanic design embellishments promote the idea of erupting sensuality. Fringing becomes more widespread, referencing flickering flames to create movement and fire in designs.
Individuality and customization continues to remain at the forefront of design as the “glamcore” trend takes over.
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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 Shipping on all U.S. 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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Your Bohemian Fashion Guide and Free Embellished Hippie Chic Hat Design and Instructions

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Free Swarovski Crystal Hippie Chic Boho Hat Design and Instructions

Dance the day away with your crowning glory tucked under a cool, wide-brimmed hat. Customized with tribal trim accented with Crystal Scarabaeus Green, it’s your must-have festival accessory that will look equally great with denim or dresses.bohemian fashion style and definition

There is a soft and feminine, almost dreamy-like quality to this bohemian trend, where magical touches of lace, rhinestones, colorful beads, tassels, braids and embroidered details are worn with love. The bohemian girl adores nature, feeling drawn to floral prints and pastel colors.

Bohemian Color Trends and the Matching Swarovski Crystal Colors and Pearls

Lavender = Provence Lavender or Light Amethyst, Lavender Pearls and Mauve Pearls

Mint = Mint Alabaster, Pastel Green Pearls

Baby Pink = Light Rose, Rosaline, Rose Water Opal, Rosaline Pearls, and Powdered Rose Pearls

Baby Blue = Light Sapphire, Lavender, and Light Blue Pearls

Silver = Crystal CAL, Crystal CAL Fully CoatedCrystal Light ChromeCrystal Silver Shade, Light Grey Pearls

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A How-To Guide For Bohemian Style by Fashion Gone Rogue

The bohemian hippie chic fashion trend is is a very popular style this summer. There are many ways to express your individuality while embracing this whimsical look. Creating your own jewelry and accessories with shapes and colors that you are drawn to, is a wonderful way to feel more connected to this style.

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Now that you have this fashionable bohemian style guide under your belt, here are the step by step instructions on how to make your own stylish boho chic floppy hat embellished with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Flatbacks!

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Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Indian Pink Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Light Sapphire Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Light Topaz Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Beads 5000-6mm Indian Pink 45 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Beads 5000-8mm Crystal Scarabaeus Green 30 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Pearls 5810-6mm Lapis 40 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Pearls 5810-6mm Turquoise 50 pieces

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Alcantara, 62cm, 25mm, dark brown

Hat, light brown

Nylon stretch, Ø 0,5mm, 3m, transparent

Sewing thread, 2m, light brown

Two part adhesive glue

45x Wooden beads, 6mm, dark brown

Tools

Iron, Needle, Scissors, and Tweezers

Free DIY Swarovski Crystal Hat Design wholesale Swarovski Crystals from Rainbows of Light

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STEP 1: Cut the Alcantara to the appropriate length of your hat and make one of the ends into an arrow shape. Create a transfer as shown in the illustrations with this step using the Swarovski Hotfix Flat Backs and iron it onto the Alcantara.

STEP 2: Sew one end of the Alcantara onto the hat and place the entire length around the hat.

STEP 3: Insert the rest of the Swarovski Crystals on the material list onto the nylon stretch cord. Tie a double knot at end and cut off the extra length.

STEP 4: Put some glue onto the knot and insert the knot into one of the Swarovski Crystals near to it. Let dry for a couple of minutes and lay it around the hat.

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Love

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Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the Progressive Trend: WATER

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New Swarovski Crystal Spring and Summer 2017 Innovations:

The Balance of Nature Focusing on The Progressive Trend WATER

WATER is arguably the most fundamental and powerful of all life forces. Water is essential to life, we simply cannot survive without it. Water is dynamic. It can be both devastatingly violent, or tranquil and calming. Whether we celebrate its depth and stillness, or simply gaze it in contemplative awe – water with its symbolic sense of rebirth and renewal, is influencing our life in new ways and holding the design world in thrall.

Swarovski Color and Jewelry Trends Spring Summer 2017

So often we look to nature to inspire us in many aspects of our life and water is shaping our world in a variety of new ways. Wellness spas centered on water and hydrotherapy are on the rise, while aquariums and underwater hotels help to highlight the inherent beauty of the marine environment.

Swarovski Crystal Water color and jewelry trends Spring Summer Innovations

Fashion and Jewelry Trends

Jewelry designs, fashion motifs and home decor that echo the brilliant hues of coral reefs, draw our attention to the need to preserve these fragile marine environments. They help us to be more mindful in protecting  our natural habitat and help us to be aware that clean water and keeping our ecosystems pristine, is inherently vital to our continued wellbeing.

Swarovski Crystal Sea Urchin Round Stone Jewelry Spring Summer Trends

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Trends

Our fascination of underwater life continues grow and trend, where mysterious creatures and new fantastic crystal shapes, such as the New Swarovski Crystal 2612 Jelly Fish Flatback and 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone, lend endless inspiration to designers. This on trend jewelry design displays the beauty of the Swarovski Jelly Fish Flatback glued into settings and connects the the Swarovski Crystal 4139 Round Rings in vibrant hues such as Crystal Bermuda Blue and Crystal Virtail Light. A beautiful reference to movement and flexability with this free flowing type of aquatic design inspiration!

celinecousteau New Swarovski Crystal Innovations

Céline Cousteau, the granddaughter of the ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, does not only follow in his footsteps as a celebrated filmmaker. She is also a humanitarian and environmentalist, committed to saving the treasures in the depths of the oceans for future generations.

She collaborated with Swarovski for these Spring/Summer Innovations, to bring the depths of aquatic elements on land and crystallize them for all to enjoy! By creating pieces to wear, these styles help us to honor our connection to the oceans and nature itself.

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The Swarovski Crystal 6730 Radiolarian Pendant and 6731 Sea Snail Pendant are perfect elements to incorporate into designs that bring the magic of the sea, to life!

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Bright colors and unique styles lend to beautiful new designs that unite our desire to feel closer to the enchanting life from the depths below.

New Swarovski Crystal Spring Summer Innovations and Trends Progressive Water Color Inspirations Crystal Sale

Swarovski Color Inspiration Highlighted in this Spring and Summer Progressive Trend

Swarovski’s new Yellow Opal color is a bright and cheerful opal hue that reminds me of lemon meringue. It’s light and fluffy with almost flex of gold sparkling throughout and blends well with Jonquil and Powder Yellow Pearls.

Beautiful oceanic blues include Crystal Bermuda Blue, Sapphire, Crystal Blue Shade, Indicolite, blending into Crystal Scarabaeus Green, Fuchsia, Crystal AB, Tanzanite and Crystal Light Chrome.

BODY-CON FASHION ATHLEISURE TREND INCORPORATING CRYSTALS

Swarovski Crystal Athleisure wear trend

(Athleisure Wear Trend Pictures Compliments of SWAROVSKI)

Athleisure wear continues to be very popular with the idea that athletic wear can also be stylish and upgraded with embellishments using Swarovski Crystal Sew-On Stones, Swarovski Crystal Buttons and Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones. Fashion focuses on form with easy-to-wear pieces in bright hues, boldly decorated with crystal for a new day-wear design aesthetic.

Swarovski Crystal Athleisure wear Rock this popular trend

To make your Athleisure tops more fashionable, apply Transfers or Crystal Tex to add a bit of glamour. Geometric shapes arranged with an organic feel are especially popular. (please Contact Me for ordering details)

Athletic wear will continue to be very popular. The trend is moving towards embellishing athletic wear with Crystals and creating designs that can be dressy enough to transition from workouts into day activities, even work (if permitted), and (sometimes) even day into evening. It’s all about being able to transition from the gym or your yoga/palates class into your daily life, seamlessly. To do this well, your athletic wear needs to be fashionable and accessorized with crystals. (Any chance to add more Crystals into my life, well, what’s not to LOVE?!!)

DIY Apply Swarovski Crystals to pants

DIY Instructions on Applying Swarovski Crystals to Sports Pants

MOVEMENT

Jewelry designs and embellished fabrics will embrace shapes generated by the movement of water – undulating, wavy elements are heavily embellished with crystal.

The fluidity of modern lifestyles extends into fashion. Glittering crystal components reflect the beauty of light on water.

Swarovski New Innovations Spring Summer 2017

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Swarovski Crystal Athleisure wear Rock this trend

Sports inspired elements such as bands and straps are combined with crystals to create new luxury details and accessories. Who doesn’t want to be fashionable while they get fit?

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets are a fun, easy-to-wear splash of sparkle to add to your athleisure wardrobe. They’re lightweight, and best of all – they s-t-r-e-t-c-hmaking them simple as-can-be to take on and off! They make perfect gifts because they fit most wrist sizes and because they stretch, you can wear them up higher on your arm if you like it to stay in place (while you get your workout on, or just chasing around those energetic kiddos). You can also wear them loose around your wrist and stack them with a variety of beautiful colors. Sooooo many great options with these Swarovski Crystal Bracelets – no wonder they’re so popular!

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Swarovski Crystal Embellished Nike Shoes

Put a little pep in your step by embellishing your trainers! It’s just yet another popular trend to add in your athleisure gear. You can never have too many Crystals – head-to-toe!

Swarovski Crystal Swim Wear Trend Spring Summer Fashion

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What would water fashion trends be like without your water suit?! Incorporating Swarovski Crystals into everything you wear this summer, even right down to your swimsuit, is a fun way to express your individual style!

Swimwear with Swarovski Crystals Trend Spring Summer

This embellished swimsuit adds sparkling Crystal elements such as a 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in the center along with Swarovski Pendants dangling and beaded Crystals throughout.

Take your swimsuit and make it your very own by sewing, gluing, beading or hot fixing your favorite styles of Swarovski Crystals on and turn your suit into a glamorous piece of shimmering artwork. (better have your shades on when this bikini hits the sun 😉

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Something to Smile About ~ SWAROVSKI Gives Back!

CLEAN WATER SCHOOL

Cwarovski Clean Water

Responsibility for nature is an integral part in Swarovski’s DNA. Since the company’s founding by Daniel Swarovski over 120 years ago, they have been committed to the care and preservation of our planet’s natural resources. They have optimized the energy use and emissions of their production across the entire value chain and with projects like the Swarovski Waterschool program they provide the supply with clean water in emerging regions.

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Keep Smiling and Keep Shining!

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On the Brighter Side ~ See the Vibrant Color Trends this Fall & Winter with Matching Swarovski Crystals!

Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015 Chic Fashion

2015 Pantone Color Report: An Evolving Color Landscape

Here is this last section of the top 10 most popular fall and winter colors, where I focus on the warmest and most unique hues this color palette has to offer. I’m thrilled that there are some refreshingly cheerful colors to choose from this season! The colors that we choose to wear and surround ourselves with can have a substantial impact on our mood, so I love that it will now be “fashionably acceptable” to incorporate more vibrant and upbeat hues to uplift our spirits on some of those dreary winter days.

Cadmium Orange Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and gorgeous hue that is somewhat subtle but holds enough drama for a new type of refreshing orange this Fall and Winter. It’s almost a peachy type of orange that evokes a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy. It’s both playful and sophisticated that is a lighter compliment to the more traditional deeper orange and copper type fall tones. It can also act as a valiant contrast to the darker blue and green tones popular in these cooler months ahead.

Cadmium Orange’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Padparadscha                                                   Tangerine

Swarovsi_6010_Briolette_Pendants_Padparadscha   Swarovski_5328_BiconeBeads_Tangerine

Coral Pearls (Gemstone Color)

Swarovski Pearls 5810 Coral

Rose Peach  Rose Peach Pearls (which are actually more peachy in color than Rose)

Swarovski Crystals Rose Peach  Swarovski Pearls 5810_RosePeach

Cashmere Rose Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Cashmere Rose

The Cashmere Rose is an absolute exquisite color! This feminine almost antique pink hue also has a gentle and elegant richness to it that sets it apart as one of my all-time favorite colors! It’s just a perfectly lovely and delightful hue that is graceful and timeless.

It’s a gorgeous color that pairs well with so many options. It’s an ideal color for making wedding jewelry, because it’s works perfectly for both bridesmaids in a wedding party, as well as guests of a wedding. It’s also an every day type of color as well because it’s just so darn beautiful! It’s simply a romantic tone that matches well with soft purple hues, dusty rose type of shades and cream or white colors as well. It’s divine, just divine!!

Cashmere Rose’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Blush Rose                                        Crystal Antique Pink

Swarovski Crystal Beads Blush Rose  Swarovski Crystal Antique Pink Beads

Vintage Rose                                               Powdered Rose Pearls

Swarovski Crystals Vintage Rose  Swarovski Pearls Powdered Rose

Rose Satin                                               Light Rose Satin

Swarovski Crystal Beads Rose Satin   Swarovski Crystal Light Rose Satin

Amethyst Orchid Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Amethyst Orchid

Indicative of our affection for color, Amethyst Orchid is the jewel in the crown. Intriguing and somewhat sensual, this enigmatic purple tone is an extraordinary hue that is unique, bold, creative and exciting!

Amethyst                                                    Lilac

  Swarovski Crystal Round Beads Amethyst   Swarovski Crystal Beads Lilac

Crystal Lilac Shadow                             Crystal Blackberry Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Lilac Shadow  Swarovski Blackberry Pearl

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Swarovski BeCharmed Beads 80101_Amethyst

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Have fun creating something beautiful and brilliant!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

Best Blue Color Trends for Fall and Winter with Matching Swarovski Crystals!

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Pantone Color Report Fall 2015: An Evolving Color Landscape

This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.

Biscay Bay Pantone Fall fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone Fall Color Report: Biscay Bay

Similar to soothing tropical waters, Biscay Bay embodies a plush and luxurious teal tone that is both cool and energizing. It’s a color that recharges our spirits. Its serene qualities of blue, coalesces perfectly with the invigorating aspects of green. The color blue is known to provided a sense of peace, calm and tranquility. When mixed with green, it adds balance, growth and uplifting feelings.

Biscay Bay’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Indicolite                                    Caribbean Blue Opal

 Swarovski Crystal Beads Indicolite   Swarovski Crystal Beads Caribbean Blue Opal

Blue Zircon                                             Petrol Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Beads Blue Zircon   Petrol_Pearl

One of the Newest Swarovski Innovations includes a vibrant coating called Crystal Scarabaeus Green, which is much more brilliant in person! Half of the bead is a medium grayish tone and the other have explodes with a vibrant green, blue and purple peacock combination. It’s an excellent on-trend Fall and Winter coating that is luxurious!

Crystal Scarabaeus Green                   Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearls

5328_Crystal_Scarabaeus_Green  New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl

Reflecting Pond Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015

Pantone Fall Color Report: Reflecting Pond

Thoughtful, contemplative and composed, Reflecting Pond is a cooling blue with a lot of depth. Conveying a message of credibility, it is a dependable shade that speaks to our need for stability and security.

Reflecting Pond’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Montana                                        Crystal Bermuda Blue

Swarovski Crystal 85001-Montana Ring Beads   Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue

Dark Sapphire                                         Dark Lapis Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Beads Dark Sapphire   Swarovski Crystal Dark Lapis Pearls

Night Blue Pearls                                             Tahitian Pearls

Swarovski Crystal Night Blue Pearls  Swarovski Crystal Tatian Pearl

Deep blue Swarovski Crystal Earring Design Inspiration using Fancy Stones.

Swarovski Crystal deep blue earrings

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Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue Heart Pendants

Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue Heart Pendants

I hope you love these beautiful blues for your Fall and Winter sparkling accessories!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!