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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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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Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?!!)

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling and Keep Shining!

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

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Swarovski New Spring/Summer 2017 Trends and Innovations:

THE BALANCE OF NATURE

Over the past 15 years technology and science have become a huge influence in our lives, from the way we meet, interact, live and even age. The constant influx of new technology has steadily become overwhelming, which has created a strong desire to step back and pause for thought.

In our technology-driven world, people are beginning to seek meaningfulness, fulfillment, and satisfaction in their daily lives. Wellbeing has become a global mantra.

Mindfulness, quietness and wellness is becoming increasingly important and will become even more prevalent as we move into the future.

All of this has an impact on us personally, culturally and globally on many levels including our desires within the fashion and design world as a whole.

During this process, we examine how we can reconnect with our inner selves by focusing on the eternal elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – the basis of everything we need to exist.

Today I am focusing on color, style and  jewelry trends within the

CLASSIC Trend: AIR

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A calm, luminescent palette of sophisticated neutrals, ranging from white to nude, pearl to soft grey, creates an element of solitude and an oasis of peace with the addition of barely-there lilac.

Swarovski Colors highlighted within this picture include:

Violet, Greige, Silk, Light Grey Opal, White Opal and Crystal.

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Silver metal and ultra-light elements alternate with crystal embellished details to create a calm, light look.

Large, single stone crystal jewelry, which is being referred to as a centering stone, combined with small stones, will become more popular. This style evokes a feeling of balance and purity.

Full body jewelry is on the rise as well as large crystals seeming to be suspended effortlessly in gravity-defying structures. Repeating double-sided elements express a meditative character, reflecting continuity and contemplation.

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Spring and Summer Fashion Inspiration:

A Return to Mother Nature is the overall theme, including lots of layering, organic textures and tone-on-tone color combinations.

In the quest for a greater emotional connection, touch and texture add a sensory experience to materials. Swarovski Crystal components in geometric patterns are integrated into sharp tailored designs to create a sense of stillness.

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“There is a desire to redesign the basics by giving them an emotional dimention, with an extra dose of soul to make them unique.” (Peclers, SS17).

Streamlined layering, with varying thicknesses of materials overlapping to form a single garment will be a trend. “Experiments with materials in monochrome and geometric shapes add texture and replace prints.” (Peclers, SS17).

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Highlighting a new aesthetic that is both minimal yet poetic, highlights this AIR trend beautifully.

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The New Swarovski Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl evokes a sense of purity and calmness while adding a contemporary twist of a delicate sparkle that the regular White Pearl does not have.

With its white, irridescent, frosted mother-of-pearl look, it brings a modern update to a genuine classic. It demonstrates both a matte and a shinny look at the same time, that complements the ever popular Crystal AB perfectly.

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Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendants New Spring/Summer Innovations

The new Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Pendant is one of the most elegant and gorgeous styles they have produced! Its graceful and stylish shape is absolute perfection and will be a beautiful addition to all kinds of jewelry, especially wedding jewelry. It is ideal for earrings or a pendant for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and/or a guests. This style also has an every-day type of feel that would make a flawless addition to the very popular trend of stacking or layering necklaces.

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The Swarovski Crystal Dragonfly Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade or Crystal Golden Shadow is a whimsical style that wonderfully captures the essence of this AIR trend.

Dragonflies symbolize change in respect to self realization, a greater understanding of the universe and the deeper meaning of life. Dragonflies are associated with prosperity, harmony and growth, as well as being a sign of happiness, speed and purity.

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Spring and Summer Color Trends For This AIR Trend

Swarovski Violet Cube Beads

Light reddish purples such as Violet blends very well with Light Amethyst as well as the slightly deeper purple hues of Crystal Lilac Shadow and Amethyst. Beautiful Swarovski Pearls that complement this purple tone include Lavender and Mauve.

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Greige is a beautiful neutral tone that is a greyish tone blended with a light taupe, Golden Shadow type of color which makes it a nice neutral between the two color tones. The Swarovski Platinum Pearl complements the Greige nicely.

 Swarovski Crystal Silk Beads

Silk is a soft and airy color with hints of Light Peach that makes for a wonderful touch of sparkle in any design. It blends flawlessly with Light SilkCrystal Golden Shadow, and Light Colorado Topaz. Complementary Pearl colors within this color range include Peach, Powdered Almond, and Bronze.

Swarovski Crystal White Opal Beads

Swarovski Crystal White Opal is a milky, whitish, crystal color that is oh so dreamy! A real beauty for wedding jewelry and light, airy designs that pairs well with clear Crystal and Crystal AB.

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Swarovski Clear Crystal looks similar to a diamond and is one of the all time most popular choices for creating elegant jewelry designs. The versatility of clear Crystal is endless, it will pair exceptionally well with any color or effect and is especially perfect for wedding jewelry. Beautifully complementing Pearl colors include White, Pearlescent White, Ivory (which is a gem tone color and does not have the pearlescent coating) Cream, Light Creamrose and Creamrose.

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I hope this AIR trend sparks new inspiration for you to create  whimsical, delicate and /or romantic jewelry designs.

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 Harmony and Kashi

DIY Face Gems ~ Applying Swarovski Crystals to Your Face Is Oh So Fun!

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What to be, what to be for Halloween this year?? I didn’t plan my costume out in advance this year, so on the day of I found myself rummaging through our costume/party box full of fun wigs, funky sunglasses & all kinds of comical pieces, one of my favorites being a bright pink cowboy hat. I had just worn the pink cowboy hat, so alas I was uninspired.

Just then a light bulb went off in my mind!

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Ah ha! CRYSTALS! I looooove crystals & have them everywhere, so why don’t I embellish my face!

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It was so fun, really easy and I always love getting creative!

If I had more time, I would have added a lot more. Who knows maybe next year I’ll be a crystal princess and go all out!

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I couldn’t find body glue anywhere, so I used eyelash glue and it worked really well. Just a little dab will do ya. I put a tiny dab of glue on my face and used the Crystal Katana to pick up the crystals and apply them to the glue. I pressed down for a few seconds and then it was on to the next. It was that simple!

I was inspired by this gorgeous picture!

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I applied different colors and sizes of the Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flatbacks to the areas that I wanted sparkle.

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I started with the 2088-20ss Amethyst and 16ss Amethyst Swarovski Rhinestones.

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I used the 2088-16ss Crystal and 2088-12ss Crystal and Crystal AB for the detailed fill in work.

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I also used a couple pieces of the Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2520-10x8mm Cosmic Style as well as the 2808-6mm Heart Flatback Rhinestone (super cute heart, one of my faves!)

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I found some of these cute Swarovski Crystal 3223-12mm Nevette Sew On Stones and threw a few of these on. They have a flat back which worked well and I just love this shape. I wanted to add different shapes and colors to make it as unique as possible.

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For some dramatic accents I applied the Swarovski Crystal 2494-10mm Starlet Flatbacks as well as the 2540-7mm Curvey Flatback in the beautiful coating of Crystal Paradise Shine.

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Last but certainly not least, I used the 2709-13mm Rhombus Swarovski Crystal Flatback for the center.

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Here’s Kashi & I getting ready for trick-or-treaters!

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I’d love to see you or your kiddo’s/doggies costumes!

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Sparkling St. Patrick’s Day Jewelry Inspirations!

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St. Patricks Day holds a special place in my heart…it’s the day that Mike proposed! Yep that’s right, at the top of Greyback Mountain in Sedona, AZ down on one knee holding more than a “sham-rock” just 10 short years ago, the love of my life popped the question! What sweet memories that day holds for me.

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Here’s a fun picture of me in Ireland kissing the Blarney Stone.

I love creating a new piece of Irish inspired jewelry to wear on St. Paddy’s Day. It’s a fun day full of festivities and great times with friends. Here are a few pieces to inspire your creativity.

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(Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Handmade by HappyEverythingElse on Etsy.)

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beaded bracelet in Erinite and Pacific Opal created into cute a shamrocks.

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(Swarovski Crystal St. Patrick’s Day Clover Earrings Handmade by jemsjewelry on Etsy.)

Sweet and simple, the 5752 Clover Beads cheerfully dangle below a Peridot Bicone Bead for a cute pair of Irish inspired earrings.

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(St. Patrick’s Day Charm Bracelet Handmade by whimsydaisydesigns on Etsy.)

This Swarovski Crystal lucky charm bracelet would be a fun and festive piece to wear. Showcasing a variety of Bicone Beads in Peridot and Fern Green along with the 5742 Clover Beads ~ may the luck of the Irish smile on ya 😉

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(Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed Beads Created into a Bracelet)

The sparkling Swarovski 80101 BeCharmed Beads in Peridot shines bright and can be easily made into necklaces, bracelets or earrings.

Swarovski Crystal 5621 Twist Bead Bracelet in Peridot

(Swarovski Twist Bracelet Handmade by DelaneyJeanJewelry on Etsy.)

This sweet and simple Swarovski bracelet is created using the 5621 Peridot Twist Bead and Crystal AB Xilion Bicone Beads.

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(Colorful St. Patrick’s Day Bracelet Handmade by Tracey’s Custom Designs on Etsy.)

This green and white bracelet features a variety of beautiful Swarovski Beads including the 5601 Cube Beads, Rhondelle Beads, Rhinestone Rondelles and Pave Ball Beads.

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Have fun and sparkle bright this St. Paddy’s Day!

Explore Color and Jewelry Fashion within the PROGRESSIVE Trend ~ THE NATURE OF STRENGTH

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PROGRESSIVE (THE NATURE OF STRENGTH)

In uncertain times, a sense of team spirit and the need to pull together is especially important. Little encapsulates this imperative more effectively than sport, so it is unsurprising that sportswear in creative combinations of synthetic materials and crystals should continue its ascent unabated as a symbol of social cohesion.

Swarovski Progressive Trend inspirations Spring Summer 2015 and 2016

4127 Oval Fancy Stone in Crystal Powder Green, 4230 Lemon Fancy Stone in Amethyst, Swarovski BeCharmed Pearl Beads in Tahitian, 5747 Double Spike Bead in Light Turquoise, 5515 Emerald Cut Beads in Crystal Paradise Shine, 5810 Crystal Pastel Blue Pearl.

The new rectangular Emerald Cut Bead imparts an air of modern confidence to sports-luxe looks, whether used as a standalone centerpiece or in rows for extra opulence. Included in the Progressive palette is the new powdery Crystal Pastel Pearls effect, available in five subtle contemporary tones.

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The sport trend becomes an increasingly strong trend with a focus on and a movement towards a “sports-luxe” direction.

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Shapes across all design segments are pared back to basic principles to allow ease and comfort—minimalist, ergonomic and smooth crystal shapes are perfect adornments for an active lifestyle.

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Sports-influenced designs offer the perfect balance between function and comfort; ease and style. At the same time they also manage to convey a sense of pride in the future, where we will endeavor to create a sense of new-found re-connection on a global scale.

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Jewelry shapes and materials are referenced but with an edgy, contemporary twist. Minimalist, geometric and smooth shapes serve as easy-to-wear, everyday adornments. Dynamic, multifunctional jewelry pieces suit an active lifestyle. Pearls are received with a contemporary approach and matt surfaces are juxtaposed with translucent and opaque crystals.

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Basic elements with various application possibilities encourage experimentation, pushing the boundary between functionality and luxury.

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Swarovski Product Inspiration

Multifunctional components, such as the new 3009 Rivoli Square Crystal Button and the Crystal Pave Ring, offer practicality and vivacity captured in a sophisticated form.

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Swarovski Crystal Fine Rocks (contact me for ordering details) explodes with precision and delicate sparkle, offering a balanced adornment for everyday wear and use from adorning jewelry to electronics, everything you use can have a touch of elegant sparkle.

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Crystal is integrated into design in minute repetitive detailing, bringing a subdued simplicity to sports-inspired pieces. Design elements containing fringing and swaying crystals are introduced to add a luxurious feel to fabulous basics.

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Color and Effect combinations include Crystal Iridescent GreenCrystal Paradise Shine, LavenderLight Amethyst, Amethyst, Amethyst SatinCrystal Lilac Shadow, and Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl.

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“Equally essential is the introduction of light effects and bio-luminescent technology to design. Pattern, color and texture are showcased in new ways the watery, submerged and weightless aspects focused upon” (WGSN Macro Trends SS16).

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Gorgeous blue to green hues elegantly combine to generate a sea of desirable designs and colorful effects.

Swarovski Tahitian Pearls mix well with Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl, Crystal Paradise Shine, along with Crystal AB and Clear Crystal.

Indian Sapphire, Air Blue Opal, Crystal Powder Blue, Crystal Blue Shade and White Opal are soft expressions of blending blues.

White Pearls with Clear Crystals and Crystal AB’s are a classic union of grace and style.

Crystal Golden Shadow, Crystal Luminous Green and Crystal Paradise Shine  sparkle with subtle neutral, green and purple hues.

Pacific Opal, Light Turquoise and Aquamarine flow into the subtle green hues of Erinite and Indicolite exceptionally well.

Erinite is a beautiful transition into the softer Green Pastel Pearls, Chrysolite Opal and Pacific Opal.

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Understated decorative elements are used to elevate fabrics to a new level in stripped-down sportswear-inspired silhouettes. The key is to combine both the practical and the stylish.

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Direct references to life on the move are incorporated into stunningly simple geometric transfer designs, cleverly combined with textural contracts for the new “go-anywhere” fashion.

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I  ♥ the beautiful blue to purple color progression in this theme as well as the “sport-luxe” fashionable trend.

What do you ♥ about the Progressive Trend?

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

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

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

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

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

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FADED MEMORIES

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

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

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

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

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

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THE MOOD

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

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

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

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

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PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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

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

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

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

Jewelry designed by Auden

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JEWELRY INSPIRATION

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

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

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

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SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

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

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

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SEGEMENT INSPIRATION

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

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

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

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SWAROVSKI TRANSFER FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI TRANSFER FLAG INFORMATION

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG INFORMATION

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Have fun creating innovative designs with new color combinations

inspired by the Faded Memories theme!