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

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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.

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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:

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Coral Pearls (Gemstone Color)

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

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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

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Vintage Rose                                               Powdered Rose Pearls

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Rose Satin                                               Light Rose Satin

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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!

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Crystal Lilac Shadow                             Crystal Blackberry Pearl

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Have fun creating something beautiful and brilliant!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

Do You Fancy a Love Affair with this Romantic Color?

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(photo compliments of Luxe elegance from Wedsociety.com)

Awe wedding season….such an exciting time for all involved! Who doesn’t love all the sappy romance, dancing, champagne and especially all that scrumptious cake?! Weddings are the perfect occasion to come together for an elegant gathering celebrating the best part of life, love and laughter.

One of this season’s most fashionable colors is pink, specifically Blush Rose which is a soft, elegant and flawless hue for  weddings and jewelry alike. Many Swarovski rosy hues compliment this tone, such as Vintage Rose, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Rose, and Rose Peach. These inspiring ideas will sweep you off your feet and have you daydreaming of a rosy romance.

DIY Swarovski Crystals on wedding invitations

(Vintage Couture Wedding Invitation Swarovski Crystal Smokey Jewel Doily Clutch. Bella Papel)

Save the dates and wedding websites are a fun way to inspire enthusiasm for this special occasion, but what is the first compelling impression guests will have about a wedding? You guessed it, the invitation!

When you create exceptionally lovely wedding invitations, they become a piece of artistic beauty that sheds light on the experience they have to look forward to. So why not let that light truly shine with a little sparkle? This blossoming beauty radiates a soft elegance that is highlighted by applying Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks to the center of the flower – what a beautiful idea!

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I applied the Hot Fix Flatbacks using the Bejeweler Pro Tool to my invitations years ago and it was  extremely easy. You simply arrange the crystals where you would like them, hold the Hot Fix tool on top of the crystals and press down for about 5-10 seconds. That’s it! There’s nothing more gratifying when you can succeed in expressing your unique style, while making a brilliant impression.

Rose blush rose and gold wedding color inspirations

(Rose, Blush and Gold Color Inspiration compliments of Greenvillablogspot.com)

Rose and Gold are a match made in heaven! Their exquisite beauty compliment each other and go hand in hand, just like a loving marriage!

Blush Rose Bridesmaids dresses

(Top 10 Colors for Spring/Summer Bridesmaids Dresses 2015 from Tulle and Chantilly)

Simply stunning!! I love how delicate and whimsical this shade is and compliments cream and peachy bouquets effortlessly!

Swarovski 5601 Cube Beads Rose Peach Bridesmaids Earrings

(Playful Swarovski Swinging Cube Earrings made by Majestic Wire Art Works)

Gorgeous Swarovski Crystal jewelry compliments this graceful hue. These 5601 Cube earrings in Rose Peach are a beautiful bridesmaids gift.

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(Swarovski Crystal Wedding Sash made by the Crystal Rose)

Stunning Swarovski Crystal Rose Gold wedding sash is the ultimate accessory for a wedding gown. Create a dramatic statement using various styles of Swarosvski Fancy Stones.

Rose Gold Swarovski Pearls and crystal wedding bracelet

(Swarovski Pearl and Rhinestone Bracelet handmade by AMIdesigns on Etsy)

Create a timeless look with this divine bracelet featuring Rose Gold Swarovski 5810 Pearls, Silver Rhinestone Rondelles and Pave Balls.

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Cheers to Love, Laughter and Happiness Ever After!!

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Embellished Bib Necklace Inspirations

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Welcome to the fun and creative world of Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks!

Not only are crystal rhinestones stunning, colorful and extremely versatile in sizes and styles, they are fun and easy to apply to just about any surface you can imagine. If you like to create and wear stunning sparkles, utilizing these beauties is a no-brainier!

This gorgeous crystal necklace features a top row of the Swarovski 2520 Cosmic Flatbacks in Jet, accentuated by three rows of smaller  round Swarovski 2088 Xirius Flatbacks in Black Diamond. The larger focal point is designed using the Swarovski 2585 Graphic Flatbacks in various sizes and colors such as Denim Blue, Aquamarine, Crystal Antique Pink, Amethyst  and Black Diamond.

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This adorably fashionable collar necklace features Swarovski Crystal Hot Fix Flatbacks that have glue that has been pre-applied to the back for easy application with a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix Tool. The Swarovski Crystals include the 2078 XIRIUS Flatbacks Chalkwhite Hot Fix, White Opal Hot Fix, and Crystal Hot Fix, along with the 2080/4 Cabochon Crystal White Pearl Hot Fix, and the 2585 Graphic Flat Back Crystal Hot Fix. A black satin ribbon is tied onto the bottom for extra sweetness.

The Swarovski Crystal Graphic family, consisting of Flat Backs, Fancy Stones and Pendants, reflect the global emphasis on individuality and the corresponding importance of modular families of products. This radiant clan is defined by an astonishingly versatile geometric cut—a cut that brilliantly addresses design’s current love affair with androgyny, as well as acknowledging the major trend for updated classics.

Bejeweler Pro Rhinestone Applicator for Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks

Create designer fashions and accessories in seconds! The BeJeweler Pro Hot Fix Applicator allows you to embellish any porous item from many clothing options such as shirts, jeans and dresses to hats, purses and various accessories, flip flops, sandals, paper, gifts, costumes, wedding embellishments, invitations, picture frames, pet products and more! No need to use any additional glue, The BeJeweler Pro will pick up your Swarovski Hot Fix Flat Backs quickly and easily. Place the Rhinestone setter directly on top of the Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone and the heat activated glue on the back will adhere to the surface below.

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The sparkling interplay between rough and smooth faceting creates an attraction of opposites, giving timeless style a modern, organic twist and ensuring the longevity of the Graphic family’s appeal. Easily integrated into a variety of designs, the strength of its adaptability lies in its affordable pricing and its minimalist look—a feature that also makes this family of crystals ideal for using in unisex designs.

Crystal Katana for applying Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks

The Crystal Katana Tool is a fabulous tool for applying Non Hot Fix crystals to surfaces using glue. The sticky end of the tool allows you to pick up the crystals simply and effectively place them into the glue. The metal end of the tool allows you to press the crystal gently into the glue for maximum hold and durability. I love using this brilliant tool, it is so much faster than beeswax or tweezers and there is no more mess or frustration when placing the crystals into the glue. It’s fabulous and I guarantee, you will love it too!

Crystal Collar Necklaces Design Inspirations

I hope these designs inspire you to create  your own stylish collar necklaces that are embellished with as much or as little sparkle as your heart desires!

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Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE DARKNESS OF DESIRE

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Glamour Trend ~ The Darkness of Desire

Discovering new inspiration in the fantastical and the mystical is the focal point for this glamorous Fall 2014 trend  entitled ‘The Darkness of Desire’.  This captivating trend focuses on intuition and mysticism – that richly imagined repository of our deepest emotions, a dark realm of superstition, spells, shadowy secrets and unspoken passions.

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This theme hinges on our ability to dream, to imagine, to look beyond the illusions of life. Dark passions and desires are as much a part of the everyday as our desires for happiness, peace and well-being.

The theme encompasses the importance of moving away from the robotic society that surrounds us, distancing ourselves from formulaic models, and delving into the creative ether surrounding the design world.

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Mystery, intuition and magic are all evoked in this theme.

Our fascination with light evolves into a fascination with darkness –

the depth of shadows and shadowy secrets.

“This is where old-fashion beauty and savoir-faire meet contemporary creativity”

(A+A Design FW 2015-16).

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Inspiration Pearl and Purple Necklace

Jewelry emulates mysterious, naturally grown forms with tiny intricacies and small oddities.

Crystals sit alongside antique beads, pearls, and patina surfaces to add a touch of glamorous sparkle and tangled metal forms. Decadence and embellishments return – taking us away from the minimalism of the past few seasons, heralding a strong return to opulent ornamentation.

Swarovski crystal earrings baroque style in Amethyst wire wrapped

There is almost a regal opulence to designs, representing a somewhat faded nobility for the modern day. Eclectic shapes and precious materials appear to contain a secret story.

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Minimalism is abandoned entirely within this jewelry trend and blends both history and emotion. Tarnished finishes recall dark desires and focus on the past – a key trend driver for major design directions.

Pendants and beads combine to create an individualistic style statement. Nostalgia and a focus on heritage are conveyed within the beautiful finish of the stunning crystal patina.

Glamour Color Inspiration

Deep and mysterious colors and coatings such as Jet, Jet Hematite, Crystal Silver Night and Black Patina pair well with the deeper brown tones such as Jet Nut, Dorado 2X, Smoked Topaz and Crystal Bronze Shade. Lighter coatings such as Crystal Silver Shade and Crystal Golden Shadow  transition into light and dark purple tones. The Light Amethyst and Smokey Mauve pairs well with Crystal Antique Pink, and Crystal Paradise Shine who’s multicolored effect brings out tones that compliment Tanzanite, Crystal Lilac Shadow, Amethyst and Blackberry Pearl and Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl.

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Materials that both suck in and radiate out light – fabrics fit for royalty – are heavily embellished with crystal.

Rich, ornamental detailing with botanical inspiration is set with subtle crystal Pave’ to create elaborate, luxurious designs.

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Exquisitely mysterious: purple and grays couple with smokey browns to evoke mystery and magic.

Spontaneous compositions evoke an impression of ethereal whimsy.

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