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

New Swarovski Crystal Spring Summer 2017 Innovations sneak peek

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

(all photos are courtesy of Swarovski)

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Segment: Jewelry

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.

Swarovski jewelry and color trends Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

Spring and Summer Jewelry Design Inspiration

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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Swarovski 5810 Round Pearlescent White Pearl

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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Swarovski Crystal 6905 Dragonfly Pendant

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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Show Your Love For Valentine’s Day With This DIY “Sparkling Love Patches” Design

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DIY Sewing Swarovski Crystal on Hearts on Sweater with “Sparkling Love Patches”

I’ll be honest, I fell hard for this one! I saw it. I loved it. I want to make it!

Really and truly I LOVE this cute idea! There is certainly a little more love in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner and now there can be some extra love…well…on your elbos 🙂

Below are the pictures and step-by-step instructions, but keep in mind, you can also use Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks to embellish these hearts with sparkles. You can either iron them on or use the Bejeweler  Hot Fix Tool using the 2078 Round Flatbacks with Hot Fix, or apply E6000 glue to adhere the 2058 Rhinestones with help from this time-saving, handy-dandy Krystal Katana tool.

Either way, you’ll shine this Valentine’s Day with sparkle & spirit!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches Instructions

SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this project:

Swarovski Crystal Sew-on Stones 3188 5 mm 143 pieces Crystal Paradise Shine

(Swarovski makes it easy to personalize your look by choosing your favorite color from virtually any color you can dream of)

Tools and Supplies

Supplies: Alcantara, 10x20cm red, Fusible interlining 10×20 cm, Nylon thread, transparent and 1x Sweater.

Tools: Darning needle, Felt pen, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle and a Sheet of paper.

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches Instructions

STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern for the patch and punch holes into the marked spots using a darning needle as shown in the illustrations along with this step.

STEP 2: Place the pattern over the red Alcantara fabric and cut out the heart shape and mark through the holes with the felt pen. Place the prepared red Alcantara heart over the fusible interlining and cut out the shape. Repeat this step for the other heart pattern with a different dot layout.

STEP 3: Place both the heart shaped fusible interlining and Alcantara hearts over the arms of the sweater (one on top of the other) and iron them.

STEP 4: Cut 1m nylon thread and sew the Swarovski Sew-on Stones art. 3188 5mm Crystal Paradise Shine F into the marked places on the Alcantara fabric using three stitches as depicted in the illustrations with this step. Repeat this step to cover all the marked dots on both patterns on each of the arms.

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Have a Lovely and Sparkling Valentine’s Day!

Sneak Peek! New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations and Trends!

New Swarovski Crystal Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

Here is your Sneak Peek of the New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations and Trends – The Balance of Nature!

It sure is an exciting day when Swarovski launches their brand new Innovation line! I know for all of you Swarovski Crystal lovers, there is so much to awe, admire and drool over!

I am working as fast as possible to bring you all of the information and everything will be up on the website just as soon as my little fingers can move 🙂 In the meantime…enjoy swooning over these beautiful new crystals and stay tuned for more trends and information to come!

Two New Swarovski Colors

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Graphite and Yellow Opal

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New Swarovski Spring Summer Innovations Classic AIR

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend AIR – CLASSIC

A breath of air, central to our very existence, remains a potent symbol of calm for all those wishing to retreat from the pressure of daily life.  As the contemporary mindset seeks to pare down to life’s essentials and dispose of unnecessary burdens, these pure shapes provide the answer.

New Swarovski Pearl 5810 Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

The New 5810 Swarovski Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl is a fresh interpretation on the classic White Pearl, that reflects the deep desire for calm with a graceful purity that appears both matte and shiny at the same time.

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The New cut 4485 Twister Fancy Stone was inspired by a windmill and reminiscent of a four-pointed star, reflects this airy theme. Symbolizing the vagaries of the wind, this dynamic stone possesses streamlined facets and smooth edges that seem to imply movement even at rest.

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Equally expressive of this classic theme, the New Swarovski Crystal Pavé Dragonfly Pendant dazzles with filigree pavé finished wings, available in single or multicolored versions. The pendant’s gracefully upturned wings intensify the creature’s life-like plasticity.

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Here is a sneak peek of the soft and elegant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Classic AIR trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

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Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend EARTH – ROMANTIC

Timeless romantic design embraces the confluence of the natural worlds of our planet.

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In such an arena, the stunning new Swarovski Crystal color Graphite, a strong, bluish grey-black color with a completely homogenous surface, is perfectly at home. Elegant and mysterious, it forms the perfect gradient transition between Crystal Silver Night and Jet. Graphite is perfect for power-driven designs or for use as an inspired accent to add depth to modern folk creations.

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The Swarovski Crystal 5728 Scarab Bead, referencing the scarab beetle, is made with an innovative crystal cutting technology combined with a detailed molding of the head and wings.

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Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend FIRE – GLAMOUR

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Vibrant, eye-catching colors are the mainstay of the over-the-top glamour favored equally by celebrities of stage and screen or indeed any woman who stands out because of her confident and passionate persona.

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The new color, Yellow Opal, is completely at home in this majestic company, finding its inspiration in the gemstone Citrine. Yellow Opal is a true first in the Swarovski crystal assortment: its bright yellow shade has been given a matte, opalescent finish that combines sheer color power with genuine gemstone appeal. Its cool edge is just right for modern casualwear, as is its bright yet refined shine for any accessory.

New Swarovski Crystal 5751 Panther Bead Spring Summer 2017 Innovations
Fiery glamour would not be complete without an iconic statement piece, and this challenge is answered with flair and attitude by Swarovski’s new 5751 Panther Bead. Strong and sensual with a uniquely feminine mystique, this artistically designed Panther Bead elevates the art of crystal cutting to exciting new heights.

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The new Swarovski Crystal 2205 Flame Flatback lights this innovative line on fire! This original shape feels as though it is alive with movement, burning and glowing from the inside out. Discover how this cut will set your designs ablaze, adding new depth and dimension to your rhinestone projects.

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Here is a sneak peek of the rich and seductive Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Glamorous FIRE trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend WATER – PROGRESSIVE

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Water is an essential element in the essence of life. It is both transparent and opaque in the same instance. It can express soft and powerful qualities, as well as be both dark and light. Water lives in harmony with its differing qualities, it is an amazing aspect of life. Here are a few beautiful interpretation of sea life solidified in crystal!

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New Swarovski Crystal 6533 Raindrop Pendant Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

This gorgeous new Swarovski Crystal 6533 Raindrop Pendant beautifully captures the elegance of a single raindrop. Its multilayered cut creates a playful sparkle that can be used in both understated and opulent designs.

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New Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed Pave Bead in Ocean Colors

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This is a sneak peek of the colorful interesting and vibrant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Progressive WATER trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

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Hope you have been inspired by these new Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations! There is much more information to come, so please stop by again soon!

Keep Smiling & Keep Sparkling!