Featured Designer: Judith Glassman Jewelry Designs

Judith Glassman Jewellry Designs

Judith Glassman Jewelry Designs is owned and operated by Judith Glassman, who is a wonderfully sweet and dynamic woman! She has been creating beautifully unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and custom designs since the 1960’s. It was love at first creation for her and she has continued to expanded her repertoire over the years, incorporating Swarovski Crystals, semi-precious stones, Lucite, vintage glass and buttons into her one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.

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Among Judith’s talents, she has written many books that crafters and jewelry makers have found to be very insightful. She was receiving so many questions about where she found her supplies, that it inspired her to write her first book entitled New York Guide to Craft Supplies, for Workman Publishing, followed by the New New York Guide to Craft Supplies. Then publishers were asking her to create crafts books, which lead to The National Guide to Craft SuppliesStep by Step Beadcraft, and The Sweater Book. She also found time to write craft articles for The New York Times and New York magazine, as well as designing sweaters for the Good Housekeeping Needlecraft Institute.

She went on to write non-fiction books and articles on many subjects ranging from music, cancer survivors, and computer technology. The need to create jewelry exploded again in 2001. One winter morning a cold necklace led her to add fiber as a jewelry material. For years she sold to private customers and as fate would have it, jewelry became a true business in 2015, when she made the leap to create her own website. Below are just a few representation of her jewelry, but please visit her website to see all of her designs, and hes’s always more than happy to create a custom design just for you!

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“Which piece of clothing do you choose first when you get dressed? I choose a necklace. It’s Act I, Scene I in the Judith Theater. It’s the dramatic moment when the star sweeps on the stage, the focus of attention. The necklace sets the mood, the emotional tone. Then I choose my clothes.”

Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design by Judith Glassman

This beautiful Swarovski Crystal Necklace Features the Faceted Round Disc Pendant

Lovely Lilac

The gorgeous purple and pink hues of the Swarovski effect called Crystal Lilac Shadow, infuse a dynamic color palette to this elegant necklace design that is further entranced by the lighter and darker shades of Crystal Silver Night.

“Emotionally complex. The muted lilac is as soft as a velvet glove, controlling the hard-edge glitter of the Crystal Silver Night. Breathtaking.”

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This Striking Handmade Necklace Features Swarovski Crystal Spike Beads and Pendants

Jean-Paul Gaultier Spike

Spike beads and jewelry have become very popular over the years, and this exclusive necklace design expresses more of a fancy edgy style, while still being very graceful and refined.

Designed by Jean Paul Gaultier for Swarovski, the Spike and Double Spike are edgy and forceful. Wear this necklace when you’re facing disagreement from powerful opponents. Its angles intensify your tenacity and  unwavering determination. It inspires you with persuasive win-win concepts.  Go for it!

Earrings

Earrings are the jewelry pieces most intimate with your face. They light up your eyes and your skin with their sparkle. You choose their length and shape to complement the shape of your face. If your dress or blouse or sweater are full of color and pattern you may decide not to wear a necklace and put on a pair of glamorous earrings instead.

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These Beaded Hoop Earrlings Feature Swarovski Bicones in Crystal Rose Gold 2X

Golden Hoops

Hoop Earrings are always a stylish look and these beaded Swarovski Crystal hoops will add a splash of glam to your attire. The Rose Gold plating is especially on trend, and its soft metallic hues compliment all types of skin tones, and can be worn during every season.

“If you like hoop earrings, give this variation a try. These hoops are written in the soft glitter of rose gold; your ears and eyes will thank you.”

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Beautiful Blue Dangle Earrings Featuring Aquamarine Swarovski Crystals

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These dainty, elegant pair of Swarovski Crystal earrings highlight the multifaceted Rondelle bead that captures and reflects the light exquisitely. The popular Aquamarine color is a glorious pastel azure-like hue that is quite eye-catching. This three tiered crystal and chain style is beautiful as well as multi functional, looking lovely for special occasions or every-day wear.

The only reaction possible to these magically blue earrings is love at first sight. Bestsellers.”

What’s the Best Thing About Bracelets?

Simple. Like rings, you can see them. You’re eating or texting or walking or driving. Your bracelet catches your eye. You love it and it makes you smile.

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This Colorful Bracelet Stands Out with Cloisonne Disc’s and Swarovski Crystal Beads

A Garden on Your Wrist

This bracelet just makes me happy! The wonderful interplay of multiple colors, intricate patterns and a chunky, yet whimsical style, makes me think of a field of flowers on a bright and sunny day. I just want to wrap by wrist around it and become lost in a daydream!

Top quality cloisonne, fine detail, vivid colors. There are only a few of these left. I haven’t found any cloisonne beads that I like as much but stay tuned. I keep looking and have confidence. Hmmm…maybe some delicate filigree with dazzling crystal.”

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This Graceful Bracelet Design Integrates Kunzite, Ruby, Rock Crystal, and Seed Pearls

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This alluring bracelet design blends both delicate natural crystals seamlessly with larger asymmetrical stones, for a truly unique expression of beauty.

Most of the ingredients in this bracelet are well-mannered, discreet, old-fashioned. Then there are those kunzite nuggets. Delicate pale pink, to be sure. Irresistibly iridescent. But bigger, irregular shapes. Internal sheets at different depths shimmer when you move your wrist. Powerful. Clearly the leaders of the pack.

If you see something you like or if one of the pieces gives you an idea for something a little different, a little special, a little “you” – please drop Judith a line and she is happy to make your design come true!

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How One Creative Christmas Became a Celebration in Giving!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Needless to say…we had a ball!

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

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

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

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

We set our Christmas Crystal Crafting table up…

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Let the creativity begin…

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

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

Choose Your Favorite Styles

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

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

Choose your Favorite Styles Within Similar Color Combinations

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

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

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

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Making Swarovski Crystal Sun Catchers

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

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

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

It’s pure joy and completely infectious!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Sparkling Swarovski Designs

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

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

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

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Giving Truly is Receiving!

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

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

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

Doesn’t this just warm your heart!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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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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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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 Harmony and Kashi

Signs It Will Be A Sparkling Spring!

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Early Signs It Will be a Sparkling Spring!

Crystal lovers and designers are already gearing up for spring! Awe Spring…how we love thee! Spring has not sprung quite yet, but this year (especially) seams that people are more than ready to welcome Spring in and all its’ rays of glory!

In the last two weeks people have been coming out of the woodwork scooping up all kinds of Swarovski Crystal Styles and Colors that are absolutely perfect for Spring.

Just the thought of Spring gets our colorful & creative juices flowing overtime, so here are some of the most popular Crystals to get you in the mood!

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Provence-Lavender Chrysolite Blend is an exceptionally lovely two-toned color blended to perfection. Swarovski’s has infused it’s timeless distinction into this graceful shade, bringing the best of both influences into one element that is absolutely ideal for all of your Spring jewelry designs.

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 Aquamarine is the March birthstone color which is an exquisite hue of soft Caribbean blue water reflecting a crystal transparency, resulting in a beautiful pastel azure-like quality.

Swarovski Crystal Aquamarine 5601 Cube Beads

Swarovski Crystal BeadsPendants and Pearls have a timeless elegance that is essential for creating stylish and dynamic jewelry.

Swarovski Crystal Cube Necklace Design Inspiration

The 5601 Swarovski Crystal Cube beads have re surged in popularity in the recent years. People are creating all kinds of trendy jewelry, such as these types of Sex-In-The-City inspired necklaces.

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5601-4mm Cube Beads in Rose and Amethyst.

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Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Violet and Violet Opal

Violet is a lovely pastel purple and Violet Opal is a soft, ethereal type of purple with an opalescent color mixed in. Both are quintessential spring colors.

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Swarovski Crystal Violet and Violet Opal Bicone beaded bracelet Design Inspiration

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Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Violet AB and Violet AB 2X

If you’re a gal who enjoys a bit more sparkle in your life, the Violet AB is coated on half of the bead for a charming iridescent shine.

Now if you’re a gal who really likes to go big with her bling, then the Violet AB 2X is perfect for you! You’ve got the hole enchilada covered here baby, with a spectacular array of shimmering colors which simply put, is a feast for your eyes!

Swarovski Crystal Mint Alabaster Bracelet Design Inspiration

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Mint Alabaster is a unique crystal in that it is a solid opaque, green color in a soft pastel tone. Mint green became a popular jewelry and wedding trend last year and continues to captivate our attention.

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This minty marvel is a flawless Spring and Summer hue and if you like that special touch of sparkle, the Mint Alabaster AB is scrumptious!

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Swarovski Crystal 5754 Butterfly Beads and 5744 Flower Beads

Nothing says Spring more than butterflies and flowers! These delightful styles are a sweet reflection for our love of nature. As the colorful flowers blossom and the beautiful butterflies flutter about, there seams to be magic in the air.

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Awaken from winter’s slumber to spring’s fresh bounty, reflected in a bracelet that breathes new beginnings. Daintily crafted crystal shades of emerald, fern, and chartreuse with flashes of coral, cherry, and crimson, are set off with delicate Easter eggs of tactile smoothness. Featured elements include 6754 Butterfly Pendants, 6744 Flower Pendants, 6028 Xilion Oval Pendants and 5810 Swarovski Neon Pearls.

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Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal Luminous Green and 5000 Round Beads in Chrysolite Champagne

If you’re looking for unique spring colors to incorporate in your jewelry designs, these two coatings express a graceful combination of two ideal spring tones, green and yellow.

They both have a light green base, blended with soft yellowish hues, topped of with a splash of sparkle. This delightful union is unique, subtle, and stylish, and would be a divine compliment to your Spring creations.

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Keep Smiling and Keep Sparkling!

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Harmony with her favorite furry buddy, wonder girl Kashi!

Fashionable Jewelry and Color Trends For Fall/Winter 2016-17 ~ Focusing On The Classic Style: Protectors of Equality

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Light Chrome

Swarovski’s New Innovations for Fall/Winter 2016-17 are nothing short of exceptional!

SWAROVSKI ~ The World’s Finest Crystals

Swarovski has been the premium brand for the world’s finest crystals since 1895. With more than 120 years’ experience of exception quality and mastery in cutting, Swarovski produces light-filled crystals of spectacular range and brilliance!

Swarovski consistently creates innovative products bringing you cutting edge designs for jewelry, fashion, textile and home decor. Their trend experts are as precise and reliable as the faceting structures on their crystals.

Swarovski Crystal Innovations and trends

Today we explore one of the four upcoming jewelry and fashion trends highlighted by Swarovski to help inspire you in creating new sparkling designs!

Overall Theme:

Power to Shine

‘Resilience’ is the keyword for Fall/Winter 2016/17. Social disquiet brings a need for self-reliance, with people taking their future into their own hands to create a better society where everyone has the power to shine.

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Classic: Protectors of Equality

A feeling of cohesion is sweeping the world. Segment: Accessories

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Color Combinations and Product Inspiration

Soft and strong are combined with an updated blend of red, violet and peach tones to reflect a contemporary unisex direction. Black and Burgundy hues merge with Amethyst to add extra depth and strength to this color palette.

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Edgy crystal shapes play on notions of both elegance and toughness for an updated armor effect in accessories.

The soft violet and crystal with the slightest hints of blue hues of Crystal Vitrail Light transition exceptionally well with the classically complex sparkle of Crystal AB. These are wonderful complimentary colors to the deeper tones of Amethyst, which blends very well with the rich bordeaux quality of Burgundy. Crystal Silver Night is a perfect progression into the deeper perspective of the always and forever-popular Jet black.

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Designs will increasingly reference strength and power, with embellishment and decoration becoming fiercer; showcasing a desire not to back down.

Amethyst, Burgundy and Jet are traditional Fall and Winter staple colors and when these are mixed with the lighter elements of purple and peachy hues (Light Peach Crystals and Peach Pearls), it adds a little more balance and progression to the color palette as well as an uplifting feeling.

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Color inspiration for Fall/Winter 2016-17 trends

As we move down this color trend guide, similar Swarovski colors include Chrysolite, Peridot, Crystal Luminous GreenLight Peach, Peach Pearls, Silk and Crystal Brandy. Violet, Crystal Vitrail Light, and Crystal Lilac Shadow. Amethyst, Amethyst Satin, and Purple Velvet. Cyclamen Opal, and Violet Satin. Erinite, and Crystal Iridescent Green. Many of these colors compliment the new  Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Pearl beautifully!

Swarovski Jewelry Trends and Inspiration

Shiny and matt materials continue to merge, bluring the borders in a subtle not to no-gender design and reflecting the approximation of gender opposites.

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Swarovski Jewelry Inspiration

Delicate yet solid chains are embellished with crystals, emphasizing strength and resilience.

Dark metals and dark surface coatings appeal to both men and women, taking on fluid forms that reflect movement and progress.

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Please let me know if I can help you pair colors together for your designs and creations. This is what I LOVE to do and I’m always happy to help!!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

Sneak Peak: New SWAROVSKI Crystal Fall/Winter 2016-17 Innovations!

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations

Exciting News Today!! Here’s Your Exclusive Sneak Peak at the NEW SWAROVSKI Innovations Fall/Winter 2016/17!

Swarovski is the world’s leader in cut crystal and fashion jewelry. Their innovative styles, colors and effects never ceases to amaze me! This Fall/Winter 2016/17 collection is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!

New Swarovski Crystal Effect: Crystal Scarabaeus Green

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016-17 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green

A touch of luxury: exclusive designer edition designed by Jean Paul Gaultier is available to everybody in the Swarovski assortment, from high-end jewelry designers to DIY hobbyists alike.

Appropriately named, Crystal Scarabaeus Green (click here for the pronunciation) evokes the magic glow of the scarab, shimmering in green, blue and purple with a metallic luster that combines bright and shadowy facets to create a stunningly graphic surface.

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New Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green Effect in 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads

With its beetle-like glow, this new brilliant SWAROVSKI Effect lends itself perfectly to nature-inspired and bold eco-designs. It powerfully mimics nature and sets a rebellious statement for any eco-warrior. However, its shiny surface also evokes an otherworldly appearance that echoes futuristic, stellar avant-garde looks.

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New Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green Effect in 5810 Pearls

The metallic rainbow hue caters to the sporty sci-fi appeal trend that celebrates state-of-the-art technology and transports us into other dimensions. The Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl is similar to the Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl and Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl with it’s distinctive vibrant shimmering sparkle.

Watch this visually stunning video to see the New Fall/Winter 2016/17 SWAROVSKI INNOVAIONS up close and personal. 

“It all began with something perfect…

When Jean Paul Gaultier, haute couture rebel and modern design legend, visited Swarovski headquarters in 2013, he was struck by the perfection of Swarovski crystal. Inspired to create a crystal design of his own, he felt that there was no way to make something perfect more perfect.

There was only a way to make it new. And that was adding a touch of imperfection…

In the end, the result was “Perfectly Imperfect

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016-17 Innovations with Jean Paul Gaultier

Kaputt Product Family, a stroke of genius: Cut, Color, Facets, and even small details were defined, shaped, and approved by Jean Paul Gaultier himself. Aptly named “Kaputt” (the German word for “broken”) this exciting new collection consists of two Pendants and three Fancy Stones in rich, shimmering metallic colors that riff on irregular forms, break with conventions and celebrate the appeal of being different and unpredictable.

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New Swarovski Effect Crystal Light Chrome

Crystal Light Chrome is a highly sophisticated interpretation of the color silver.

Crystal Light Chrome is slightly darker than the famous CAL and does not have a mirror effect. Instead, it embodies fluidity, emotion and mystery for a soothing and purifying impact. This is a perfect Fall and Winter shade to express the season’s cooler attributes and will make dramatic statement jewelry for special occasions as well as everyday ware by opening up countless glamorous design possibilities in male, female and unisex designs.

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New Swarovski Effect Crystal Light Chrome 2X

Crystal Light Chrome’s cold silver shimmer emphasizes the renewed focus on opulence with a modern mindset. In color theory, silver is associated with energy, prosperity and modernity. As such, this is a timeless, unisex element for all looks, but the metallic hue of the Crystal Light Chrome particularly encapsulates robotic/sci-fi design elements that are currently on the rise.

Power to Shine

See the new Swarovski Pave Charm Pendants!

Stay tuned for more information as we are adding these new styles and effects to the website as quickly as possible!

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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?