Top 10 Highlights from the Dazzling Tucson Gem Show!

Wire Lux meeting

One week later and I’m already missing the excitement “high” you get from exploring the magical Tucson Gem Show!

Meeting Linda from Alacarte Clasps was an extra special treat! She demonstrated how to use her amazing WireLuxe products and wow, I have to say I was really impressed with her extensive knowledge and creative ideas.

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Her innovative product compliments Swarovski Crystal colors and effects exceptionally well. Just look at all the color options that you can bend/twist/ mold these bracelets or necklaces into virtually any shape. So fun, creative and beautiful!

Wire Lux and Swarovski Crystal Design InspirationBeautiful design idea using the WireLuxe, Swarovski Crystal Mesh, the 6470 Ellipse Pendant and the 6525 Wave Pendants in Light Amethyst. (please contact me for the Crystal Mesh options – we can order anything Swarovski makes!)

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Elegant necklace design inspiration highlighting Swarovski Gold and Bright Gold Pearls with a 4547 Baguette Fancy Stone in Crystal Copper surrounded by a gold setting.

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You never know what you’ll find around the next corner! This stunning work of art was made entirely out of natural crystals and geodes. SO AMAZING!

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Nurtures’ beauty always astounds me! Look at this perfect white crystal flower blossoming within this amazing amethyst geode!

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Here a sparkle, there a sparkle, everywhere a crystal sparkle! Rolls and rolls of colorful Swarovski Crystal Cup Chains and just dreaming of who or what they will adorn!

Druzy with 5040 Swarovski Rondelle Bracelet

Getting the dizzies with druzies! Loved this sparkling crystal encrusted druzy bracelet using Swarovski Crystals 5040-4mm in Crystal Silver Shade.

 Swarovski 5600 Cube Ring Purple

Creative with Cubes! This is a Swarovski Crystal 5600 Offset Cube encrusted in a rhinestone setting!

Swarovski Cluster Cube ring

Clustered Cube Ring with 5600-6mm and 8mm Offset Cubes dance on my finger!

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Last but certainly not least…this adorable service pup with pink bows and all bringing smiles to all the visitors!

Oh you lovable Tucson Gem Show…I miss you already!

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If you attended the Tucson Gem Show this year or a previous year, I would love to hear all about it! Please share your special experience!

Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE SEDUCTION OF TOUCH

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Romantic Trend ~ The Seduction of Touch

Simple things that bring us luxury and joy are conveyed in this theme.

“Dreams of a luxurious everyday in which a measure of leisure and comfort is seen as a way to express one’s freedom of thought as well as artistic and creative inclinations” (Peclers AW15-16)

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We seek a sense of safety and security as the digital world continues to overwhelm us.

Longing for human touch as an antidote to the remoteness of digital communication, we snuggle up in over-sized layers that provide luxurious reassurance. Faux furs, plush piles and soft knits are delicately embellished with small crystals. A strong focus on the zip becoming the fashion fastener of choice as the sportswear trend continues to gain momentum for both tailoring and casual wear. (please contact us for Swarovski Crystal zipper information).

Romantic Colors Inspiration

The Swarovski Romantic Color Inspiration seduces the senses by inviting you to play with luxurious combinations that move from saturated, more hardy tones found in nature to softer and more playful ethereal hues.

Orange tones such as Tangerine and Topaz begin on the left and blend well with all of the natural tones such as Crystal Copper, Crystal Chili PepperCrystal Bronze Shade, Smoked Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Bronze Pearl, and Crystal Golden Shadow transition nicely with Vintage Rose into Light Rose and Rose. The new Smoky Mauve color is soft purple tone with hints of a crystal-light grey mixture, making it an ideal hue to progress into clear Crystal or Crystal Silver Shade, Black Diamond, Grey Pearls and Crystal Silver Night.

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Jewelry designed by Miranda Konstantinidou

Vibrant Tangerine introduces a strong focal point, offering warmth and radiance to a reduced color palette underpinned by the subtle refinement of Smokey Mauve. The contrasting effects of matt and shine are married together. Crystals in smaller sizes offer delicate appeal for an instant ‘touch me’ effect.

Jewelry is smooth, sensuous and soft-edged, with crystals set closely together to form a fluid entity.

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Volcano

City Lights by Frann Healey, UK

This gorgeous Swarovski Crystal beaded necklace incorporates a stunning blend of vibrant colors that work very well together, such as Rose, Fuchsia, Fireopal, Colorado Topaz, Amethyst, Chili Pepper AB and  Crystal Volcano. Similar energetic color combinations include Crystal Astral Pink with Tangerine, which is quite exceptional and try incorporating Crystal Copper with these hues because it adds a beautiful transition between the orange family tones and the natural darker or lighter brown hues such as Smoked Topaz, Colorado Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow.

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Fashion Inspiration

Crystal adds a delicate touch in sparkling formations, snuggling into over-sized weaves cushioning the body in a sober yet powerful mood, referencing stay-at-home comfort.

Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh

 Lavish lightweight textiles are trimmed with Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh, which is a fabulous product that can be utilized in all kinds of beautiful and creative ways from textiles to jewelry.

Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh Earrings

Crystal Mesh and Fine Mesh is an artists’ dream come true! The dramatic sparkle of crystals clustered together is stunning and the ability for movement provides for graceful designs. It is also very user friendly, coming in large rolls, you are able to easily cut it into any dimension or shape you can dream of.

Romantic Transfer Flag Fall Winter 2015-16 Jewelry and Color Trends

Subtle radiance and a sense of seductive touch and warmth are conveyed through intertwining, interlinking Crystal Transfer Designs that set out to sooth the soul.

Organic lines are created in natural, luxurious textiles like silk, wood, and precious metals. Lightweight materials and fibers are woven, tangled, and knitted into a cozy chaos.

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

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Welcome to the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Jewelry Trend Inspirations ‘Traces of Time’

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Romantic – Sunset Rituals theme.

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ROMANTIC

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SUNSET RITUALS

This theme is based on the ancient tribal whisperings and sage teachings of our earliest ancestors, guiding us toward the things that really matter – food, shelter, and water.

A spirit of sustainable self-reliance makes creative use of everything found along life’s path to shape a personal vision.

For designers, fashionistas there remains a continuing strong demand for and emphasis on stories for their products. We currently desire a digital detox, encapsulated in the rise of the notion of becoming “unplugged” and the trend toward “mindfulness.”

A focus on nature’s immense power is echoed increasingly in design forms, structures, and materials.

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THE MOOD

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Romantic jewelry is inspired by the lifestyle and beliefs of the desert tribes, concentrating more on the emotional value (e.g. talismans) than the technical execution.

Raw materials found in nature are used with shapes and surfaces, often left untouched, in irregular and rough forms with a strong focus on Crystal Pearls.

There is a reduction in fashion with the use of multifunctional pieces: a single piece of cloth doubles as a shawl, sarong, or a turban – offering shade, protection, or warmth – for a life on the move.

The rise of the tribe gains more prominence as people continue wishing to belong. As high-tech individuals we feel disconnected from Mother Nature; natural and primal designs help us reconnect with the earth.

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SWAROVSKI PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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Shapes are inspired by purely organic creations to embrace the “imperfect perfection” trend.

Small and large crystals blend together to create nature-inspired compositions. Swarovski Pendants and BeCharmed Pave Beads and BeCharmed Spike Beads become ancient tribal treasures – collected and cherished. Matt, sand-like surfaces are brightened up with Mini Size Beads.

The vibrant Tangerine and apricot tone of Crystal Brandy, along with the warm deep brown hues such as Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Smoked Topaz, and Crystal Copper, awaken memories of summer sunsets over haunting desert landscapes.

Jewelry designed by Auden

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SWAROVSKI COLOR AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS

Featured colors and styles include 5056 Mini Drop Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 5055 Mini Rectangular Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 4568 Cushion Fancy Stone Crystal Golden Shadow, 5840 Swarovski Baroque Pearl in Petrol, 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 1088 Round Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 5328 Xilion Bicone Bead in Crystal Astral Pink, 80801 BeCharmed Pave Metallic Beads in  Copper Brushed Metallic, 5054 Mini Rhombus Bead in Crystal Rose Gold, 5056 Mini Drop Beads in Crystal Rose Gold, 80501 BeCharmed Pave Cabachon Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow5750 Skull Bead in Crystal Silver Night, 1122 Rivoli in Smoked Topaz, 5000 Round Bead in Jet Nut 2X, 4228 Xilion Nevette Fancy Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade, 6017/G Crystalactite Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow, 3251 Spacecut Sew-On Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade. (We can order anything Swarovski makes, so please contact us for any color or style not listed on the website).

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

Featuring the following SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS: 1028 pp7 Round Stones in Crystal, 1100 pp5 Xilion Round Stones in Crystal, 5056 10x6mm Mini Drop Beads in Tangerine, 6022 14mm Raindrop Pendant in Clear Crystal, 4428 1.5mm Xilion Nevette Fancy Stones in Light Colorado Topaz,

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

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Swarovski Color Combination Inspiration

Featuring Crystal Petrol Pearls, 80101 BeCharmed Beads in Montana, Topaz Blend, Crystal Rose Gold, Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold, Crystal Copper, Smoked Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow.

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SWAROVSKI SEGEMENT INSPIRATIONS

Basic, organic shapes come together in random – often asymmetric – order to create jewelry that looks like it is designed on impulse.

Inspiration is taken from untouched natural shapes and raw surfaces.

Imperfections and irregularity create a unique look.

There is an ongoing tendency to repair and care for valued items rather than replace them.

We will witness: “A casual bohemian styling direction inspired by global fringe culture and off-grid living.” (WGSN)

Products entail a certain talisman-like quality – true, simple, and honest, they speak to our innermost emotions.

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SWAROVSKI TRANSFER FLAG

Surface color and finish feel neutralized and eroded by the sands of time while unexpected combinations, such as crystal and rough weave, create a sense of story and detail.

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG

Evoking ancient tribal whisperings, this flag combines raw materials with a refined balance of Crystal Pearls and crystal.

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

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This beautiful display of colorful crystals begins on the left with the vibrantly stunning Crystal Astral Pink, which is a gorgeous blend of hot pink and orange hues coated with an iridescent rainbow effect. This unique finish has been extremely popular and will continue to be so as we move into the warmer months of summer and will be a nice transitional color moving into the fall with hints of Crystal Chili PeperCrystal Copper and Crystal Brandy undertones. It’s a fabulous color to pair with the new Tangerine color as well as Topaz, Topaz AB , Topaz AB-2X, Fire Opal, and Fire Opal AB. For a softer look pair with Light Peach or for a little more sparkle Light Peach AB. Furthermore, it serves as a beautiful blend into the bright pink hues of Fuchsia and deeper to lighter purple tones such as Amethyst, LilacLight Amethyst, and Violet.

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Swarovski Transfer Flag Color Inspiration from the Progressive Theme

The Crystal Lilac Shadow is a gorgeous coating expressing  a unique purple and crystal effect, which you can see above blends nicely with the purple hues as well as a transitional color into the blue family tones. Lavender is a soft blue hue that works perfectly as a transition color into Light Sapphire and then into the rich Sapphire blue. For a more subtly blue family start with the very light coating of of Crystal Blue Shade, which transitions nicely into Denim Blue, Crystal Montana Blend, Montana and Montana Satin.

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Swarovski Transfer Flag Color, Product and Material Information

Fern Green, Dark Moss Green, Emerald and Emerald Champagne are rich and vibrant green tones, that blend beautifully with the lighter Peridot and Chrysolite greens.

Jet black is a classic color that goes with almost everything and Swarovski has created many beautiful coatings and transitional colors that successfully blend into clear Crystal and Silver. Jet Hematite is an elegant coating applied to Jet that gives it a silver sparkle to half of the bead and Jet Hematite 2X is a fully coated version of this. This then can unify all of the grey to silver tones such as Crystal Silver Night, Crystal Satin, Black Diamond, Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Moonlight, Clear Crystal and then Crystal CAL (which stands for Comet Argent Light) for a half silver and half crystal look, moving finally into Crystal CAL 2X, for a fully coated silver appearance.

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Swarovski Components Flag Color Inspiration

A blend of African and Asian culture is expressed through patterning and bold colors to create a stunning yet simple effect.

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Swarovski Components Flag Color, Product and Material Information

Swarovski Color Chat

Swarovski Color Chart: View All of the Color Codes and Colors of the Rainbow

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Celebrating Topaz as the Glowing Birthstone Color For November

Topaz November Birthstone

Topaz is celebrated this month as the gorgeous birthstone color for November!

Topaz is traditionally distinguished by a rich and elegant gold tone. It’s mesmerizing amber hue seamlessly blends a burnt orange with a soft honey color together creating a stunning effect that looks as though it is glowing from within.

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Featuring Swarovski BeCharmed Pave Beads in November’s Birthstone Color Topaz.  The various styles include 80101, 80201, 80301, 5928 and 5948.

Topaz is a luxurious color that is  an exceptionally popular tone throughout the year and especially ideal in the fall months where the natural beauty of leaves turning, pop with brilliant yellow, gold and red tones.

Swarovski 6090 Baroque Topaz AB Pendant

Featuring Swarovski Earrings using Style 6090 16mm Baroque Pendants in Topaz with a Glacier Blue Coating wrapped with gold-colored artistic wire.

(Contact us for the Glacier Blue Coating)

The Swarovski Topaz color can be accentuated with special coatings that either enliven or tone down the original Topaz color.  Topaz AB is the most popular coating , which compliments the color by infusing more yellow and gold tones, enhancing it with a special sparkle.

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Swarovski 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Topaz AB 2X

If you crave even more sparkle, try the AB Fully Coated or AB 2X coating, which are the most brilliant shines available.

Swarovski Topaz Satin 5328 Xilion Bicone Necklace and Earrings

Featuring Swarovski 5328 Xilion Bicones in Topaz Satin Necklace and Earring Set.

This beautifully simple Bicone necklace and earring set is designed with the Topaz Satin Coating, which mutes the original color slightly accenting each bead with a light silvery finish for more of an antique look.

Swarovski Topaz Blend Beads

Swarovski Topaz Blend Beads have a unique quality where half of the bead is a topaz color and half is a clear crystal, resulting in a complex interplay of colors, shadows and a crystal effect. Topaz is naturally infused with hits of yellow, golds and brown towns that combines very well with  Crystal Copper, Crystal Chili Pepper, Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz and Smoked Topaz to name a few.

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Smile & Sparkle On!