Here’s Your New Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design That Puts the WOW in WOWZA!

DIY Free Design and Instructions Swarovski Crystal Necklace Velvet Orchid

Learn how to make this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind “Velvet Orchid” necklace made with the new SWAROVSKI Crystal Innovations!

Stage-manage your personal red-carpet moment with this statement necklace designed to highlight the amazing new flexible and stunning technology of Graphic Rocks!

The brilliant sparkle from this unique product and design element exclusively made by SWAROVSKI, will elevate your look in a new fresh way. I guarantee everyone will admire this piece and will want to get a closer look, maybe even “cop a feel” (wink-wink) just to experience these crystal clusters up close and personal. The soft and idyllic Orchid colors blend flawlessly with the new Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearls.

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Below are the SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this necklace design and the corresponding information listed for each one and take a look and the step-by-step instructions below.

Style, Amount, Size, Color, Color Code

Beads 5000 6pcs. 6mm Amethyst 204

Beads 5000 2pcs. 8mm Purple Velvet 277

Graphic Rocks 72035 3pcs. 89x69mm GP 10104022001 (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 8mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 3pcs. 8mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 10pcs. 10mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 3pcs. 10mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 1pc. 12mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 12mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943 (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5810 7pcs. 14mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650  (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5840 1pc. 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Alcantara, 30x10cm, violet 2x Cord endings, 6mm, silver 2x Crimping tubes, silver Grosgrain ribbon, 1m, 18mm, violet Nylon thread, 3m, transparent Tiger tail 50cm, 0.3mm, silver and Two part adhesive glue.

Tools

Crimping pliers, Darning needle, Iron, Lighter, Scissors, Sewing needle, Side cutter, and Tape.

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STEP 1: Place the Swarovski Crystal Graphic Rocks art. 72035 flowers onto the Alcantara fabric. Iron them and cut out as shown in the illustrations. Repeat 2x with others flowers.

STEP 2: Cut 1m nylon thread and sew one of the flowers to form it into a bud shape. Sew Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5810 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl into this bud.

STEP 3: Cut 50cm long tiger tail, secure one end with a piece of tape. Slide on a crimping tube and art. 5810 8mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 3x. Stitch a hole into the orchid, by using a darning needle. Thread tiger tail through the flower from back side to top side. Slide on all Swarovski Crystals of material list in order as shown in the illustrations. Slide on another crimping tube and secure the end with a piece of tape.

STEP 4: Sew one Swarovski Bead art. 5000 8mm Purple Velvet and three Swarovski Beads art. 5000 6mm Amethyst into the middle of the flowers to give the flowers a 3-dimensional form.

STEP 5: Thread end of tiger tail through a cord ending and back through the crimping tube and 3 of the Swarovski Crystal Pearls. Crimp the crimping tube and cut off the extra tiger tail. Repeat for the other end of necklace.

STEP 6: Cut two 50cm long pieces of grosgrain ribbon.

STEP 7: Fold the ribbon inwards a little and secure using the nylon thread. Fold the two edges inwards again and sew them together as well. See illustrations for clarification. Repeat with the other ribbon as well. Glue the prepared ribbon ends into the cord endings.

STEP 8: Stitch the bud prepared in the second step onto one of the ribbons.

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

Swarovski Spring/Summer 2015-16 Trends

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?

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).

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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.

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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.

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

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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