Winners of the “Bad Dreams” Bead & Button Show Swarovski Design Contest

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Passionate beaders from around the country flock to the annual Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, where they discover numerous fun activities, take classes to learn new techniques, and be awestruck by stunning jewelry designs. Best of all, friends, colleagues and beading buddies can make the most of each other’s company while enjoying some of their favorite things in life…..Beads!

More than 9,000 beading fans attending 577 classes at this years’ Bead & Button Show scooped up their favorite goodies from 234 exhibitors. The annual jewelry artistry competition is one of the most anticipated events of the show. This years’ contest theme was entitled “Bad Dreams”. Designers from around the world were faced with steep competition, highlighting an exceptional level of beadwork. This made for an intense discussion among the jury members, whose job was tougher than ever this year.

Luckily, a decision was made and we can all breath easy. Drum role please…..Here are the Big Winners!

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2017 Bead & Button Show Design Contest Winners

1st Place Winner

First Place went to Svetlana Kossman of Pennsylvania for her opulent bib necklace entitled;

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Winners of the Bead and Button Show 2017 Swarovski Contest

Svetlana happily accepted a whopping $450.00 worth of Swarovski Crystals as her prize!

“The Last Day of Pompeii” was praised for its intricate and sophisticated use of beads. All agreed that the fiery intensity of molten lava flowing from an erupting volcano was spectacularly represented, creating a showstopper.

Her use of the new Crystal Royal Red Lacquer effect in the various Fancy Stone Styles, was stunning. That captivating coating paired beautifully with the Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl. This unique Swarovski Crystal necklace was balanced out with highlights of Crystal Silver Night, Topaz, and Fire Opal beads, for one remarkable statement piece!

2nd Place Winner

Second Place went to Kaori Nakakohji of Japan for her brilliant display of distinctive floral and figure eight patterns entitled;

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Winners of the Bead and Button Show 2017 Swarovski Contest Second Place

This radiant necklace design, features a color pallet of gold and blue hues, offset by lighter and darker tones. Her gorgeous necklace took the second prize of Swarovski Crystals worth $200.00.

The variety of Sapphire and Crystal Metallic Sunshine Fancy Stones pair beautifully together and the 4731 Kite Fancy Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow adds dimension and movement to floral the configurations. Crystal Iridescent Light Blue Pearls and Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue Pearls were superbly sprinkled throughout the necklace, creating an balanced look by bringing in a blend of matte and shimmer facade.

3rd Place Winner

Third place went to Nadezda Gerber from Germany for her graceful swan necklace entitled;

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This whimsical necklace design emphasizes two graceful swans coming together accentuated by delicate features within a mixed media form. Assorted soft grey Swarovski Crystal beads mingle with Air Blue Opal highlights, as lovely heart pendants dance about.

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Swarovski’s Create Your Style Make & Take workshops, were also a big success. Participants learned new skills by creating unique projects and their donations raised a total of $3,086 for the Waukesha Women’s Shelter. Whoot-Whoot!! Amazing work beaders!!

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Love in Every Bead ~ A Special Mother’s Day Necklace Design Inspiration!

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Here’s one of my most cherished pictures of my wonderful Mom and I

Mother’s Day is that extra special time to reflect on the love and caring nature Mother’s give to their children. I feel incredibly lucky to have a mother who continues to be there for me and love me unconditionally. It’s the absolute greatest gift in the world and I’m always humbled by the power of love.

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This beautiful quote by Yogananda expresses the divine quality of a Mother’s love;

“The Mother’s love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.”

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I made a special Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace for my Mom to honor and celebrate everything she means to me. She is always so sweet in loving everything I make her.

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For Easter, I made her a sparkling Swarovski Crystal bracelet with spring tones and she wore it for a week straight. My Dad said she wore it on their nature walks and she would say “Harmony’s coming on the walk with us“. That literally melted my heart! I just thought that was the absolute sweetest! I pour my heart and energy into making jewelry for my friends and family and for my Mom to feel closer to me through the jewelry I make her, is incredibly touching.

Here’s the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl tassel necklace I made this Mother’s Day. I hope this design inspires you to make something extra special for your Mom, or if you’re a Mom who loves to make jewelry, it’s time to treat yo’ self!

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I wanted to make a soft and elegant necklace that had a touch of whimsical style. I Looooved how it turned out, I made one for myself too  🙂

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The style 5810 wholesale Swarovski Pearls that I used were in the color Platinum. Platinum is a wonderful neutral tone that goes with just about everything and even better, you can pair it with Gold or Silver tones and it looks beautiful with both!

You can even mix the goldish hues of the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow, with the light silver tones of Crystal Silver Shade together and it looks dreamy!

My Mom wears gold, so I made her’s with gold accents and mine with silver accents.

I mostly used the 5810-6mm and 8mm sized Swarovski Pearls and the 3mm and 4mm in one area for a tiny graduation up from the Crystal beads.

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I especially wanted to incorporate the new Swarovski stylish 5058 Baroque Bead for it’s elegant and timeless shape. I used the 5058-10mm and 14mm Crystal Golden Shadow Baroque Beads as highlights, surrounded by style 5000-6mm and 8mm Round Beads and 5328-4mm and 6mm Bicone Beads all in the matching Crystal Golden Shadow effect.

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I added some little gold flower elements to accentuated the Pearls and Crystals, which complimented the gold tones in the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow beautifully.

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I finished off the necklace with a gold clasp and a tassel that matched the Platinum Pearl color perfectly! I found the tassel at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and craft stores not in the jewelry section, but in the fabric tassel section.

The last Crystal that I added at the bottom, for a nice touch of sparkle, was the 6871-28mm Swarovski Crystal Buddha Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade.

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I hope this Mother’s Day Necklace Design has inspired you to make your Mom or yourself something beautiful to love, admire and enjoy!

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Happy Mother’s Day to All of You Wonderful Mothers Out There!

Wishing you a day full of LOVE!

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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!
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“Hacked Nature” Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends!

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“Everything you can imagine is real” – Pablo Picasso

Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends with Swarovski Crystals

Today we explore the New Spring and Summer trends for your jewelry designs and see what color combinations will be gaining in popularity, to keep you in the know!

With the advancement of technology spreading around the world and moving at an ever increasing speed, it is as much a part of our daily lives as the air we breath. As our perception continues to expand due to technological advancements, we are collectively broadening our horizons into what is possible.

Virtual Reality especially, will continue to impact our experiences, blending the real with the fantastic in order to hyper-stimulate our senses.

At the HEART of all design, lies a thriving value for sustainability.

Technology forges on, and advancement does not cease.

The natural progression of design has been moving towards a joining of these two ostensibly polar opposites.

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TREND INFLUENCES for the HACKED NATURE Spring/Summer Color Combinations

HYPER-REAL TREND

Overstated & garnished surfaces with innovative materials will showcase their plenty. Embrace ENLIVENING COLORS for your Spring and Summer looks, with Funked-Up Tropical Fashions and Hyper-Natural Swarovski Crystal colors.

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PHYGITAL TREND

In this new era of hyper-realism, unique design ideas are being born out of the merging of two worlds, the Physical + Digital into “Phygital” where grandiose imaginings of what could be, become realized when tech scientists become designers and designers become tech scientists. This crossover is creating trans-natural products that captivate and inspire.

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SENSORY TREND

As our senses become heightened with the desire for ultra influence, designers are trying more than ever to alter people’s realities, minds and emotions through audacious shapes, colors and constructions. This daring approach in designing unique and influential jewelry designs, hopes to touch wearer’s and admirers inner idealism, just as much as their outer reality.

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STIMULATION TREND

The paramount ideal for this new age of jewelry and fashion design, embraces a core value of exaggerated surfaces created with bold, bright, synthetic colors and clustered crystals to invoke emotional responses to your products.

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BOLD TREND

More and more, we are collectively seeking to experience bold impressions in our everyday life and jewelry designs can fulfill this desire, as well as bring generate a surplus of emotionally compelling indulgences.

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Lively, effervescent colors highlighted in this “Hacked Nature” trend express vivacious qualities to dazzle the senses.

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New trend colors to incorporate into your innovative Spring and Summer jewelry creations include the following Swarovski Crystal Lacquer Effects:

The Swarovski Crystal Yellow Opal is a vivid and cheerful yellow hue mixed with a milky, opaque influence that is perfect for making a euphoric and optimistic statement.

The Swarovski Crystal Light Coral Lacquer Effect expresses an exclusive blend of orange influences including carroty oranges, tangerines, and coral hues that is slightly opaque with a cultured modishness.

The Swarovski Crystal Peony Pink Lacquer Effect exudes a royal and graceful quality, incorporating a beautiful ruby, berry blend of imperial extravagance, perfect for lavish designs.

The Swarovski Crystal Summer Blue Lacquer Effect radiates soft sparkling sea blue tones with hints of lighter and darker sapphire styles of blues to captivate your imagination.

The intriguing jade hues in Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green Lacquer Effect, gently shines with an effortless blend of sea green and opal tones for a modern take on your classic pastel green.

The greenish-blue blending exuding from the Swarovski Crystal Azure Blue Lacquer Effect fills our imagination of travel and sea life. Deep blue tones similar to those found in Greece, playfully mingle with dashes of Zircon greens for a matchless stunning elegance.

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Swarovski’s Yellow Opal is similar to the PANTONE Color 12-0752 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Light Coral is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-1451 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Peony Pink is similar to the PANTONE Color 18-2336 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Summer Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-4134 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green is similar to the PANTONE Color 14-5413 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Azure Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 17-4735 TPX

Jewelry Design Directions

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“My focus on this piece was to make something for the upper body/neck/shoulder, playing with an exaggerated floral surface and replacing the randomness of nature with the use of both color and shape intertwined, the “hacking” is represented by the manipulation of the base metal, as brass is manipulated into 3D forms” – Andy Farrow Jewelry Designer

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With our world becoming increasingly digital, we find ourselves craving a balancing effect, one that increases a deeper connection to our natural world.

Millennials and Gen Z value sustainability as a crucial element in their products and will have an impact on their purchasing decisions. Therefor as beaders and jewelry designers, it’s very important to bring to life the back story of your pieces in order to gain a real connection with what people are drawn to physically and why they will support you morally. 

Swarovski supports this crucial element with their Four Main Principles:

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Create, Protect, Respect, and Care

Swarovski Crystals are not only stunning, there is a long history of valuing sustainability on every level, from social to environmental responsibility. Swarovski has a longstanding commitment to create products that are both innovative and environmentally conscientious. This appreciation and pioneering spirit distinguishes them apart from their competitors. For over 120 years Swarovski has placed great importance on respecting people and the planet, along with quality craftsmanship to bring the world gorgeous one-of-a-kind crystals that everyone can admire and respect.

Since Swarovski’s inception in 1895, Daniel Swarovski was unwavering in his idealism that business needs to assist communities in flourishing as well as conserving the natural resources we all need to thrive.

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An increase interest in fabric manipulation along with intense high-definition colors with super tactile surfaces such as this Swarovski Pearl blouse, create engineered organic surfaces are at the core for new fashion directions.

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Versatile Designs Trend  

Irregular patterns, smaller beads mixed with larger crystals, bright color combinations and tassels, create exotic, almost tropical influences.

I certainly hope these fashion and jewelry design trends have inspired you to move forward in innovating fresh creations for your Spring and Summer days ahead!

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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!
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My Cousin Got Married! Come See Her Gorgeous Wedding & Our Adventurous Trip!

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(All of the professional photos were taken by King Street Studios)

Awwwe Weddings…who doesn’t Love a wedding? Everyone’s looking fancy, smiling, and excited for the happy couple. There’s a palpable romance in the air and there’s just something absolutely magical about sharing and celebrating LOVE!

It was a real treat to be celebrating my cousin Kelly’s wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. She’s my Mom’s brother’s youngest of two daughters and she was marrying Adam Weiss. They’re a super fun couple who love each other dearly and I’m excited to share their AMAZING wedding with you!

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Hold your horses for just one minute….before I get to the wedding, we made a little extended trip out of it by first, by visiting Savannah! The Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Savannah!

It can be tough to get the family together these days, so we wanted to take every chance we can get, and this was a great one!

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My sister Lily, my parents and I, all had a ball exploring Savannah Georgia.

You can’t see it too well, so here’s a better picture; I’m wearing one of my favorite tassel necklaces that I made with (non other than) what else, Swarovski Crystals (of course)!

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I handmade this Swarovski Crystal Tassel Necklace using Swarovski Tahitian Pearls and Aquamarine Satin Crystals. The two colors compliment each other so well and I wear it all the time because it goes with practically everything! The navy blue undertones mixed with a sophisticated sparkle, looks especially  nice with jeans. I sprinkled in some Silver Crystal Rhinestone Rondelles (Swarovski is only making the Rhodium now, which is still very nice, just a slightly darker plating) and I added some extra drama above the tassel with the  Swarovski 80101 BeCharmed Pave Beads. The large hole allows for the thread to easily fit through and attach it to the clasp with a jump ring. I just love the clustered pave crystal look!

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Lily & I capturing the moment along the river. Those twinsies smiles just say it all  🙂

Lily handmade her pearl earrings as well. Making jewelry runs in the family! Luckily our parents taught us at a young age & put our little nimble fingers to work! We all helped out making crystal beaded strands and necklaces for the family business. Then we would all have a ball together selling at art’s and craft fairs. Those are the days I cherish the most! Swarovski…bringing our family together, one crystal at a time  🙂

We loved walking all around Savanna and soaking up the rich culture. Seeing the historic Bonaventure Cemetery was a real treat and we even made it to Tybee Island. We happen to catch a terrific jazz festival, which was a fun way to dance off all the fabulous food we were enjoying!

A fantastic time was had by all…now off to meet our brother Jaia, his wifey Breanna and Lily’s hubby James in Charleston for the wedding!

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Here’s the Schmidt crew (Harmony, Jaia and Lily). I’m the oldest, but somehow the shortest…how did that happen?

We had a fun, albeit HOT & HUMID Fall day exploring Charleston.

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We’re all smiles as we head off to the rehearsal dinner!

You can’t really see our jewelry well, but Lily is wearing a necklace and bracelet I made with dainty fresh water pearls in a light cream color mixed with Swarovski Crystals in Rose Satin and  Light Rose Satin. Her dress is actually a baby pink and complimented the dress beautifully.

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I’m wearing the new Swarovski Crystal 6533-33mm Raindrop Pendants as earrings in Blush Rose with Gold plating. I absolutely ADORE them! I can’t say enough about this gorgeous style. I have worn this shape in different colors of earrings and layered necklaces almost every week since receiving them. I can’t get enough of them!

Every time I wear them, I receive more compliments then the last – honestly it’s my favorite style Swarovski has made – I know I  know – they make so many beautiful styles and I shouldn’t pick favorites – but I can’t help it! It’s won my heart! They are just so elegant and easy to make jewelry with! OK, I think my rant is over, thanks for bearing with me 😉

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It’s Rehearsal Dinner Time! Yay!

We had so much fun catching up with the fam! I’m sitting next to my cousin Holly, (Kelly’s sister) who I just LOVE so much! She’s next to her hubby Tim, who is super fun, great guy all around and so glad he’s apart of our family! What a fun night with everyone!

Next up….the BIG day!

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Here’s the whole family (minus my hubby Mike). He was a real trooper holding down Rainbows of Light while I go off and play! Well, somebody’s gotta ship those sparkles to you, and although Kashi’s a smart pup, somehow a girl just doesn’t appreciate a bag full of bones in the mail when she’s expecting a bag full of Swarovski Crystals  😉

My Mom is wearing the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel necklace that I made her for her Birthday! It made me feel so good that she wore it and loves it so much! I made it with Black Swarovski Pearls, Crystal Silver Night, Black Diamond and Crystal Silver Shade beads, along with accents of Gold Black Diamond Rhinestone Rondelles and finished with a Gold clasp. I also added an 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in Black Diamond.

My sister-in-law makes jewelry as well and she’s wearing beautiful Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings. She makes custom jewelry for all kinds of occasions. Check out all her sparkling goodies at: Crystal-Princess.com

I bet you’ll never guess what earrings I wore to the wedding  😉

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Oh how did you know? Haha…Yep, of course, my fave 6533-33mm Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Pendants in Crystal Silver Night with the Rhodium finish. I told you, I just can’t get enough of them!

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Here’s the lovely bride and she’s looking more beautiful then EVER!

Kelly is a personal stylist, so this girl KNOWS fashion. She’s wildly successful and so much fun to be around. She’s also one of the most hilarious people I know and loves to have fun with life! Her soon to-be last name is Weiss, so she cleverly named her wedding website Twice The Weiss (too cute!)

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This shot is adorable! They’re both so excited to see each other for the first time on their wedding day!

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Even MORE Adorable!

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Here comes the Bride…

She’s escorted down the isle by my wonderful, loving Aunt Sue. We were all tearing up that her Dad, Tom couldn’t be there. Unfortunately he passed away many years ago after his battle with cancer. He was the most fun-loving person, we all loved him very much and I know that he was there in spirit. Kelly embroidered Toms initials on her sash and there were caring sentiments said before a moment of silence to honor him.

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Even at the alter, Kelly’s doing what she does best…cracking Adam up!

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Getting married and doing the happy dance!

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Sealed with a kiss!

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They were made for each other!

The Wild & Wonderful Weisses!

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What a gorgeous wedding party with the rich amethyst and plum tones mixed with natural green hues.

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The setting was stunning!

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They had a twist on the traditional sit down dinner, opting for smaller intimate tables inside and out on the balcony, where people could sit wherever they wanted. I loved it!

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Lets kick off this celebration with their first dance…awe!

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My cousin Holly gave the best matron of honor toast! It was funny, sweet and heart-warming. I just love this picture, all those smiles just makes me smile!

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How about some more dancing!

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And the celebration continues….with a fun sparkling sendoff!

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A little wardrobe and venue change to get this dance party started!

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Get your glow sticks on & dance like it’s 19-99!

Needless to say, we danced the rest of the night away.

WOW! What a fun wedding & memorable adventure!

Thanks for coming on this little trip with me & hope you had fun too!

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Harmony and Kashi

Warmest Regards, Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi

DIY Made Simple ~ Learn How Easy It Is To Crystallize This Gorgeous Marble Cocktail Ring!

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Free DIY Sparkling Marble Ring Design and Instructions

Celebrate the raw and earthy splendor of fall’s jewelry designs with timeless pieces that have meaning, as well as natural beauty. The “Sparkling Marble” ring is a modern heirloom—all you need is modeling clay and crystals. Easy!

This on trend style of cocktail ring embellished with Swarovski Crystals is oh so fashionable! You can create this crystallized look around any type of natural stone or gemstone. Gemstone jewelry is very stylish and adding touches of Swarovski crystals to them, elevates your designs in a brilliant way! Get creative and set crystals around any type of jewelry, whether is necklaces, bracelets, or earrings. Working with Ceralun, which is Swarovski’s ceramic epoxy clay specifically designed to set Swarovski Crystals, is very easy and fun to use, leaving your DIY designs looking professional and beautiful!

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS Used in this jewelry design:

Swarovski Crystal 1028-8pp Crystal (Foiled) Round Stones (pointed back) 170 Pieces

Ceralun in Walnut Color

SUPPLIES and TOOLS

1 Marbled gemstone, brown (or any color you like)

1 Ring with disc, rose gold color

Tweezers, or a Crystal Katana

Weighing Scale

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STEP 1: Follow the Swarovski Ceralun instructions to prepare the Ceralun. Glue the gemstone with Ceralun onto the disc of ring.

STEP 2: Apply Ceralun at the edge of gemstone and place Swarovski Round Stones 1028 PP8 around the edge using tweezers or a Crystal Katana.

Hope you’re inspired to make this design and hope it gets your creative juices flowing to add sparkling touches to other jewelry designs!

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Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

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Festival Fever! DIY Bohemian Bangles ~ Design & Instructions

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Summer Festival Fever

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Summer doesn’t feel like summer without rocking out at a music festival. From family-friendly block parties to boutique “glamping”, if you haven’t got your checklist done, waste no time, ’cause this summer is loaded with options. Go old school with flower tiaras or Woodstock floatiness, or go modern in cyber punk or cowboy looks. But whatever you choose, remember to take your festival staples: denim cut-offs, boho jewelry, funky bag and bandana. It’s time to embrace fringes, tassel jewelry, floppy hats and all the other festival accessories you’ve been waiting all year to wear.

 Don’t forget the three golden rules: customize, customize, customize! So line up the crystals you’ll need for sexy earrings and bracelets; make a colorful tribal trim for your hat; and get a funky festival manicure with your friends. Then just tune in and get that weekend festival vibe!

Festival fashion, jewelry and accessory inspiration

Check out our “Festival Time”Pinterest Page full of festival fashion, jewelry and accessory inspiration to get you in the mood!

TECHNIQUES

Stringing: String crystals onto beading wire, thread, cord, or even ribbon, depending on the size of the hole, is a very easy way to make beautiful jewelry or crystal creations to enjoy. With limitless colors available, you can achieve any number of design possibilities.

Knotting: The “Crowning Hippie Chic” hat project uses a technique called a “Surgeon’s Knot”, which worth mastering, as it’s a lot less likely to untie itself. It’s similar to the regular square knot, but with this difference: When you’re doing the first half of the knot, instead of taking one thread around the other thread just once, you wrap around it twice. This tight double-wrap will hold securely while you do the second half of the square knot in the usual way.

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Boho Style Bangles ~ Free Design and Instructions

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Swarovski Crystals in this Bohemian Style Project:

Swarovski Crystal 5000-6mm Round Beads in your favorite color ~ 36 pieces  (the picture shows Crystal Astral Pink, but has since been discontinued).

Swarovski Crystal 5728-12mm Scarab Bead in Crystal Metallic Sunshine ~ 1 piece

Swarovski Crystal 5860-12mm Coin Pearl or 5810-12mm Round Pearl in Crystal Scarabeaus Green ~ 1 piece

Swarovski Crystal 6731-14mm Sea Snail Pendant in Crystal Bermuda Blue ~ 1 piece

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

4x Bangles, 2mm, gold

2x Headpins, gold

4x Jump rings, 5mm, gold

1x Jump ring, 7mm, gold

Sewing thread, Ø 0.5mm, 5m, red

2x Split rings, gold

3x  Tassels, small, multicolored

Tools

Beading needle, Flat nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Scissors, and a Side cutter

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Swarovski Crystal Boho Bangle Instructions

STEP 1: Tie a knot on the bangle with the thread. Slide Swarovski Bead art. 5000 6mm Crystal Beads onto it using a beading needle. Wrap the thread around the bangle and back through the Swarovski bead and then onto the other bangle. Repeat this procedure until the bead is stabilized. Repeat the entire step to insert all the Swarovski 5000 beads onto the bangle.

STEP 2: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5728 12mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine onto the headpin. Turn a loop at the end and twist the wire twice around the base of the loop. Repeat once more using the Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5860.

STEP 3: Insert the tassels onto the split rings.

STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Crystal Pearl, Swarovski Bead and the tassel to the bangle using 5mm jump rings. Attach the rest of the Swarovski Crystals on the material list to the other bangle as shown in our illustrations with this step.

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

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It’s Wedding Season! Perfect Time to Make These Stunning New Crystal & Pearl Earrings!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design free design and instructions

Well HELLO gorgeous new design! Wow, these Swarovski Crystal earrings are pretty stunning and they show off the new Swarovski Spring/Summer styles beautifully!

Turn heads with soft opulence on your “white lace and promises” day. Frame your face with beautiful statement earrings made with delicate Swarovski Raindrop Pendants, Jelly Fish Fancy Stones, and Crystal Pearls in the new Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl shade.

These would be lovely wedding earrings for the bride, bridesmaids jewelry or as a guest. The 6533 Raindrop Pendants are one of the most elegant Pendants Swarovski makes. They are brand new and I know will be very popular for all kinds of special occasions.

In the beginning, Swarovski had production issues with the Raindrop Pendants and we are just now receiving them. The day they arrived I made earrings for my self using the 6533-33mm Gold Blush Rose and I absolutely LOVE them so much! They are hands down my favorite new style! Every color is gorgeous! The Rhodium Crystal Silver Night is particularly exceptional as well. I honestly don’t wear much gold, but I was so drawn to them I couldn’t help myself. The Gold tone looks especially nice with the Crystal Golden Shadow and the Blush Rose. I can’t say enough about ALL of them…Love, Love, Love!!!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design free design and instructions from Rainbows of Light

SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this design project:

(please contact me for the Swarovski settings, Fancy Stones and/or smaller quantities. I just don’t have them listed on the website – but as usual, I can get anything Swarovski makes!)

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4195 2pcs. 14mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4195/S 2pcs. 14mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4228 4pcs. 15x7mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4228/S 4pcs. 15x7mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4320 2pcs. 14x10mm Light Silk F 261

Swarovski Settings 4320/S 2pcs. 14x10mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 10x6mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 10x6mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 6pcs. 4mm Crystal 001

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 4pcs. 4mm Light Silk 261

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 4mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 5mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 8mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6532 Rhodium 2pcs. 23mm Crystal AB 001 AB

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6533/Gold 4pcs. 17.5mm Crystal Golden Shadow 001 GSHA

Here are the instructions on how to make these lovely earrings and below the pictures on step-by-step instructions.

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design inspiration free design and instructions from Rainbows of Light

STEP 1: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stone art. 4195 14mm Crystal F into the Swarovski Setting art. 4195/S 14mm Rhodium and secure it by closing the prongs on each side using tweezers. Repeat this step for the other Swarovski Fancy Stones on the material list.

STEP 2: Print and cut out the pattern shown in the illustration. Place it over the Alcantara fabric piece and cut it out.

STEP 3: Sew on the Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 4: Open the eye pin and insert Swarovski Pendant art. 6533/Gold 17,5mm Crystal Golden Shadow.

STEP 5: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5328 4mm Crystal onto the eye pin and make a loop at the other end leaving a gap of 8mm.

STEP 6: Repeat steps 4-5 one more time to get a similar piece and once for the Swarovski art. 6532/Rhodium Crystal AB. Stitch the Swarovski Pendants and other Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 7: Drill two holes into the ear stud.

STEP 8: Stitch the stud onto the back side of Alcantara fabric. Repeat steps 1-8 to create the second earring.

Have fun creating beautiful jewelry!

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Here’s a fun picture of Mikey & I dancing our hearts out 10 years ago! Time certainly fly’s by when you’re having fun!

Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

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