DIY Face Gems ~ Applying Swarovski Crystals to Your Face Is Oh So Fun!


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What to be, what to be for Halloween this year?? I didn’t plan my costume out in advance this year, so on the day of I found myself rummaging through our costume/party box full of fun wigs, funky sunglasses & all kinds of comical pieces, one of my favorites being a bright pink cowboy hat. I had just worn the pink cowboy hat, so alas I was uninspired.

Just then a light bulb went off in my mind!


Ah ha! CRYSTALS! I looooove crystals & have them everywhere, so why don’t I embellish my face!

Harmony Halloween 2015

It was so fun, really easy and I always love getting creative!

If I had more time, I would have added a lot more. Who knows maybe next year I’ll be a crystal princess and go all out!

Harmony Halloween 2 2015

I couldn’t find body glue anywhere, so I used eyelash glue and it worked really well. Just a little dab will do ya. I put a tiny dab of glue on my face and used the Crystal Katana to pick up the crystals and apply them to the glue. I pressed down for a few seconds and then it was on to the next. It was that simple!

I was inspired by this gorgeous picture!

Swarovski Crystals on face

(Picture compliments of Toni Malt)

I applied different colors and sizes of the Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flatbacks to the areas that I wanted sparkle.

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Amethyst

I started with the 2088-20ss Amethyst and 16ss Amethyst Swarovski Rhinestones.

Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones Clear Crystal Wholesale from Rainbows of Light  Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Crystal AB

I used the 2088-16ss Crystal and 2088-12ss Crystal and Crystal AB for the detailed fill in work.

Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones 2520 Rectangle  Swarovski_5741-Blush_Rose_Heart-Beads

I also used a couple pieces of the Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2520-10x8mm Cosmic Style as well as the 2808-6mm Heart Flatback Rhinestone (super cute heart, one of my faves!)

Swarovski Crystal Sew on Stones 3223 Nevette stones from Rainbows of Light

I found some of these cute Swarovski Crystal 3223-12mm Nevette Sew On Stones and threw a few of these on. They have a flat back which worked well and I just love this shape. I wanted to add different shapes and colors to make it as unique as possible.

2494 Swarovski Crystal Starlette Flatback Rhinestone from Rainbows of Light  2540 Curvey Swarovski Crystal Flatback

For some dramatic accents I applied the Swarovski Crystal 2494-10mm Starlet Flatbacks as well as the 2540-7mm Curvey Flatback in the beautiful coating of Crystal Paradise Shine.

2709 Swarovski Crystal Rhombus Flatback wholesale from Rainbows of Light

Last but certainly not least, I used the 2709-13mm Rhombus Swarovski Crystal Flatback for the center.

Harmony and Kashi Halloween

Here’s Kashi & I getting ready for trick-or-treaters!

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I’d love to see you or your kiddo’s/doggies costumes!

Swarovski_5741-Fuchsia Love bead

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

Swarovski Spring/Summer 2015-16 Trends


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.

samsung-swarovski Crystal Fine Rocks

(photo compliments of Luxury Launches)

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

Glamour Color Assortment Fall Winter 2015-16 trends

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.

Purple flower color inspiration

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.

Deep mysterious picture of the moon with Owel

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).

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Inspiration Pearl and Purple Necklace

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.

Swarovski crystal earrings baroque style in Amethyst wire wrapped

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.

Swarovski crystal and chain necklace

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.

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

Exquisitely mysterious: purple and grays couple with smokey browns to evoke mystery and magic.

Spontaneous compositions evoke an impression of ethereal whimsy.

4809 Swarovski Sweet Heart Fancy Stone

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS New Innovations Fall/Winter 2015-16!


New Fall and Winter 2015-16 Swarovski Innovations!


What an exciting day with the launch of the New Swarovski colors, effects and styles for this seasons’ Fall and Winter 2015-16 collection!

These new innovations look goooorgeous darlings and I Love them already!!

The overall theme for Fall/Winter 2015/16 heralds a sense of new freedom from strict precision.

Swarovski 5328 Bicone Smokey Mauve

The Newest Swarovski Color is called Smokey Mauve, which is an elegant blend of a sophisticated grey tone combined with a soft lilac hue that provides an air of delicacy and romance. This is an ideal color that is on-point with the current purple trend that has been so popular. This delightful new shade provides a beautiful, dreamy feel for day-wear and transitions effortlessly into elegant evening looks.

Swarovski 5328 Bicone Crystal Paradise Shine

The Newest Swarovski Effect is called Crystal Paradise Shine, which is an absolute perfect name for this flawless finish! This carefree and joyful effect expresses a lighthearted mood brilliantly, whose metallic multicolored complexities shine with purple, blue and green sparkle that creates an explosion of vibrant color.

Swarovski Crystal Irridescent Purple Pearl New Fall winter 2015-16 Innovations

The Newest Swarovski Pearl color is called Crystal Iridescent Purple, which is a mysterious and dynamic two-toned purple-green color coated with a lustrous metallic shimmer. Similar to the very popular Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl, this uniquely rich sheen is strikingly exquisite, evoking a fashionable yet vintage glamorous look.


Introducing two New Styles in the Swarovski Flatback Crystal Collection, the Starlet Flatback and the Curvy Flatback!

Swarovski Crystal 2494 Starlet Flatback Smokey Mauve New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The Swarovski 2494 Starlet Flatback Hotfix and No Hotfix has taken the traditional square shape and added a curvaceous, playful design that is perfect for this season’s sports-chic look.

Swarovski Crystal 2540 Curvy Flatback New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The Swarovski 2540 Curvy Flatback Hot Fix and no Hot Fix has a very interesting and mesmerizing character with a dynamically strong faceting structure for optimal brilliance.

Swarovski Crystal 81 501 BeCharmed Pave Medley Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The New Swarovski BeCharmed Pavé Medley Beads are amazingly fascinating! For the first time ever you have a Swarovski bead that incorporates smaller and larger stones along with different styles and colors, all in one bead to give a uniquely captivating design. The new style numbers of 81 304, 81 403, 81 504 are available in numerous types of color combinations for all your creative endeavors!

Swarovski Crystal 84 501 BeCharmed Pave Ceramics Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 84 501 BeCharmed Pavé Ceramic Beads.This unique style incorporates the subtle quality of the ceramic crystal, with its muted colors and marble like appearance you experience the quality of Swarovski crystal conveying an understated charm.


Introducing the exceptionally radiant Swarovski 85 001 Pavé Thread Ring Bead!

Swarovski Crystal 85 001 BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

This dazzling new bead is available in either one or two holes, lending everyday opulence to homemade crystal items, accessories and jewelry!

Swarovski Crystal 5378 Cross Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The mysterious New Swarovski 5378 Cross Bead, with its echoes of Gothic fashion and dark romance, emerges from the subculture onto the international catwalk. Straight cut, with a top-down hole and a new modern metallic finish, it lends itself to earrings, bracelets, charms or necklaces – a new cult classic.

Swarovski Crystal 5748 Arrow Bead New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Making the most of the high fashion geometric shape trend this year is this New Swarovski 5748 Arrow bead. This strong style can be incorporated into a variety of fresh and fun jewelry designs. With its unisex form, you are able to create jewelry complimenting the rocker-chic aesthetic celebrated in the punk inspired fashion, as well as western influences and the ever popular chevron patterns and motifs.

Swarovski Crystal 6465 Queen Baguette Pendant New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

The New Swarovski 6465 Queen Baguette Pendant’s contemporary faceting and cool outer shape adds classic sophistication to both masculine and feminine designs. Well suited to crystal hobbyists, it also works well in earrings, bracelets, necklaces and fashion accessories.

Swarovski Crystal 6724 Sun Pendant New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 6724 Sun Pendant, whose expansively radiant faceting structure is quite literally a burst of sunshine!

Accompanied by its distinguished counterpart, the 6724/G Sun Pendant is partly frosted providing an ethereal characteristic, similar to glistening snow as rays of sunshine beam through.


The new Vision Designer Edition marks the first-ever collaboration between Swarovski and Atelier Munsteiner, a German design house renowned for its multi-award-winning gemstone cuts, fine jewelry and sculptures.

Combining the uncomplicated appeal of simple cuts with the playfulness of mirrored reflections, these ingeniously crafted crystals bring to mind frozen water, with mysteriously encapsulated air bubbles forming a perfectly geometrical, flower-like shape within the crystal.

Available in three of the most popular shapes for Jewelry and Accessories—the round, square and hexagon—it offers endless design possibilities.

Swarovski Crystal 1681 Vision Round Stone Designer addition New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 1681 Vision Round Stone Designer Addition!

Swarovski Crystal 4481 Vision Square Fancy Stone Designer Addition New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 4481 Vision Square Fancy Stone Designer Addition!

Swarovski Crystal 4681 Vision Hexagon Fancy Stone Designer Addition New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the New Swarovski 4681 Vision Hexagon Fancy Stone Designer Addition!

Swarovski Crystal 4503 Tapered Baguette Fancy Stone New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the traditionally elegant New Swarovski 4503 Tapered Baguette Fancy Stone!

This beauty has a stylish twist, flaunting a slightly larger bottom which is certainly a trend worthy geometric shape, complete with a graceful and opulent sparkle.

Swarovski Crystal 3011 Clover Crystal Button New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the charismatic New Swarovski 3011 Clover Crystal Button, with its playful and charming character, you can’t help but feel lucky in love!Swarovski Crystal 3259 Heart Sew-On Stone New Innovations Fall Winter 2015-16

Introducing the sweetest and most lovable New Swarovski Crystal 3259 Heart Sew-On Stone!

It is said that a dream is a wish that your heart makes, so let’s all make our sparkling dreams come true with a beautiful little song…. sing it with me now…..”put a little love in your heart, and the world will be a better place and the world will be a better place for you…and me…you just wait and see!”

What a wonderfully uplifting song…listen to it below & feel the love!

Swarovski Crystal Heart

I hope you LOVE these New Fall/Winter 2015-16 Swarovski Innovations as much as I do. We are diligently working to get them up on the website as soon as possible, so please check back or contact us for details.