Special & Sparkly – There’s Just Nothin’ Like a Handmade Gift!

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Awhile back, I had a delicious and fun brunch with some lovely lady friends (side note – it’s incredibly uplifting when you experience first hand, women supporting women – Yay!). Anyhoo’s… I was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace that I handmade myself, and I hear from across the room…I love Harmony’s necklace, I need one just like that in my life!

I was deeply touched that she liked my jewelry style and to be honest, when you hear something so nice about your creative work, you just never forget it! Right then, I was inspired to make her one! Fast forward a couple of months later, because you know, life gets busy…it’s her Birthday and what a perfect time to surprise her with her very own necklace. Oh what fun it is to be able to make gifts for the people in your life that you know will sincerely appreciate them!

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Let the creativity begin…

When you’re making jewelry for someone else, either as a gift, or for resale, I believe the best place to start, is to draw their unique personality into your heart. Then think about who they are, their lifestyle and what they like to wear. Ultimately, all of these aspects come together to reveal what they are drawn to and how they express themselves. This is an excellent foundation to begin creating something distinctive just for them, that you know they will truly love.

This particular friend is a tough woman, with lots of talents, she’s a personal trainer (her muscles don’t lie ūüôā She’s also an esthetician, a wifey, and a mom, so I wanted to make her something that was bold, but not too bold, pretty, but not overly feminine, and something somewhat simple, so that she could wear it with all of the proverbial “hats” that she wears. Here’s what I came up with…

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The color pallet that I chose was Grey. I’m sure all of you hip fashionista’s know that grey tones have been wildly popular in the last couple of years. It’s true what they say; Grey is the new black, so I thought this would be a perfect tone to compliment her wardrobe style.

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I started with the 6106-22mm Swarovski Crystal Pearshape Pendant in the new Graphite color. This was the going to be the focal point of the necklace, and I incorporated similarly colored crystal beads to compliment this influence.

I didn’t want this crystal necklace to have a pattern, I wanted it to be asymmetrical to give it a little bit of an edgy look.

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I added the 5328-4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Graphite. I also used the 5328-3mm, 4mm, 6mm & 8mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB. I utilized the Swarovski Crystal 5000-4mm & 6mm Round Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB,  as well as the Swarovski Crystal 5000-5mm & 6mm Round Beads in Crystal Satin.

There are three different grey tones that Swarovski offers in their 5810 Round Crystal Pearls and I chose to use the Grey color. It’s a medium tone that works well in this piece, but I also could have also easily used the Dark Grey.

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I integrated one larger bead on one side to give it some depth and distinction, which was the Swarovski Crystal 5650-16mm Cubist Beads in Crystal Silver Shade. I love this style and the light sparkly hues of the Crystal Silver Shade create an extra touch of elegance.

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For the final details, I included a few thin silver-toned flower spacers throughout the piece, especially where the crystals met the pearls. This helped to unify the silver toggle clasp with the sprinkles of silver throughout the necklace.

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Overall, I loved how it turned out and more importantly, SHE did too!

Her eyes lit up and she put it on right away! Even though we were camping, hiking and playing games in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, she wore it all day!

Happy Friend = Happy ME ūüôā

I’ve been making handmade gifts for friends and family ever since I can remember, and it honestly never gets old! That same fantastic, fuzzy feeling pulses through me as I eagerly watch them open…..and….YAY! Excitement and gratitude are abound!

I hope this inspires you to make your own handmade jewelry as gifts, or resale, because you really can’t ever go wrong by surprising someone with SPARKLES! I’m always happy to help you with any color, style, or design combinations you may be interested in!

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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 ‚Äď even if it‚Äôs not listed on our¬†website¬†rainbowsoflight.com. Please¬†contact us¬†for anything you‚Äôre interested in, as we are ALWAYS happy to help!
Harmony and Kashi
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
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Etsy Updates ~ Crucial Information You Need To Implement If You Sell On ETSY

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Etsy Updates You Need To Know About

For all of you fellow beaders, you may enjoy beading and creating sparkling goodies, crafts and jewelry so much that you have started your own business selling on Etsy. If you’re a creative entrepreneur, then Etsy is a wonderful site that focuses on turning your passion into a¬†business by bringing unique, handmade¬†goods & services¬†to the public.

If you are currently selling your goods or services on Etsy, or have been thinking about starting your own online jewelry shop through this platform, then here are the new updates you need implement to ensure you are reaching more customers.

Etsy Introduces ITEM ATTRIBUTES

Etsy is excited to introduce item attributes: new, relevant keywords that they use to match your items to a shopper’s search term. Adding this specific information will make your items more relevant in search results, so buyers can find them more easily.

Attributes will become a factor in Etsy searches on March 27.

Improve Your Discover-ability

Attributes will be new, relevant keywords that Etsy will use to match your items to a shoppers search term, giving you the opportunity to appear in more relevant places.

Give Buyers What They’re Looking For

Soon, Etsy will begin to build search filters based on item attributes, which will connect buyers with results tailored for them.

Create More Detailed Listings

The attributes you select will be featured prominently on your listings, making them easy for shoppers to scan for pertinent information like size, color, and material.

Learn more about how to use attributes when listing an item here.

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I hope you have found this information on this Etsy update to be helpful.

If you’re a DIY craft and/or jewelry designer, we have thousands of Swarovski Beads Pendants, Pearls, Fancy Stones, Sew-On Stones and much more for all of your creative endeavors. We hope that you choose our family to be your wholesale supplier of Swarovski Crystals!

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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 ‚Äď even if it‚Äôs not listed on our¬†website rainbowsoflight.com. Please contact us for anything you‚Äôre 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 Glamour Trend: FIRE

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Swarovski’s Spring/ Summer Innovations and Trends

The BALANCE of NATURE

The GLAMOUR trend focuses on the fire within. We all have a deep desire to highlight our individuality, which has reached a boiling point and is spilling out into the design world. Creating our own unique look through jewelry and fashion is sparked by a craving to  be our authentic self.

Passion is re-ignited for in the celebration of the female form, where strength, desire, and flexibility are conveyed by a glamorous and fierce design ethic , while red-hot fashion highlights the new sensual, powerful female.

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Swarovski Crystal Glamour Trend and Color Inspiration

The¬†“glamcore” trend is breathing new life into the jewelry and fashion industry. Glamcore is here to replace the Normcore, and¬†fully embraces history, texture and color. Within glamcore, opulence and drama is the¬†name of this fashion game. It celebrates everything that is fab-u-lous! Explosive¬†colors and embellished fabrics are accentuated with glamorous, sparkling and opulent jewelry.

Keep it spicy and stand out from the crowd by mixing the ordinary with the opulent!

A new modern muse is created – strong, fierce and determined – she offers no apologies for her glittering, radiant, show-stopping style!

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The MOOD of the Glamour Trend
The mood of this glamours trend embraces passion, sensuality and fierceness. This style trend piles on all things feminine, fancy and flashy!
PASSION
Blackened and burnt surfaces paired with radiant crystals constitute a unique design aesthetic that speaks to our demand for individualized and slightly mystic designs.
VOLCANIC
Designs are inspired by the energy and wildness of the natural elements, where wood, lava and Swarovski Crystals create excitingly glamorous designs.
MODERN
 New opulence lies in surprising material improvisations, with luxurious materials such as crystals merging with the everyday.
SENSUAL
Feminine accessories that exude a royal-like luxury are embraced, with the quest of richness and ostentation.
FIERCE
The emergence of the new “glamcore” direction, references our obession with enhancement culture and the re-emerging desire to show-off.
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Incorporate Intensity and drama to your Jewelry designs Using the New Swarovski Spring/Summer Innovations
A vibrant yellow shade with an opalescent finish inspired by natural gemstones, Yellow Opal speaks to our desire for refined shine. It brings brightness to every design, provides the perfect compliment to cheerful and vivid Spring/Summer collections, and also pairs well with classic shades. Long anticipated, Yellow Opal will open up countless new design possibilities!
Elegant and mysterious, Graphite lends itself perfectly to strong and powerful designs. Its sophisticated bluish gray-black tone features an entirely homogeneous surface, rendering it ideal for creating graduated transitions between Crystal Silver Night and Jet.
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New Swarovski Crystal Flame Flatback Displayed Here in Fire Opal, Shows Off its Two Toned Color Elements, Adding a Radiant Glow to This Striking Design.
The Swarovski’s 2205 Flame Flatback Rhinestone reflects our search for passion and love for life in a world where we feel increasingly disconnected from our human emotions. As its name suggests, the pear-shaped outline and multilayer cut of the Swarovski Flame Flat Back echoes a real candle flame. It is especially dramatic when used in the two-toned orange and yellow colors expressed in the color Fire Opal and pairs especially well with the¬†vibrant red of¬†¬†Light Siam.
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A classic returns, more striking than before: The Panther Bead brings a new level of story-telling into the world of design. Taking Crystal cutting to new heights, the artistically designed and cut bead depicts the head of this feline predator that symbolizes night and a dark moon, strength and gracefulness, and mirrors the current rise of the powerful female.
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There are many gorgeously unique styles within the Swarovski Crystal collection, that make designing innovative, bold and spectacular jewelry easier than ever. This pictures highlights a variety of shapes that stand out from the crowd;
The Swarovski Crystal 85001  BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads are a very versatile innovation that can be used in creating many different types of jewelry pieces. They are available with one or two holes so you can wear them as a ring, or use them to make all kinds of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets or earrings.
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The Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendant, gracefully captures the elegance of a single raindrop, encapsulated in pure Crystal. This style is absolutely flawless and will make incredibly elegant pieces of jewelry, especially for wedding jewelry.
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Swarovski Color Inspiration
To help you in your crystal creations, the Swarovski Color inspiration shown in this picture includes the Yellow Opal, Crystal Golden Shadow, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Tangerine, Topaz, Light Siam, Siam, Amethyst, Crystal Silver Night, Graphite and Jet.
JEWELRY DESIGN INSPIRATION
Opposites meet in this modern glamour direction in which ultra shiny, lacquered surfaces merge with glamorously shimmering crystal backgrounds.
Jewelry inspiration within the GLAMOUR  trend plays with rough and smooth surfaces, refined tassels and clustered pave settings to create an overall expression of opulent designs and bold statement pieces to bring forth the passion and fire from within.
Incorporating elegant chains withing your jewelry, draping down from earrings and statement necklaces in Rhodium, Gun Metal, or Rose Gold finishes become very popular in this influential fashion and jewelry trend.
Creating stylish jewelry using the Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones in bright colors such as Yellow Opal, framed with dark pave like crystals, express both power and sensuality.
FASHION INSPIRATION
Smokey, volcanic design embellishments promote the idea of erupting sensuality. Fringing becomes more widespread, referencing flickering flames to create movement and fire in designs.
Individuality and customization continues to remain at the forefront of design as the “glamcore” trend takes over.
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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 Shipping on all U.S. 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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