Fashionable Jewelry and Color Trends For Fall/Winter 2016-17 ~ Focusing On The Classic Style: Protectors of Equality

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Light Chrome

Swarovski’s New Innovations for Fall/Winter 2016-17 are nothing short of exceptional!

SWAROVSKI ~ The World’s Finest Crystals

Swarovski has been the premium brand for the world’s finest crystals since 1895. With more than 120 years’ experience of exception quality and mastery in cutting, Swarovski produces light-filled crystals of spectacular range and brilliance!

Swarovski consistently creates innovative products bringing you cutting edge designs for jewelry, fashion, textile and home decor. Their trend experts are as precise and reliable as the faceting structures on their crystals.

Swarovski Crystal Innovations and trends

Today we explore one of the four upcoming jewelry and fashion trends highlighted by Swarovski to help inspire you in creating new sparkling designs!

Overall Theme:

Power to Shine

‘Resilience’ is the keyword for Fall/Winter 2016/17. Social disquiet brings a need for self-reliance, with people taking their future into their own hands to create a better society where everyone has the power to shine.

Fall winter 2015 jewelry and color trends

Classic: Protectors of Equality

A feeling of cohesion is sweeping the world. Segment: Accessories

Swarovski Crystal Color Trends fall winter Classic

Color Combinations and Product Inspiration

Soft and strong are combined with an updated blend of red, violet and peach tones to reflect a contemporary unisex direction. Black and Burgundy hues merge with Amethyst to add extra depth and strength to this color palette.

Swarovski Innovations and fashion color trends Classic

Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Edgy crystal shapes play on notions of both elegance and toughness for an updated armor effect in accessories.

The soft violet and crystal with the slightest hints of blue hues of Crystal Vitrail Light transition exceptionally well with the classically complex sparkle of Crystal AB. These are wonderful complimentary colors to the deeper tones of Amethyst, which blends very well with the rich bordeaux quality of Burgundy. Crystal Silver Night is a perfect progression into the deeper perspective of the always and forever-popular Jet black.

Swarovski Crystal Color and jewelry fashion trends in Classic

Designs will increasingly reference strength and power, with embellishment and decoration becoming fiercer; showcasing a desire not to back down.

Amethyst, Burgundy and Jet are traditional Fall and Winter staple colors and when these are mixed with the lighter elements of purple and peachy hues (Light Peach Crystals and Peach Pearls), it adds a little more balance and progression to the color palette as well as an uplifting feeling.

Color inspirations trends Classic

Color inspiration for Fall/Winter 2016-17 trends

As we move down this color trend guide, similar Swarovski colors include Chrysolite, Peridot, Crystal Luminous GreenLight Peach, Peach Pearls, Silk and Crystal Brandy. Violet, Crystal Vitrail Light, and Crystal Lilac Shadow. Amethyst, Amethyst Satin, and Purple Velvet. Cyclamen Opal, and Violet Satin. Erinite, and Crystal Iridescent Green. Many of these colors compliment the new  Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Pearl beautifully!

Swarovski Jewelry Trends and Inspiration

Shiny and matt materials continue to merge, bluring the borders in a subtle not to no-gender design and reflecting the approximation of gender opposites.

scan0002

Swarovski Jewelry Inspiration

Delicate yet solid chains are embellished with crystals, emphasizing strength and resilience.

Dark metals and dark surface coatings appeal to both men and women, taking on fluid forms that reflect movement and progress.

Swarovski_5741-Crystal_Paradise_Shine

Please let me know if I can help you pair colors together for your designs and creations. This is what I LOVE to do and I’m always happy to help!!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

Celebrate the Holidays with Sparkle and Style!

Opra shares her most favorite thisng 2013 list

It’s official…the anticipation of the upcoming Holiday Season has just hit me!

I’m not sure if it was because I recently read about Oprah Winfrey sharing her “Most Favorite Things!” 2013 list, or if it was making plans for Thanksgiving and a Friends-giving that has got me so excited, but I’ve just been inspired for this year’s festivities!

Swarovski_Crystal_Star_Ornament_2013Swarovski Crystal Star Ornament 2013 

There are so many wonderful traditions that we all do to create magical and memorable experiences for the holidays. The moments that bring me the most joy are decorating the house, cooking yummy meals and treats to share, creating fabulous sparkling gifts for friends and family (plus fun sparkles for myself!) and making special memories with the ones I love.

Wholesale Swarovski Elements Sparkling Heart

I’m sure everyone enjoys all of these things and I know the most rewarding experiences are the times when you pour your heart into everything you do, whether it’s creating, cooking, beading, giving, or spending quality time with quality people.

Opras favorite things 2013 Susan Hanover Earrings Candy Crush

Susan Hanover Earrings

There were three items on Oprah Winfrey’s “Most Favorite Things” 2013 list that caught my eye, and I thought to my self, I like that but what if I could add my own little special touch to it? They would be perfect little handmade gifts, with an added sparkly bonus, plus I could make one for my self (just for good measure).

These “Candy Crush” earrings resemble the Swarovski 6100 Taerdrop Pendants that can be made into stunning earrings for a fraction of the price.

Swarovski 6100 Teardrop Pendant Earrings

Featuring Swarovski 6100 24mm or 34mm Teardrop Pendants created into earrings in Crystal Vitrail Light, Clear Crystal, Fire Opal, Ocean Blue, Terrenum, Crystal Bermuda Blue, Crystal Vitrail Medium and Crystal AB

Swarovski 6106 Pearshape Pendant Earrings

A similar design idea features the Swarovski style 4327 Pearshape Fancy Stones made into gorgeous earrings. You could also create a classic design using Swarovski 6106 Pearshape Pendants.

Opras Favorite Things 2013 Embellished Headbands

Another sparkling item that made Oprah Winfrey’s “Most Favorite Things” 2013 list were  these fun and glitzy headbands.

I love the idea, but they are a little pricey and you could make a few of your own custom headbands for as much as it would cost to buy just one of these. They make perfect little gifts or sparkling stocking stuffers too! Your design options are endless with Swarovski Beads, Pearls, Flatbacks, Sew-On-Stones or Buttons. Embellishing a one-of-a-kind accessory has never been easier or more fun! Here are lots of inspiring ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Opras favorite things 2013 purse mirrors

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2013 List Featuring Purse Mirrors

One more item making the list that piqued my interest were these delightful personalized purse mirrors. They are colorful, handy and stylish, but could stand to have a little more sparkle on them, don’t you agree? Thankfully that’s a simple fix! All you need are Swarovski Flatbacks and a little E6000 Glue…and vuala! You have created a stunning, personalized compact that is functional and most of all stunning!

Swarovski Crystal Gold Compacts or purse mirror

Add just a touch of sparkle…

Swarovski Crystal purse mirror Blue Flatbacks DIY

or go ahead and embellish the whole surface…either way you will have the prettiest of them all!

Swarovski Wild Heart Bead

I hope these sparkling ideas were a source of creative inspiration for you. Sparkles and Smiles!

Fashion Trends and Color Inspirations for the New SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fall and Winter 2014/15 Innovations! Featuring Glamour DEMURE DECADENCE


SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Trend Inspiration Demure Decadence

CPP -Luxury.com The Wealth Report – 2011: “The report has shown a boost in demand for luxury in key locations, with opinions showing that Mumbai has increased in importance by 118 percent, Shanghai by 91 percent, and Sao Paolo by 66 percent.” The current market shift reveals the increasing need to appeal to differing tastes and design ethics from different regions. As Europe is turning back to discretion and minimalism, emerging (and already emerged) economies such as India, Russia, and the UAE are celebrating their newfound status with the accoutrements of their history, culminating in a magnificent blend of ornate Asian opulence and modern European minimalism – a merging of cultures and an acceptance of both.

Glamour Demure Decadence Swarovski Fashion Trends

It is not a cultural clash but rather an intercultural marriage – made possible by the increasing acceptance and tolerance of different cultural backgrounds and the western world’s continued reliance on emerging economies. “Even in the West, ‘Austerity Fatigue’ has set in, and with it the demand for more pleasure per pound, dollar, or euro.” The overall look is at once decadent and demure – feminine and serene. A profusion of ornaments, Jacquard, prints, historical and decorative motifs, from both east and west merge to inspire a new breed of glamorous jet setters.

THE MOOD

Glamour The Mood Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

“The growing success of luxury brands, especially in emerging markets in Asia, leads to a renewed interest in super expensive, ostentatious jewelry and adornment, providing an excellent way for brands to show off their exclusivity.”

The merging of fashion and jewelry is ever more apparent as precious objects become everyday.

There is a leaning toward innovation, luxury and opulence as individuals wish to reassert themselves.

Glamour Demour Decadance Swarovski_Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Well-known objects become unique through excessive embellishment.

Electronics and packaging become symbols of people’s celebration of success and growth.

SWAROVSKI PRODUCT INSPIRATION

The concept of small and large Swarovski Fancy Stones emphasizes diversity. Small and large sizes, complete opposites combine to create ornately opulent designs. Fine,  minimalist elements together with Fancy Stones and Pendants create unexpected ornamentation. Swarovski Sew-on Stones and Beads shape sophisticated 3D details on large surfaces.

Featuring the 3500 Pendular Bead in the Vintage Rose color, 4127 Oval Fancy Stone in Crystal Lilac Shadow, 4706 Trilliant Fancy Stone in Vintage Rose, Gold Filigree with Amethyst Stones surrounding a Siam stone (contact us for more information), 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone in Fuchsia, 4809 Sweet Heart Fancy Stone in Light Siam, 4470 Cushion Cut Fancy Stones in Burgundy, 5860 Crystal Coin Pearl in Blackberry.

Glamour_Product_Inspiration_Swarovski_Elements_Fashion_and_Color_Trends

Swarovski Filigrees add opulence and an oriental touch. The deep color of the Blackberry Pearl emphasizes both the dramatic and the glamorous.  Classic shapes are mixed with Crystal Mesh Balls to unveil a modern yet aristocratic feel.

Glamour_Product_Inspiration_Swarovski_Elements_Fashion_and_Color_Trends_001

Featuring the Swarovski 1088 Xirius Round Stone in Crystal Lilac Shadow, 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone in Fuchsia, Pave Mesh Ball in Light Rose and Rose (contact us for more information), 3023 Heart Button in Fuchsia, 3700 Marguerite Bead in Light Sapphire, 5000 Round Bead in Crystal Astral Pink and 6628 Triangle Pendant Crystal Red Magma.

SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATION

Glamour Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 1100 Xilion Round Stones in Light Silk, 5541-15mm Dome Bead in Crystal Astral Pink, 5817-10mm Half Dome Pearls in Gold, 5541-11mm Dome Bead in Amethyst, 5817-8mm Half Domed Pearls in Gold,

New interpretations of Swarovski Fancy Stones in vibrant berry tones sparkle in glamorous designs inspired by different cultures.

Glamour Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 4230-14x9mm Lemon Fancy Stone in Amethyst encased in Gold Plated settings.

Glamour Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 4706-17mm Trilliant Fancy Stones in Padparadscha and 4706-12mm Trilliant Fancy Stones in Amethyst.

Glamour Product Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone

SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

Glamour Color Combination Inspirations Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Moving from left to right this beautiful color gradient utilizes the lighter and deeper purple hues such as Crystal Vitrail Light, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst, Tanzanite, Fuchsia and Crystal Blackberry Pearl.

As we move into the red colors we see Light Siam, Siam, Crystal Red Magma, Burgundy and Crystal Burgundy Pearl blending nicely with Crystal Astral Pink and Crystal Lilac Shadow. The light brown crystal effect of Crystal Golden Shadow is a nice transitional color into the metallic shades of Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X, Crystal Dorado 2X and Crystal Jet Nut 2X.

SEGMENT INSPIRATION

Glamour Segment Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Large crystals combined with detailed pavé elements create opulent designs.

Multiple beads, drops, crystals, and semi-precious stones are used to give a decadent feel.

The layering of ornate and excessive pieces – the trend for more is more becomes prevalent.

Glamour Transfers Flag Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Worlds collide in the juxtaposition of design and materials.

“Austerity Fatigue” has set in and ornate crystal opulence re-emerges.

The booming east inspires a new splendor where sumptuous flamboyance is key.

A fusion of east and west in color and cut combinations make for opulent all-over designs.

Glamour Components Flag Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Traditional designs and patterning abound on satin, silk, and organza all convey decadent luxury.

A sumptuous collision of cultures comes together with radiant crystal and elegant material mixes.

4809 Swarovski Sweet Heart Fancy Stone

Fashion Trends and Color Inspirations for the New SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fall and Winter 2014/15 Innovations! Featuring Romantic Urban Nomad

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Trend Inspiration Urban Nomad

The continuing emergence of nomad-inspired fashion showcases a new drive for freedom, and a stand against the constraints of the ongoing recession. Wanderlust continues to engulf the design world as we become more mobile in our daily lives due to the increased use and functionality of social media. We no longer have to work in an office, or one place, and our clothes and accessories reflect this. This mixing of styles, seasons, and eras to create a new bohemian look with a practical element is inspiring a new generation. Combining materials, such as tweed with luxurious fibers, creates a truly individualistic style.

Romanitc Urban Nomad Swarovski Fashion Trends

The exclusive and the eccentric will become ever more important and will be carried by the growing influence of the bespoke. Recycling and regeneration are predicted to be the future fabrics and will become an increasing focus. “We are consuming 50 percent more than what the planet can currently sustain. This is very unfortunate and could increase to 100 percent very soon…” Sri Lankan physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Mohan Munasinghe: “With such large numbers and as populations grow, the pressure to source more raw materials for textiles is intensifying.”

THE MOOD

Romantic The Mood Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

The overriding aim of this theme is to create a totally individualistic style statement based on the wearer’s personality and taste.

Fabrics are down to earth: leather and skins, feathers and tweed, crochet and florals, crystal and tartan – strange bedfellows – combine in the one garment.

SEGMENT INSPIRATION MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Romantic Segment Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Electronics and packaging with modern and streamlined designs in warm colors are merged with crystal and nature-inspired patterns.

Evening-wear and day-wear merge with layering all-important in an individual effect.

COLOR COMBINATION and INSPIRATION MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Romantic Color Combinations Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Blending rich gem tone pruple hues including the bluish purple color of Tanzanite, designed with the reddish purple tone of Amethyst and Light Amethyst blend very well with the new Fall/ Winter Innovation of Crystal Lilac Shadow. These colors complement Crystal Vitrail Light, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Rose Satin and Rose Satin very nicely. The Crystal Astral Pink is a wonderful transitioning color to then incorporate the brownish and neutral tones such as Crystal Golden Shadow and Light Colorado Topaz.

PRODUCT INSPIRATION MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Romantic Product Inspiration Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

Romantic Product Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Add a dynamic coating to the neutral tones with Crystal Copper, Crystal Bronze Shade or Crystal Tabac for a deeply complex effect. Crystal Sahara is another  uniquely dynamic coating with hints of Yellows and grays interacting with one another. For an infusion of ravishing reds, try the Crystal Red Magma or Crystal Chili Pepper that can be incorporated nicely with Crystal Astral Pink.

JEWELRY INSPIRATION MADE WITH  SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Romantic Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Swarovski Jewelry Inspiration Featuring  4809 Heart Fancy Stones in Crystal Silver Night, 4810 Hearts in Crystal Antique Pink and the 5860 Coin Pearl in Blackberry.

Romantic Jewelry Inspirations Swarovski Elements Fashion and color Trends

Surprising, never-seen-before material and crystal combinations set the standard.

Romantic Urban Nomad Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Opposite materials, textured surfaces, and multilayered crystal are a core component.Romantic Urban Nomad Product Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Ornamental roughness highlights a new everyday elegance.

Crystals show their wild and independent side as the bold and the delicate become one.

Romantic Product Inspiration Swarovski Fashion and Color TrendsBeautiful Crystal Necklace Design Idea Featuring a variety of shapes in Swarovski Flatbacks in Amethyst and 6106 Pearshape Pendants as well as 6010 Briolette Pendants in Crystal Golden Shadow.

Designs strike a balance between bohemian softness and rough surfaces to give an urban edge to outdoor outfits.

Strong colors are combined with refined crystal patterns.

COMPONENTS FLAG MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Romantic Components Flag Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

The wild and the wooly meet the traditional and serene in clashing material combinations for layering of true individual style.

Romantic Transfers Flag Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

The metallic and brownish tones compliment the orange tones found in Topaz, Topaz AB and Topaz Satin. These blend well with Lime, Lime AB and can be pared with the rich purple tones of Amethyst, Tanzanite and Purple Velvet that all look nice against the Antique Pink hues.