Exciting NEW SWAROVSKI INNOVATIONS Pre-Season Fall/Winter 2015-16!

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Discover the Electrifying New Swarovski Styles, Effects and XIRUIS Faceting  Structure!

I am really excited to be presenting you with an exclusive sneak peak of the newest SWAROVSKI INNOVATIONS Pre-Season Fall/Winter 2015-16!

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Introducing the New Swarovski Effect Crystal Patina!

Inspired by Venice’s beauty, rich history, and masquerade balls, ‘Nostalgic Grandeur’ recalls baroque ballrooms and opulent mirrors.

Nostalgic Grandeur: Crystal Patina

The new crystal patina effect is a high point for Swarovski as it is unprecedented in the crystal industry. Swarovski continues to progress and expand into novel innovations such as this latest patina effect featuring a unique vintage look of timeless grace, perfectly infused with a modern crystalline allure.

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Crystal White Patina                                             Crystal Silver Patina                                              Crystal Gold Patina

                                            Rose-Patina                                                     Black-Patina

                                          Crystal Rose Patina                                                    Crystal Black Patina

New Swarovski Xirius Flatbacks 2088

Experience a new level of brilliance, scientifically proven. The Swarovski XIRIUS collection takes crystal one step closer to the diamond!

New Swarovski style upgrades:

2058 Flatbacks Upgraded to 2088 XIRIUS Flatbacks

2038 Flatbacks Hot Fix Upgraded t0 2078 XIRIUS Flatbacks Hot Fix

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 New Swarovski style upgrade:

3128 Lochrose Sew-On Stone Upgraded to 3188 XIRIUS Lochrose Sew-On Stone

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New Swarovski style upgrade:

3204 Xilion Sew-On Stone Upgraded to 3288 XIRIUS Sew-On Stone

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New ELEMENTS Poetic Punk Rock: Swarovski Crystal Spikes and Studs Collection

The re-emergence of high-glam, punk rock-inspired fashion coincides with a rising sense of ‘austerity fatigue’, prompting the return of opulence to our lives. The name given to this fiercely edgy, hip-luxe look is ‘Poetic Punk Rock’.

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New SWAROVSKI ELEMENT 1188 XIRIUS Double Pointed Chatons

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New SWAROVSKI ELEMENT 4418 Double Pointed Square Fancy Stone

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New SWAROVSKI ELEMENT 5747 Double Spike Bead

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New SWAROVSKI ELEMENT 6480 Spike Pendant

New Spike Banding and Spike Rivets are available as well.

With his extraordinary ability to interpret and redefine fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier has co-operated with Swarovski to take the theme to a new level in an avant-garde assortment of breath-taking couture pieces with a cool, contemporary edge: Crystal Spikes and Studs.

I hope you enjoy these New Swarovski Innovations as much as I do! We are working  diligently to get these gorgeous new styles and effects onto the website, so check back soon!

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We All Heart Nail Art! Tips For Accessorizing Nails with Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystal Nail Art

Accessorizing your nails with Swarovski crystals is a fun and popular fashion trend that enhances your everyday style!

The sparkling nail art trend began in glamorous Hollywood with celebrities desiring an additional special touch to their normal manicures. They always want to shine in a new stunning (and of-course sparkling) ways! This glitzy trend spread like wildfire and now is a style fave for fashionista’s around the world!

Swarovski Crystal Nails

Create your own personalized style by adding as little or as many Swarovski sparkles as you like. The most popular sizes of Swarovski Flatbacks to use on nails are the 2058-5ss (ss stands for stone size and is equivalent to ~1.75mm) the 6ss (~1.95mm) the 7ss (~2.25mm) the 8ss (~2.45mm) the 9ss (~2.65mm) the 10ss (~2.75mm) the 12ss (~3.1mm) the 14ss (~3.45mm) and the 16ss (~3.90mm).

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Use the Crystal Katana Tool for professional results

For long lasting glam, the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS can easily be applied into the wet layer of the top gloss gel after the color as been applied. Using the Crystal Katana tool is the fastest, and easiest way to set the stones into place. You can also apply the crystals using glue or regular nail enamel.

Watch this informative demonstration video on how to apply Swarovski Crystals to your nails and turn them into your newest most sparkling accessory!

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Charm Bracelet Design and Instructions

Swarovski_Summer_Bracelet_Free_Design_and_InstructionsBracelet Design Inspiration ~ Summer Grace Charm Bracelet made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

DIY Swarovski Crystal Charm Bracelet Design and Instructions below.

I was sitting in the middle seat of an airplane the other day chatting with the people next to me and the gentleman to my left complimented me on my Swarovski crystal bracelets which grabbed the attention of the young lady to my right.

She perked up and said enthusiastically, oh yes gorgeous, I love Swarovski crystals!

It’s certainly wonderful to meet people who love and admire Swarovski Crystal Beads as much as I do. They were very impressed that I had made the jewelry myself, which I have to admit, felt really great that they appreciated my designs so much. It got me thinking about the status of the Swarovski brand. I suppose the age old saying “you get what you pay for” really applies to crystals. Yes, Swarovski is a higher end product because of its superior quality, clarity and faceting structure, yet it remains affordable to many people, of whom especially value excellence. People appreciate and are always drawn to exceptional products.

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People have also truly embraced the idea that they can do many things themselves. The DIY market has exploded in popularity recently and it’s because when you make something yourself, there is an added benefit of feeling talented, skillful and capable of achieving things on your own.

Self sufficiency, now that is universally a very powerful feeling!

There is a genuine sense of pride when you take the rains and accomplish things yourself! You automatically infuse more value into what you have done, you appreciate it more and the enthusiasm that comes from creating something beautiful is poured into your next project, the next and the next. You come to the realization that you yourself are creating a continuous cycle of creativity, joy and self expression that is fun and immensely rewarding!

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In the spirit of “Do It Yourself” here is a beautiful Swarovski Crystal Charm bracelet waiting to be made by you!

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Sew-on Stones 3265-26×21 mm Crystal Silver Shade

Swarovski Beads
Art. 5000-4 mm Mint AlabasterArt. 5301-8 mm Pacific OpalArt. 5601-8 mmViolet Opal,

Swarovski Pendants
Art. 6401-8 mm Light RosePacific Opal, Art. 6401-12 mm Light RoseArt. 6650-22 mm Crystal Silver Shade Squaredelles Art. 5920-4mm Silver Crystal, or you can use; Squaredelles Art. 5920-4mm Gun Metal Crystal Or Squaredelles Art. 5920-8mm Silver Crystal

Materials

Toggle 18 mm, Silver, Jump Ring ø 5 mm, Silver Jump Ring ø 8 mm, Swarovski 5940 Silver Head Pins

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Have a sparkling summer!

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014 ~ Continued

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014Spring is here and wedding season has arrived! What a special and beautiful time of year, certainly one of my favorites!

Weddings bring out the LOVE in all of us. It’s intoxicating really, with a picturesque setting, delightful flowers, warmhearted smiling friends and family, delicious cake and all that dancing …I’m getting all fuzzy in my heart just thinking about it!

On this lovely spring day, I explore the remaining top 5 wedding colors for Spring 2014 along with the complimentary Swarovski color palette.

First up, the gorgeous and romantic color of Orchid!

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Orchid Wedding Color Palette Inspiration

This exquisitely rich purple hue is captivating and since being named the Pantone Color of the Year, all shades of purple and fuchsia have exploded in popularity. The complimentary Swarovski colors include all shades of Amethyst as well as Amethyst AB, Amethyst AB-2X, Amethyst Satin and Amethyst Blend. Lilac, Lilac AB and Lilac Champagne are fantastic saturated purple tones similar to Amethyst but a hint lighter. Crystal Lilac Shadow and Violet Satin are elegant sparkling purple effects that compliments the Radiant Orchid palette beautifully.

The vibrant berry-like tones found in Fuchsia, Fuchsia AB, Fuchsia AB-2X and Fuchsia Satin flatters these deeper purple hues wonderfully and blends perfectly with this color palette. Lighter luminous purple tones include Light Amethyst, Light Amethyst AB, Light Amethyst AB-2X, Light Amethyst Satin, and Light Amethyst Dorado. The lightest toned purples include VioletViolet ABViolet AB-2XViolet OpalViolet Opal AB, and Violet Opal AB-2X.

Pearls go hand in hand with weddings. Complimentary Swarovski Pearl colors include Blackberry, Deep Purple, Mauve and Lavender.

Top 10 Wedding Colors 2014 Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration

Dusty Blue Wedding Color Inspirations

Something old, something new, something borrowed and of course…something BLUE!

Blue has and always will be a favorite wedding color. There are a variety of beautiful shades of Swarovski crystal blue tones that compliment the Dusty Blue color palette. The Crystal Blue Shade, LavenderLight Sapphire, Light Sapphire AB, Light Sapphire AB 2X, Light Sapphire Champagne, and Light Sapphire Satin are all light and graceful blue selections. The Denim Blue and Aquamarine Satin are beautiful more saturated blues that would be delightful for a wedding. A lovely Swarovski Crystal Pearl options is the Light Blue.

Grey Jade top 10 Wedding color for Spring 2014

Grayed Jade Wedding Color Palette Spring 2014

This soft and charming blue-green color is enchanting yet understated, making this an ideal wedding hue. Similar Swarovski crytsal colors include Erinite, Erinite AB, Indian SapphireIndian Sapphire AB, Light Azore Satin, and Aquamarine AB Satin. Powdered Green is a nice soft Swarovski Crystal Pearl option as well.

Pale Yellow Spring Wedding color 2014

Pale Yellow Top Spring  2014 Wedding Color Palette

Yellow was my grandmother’s favorite color because she said it was the happiest of colors. I just love her for that because she was certainly one of the most cheerful, happiest people I have known. It just seems to be smiling at you 😉

Similar Swarovski Crystal Pale Yellow colors include Crystal Champagne, which is a beautiful effervescent sparkling coating that is soft and elegant. Crystal Lemon is also a gorgeous pale yellow with a hint more color infused as well as JonquilJonquil AB and Jonquil AB 2X are all exquisite.

Cerulean Blue Top 10 Spring Wedding color palettes 2014

Cerulean Blue Top Wedding Color Palette Spring 2014

This gorgeous deep and royal blue color is simply divine. Similar Swarovski Crystal colors include Capri Blue, Capri Blue AB, Capri Blue Satin, Caribbean Blue OpalCaribbean Blue Opal AB, and Sapphire Satin. Tasteful Swarovski Crystal Pearl colors include Petrol, Night Blue, Tahitian and for gem tone colors Lapis and Dark Lapis pair beautifully.

What do you think of the wedding color inspirations?

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I am always happy to help with color descriptions and pairing to create your perfect wedding day jewelry! Call me to discuss the vast array of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS!

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014Spring is here and Looove is in the air!

Wedding season is in full bloom and here are the top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014 according to the Perfect Palette.

We all experienced the color Mint green explode in popularity recently and this trend continues to grow as a gorgeous spring wedding color for 2014. Mint green, or Mint Alabaster pairs well with warm pink and gold tones such as Peach, Blush, Rose Gold and Glittery Gold and Coral. Complimentary Swarovski colors include Light Peach for Peach, Light Rose or Rosaline for Blush, Crystal Rose Gold for Rose Gold (although be aware that in a bead half of the bead is a solid Rose Gold color and the other half is medium grey color), Crystal Aurum 2X for Glittery Gold, and Padparadscha for Coral.

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Swarovski Pearl Colors

Pearls are the quintessential wedding accessory and Swarovski Crystal Pearls are wonderful for creating beautiful jewelry at a fraction of the cost of real fresh water pearls. Designers and admirers alike are drawn to their consistent color, whole size and perfectly smooth pearlescent coating that gives each bead a perfect polished look. There are a wide variety of colors to design with ranging from the traditional pearl colors to colors that have a soft matte or powdered finish to them, as well as gem tone and neon colors.

Complimentary Swarovski Pearl colors include Jade for Mint, Rosaline, Pink Coral, Powdered Rose or Rose Peach for Blush, Rose Gold for Rose Gold, Bright Gold, Gold, Light Gold or Vintage Gold for Glittery Gold and Coral for Coral.

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Stay tuned for the next post where we explore the additional five wedding colors and the complimentary Swarovski tones.

Featured Designer ~ Jeanine from Joy From The Heart

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Jeanine from Joy from the Heart has been making jewelry and sun catchers since 2002. It all started when she received a sun catcher as a gift. It meant so much to her and she wanted to bring that enjoyment to others. Jeanine started with making the sun catchers and soon friends were encouraging her to make jewelry. Creating the Guardian Angel sun catcher and hearing from the customers about how they are enjoyed means a lot to her.

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Swarovski Triple Stacked Crystal AB Cube Bracelet 

This stunningly eye-catching  Swarovski Crystal AB bracelet features a secession of three 5601-6mm Crystal AB Cube Beads stacked on top of each other incorporating the 5822-19mm Silver AB Bar Rondelles as spacers. This luxurious crystal bracelet exudes glamour and sophistication, a perfect center piece for a celebratory event such as a wedding or gala that will truly wow admirers.

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Swarovski Crystal Sapphire Necklace

This refined Swarovski Crystal necklace features a graduated design of 5601-4mm, 6mm and 8mm Sapphire Cubes and sterling silver spacer beads. This beautiful design is available in many different colors to accommodate your specific desire.

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Swarovski Crystal Cube Pendant Necklace 

This amazingly brilliant but simple pendant, can be custom made specifically for you, your mother, grandmother, friend or relative. Jeanine strings together Swarovski Crystals matching the person’s birthstones onto a beautiful sterling silver head-pin, separated by gorgeous squardelle crystals.

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Swarovski Crystal Cube and Squardelle Watch Collection

Jeanine’s embellished watch collection includes gold or silver, square or round watch faces with handmade bands using various colors of the 5601-4mm Swarovski  Cubes beads and sparkling Bar Rondelles. These one-of-a-kind watches transform a normal watch into a piece of beautiful jewelry and are available in a variety of rainbow or single color options.

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Swarovski Crystal Double Stacked Cube and Squardelle Earrings

This simple and refined Swarovski Crystal earrings feature the 5601-6mm and 4mm Crystal Bermuda Blue Cubes accentuated by a silver crystal Squardelle. Thees dainty stylish crystal earrings are versitile and can be worn as an every day pieces, to the office, a night out on the town  or to an upscale event.

It is important to Jeanine to create great pieces that everyone will love. Unique pieces that you cannot find anywhere else. It is her goal to send the customer home with a product that will put a smile on their face each time they look at it.

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Progressive Theme


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Focusing on an exciting, eclectic blend between African and Asian cultures,the Progressive theme highlights the union of both.

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Medium and large crystals highlight the eclectic look of the theme.

A broad spectrum of colors and shapes reflect a joyful celebration of life.

Vibrant Fancy Stones and Pendants create attention-grabbing, culture-merging color palettes.

Pavé Balls, with their shimmering radiance, add edge and sophistication to the design.

Various geometric shapes enable the creation of unexpected patterns.

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This new alliance between Africa and Eastern Asia is having a huge influence on the design world, seen in the rediscovering of their beauty, craftsmanship, and individual aesthetic.

The theme reflects both a joyful celebration of the past, and the way forward.

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THE MOOD

A unique, eclectic, and multilayered style that reflects the blend of traditional African and Asian craft and handwork techniques.

A mix of materials – Swarovski Crystals, Pearls, Beads, textiles, and metals – combine to create rich 3D surfaces with sculptural aspects.

A focus on layering, where Asian and African patterns combine with crystal to create unique patchwork, creates a cross-cultural design ethic.

Flat fabrics come alive with a focus on volume, texture, and tactility.

The importance of head-wear, both in Asia and Africa, gives rise to a new accessories direction – the reinterpretation of the turban.

Fabric becomes important in accessories for cost reduction and global production.

“Prints give products a cultural reference and identity.”  (20/20 Consumer Insights)

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