A Useful & Sparkling DIY Customized Gift Inspiration!

When dreams come true, it’s fun to celebrate with sparkles & smiles!

Recently my friend graduated culinary school and she now has the wonderful opportunity to take her skills to the gorgeous wonders of Spain! She’ll be living there for a few months, training under a 5 star chef. With incredible hard work and determination, her dreams are really and truly, coming to fruition. I couldn’t be happier for her!

Fiesta

She threw a fabulous tapas themed fiesta to celebrate and I wanted to give her something fun, special and sparkly (of course) to commemorate her BIG accomplishment! Here’s what I made her….

How_to_glue_crystals_to_clothing_instructions_4

A customized sparkling apron featuring Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Flatbacks!

I found a colorful apron from World Market. I just swoon over everything in that darn store, so I had to go in with a mission and not stray, because if I did, I would have been tempted to take home one of everything. Mission successfully completed!

I imagine aprons can take a beating with all that is going on in the kitchen and I wanted to be sure the Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks would stay secure and last a very long time. In order to do this, I glued each crystal using E6000 glue.

Swarovski_Crystal_2088_Flatback_rhinestone_crystals_wholesale

I used the Swarovski Crystal 2088-12ss (~3mm) Clear Crystal Flatbacks

Crystal_Katana

I also used my handy-dandy Flatback Rhinestone tool, the Crystal Katana! This helps to pick up the stones, place them exactly where I want them and secure them in place. I couldn’t do this project with out it! That’s GOLD Jerry… GOLD! (haha…if you’re a long-time Seinfeld fan like myself, you’ll appreciate that reference 😉

How to glue crystals to clothing instructions 1

I arranged the Swarovski Crystals in little flower formations, with different quantities in each floret, randomly on the belt of the apron. I wanted to compliment the flower pattern on the apron, as well as accentuating hints of sparkle.

How_to_glue_crystals_to_clothing_instructions_2

It’s simple and sweet, and complimented her style beautifully!

Thankfully, she Loved it! She put it on and wore it around, showing all her friends, which warmed my heart & was very sweet of her!

If you’re thinking of a little gift for someone in your life, keep in mind that it doesn’t need to be much, but it’s always much more appreciated when you add a personal touch. When you put a little extra time and effort into making something handmade from your heart, it demonstrates how much you care, which is touching in and of itself.

Rainbows of Light Logo

swarovski_authorized_reseller

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 – 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!
swarovski_crystal-heart-beads

Advertisements

Sneak Peak: SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS New Innovations Spring/Summer 2015 Part 2!

Swarovski_Traces_of_Time

Swarovski’s New Spring/Summer 2015 assortment shines with versatility, complexity and brilliance. Each new style is sure to WOW admirers, jewelry designers, and crystal aficionados alike!

The overall trend is “Traces of Time” which explores the “new beginnings” for people as they age. Technological advances are allowing people to live longer, healthier lives which is encouraging a trend of engaging in more joyful and rewarding behavior such as being creative and participating in sports activities. Living a life that is artistic, carefree and spontaneous, sure is a wonderful life to live!

New_Swarovski_Skull_Beads_Spring_Summer_Innovations_2015

New Swarovski 5750 Skull Bead

The latest precision cutting technology has now made it possible to create the 5750 Skull Beads, an exceptionally unique masterpiece in crystal design. The highly sophisticated multi-layer cut offers exceptional subtlety and delicacy in its profiling of the skull. It is available in a 13mm and a 19mm in blue and black tones, gleaming metallics, or eye-catching effects such as Crystal Astral Pink and Crystal Aurora Borealis.

These are an edgy extension of Swarovski’s crystal product range. The Skull Bead fits perfectly with any expressive design direction. As a precision-cut crystal skull, it can be used to create romantic, tribal pieces when combined with other beads and natural materials. It is also ideal for darkly glamorous designs.

Swarovski_5054_Beads_Indicolite

New Swarovski 5054 Mini Rhombus Bead

(This color is Indicolite, please contact us if you are interested in this color)

The classic diamond shape of this Mini Rhombus shape is a beautiful and delicate new addition to the mini bead assortment. This is a timeless style that offers a sophisticated quality with brilliant multi-layered facets that adds remarkable versatility to designs.

The Mini Rhombus Bead comes in a classic diamond shape and is a beautifully delicate addition to the mini bead portfolio. Offered with the same sophisticated, brilliantly multi-layered cut, and in the same 6 mm and 8 mm sizes as the popular Round, Oval, and Square minis, it also comes in 11 effects and 8 colors. Its small size makes it the perfect choice for layering into delicate and intricate looks, or it can be used to offset bigger stones. This versatility extends to both masculine and feminine designs, and it looks great when used to add a striking sheen to graphic patterns.

How to use: Beading, stringing, wiring, sewing, weaving – everything is possible with the Mini Rhombus Bead. Combine with the existing mini bead portfolio (its hole length matches the Swarovski 5052 Mini Round Beads and the Swarovski 5053 Mini Square Beads) to create opulent designs using many beads, or subtle highlights using a select few.

Swarovski_5055_Beads_Rose

New Swarovski 5055 Mini Rectangle Beads

As a versatile cut offering myriad combination possibilities in size, pattern, and color, the classic rectangle shape that the Mini Rectangle Bead offers, is ideal for use in DIY designs, and to create precious highlights in jewelry. They are available in the 8×6 mm and the 10×8 mm. Convincing as a minimalist and refined design element, it looks great as a standalone feature or in combination with other materials and will never go out of fashion. Although each cut has its unique fascination, the Mini Rectangle is offered in the same range of colors as other mini beads to make the mini bead family even more dazzling in its unity. (contact us for more color options than what is listed on line).

Swarovski_5056_Beads_Crystal_Lilac_Shadow

New Swarovski 5056 Mini Drop Beads

The 5056 Mini Drop Bead features the definitive teardrop shape and is a beautifully delicate addition to the mini bead portfolio. A sophisticated juxtaposition of a soft shape with a geometric cut, the Mini Drop Bead offers superb versatility and is ideal for updating any design. Available in the 10×6 mm and the  12×8 mm sizes, it also comes in 11 effects and 8 colors (contact us for more color options than the ones listed on line).

Swarovski_Xirius_Raindrop_Pendant

New Swarovski 6022 XIRIUS Raindrop Pendants

This brand new design from Swarovski is a modern interpretation of a classic cut displaying dramatic and spectacular chaton-cut faceting structure fashioned into a drop pendant that is perfect for both elegant and futuristic designs.  For the first time its colorful effect is applied from the top, rather than the side, to achieve a homogenous look. When seen from the side it has a classic appearance, but when viewed from below, the masterpiece of a dazzling kaleidoscopic effect is revealed.

Its conical shape adds sculptural volume, which meets the current demand for architectural pieces and progressive 3D design. It is particularly effective when used to create stand-out statement pieces, and when combined with smaller sizes its water-inspired droplet shape has an exciting nature-tech appearance. This exceptional style can be utilized in necklaces, earrings and eye-catching charm bracelets that are available in a 14 mm, 24 mm, 32 mm and a 33 mm.

 The kaleidoscopic complexity of the XIRIUS cut finds its match only in nature’s miracles: captured in the new XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant is the beauty and wonder of a fresh summer shower. The drop motif is the perfect embodiment of Swarovski’s most brilliant crystal. Look at it from the sidea classic. Look at it from belowa phenomenon!

Swarovski_Elements_New_Spring_Summer_2015_Launch

There are many new styles in the new line of SWAROVSKI EMEMENTS Spring/Summer 2015 Innovations. Please stay tuned for Part 3 where we will explore the new Bow Tie Flatbacks, Butterfly Flatbacks, Bow Tie Sew-On-Stones, Rivoli Crystal Buttons, and Pavé Balls!

Swarovski Amethyst Heart