3 Fall Fashion Color Trends for 2015 With Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Tones!

Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015

(Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015)

I can’t believe how fast this summer is flying by! It’s not over yet, we still have some time left to squeeze out some last minute fun in the sun. As we wind down the summer, it’s a perfect time to start thinking creatively about our new fall fashion and jewelry accessories!

The fall season can be busy with all of the arts and craft shows, family gatherings, apple picking, pie making, leaf peeping excursions…whoa, it becomes a lot (a lot of fun, that is!). To help you start gearing up for all of your fall fun and artistic ventures, I will go through the top 10 colors for fall 2015 and the complimentary Swarovski Crystal Colors.

Top 10 Colors for Fall 2015

(Top 10 Colors for Fall 2015 designed by Mag)

Right off the bat, my favorites are the Desert Sage, Stormy Weather, Cashmere Rose and Amethyst Orchid. The Bicsay Bay is also beautiful and I’m not normally a big orange fan, but the Cadmium Orange is a soft, almost a peachy orange which I find myself being drawn to more and more. I will break up these colors in stages, highlighting the first three colors now and the others will follow. So let’s get started…

 Dried Herb

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

The Dried Herb is a classic olive green shade which people are naturally drawn to during the fall and winter months. It was once thought of as primarily a safari or military color, but is now being elevated into a fashionable fall staple that we can perceive as sophisticated and chic. It has an organic quality and is closely related to nature and earthly fragrances.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

 Khaki                                        Olivine

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Olivine AB                                    Olivine Satin

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Crystal Iridescent Green                 Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl

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 Dark Green Pearl                                          Light Green Pearl

  Swarovski Crystal Pearls Dark Green  Swarovski Crystal Pearls Light Green

Desert Sage

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

Desert Sage is a soft and calming greenish grey color that is an ideal neutral tone. This lovely hue expresses a timeless quality that is stylish and compelling enough to make an influential fashion statement in and of itself. It connects us to a valuable feeling that naturally inspired colors are comforting and peaceful. Additionally it reminds us of things that are real and not invented.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

Erinite                                             Chrysolite Satin

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Pacific Opal                                   Chrysolite Opal

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Powdered Green Pearl                                            Jade Pearl

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Stormy Weather Pantone Fall Color Trends

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

Signifying quality and luxury, Stormy Weather is a powerful blue gray shade that is strong, protective and enduring. Reminiscent of the sky on a gray, overcast day, this deep color is a quintessential fall favorite. Creating elegant accessories to compliment this popular hue will be very easy due to the rich assortment Swarovski provides in this stylish tone.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

Montana                                              Denim Blue

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Crystal Silver Night                        Indian Sapphire Satin

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Dark Grey Pearl                                         Tahatian Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Pearls Dark Grey Fahsion Trends   Swarovski Crystal Pearls Tahitian

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Kashi and I are all smiles hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevadas! Hope you live it up in these final days of summer. Have fun doing and creating what you LOVE!

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

Swarovski Spring/Summer 2015-16 Trends

PROGRESSIVE (THE NATURE OF STRENGTH)

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.

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(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?

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!

Orchid Wedding Colors

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?

Swarovski Elements

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!

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Design Inspirations!

Swarovski Necklace Jewelry Design InspirationSwarovski Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration Featuring 5556 Galactic Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow and try alternating it with the 5523 Cosmic Style Bead for a similar look.

This gorgeous crystal necklace is a complex style yet simple to create. Incorporating unique and asymmetrical beads presents an eye-catching and dramatic look.  The soft and elegant coatings such as Crystal Golden Shadow and Crystal Silver Shade, creates a sophisticated look perfect for weddings and special occasions. Enhance the look with crystal Rhondelle spacer beads in either Gold or Silver plating for more of a high-end design.

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Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration Featuring a 5 stranded complex design using many different elements. Similar SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS include the following styles and colors; The 5040 Rondelle Beads  at the top are separated with a Crystal Bar Rondelles and the necklace incorporates Swarovski Gem-Tone Pearls such as Dark Lapis or Lapis. The large Emerald Cuts stones throughout are the 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow set into settings that have holes along the sides for stringing through the stone (please contact us for setting details available in a variety Fancy Stone Styles).  The necklace also incorporates 6007 Small Briolette Pendants in Crystal Golden Shadow and Crystal Silver Shade. The two larger side beads are similar to the 5520 Graphic Beads.

Swarovski Crystal Aquamarine and Blue Ring

Swarovski Crystal Cluster Ring Design Inspiration Featuring Swarovski 2058 Xilion Flatbacks in Aquamarine,  Erinite, Crystal, Jet and Crystal Golden Shadow.

You can either glue the stones onto a precast ring using E6000 glue, or for a more durable long-lasting application use Ceralun by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Ceralun is a high-performance versatile epoxy-ceramic composite which has been specially developed for application of Swarovski crystal. Its adhesive properties allow for optimal application on metal, glass, nonstick surfaces, plastic, rubber, wood, cork and porcelain among other surfaces. Our customers have raved about the performance of this special epoxy and it is available in many colors.

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Sparkles and Smiles!

Featured Designer ~ Lois at Jewelry From My Garden

Swarovski Necklace Lois Jewelry from my gardenLois at Jewelry from My Garden recently retired, needed something to do and started making handmade Swarovski Chaton jewelry which has been a very rewarding and relaxing experience. She loves working in her veggie and flower garden, and her new venture making jewelry.  She loves nature and people.

Swarovski Chaton Necklace Lois at Jewelry from My Garden

Lois creates Sabika like Swarovski Jewelry such as this beautiful necklace, featuring a blend of colors including Erinite, Crystal, Palace Green Opal and White Opal, highlighting a focal cluster pendant complimented by an antique brass setting and chain.

Swarovski Earrings Lois at Jewelry from my garden

These beauties represent the brilliant facets the Swarovski 4470 12 mm Cushion Cut Fancy Stones have to offer, featuring the gorgeous Light Turquoise color, set in shiny silver leverback earrings.

Swarovski Rose Peach Earrings Lois at Jewelry from my garden

These soft and elegant earrings bestow a graceful look, complimenting an antique copper setting and utilizes the Swarovski 1088 Round Stones in 8 mm. The beautiful color combination of Padparadscha, Silk and Rose Peach, offer a classic sophisticated style that would be ideal to wear for an upscale event or wedding.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me. Thank you!

Trendy Tuesday – Stay Stylish with Fashionable Jewelry and Color Trends

Swarovski Mint Alabaster and Rose Peach Earrings

Some of my favorite trending fashionable colors this spring and summer are a variety of warm and cool colors that exude a soft and delicate quality. It’s very chic to pair two-toned colors together such as these beautiful Swarovski earrings featuring Mint Alabaster and Coral that has a Rose Peach tone accentuated with highlights of Turquoise and White Alabaster.

Swarovski Pink Ring with Rose, Fuchsia, Padparadacha

This gorgeous crystal cocktail ring flaunts a brilliant synthesis of rich and warm color assortments.

Popular warm colors include the softer hues of Light Rose, Rose Peach and the salmon color of Padparadacha along with the brighter tones Indian Pink, Fuchsia, Fuchsia AB and Ruby.

Swarovski Mint Alabaster, Light Sapphire and Indicolite

These elegant earrings made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS feature a beautiful blend of cool hues color of green and blue tones.

Popular green tones include Chrysolite, Chrysolite Opal, Erinite, Peridot, Crystal Luminous Green and of course the extremely popular Mint Alabaster and Mint Alabaster AB. Trendy blues include Pacific Opal, Turquoise, Turquoise Pearls.

Swarovski Mint Alabaster colorful earrings

These divine Swarovski Bicone earrings delicately incorporate the fashionable cool colors of the season including greens, blues and purples.

Stylish purples consist of Provence Lavender, Alexandrite, Light Amethyst and Crystal Purple Haze.