Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE STILLNESS WITHIN

Progressive Color Assortment Fall Winter 2015 trends

PROGRESSIVE Trend ~ The Stillness Within

This Progressive Trend theme conjures up images of snow-peaked mountains, solitude and stillness. It’s a peaceful time to reflect on beauty, the abundant physical beauty found in nature as well as the innate beauty found within.

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It’s a time to deeply feel and understand life and your creativity in new ways by discovering how to connect to your inner tranquility. It’s the desire to disconnect from our complex world, to switch off high-tech gadgets and tune into ourselves in a more natural way.

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The variety of shapes that correspond to the Progressive Theme have an organic quality, with an elegant blend of high-tech crystal cuts. It’s a graceful union between the natural world and how designers emulate or captures its’ exquisite perfection in a lovely piece of jewelry.

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Jewelry features geometric forms balanced by crystals resembling gemological growth structures that convey a sense of weightless transparency. Captured in the new Designer Edition, Vision Round and Fancy Stones by Atelier Munsteiner for Swarovski, these crystals resemble frozen water with flower-shaped air bubbles trapped within them, lending a sense of quiet serenity to garments, jewelry and new segments.

Progressive Color Inspiration

This intriguing Swarovski Crystal color inspiration embraces a sophisticated palette from dark gray and blue tones, moving into medium hues as well as lighter crystal effects.

The strength felt from the darker colors such as Crystal Silver Night, Black Diamond, Dark Grey and Grey PearlDark Sapphire, Montana, Montana Satin, Morion, Indian Sapphire Satin,Crystal Bermuda Blue, blend flawlessly with the gentle hues of Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Moonlight, Light Grey Opal, White Opal, White PearlCrystal Blue Shade, Denim Blue, and Light Azore.

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Asymmetry appears strongly in design: exaggerated layering, pleated paneling, architectural volume, origami-inspired angular folds and cut outs add to a multi-dimensional experience. Strong, clean silhouettes with sophisticated crystal embellishments reflect the need for stillness and calm.

Swarovski Crystal Blue Necklace Design Inspiration

Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration

Clusters of crystals in similar hues act as radiant and fluent accents that can display movement. Tranquility and fluidity are used to calm the senses and bring a sens of the natural and the surreal into jewelry designs.

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Featured Designer ~ Breanna from The Crystal Princess

Breanna at The Crystal Princess handmade Jewelry made with Swarovski Elements Crystal Beads and Pearls

Breanna from The Crystal Princess is a custom jewelry and ornament designer. She hand makes sparkling creations utilizing mainly Swarovski crystals and pearls, freshwater pearls, stones, and glass pearls and beads.

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Crystal Princess has been designing and making jewelry and ornaments since 2003.  The Crystal Princess is Breanna. She is the owner, designer, and jewelry maker for Crystal Princess.  Her passion is making jewelry and ornaments…to her, it’s her only creative outlet that she is good at.  She absolutely loves the whole process…. purchasing the pieces, developing the design, and putting it all together into one fabulous sparkling creation!

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Custom made Swarovski Crystal Bridal Jewelry for a Very Happy Bride!

The best part about Breanna’s creations, is that she loves making custom pieces that nobody else has…. literally, she the only one who has anything like it. It is a crazy feeling. Another part that makes the process like no other is having customers participate in the process by adding their own sparkling touch on each piece whether that’s directly or in-directly. Every Crystal Princess piece is made with a specific person in Breanna’s mind and heart.

The Crystal Princess Jewelry made with Swarovski Elements Crystal Beads and Pendants

This Gorgeous Three Stranded Necklace Featuring Fresh Water Pearls and Swarovski Crystal Beads, Compliment the Swarovski Cosmic Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow Beautifully. The elegant design, color combinations and level of detail makes this piece exceptionally exquisite.

The Crystal Princess Ornament made with Swarovski Elements Crystal Beads

This charming Heart and Cross Ornament was handmade with lots of sparkling Swarovski Crystals and of course a whole lot of love! There are many colors and styles to choose from, with stars and hearts to snowflakes and crosses, these stunning ornaments are ideal for admiring the lovely rainbows scattering about as the sunlight shines through.

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These delightfully stylish earrings, necklaces and bracelets are a bridesmaids dream come true!  They were all handcrafted using the finest Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pearls and Pendants. If you have a wedding, birthday, anniversary or special event coming up and want a unique piece of jewelry to wear and commemorate the day, contact Breanna to order your own uniquely designed, custom-made jewelry – just for you!

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One of the most fashionable and popular colors these days is purple! Theses chic Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings are handmade using a variety of complimentary purple colors and coatings mixed together to create piece of jewelry that is stylish and fun to wear!

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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 at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends Highlighting THE ART OF EXPRESSION

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Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends

This Fall and Winter’s New Swarovski Innovations reveal a desire to connect with something very unique and nonconforming. The overall trend is to embrace innovative ideas, to branch out and discover new design ideas, textures and colors inspired by your own special gift for creativity!

The idea is to harness your emotional connectivity to the world around you and introduce the unexpected. Classic color combinations, such as grey and neutral tones can be infused with splashes of vibrant colors, such as pinks, blues or purple tones to revitalize them with a spark of dynamic energy.

There are four new Swarovski themes and corresponding crystal innovations for this Fall and Winter season and I will focus on the Classic Theme today.

THE ART OF EXPRESSION (Classic Theme)

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A new freedom from strict precision can be seen in enthusiastic splashes of vibrant color and combinations of diverse materials such as lace, faux leathers, satins and recycled textiles, that look even more extravagant when pared with crystals.

This Swarovski crystal necklace “Dipped in Lace” design, bestows a whimsical and day-dreamy expression with cheerful and vivacious combinations of frothy white lace, Crystal Beads, Pearls and Pendants. This design includes instructions on how to create this eclectic assortment of textures and colors, one whose romantic and playful design is a creative inspiration!

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This colorful and eclectic “Sparkling Frida” necklace is a throwback to the signature style of the famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. This energetic necklace is spirited and multi-dimensional, incorporating mixed metals such as chains, Crystal Double-Spike Beads, Pearls, BeCharmed Beads and Flatbacks, which all come together in one gypsy-like design that inspires us to go wild!

 Swarovski Thread Ring

This Fall and Winter 2014-15 Jewelry trends are influenced by an Eighties theme with quirky, versatile and streamlined shapes highlighted by shimmering metallics. With its one or two hole option, the new Pavé Thread Ring bead adds everyday opulence and creative versatility to all types of designs.

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Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh is an exciting new product that made its debut on the Atelier Versace Fall/Winter 2014 Haute Couture catwalk in Paris. As an evolution of the original Crystal Mesh launched by Swarovski in 1993, it uses brilliant small XILION chatons to create the perfect gently flowing material for all-over second-skin shine, sparkling evening-wear and high-glamour looks.

These pictures are courtesy of Versace. Please contact me for Crystal Fine Mesh ordering details.

Swarovski Jewelry Design Inspiration

One of the most exciting, fun and rewarding things to do is to embark on a journey of new discovery and creativity through design. This season focuses on self expression and embracing new perspectives. Feel free to explore new ideas, push boundaries and make your design dreams come true!

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I hope these jewelry designs and trend ideas have inspired your creativity!

Wire Wrapping Video Tutorial and Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Inspirations

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Swarovski Crystal 4439 Square Beads Wire Wrapped Earrings in Crystal Lilac Shadow

Today I wanted to celebrate one of the oldest jewelry making techniques in history – wire wrapping!

Wire wrapping is a skillful art form, or craft used in creating beautiful handmade jewelry.

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Swarovski Crystal 6090 Baroque Pendant Wire Wrapped Earrings in Crystal Silver Night

I like the, shall I say the “simplicity” or “effortlessness” the wire wrapping look gives to jewelry. I don’t mean to say the process is simple or effortless because there can be many complexities in wire wrapping. But because there is no soldering or heating of the wire, the end design gives a whimsical and natural look that I love.

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Swarovski Crystal Beaded and Wire Wrapped Earrings

Examples of wire wrapping and beading techniques date back thousands of years ago from the Sumerian Dynasty and Ancient Rome. In this day-in-age where the DIY market has exploded in popularity, wire wrapped jewelry is a wonderful technique that can be learned and all kinds of people can create beautiful and unique designs for themselves and as gifts.

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Wire Wrapped Earrings Featuring Swarovski Crystal 5000 Round Beads in Dark Sapphire 

People love to harness their desire and create something new and unique themselves. There’s a deep satisfaction that comes from learning, doing and creating something beautiful and that’s why I wanted to celebrate wire wrapping as a fabulous way to add your own special touch to a unique piece of jewelry.

Watch this Basic Wire Wrapping video Tutorial with Swarovski Crystal and Beadalon

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial and have been inspired by these beautiful handmade pieces of jewelry, wrapped in wire – of course!

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Stunning Metallic Effects and High-Sheen Jewelry Trends

Swarovski Crystal Metallic Jewelry

A very popular theme or trend this year in the fashion and jewelry industry has been the high-shine, standout appeal of Metallic’s. People are instantly drawn to the striking effects of gold, silver and copper tones and are wearing them in everything from clothing to shoes to purses and especially jewelry accessories such as this Crystal Metallic Light Gold heart ring made from “Crystal Rocks”.

Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Green Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl and Crystal Earrings Featuring the 5053 Mini Square Bead

The Swarovski Metallic Effects are the perfect dramatic coating that bring a provocative edge to the opulent shine of crystals. Shining out from the extensive Swarovski color assortment is the Crystal Iridescent Green, which was the first dual-tone Metallic Effect created.

Swarovski Crystal Metallic Blue 2X Jewelry

Swarovski Jewelry Highlighting Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal Metallic Blue 2X and the 6100 Teardrop Pendant in Crystal Bermuda Blue.

Swarovski has created a few exceptionally unique Effects along with the complimentary 2X Coating. Generally the Effect is a two-toned look and the 2X counterpart is the fully coated brighter version. Completing this sensational Metallic trend for high-sheen designs are the following Effects. The Crystal Metallic Blue 2X is a bright and vibrant blue that dazzles.

Swarovski Crystal Metallic Ligfht Gold 2X Jewelry

The Crystal Metallic Light Gold provides a solid gold  look on half of the bead and a dark grayish Black Diamond look on the other side, and the Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X for a fully coated Light Gold Metallic shine like these Xilion Bicone Beaded earrings. This is similar to Crystal Dorado and Crystal Dorado 2X which has a little more copper influence. These Metallic finishes are both slightly darker than the bright 24K gold plated Crystal Aurum 2X.

Crystal CAL Silver Jewelry Swarovski Crystal

The Crystal CAL which stands for Crystal Comet Argent Light and the fully coated version the CAL 2X which is the closest color to a bright sterling silver look. Crystal CAL is a bead where half is clear crystal and the other half is a solid silver finish and the CAL 2X is a fully solid silver toned mirrored look. These earrings are made with the Swarovski 4139 Round Ring Bead in Crystal CAL with silver accents.

Swarovski Jet Hematite 2X Ring

The Jet Hematite and Jet Hematite 2X are extremely popular. They always have been and I suspect they always will be. Everyone loves black, it’s as simple as that. It will always be in style and compliments virtually everything. This stunning Hematite effect adds a sophisticated glamour to the regular color Jet. Create designs with this extraordinary Effect along with the two-toned Crystal Silver Night, which both provide a dramatic focus of fascination.

Have fun creating  stunning Swarovski jewelry with on trend Metallic Effects!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fashion Trends and Color Inspirations for the New SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fall and Winter 2014/15 Innovations! Featuring Progressive Nature’s Lab

Progressive Nature Lab Swarovski Fashion Trends

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The design world has its focus firmly on the future with the rapid ascension of 3D printing. “Indeed, the future will see us able to buy an item online and print it out at home. With digital files so easily manipulated, it will also enable companies to more quickly adapt their products as to what works, or let the user themselves experiment with the design to enable true personalization.” (Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO and cofounder of 3D printing marketplace and community Shapeways.) With the escalation of 3D printing capabilities, the architectural and sculptural will offer a different sense of luxury. In parallel with this, the designs of the future remain firmly committed to green issues. These concerns, coupled with the advance in technology, have created an entirely new design ethic, with structures mimicking nature enjoying a new-found success as wearable pieces of art. In what has been termed “Next Nature,” technology and nature will now coexist, with nature providing endless inspiration for technology. The meeting of these polar opposites – nature and science – is transforming not only urban spaces but also our wardrobes.

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Repetition of organic patterns look as complex and detailedas nature’s element.

“Fabrics normally reserved for the evening are worn in the day.”

Technology and nature merge with a focus on the biological in-futuristic materials.

Advanced technical possibilities and the rise of 3D printing create personalized jewelry and fashion forms.

Functionality and easy usage are crucial for New Segments.

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Small to medium graphic shapes merge with natural organics for a new look.

Crystals in gray and metallic tones add subtle shine to industrial designs.

Nature-inspired organic cuts mimic unique, biological structures and forms.

The repetitive outline of Cupchains is reminiscent of skeletons and spines.

Ceramics with their natural soft luster contrast perfectly with transparent crystal colors to create an unexpected, fashion-forward look.

Crystaltex, with its shimmering radiance, highlights the perfect blend of nature and technology.

The deep, vital radiance of Dark Moss Green perfectly emulates the lush green of nature.

Jewelry designed by Philippe Audibert

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SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL LEAVES EARRINGS

Swarovski Crystal Leaves Earrings jewelry design inspiration

CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Design Inspiration Featuring 6320 Rhombus Pendants

SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL QUEEN’S RING DESIGN & INSTRUCTIONS

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Featuring the Swarovski 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone encased with a beaded element of 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal CAL 2X.

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Featuring Swarovski 5601 Cube Bead, Round Stones and Fancy Stones

Inspiration is taken from technology and nature to create colors, cuts, and shapes that merge nature with technical materials and production techniques.

SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATIONS

Progressive Color Combination Inspirations Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring the following Swarovski colors; Clear Crystal, Crystal Luminous Green, Crystal Golden Shadow, Lime, Chrysolite, Peridot, Fern Green, Dark Moss Green, Olivine, Emerald, Crystal Sarah, Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Satin, Crystal Silver Night and Jet Hematite.

SWAROVSKI SEGMENT INSPIRATION

Progressive Segmant Inspiration Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

Accessories become structured, mimicking the form of precision-cut crystal.

Broken geometry and detailed patterning in crystal influences designs.

Repetitions inspired by skeletons, biology, plants, and mechanical parts create futuristic looks.

“Tactile materials merge the high-tech with the natural.”

Organically inspired and offset crystal geometrics create a new breed of fashion and accessories.

Technological influences and natural structures come together, all adorned with radiant crystal.

Clear lines, simple shapes, and minimized complexity show up in New Segments.

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Progressive Transfer Flag Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

Geometric structures with deliberate attention to detail and clean lines offer a subtle yet strong design element.

Deep undercurrents of saturated green tones such as the traditional Emerald green color, blending into greens with yellowish hues infused such as Dark Moss Green, Olivine, Light Olivine.

Incorporating a soft yellow such as Crystal Champagne and then transitioning with a neutral tone such as Crystal Golden Shadow with balances nicely with the silver tones such as Crystal Silver ShadeBlack Diamond, Crystal Satin and Crystal Silver Night.

COMPONENTS FLAG MADE WITH  SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Progressive Components Flag Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring unique styles inspired by the organic and geometric shapes found in nature such as the Swarovski 4230 lemon Fancy Stones with Settings, the octagon shape 2611 Solaris Flatback and the 6026 Cabochette Pendant that resembles a water droplet with it’s faceted top and completely smooth rounded base.

Placing the two-holed 5533 Column Bead vertically resembles sticks of bamboo or tree trunks that lend a trend towards nature and it’s complexities. Complimenting Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colors include Antique Brass, Dark Green, Light Green and Powdered Green for a matte look.

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“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
— Aristotle