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

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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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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?

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

Swarovski_Jewelry_Trend_Inspirations_Spring_and_Summer_2015Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Trend Inspirations – ‘Traces of Time’

This season, Swarovski’s trend analysts have identified a radical change of mindset in relation to lifestyle choices. Referred to as ‘Traces of Time’, it relates to today’s changing perceptions of age, where the phenomenon of aging societies is having a huge impact on a global scale, leading to important changes in healthcare, retirement systems, and family structures.

Indeed, the generations are converging: the older groups are staying youthful and more carefree, while the young become less rebellious and more career-oriented. This new way of experiencing the impact of age on choices, lifestyles, and aesthetics is reflected in Swarovski’s new season’s crystal assortments. There are four key inspirational themes and corresponding innovation highlights for Spring/Summer 2015: Faded Memories (Classic), Sunset Rituals (Romantic), Vivid Moments (Progressive), and Forgotten Dreams (Glamour).

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Classic – Faded Memories theme.

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FADED MEMORIES

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With the ongoing recession, the relentless drive of technology, and the overcrowding of our physical and mental space, we hold on to memories of better, more carefree times.

“Technology has complicated our lives. We hunger after the simplicity of the past, or the effortless days of our childhood. We need to adopt the simple notions of playfulness and individual expression if we are to avoid becoming bland and homogenized nations.”

This need to get away from it all is one of the reasons the trends for nostalgia and retro are still continuing so strongly.

Faded and washed with a Polaroid nostalgia, the theme updates almost kitsch references, making them more adult yet still playful and fun.

Inspired by architecture and structure, a new geometric language focuses on faceting and the magic of the cut. There is also a strong graphic direction toward vintage, weathered American billboards and road signs, reminding us of summers past.

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THE MOOD

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There is an increasing focus on tactility and texture in all design. Monochromatic opaque finishes incorporate in traditional shapes for jewelry. In fashion, crystals are used with graphic simplicity to create large bandings of patterns in different linear formats. The interplay of light through color achieves importance in all design segments.

Crystal is incorporated to bring a lighter, playful attitude to geometric designs.

Angular shapes are softened and modernized with different material combinations and graphic interplay.

Electronics imitate everyday objects where colors and shapes reflect optimism and humor.

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PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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Subtle, almost washed-out colors such as Vintage Rose, Violet Champagne, Silk, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst SatinLavender, Denim BlueCrystal Blue Shade, and Light Azore Satin to name a few in any of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS help evoke summer nostalgia.

Tone-on-tone Flat Backs and Crystal Pave Balls in various shapes create stunning tactile textures.

Swarovski Opal hues such as Air Blue Opal, Caribbean Blue Opal, Chrysolite Opal, Pacific Opal, Rose Water Opal, Sand Opal, Violet Opal, Cyclamen Opal, and White Opal add an air of sophistication. Swarovski Buttons, Sew-on Stones, and simple motifs create a playful and unexpected design element and can be beautifully incorporated into jewelry designs as well as their traditional sew-on uses.

Fine sparkling crystals complement and balance precise linear design. The matt iridescence of Crystal Pearls, coupled with the radiant shine of sparkling crystal, creates a strongly modern effect.

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JEWELRY INSPIRATION

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Opaque crystals such as the opal colors (mentioned above) as well as the Dark Red Coral, Mint Alabaster, Rose Alabaster, Turquoise and White Alabaster are mixed together with brighter crystals to create a unique look.

Traditional shapes are modernized with the use of slightly tinted neutrals combined with unconventional metal finishes.

Conventional shapes are redesigned to create a playful and effortless feel.

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SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

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Inspiring crystal and color combinations from the Classic theme range from the romantic sparkle the clear Crystal embodies in company with similar hues expressed in the delicate hints of light bluish sparkle found in the Crystal Moonlight and moving into more of an intense interplay with light and colors of pinks, blues and yellows transmitted through Crystal AB. The Crystal Silver Shade is a soft and elegant grayish sparkly effect that blends nicely with the lighter crystal hues as well as the darker grey or black tones. The graceful neutral/taupe tones of Crystal Golden Shadow, is a gorgeous effect that can bring together warmer colors in the intermediate or brown tones. The Crystal Brandy is a rich gold and apricot sparkle effect that can be used as a nice transition into either a soft Jonquil yellow or the vibrant orange colors such as Fire Opal and Tangerine.

The White Opal is a beautiful milky white hue that serves as a wonderful transition into more expressions of color, such as this featured green, blue and purple color palate. The Palace Green Opal, Chrysolite Opal, and Pacific Opal, blend nicely into the new Crystal Iridescent Green, Light Azore, Air Blue Opal, Denim Blue, Crystal Blue Shade, Light Blue Crystal Pearl, Aquamarine, Indicolite, Blue Zircon and Light Turquoise. The Crystal Antique Pink is a soft and feminine effect that can be incorporated into other pinkish hues such as Light Rose, Rose, Rose Water Opal, Powdered Rose Pearl, Mauve Pearl, Light Amethyst and Crystal Lilac Shadow.

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SEGEMENT INSPIRATION

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In consumption, meaning is everything: people exhibit a yearning for nostalgic products that evoke happy memories.

Traditional shaped jewelry is modernized, with outlines of standard necklaces reinterpreted. A playful, fun, and effortless look is prominent. Simple nostalgic shapes are adorned with crystal to take them one step further. “As people will have fewer possessions …”  (20/20 Consumer Insights) the ones we own will need to exhibit the perfect combination of design and functionality.

Crystals create surprising surface textures that add fun and excitement to all designs.

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SWAROVSKI TRANSFER FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG INFORMATION

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Have fun creating innovative designs with new color combinations

inspired by the Faded Memories theme!

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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