Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the Glamour Trend: FIRE

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Swarovski’s Spring/ Summer Innovations and Trends

The BALANCE of NATURE

The GLAMOUR trend focuses on the fire within. We all have a deep desire to highlight our individuality, which has reached a boiling point and is spilling out into the design world. Creating our own unique look through jewelry and fashion is sparked by a craving to  be our authentic self.

Passion is re-ignited for in the celebration of the female form, where strength, desire, and flexibility are conveyed by a glamorous and fierce design ethic , while red-hot fashion highlights the new sensual, powerful female.

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Swarovski Crystal Glamour Trend and Color Inspiration

The “glamcore” trend is breathing new life into the jewelry and fashion industry. Glamcore is here to replace the Normcore, and fully embraces history, texture and color. Within glamcore, opulence and drama is the name of this fashion game. It celebrates everything that is fab-u-lous! Explosive colors and embellished fabrics are accentuated with glamorous, sparkling and opulent jewelry.

Keep it spicy and stand out from the crowd by mixing the ordinary with the opulent!

A new modern muse is created – strong, fierce and determined – she offers no apologies for her glittering, radiant, show-stopping style!

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The MOOD of the Glamour Trend
The mood of this glamours trend embraces passion, sensuality and fierceness. This style trend piles on all things feminine, fancy and flashy!
PASSION
Blackened and burnt surfaces paired with radiant crystals constitute a unique design aesthetic that speaks to our demand for individualized and slightly mystic designs.
VOLCANIC
Designs are inspired by the energy and wildness of the natural elements, where wood, lava and Swarovski Crystals create excitingly glamorous designs.
MODERN
 New opulence lies in surprising material improvisations, with luxurious materials such as crystals merging with the everyday.
SENSUAL
Feminine accessories that exude a royal-like luxury are embraced, with the quest of richness and ostentation.
FIERCE
The emergence of the new “glamcore” direction, references our obession with enhancement culture and the re-emerging desire to show-off.
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A vibrant yellow shade with an opalescent finish inspired by natural gemstones, Yellow Opal speaks to our desire for refined shine. It brings brightness to every design, provides the perfect compliment to cheerful and vivid Spring/Summer collections, and also pairs well with classic shades. Long anticipated, Yellow Opal will open up countless new design possibilities!
Elegant and mysterious, Graphite lends itself perfectly to strong and powerful designs. Its sophisticated bluish gray-black tone features an entirely homogeneous surface, rendering it ideal for creating graduated transitions between Crystal Silver Night and Jet.
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New Swarovski Crystal Flame Flatback Displayed Here in Fire Opal, Shows Off its Two Toned Color Elements, Adding a Radiant Glow to This Striking Design.
The Swarovski’s 2205 Flame Flatback Rhinestone reflects our search for passion and love for life in a world where we feel increasingly disconnected from our human emotions. As its name suggests, the pear-shaped outline and multilayer cut of the Swarovski Flame Flat Back echoes a real candle flame. It is especially dramatic when used in the two-toned orange and yellow colors expressed in the color Fire Opal and pairs especially well with the vibrant red of  Light Siam.
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A classic returns, more striking than before: The Panther Bead brings a new level of story-telling into the world of design. Taking Crystal cutting to new heights, the artistically designed and cut bead depicts the head of this feline predator that symbolizes night and a dark moon, strength and gracefulness, and mirrors the current rise of the powerful female.
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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration
There are many gorgeously unique styles within the Swarovski Crystal collection, that make designing innovative, bold and spectacular jewelry easier than ever. This pictures highlights a variety of shapes that stand out from the crowd;
The Swarovski Crystal 85001  BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads are a very versatile innovation that can be used in creating many different types of jewelry pieces. They are available with one or two holes so you can wear them as a ring, or use them to make all kinds of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets or earrings.
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The Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendant, gracefully captures the elegance of a single raindrop, encapsulated in pure Crystal. This style is absolutely flawless and will make incredibly elegant pieces of jewelry, especially for wedding jewelry.
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Swarovski Color Inspiration
To help you in your crystal creations, the Swarovski Color inspiration shown in this picture includes the Yellow Opal, Crystal Golden Shadow, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Tangerine, Topaz, Light Siam, Siam, Amethyst, Crystal Silver Night, Graphite and Jet.
JEWELRY DESIGN INSPIRATION
Opposites meet in this modern glamour direction in which ultra shiny, lacquered surfaces merge with glamorously shimmering crystal backgrounds.
Jewelry inspiration within the GLAMOUR  trend plays with rough and smooth surfaces, refined tassels and clustered pave settings to create an overall expression of opulent designs and bold statement pieces to bring forth the passion and fire from within.
Incorporating elegant chains withing your jewelry, draping down from earrings and statement necklaces in Rhodium, Gun Metal, or Rose Gold finishes become very popular in this influential fashion and jewelry trend.
Creating stylish jewelry using the Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones in bright colors such as Yellow Opal, framed with dark pave like crystals, express both power and sensuality.
FASHION INSPIRATION
Smokey, volcanic design embellishments promote the idea of erupting sensuality. Fringing becomes more widespread, referencing flickering flames to create movement and fire in designs.
Individuality and customization continues to remain at the forefront of design as the “glamcore” trend takes over.
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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 Shipping on all U.S. 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!
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DIY Nail Art ~ How To Glue Swarovski Crystals To Nails

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Swarovski Create Your Style Nail Design

Nail art is a beautiful way to express your own personal style and it’s fun to create a special look for all kinds of occasions. Here is a lovely DIY Swarovski Crystal nail design and instructions for a bride or the bridal party.

Gluing Swarovski Crystal to your nails is fun, easy and creates beautiful, eye-catching results. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to apply crystals to your nails using two different methods.

Looking for more designs to choose from? Visit our Pintrest Page for more Swarovski Crystal Nail Art Design Inspirations!

Level of Crystal Nail Art Design: BEGINNER

Swarovski Crystals used in this Nail Art Design

2088-5ss Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones in Clear Crystal

Supplies

Nail/Gel Polish, nude (Additional supplies depending on application technique)

Tools

Tweezers,

Wax stick/toothpick/Crystal Katana

Additional supplies depending on application technique

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DIY applying Swarovski Crystals to Nails How To tutorial wholesale Crystal Flatbacks nail art design

APPLICATION POSSIBILITIES

STEP 1: Add a small amount of nail glue to a toothpick and place on the polished nail where you want to add the crystal.

STEP 2: Pick up the Swarovski Flatback No Hotfix with a wax stick, tweezers, or the Crystal Katana and apply to the glue on the nail. Continue to apply glue and crystals to create the design of your choice.

STEP 3: Use a thin detailing brush to apply a small amount of top coat around the base of the crystals to seal.

SETTING WITH GEL POLISH

STEP 1: After applying the gel color of your choice, apply the gel top coat.

STEP 2: Pick up crystals with a wax stick, tweezers or the Crystal Katana tool and apply to the uncured top coat in the pattern of your choice.

STEP 3: Cure the nail under the UV light to set the top coat and Swarovski crystals.

STEP 4: Dip a small detail brush into the top coat and seal the edges of the crystals. Cure under the UV light. Follow gel polish instructions to complete manicure.

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I would LOVE to see your nail art designs using Swarovski Crystals! Please share the love by posting pictures here or on Rainbows of Light’s Facebook Page so we can all Ooooooo & Awwww over your beautiful creations!

Harmony and Kashi

Thanks for stopping by!

Wonder Girl Kashi & I sincerely appreciate it!

Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the Romantic Trend: EARTH

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Swarovski New Spring/Summer 2017 Trends and Innovations:

THE BALANCE OF NATURE

Our near total immersion in technology can create a disconnect between us and our natural environment.

“A growing body of research indicates that being detached from nature can actually jeopardize our happiness, weaken our immune system, and undermine our creativity and ability to focus.” (20/20 Consumer Vision, 2017).

In an effort to remain healthy, vibrant and in-tune with our natural surroundings, a new focus on the earth, and getting back to nature has arisen.

During this process, we examine how we can reconnect with our inner selves by focusing on the eternal elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – the basis of everything we need to exist.

Today I am focusing on color, style and  jewelry trends within the

ROMANTIC Trend: Earth

(all photos are courtesy of Swarovski)

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 Swarovski Crystal New Innovations and Trends Spring/Summer 2017

Swarovski’s new Spring/Summer 2017 Innovative color Graphite is a gorgeous dark hue exuding a few different colors in one. It is a dark and strong bluish gray-black tone with shadowy characteristics. The black is not as sold dark as Jet is. It is similar to Crystal Silver Night (without the hints of clear Crystal) combined with hints of deep grayish blue hues, similar to Morion.

The charcoal shadows, blending with the deep blue tones, speaks to this desired trend to be both mysteriously glamorous yet calmly classic. It’s both elegant and understated, with a strong unisex and universal color message.

The Swarovski shade Graphite is a perfectly on-trend color where people are increasingly drawn towards dark, neutral hues that evoke a sense of tranquility.

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It’s always exciting to see what new innovations Swarovski has come up with and the Crystal Scarab Bead is certainly a gorgeous representation of a classic emblem used throughout time. Harking back from ancient Egypt, the Scarab Beetle represents the heavenly cycle of rebirth and regeneration, ultimately symbolizing  eternity itself.

A creature of the earth and a “messenger” for the connection between man and nature, the scarab is a strong symbol of the natural life cycle. Swarovski is meticulous with their faceting structures and the Scarab Beads’ head and wings represents their attention to flawless details perfectly.

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 Swarovski Crystal 2798 Contour Flatback

The Spring/Summer 2017 Swarovski Crystal Innovations are gorgeous and the new Crystal Contour Rhinestone Flatback is a unique, organic and sophisticated type of style, with its asymmetrical facets and table top, is formed in a shape that is slightly reminiscent of natural rock or a foot print. It gives the impression of a natural discovery that has been molded by wind or water over the centuries.

Given the current turmoil in the world, there is a rising demand for designs that reflect the raw, natural, and unspoiled beauty of the planet. A beauty without rules, one that continues to grow and change over time due to the influence of natural elements. The Contour Crystal Flatback shape is that kind of beauty and will enhance our projects by infusing a natural type of element into your designs.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Swarovski Crystal shapes that are highlighted within the Romantic (Earth) Trend are highly influenced by the natural environment, with an organic feel. Any round styles will be popular in this trend, as circles are found repeatedly throughout nature both physically and can also be thought of symbolically as the circle of life. Specific fashionable styles include the Swarovski Crystal 5000 Round Beads, the Swarovski Crystal 1088 Xirius Round Stones (very popular with placing them into settings and making Sabika-like jewelry) the 85001 Crystal BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads (which are very versatile, they can be worn as a ring or used to make jewelry with the option of 1 or 2 holes).

Many other picturesque shapes, organic in nature include the wholesale Swarovski Crystal 3288 Xirius Sew On Stone, the Swarovski 4706 Trilliant Fancy Stone, the Swarovski Crystal 4568 Cussion Fancy Stone, or the all time favorite wholesale Swarovski Crystal 4470 Cushion Fancy Stone.

The new Swarovski Crystal 2304 Raindrop Flatback is an exquisitely elegant interpretation of  rain, drawing us closer to the graceful aspects of this life-giving element – water. The 2300 Crystal Pearshape Flatback is a smaller version of a raindrop, complimenting each other beautifully.

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Swarovski Crystal Color Combinations and Inspiration within the Romantic Earth Trend

As you can imagine, within the Earth Trend, the Swarovski Crystal color inspirations are comprised of organic tones that could be found in nature. Beginning with light to deep browns and topaz hues, moving into a range of beautiful deep to light blue tones, round out this connection to the natural environment.

Elegant Swarovski Crystal brown hues include; Crystal Golden Shadow (this coating is one of the most popular colors Swarovski has ever made, some people refer to it as a champagne color and is gorgeous for everyday wear and especially popular in wedding jewelry and for special occasions) Light Colorado Topaz, Crystal Bronze ShadeTopaz (a gorgeous amber tone), Crystal Copper,  Light Smoked Topaz and one of the darkest brown tones, Smoked Topaz. Smokey Quartz is an alluring brownish, grayish mixture which is a fantastic in-between color when mixing brown to gray or black colors.

Black and blue color tones are have consistently been very popular in the fashion and jewelry world. They are long-lasting, staple tones that seam to go with just about anything. Moving from the deepest to lightest, solid Jet black is always captivating and if you like to add a touch of fancy sparkle, the Jet Hematite enhances the bead with one side coated in a silver metallic shimmer. Crystal Silver Night is a sophisticated two-toned coating with a flawless blend of darker and lighter grayish tones. Graphite is a deep charcoal with hints of deep blue. Moving into the blue tones, Montana is a deep grayish-blue mixture, Denim Blue is an understated, medium blue that has been very popular, especially with the denim fashion craze. Crystal Blue Shade is a pale bluish crystal combination that is much more soft than what you see in the photo.

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Jewelry and Fashion Inspiration for Swarovski’s Romantic Earth Trend

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Suspended circles with delicate crystal pave settings, such as the Swarovski Pave Thread Ring Beads, reinterpret traditional jewelry styles and reflect the need for continuity and new beginnings.

Working with natural materials remains a core focus for designers, combining metals and pearls to produce modern tactile pieces. Combining natural stones, and even fossils with Swarovski Crystals will be trending.

Customizable Swarovski Crystal Graphic Fabric  (please contact me for details) can be incorporated into lockets, representing our continued interest in unique pieces and personalized designs.

Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs and Rhinestones bring an update to traditional motifs and lends a sense of modern  romanticism to boho-inspired designs.

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Spring/Summer Fashion Inspiration

As a counterpoint to mass produced jewelry and fashion and accessories, the “slow fashion movement” is gaining in popularity around the world. This is the idea of creating unique, individualized pieces of jewelry and fashion that speaks directly to you personally, even handmade for you specifically, that have a long-lasting quality, is particularly attractive to people. People are increasingly willing to pay more for higher quality accessories and wait longer for them to be produced because they understand the value of supporting local or handmade designers. 

This Earth trend embraces a getting back to your roots kind of vibe. Patterning, ethnic patterns and layering are popular. Using natural materials, such as denim is very fashionable, along with incorporating beads within or sewing onto fabric. Accessories will become multi-functional. Flat soled shoes continue to grow in popularity, representing a desire to return to nature.

Traditional elegance and subtlety mark our approach to the use of patterns. In order to appeal to modern globetrotters, ethnic styles are given a modern contemporary twist, favoring streamlined and classic shapes.

“Handcrafts such as weaving will become the spearhead of creative recycling” (Promostyl, SS17). The reappearance of handcrafting techniques – wrapping, coiling, weaving, and macrame’ are combined with crystal components to symbolize our need for integration and awareness.

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I hope you enjoy the color and style details within the Romantic Earth trend. Fashion and jewelry trends are always evolving and this trend highlights the innate connection we have with our environment and the collective desire we all have to be closer to Mother Nature.

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 Harmony and Kashi

Thank you! Keep smiling & keep shining!

Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi

Blinded By The Bling!

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I blinged out my helmet in style with non other than SWAROVSKI Crystals!

I decided that if I’m going to have to wear a helmet, it might as well be a fashion statement just as much as a safety measure!

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I’ve been snowboarding for about 20 years now and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s big kid fun,  keeps me young and let’s face it, the only thing this Arizona born and bred girl looks forward to in the winter.

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Living in Colorado is an adventure in and of itself. People here are incredibly adventurous and love the outdoors – myself included! We need to wear helmets for all kinds of activities, so why not spice them up a bit and get excited to put them on!

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SWAROVSKI Flatbacks Are Gorgeous!

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks are so fun and versatile, with endless shapes and colors to choose from, all your designs will be unique and fabulous!

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 I found a few super large Flatback Stones and combined them with medium and smaller rhinestones to create my design. The first two large Crystals are the 2035 -40mm and 30mm Chessboard Flatbacks. Their faceting structure is just as it describes and produces and amazing array of sparkles. I added two 20mm Chessboard Flatbacks to the sides as well as the 2520 Cosmic Flatbacks at an angle and filled in with a few 2088-20ss Round Xilion  Flatbacks and 2711 Triangle Flatbacks (which are the Hot Fix kind, meaning they have the glue pre-applied to the back, but I just used the E6000 glue instead and it worked great. You can find E6000 glue at most hardware or craft stores).

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I also used a piece of the Swarovski Crystal Rocks in the shape of a heart and glued this like normal. The Crystal Rocks product is an amazing creation that takes halved Bicone Beads clustered together on one giant piece where you can cut shapes out of and glue them on to pretty much any surface. You can glue it into jewelry molds and it’s great for embellishing costumes, dresses or any type of fabric for fashion or home decor. It’s as versatile as your imagination. If  you’re interested in working with this product, please contact me for details.

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I also used the Swarovski Crystal 2808 Heartshaped Flatback, the 2753 Edelweiss Flatback, the 2708 Molecule Flatback, and the 2072 Dome Flatback.

If you, your children, friends or family who don’t like wearing helmets, well here’s the best way to making wearing them extremely fun! I can’t wait to wear my new blinged out helmet on my next snowboarding trip!

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As you can see, SWAROVSKI Crystals give off the most brilliant sparkle in the world!

I hope I don’t blind anyone with all this bling!

Kashi Snowbird

Kashi says, your SWAROVSKI’s so bright…I gotta wear shades 😉

Keep smiling and keep shining!

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Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the CLASSIC Trend: AIR

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Swarovski New Spring/Summer 2017 Trends and Innovations:

THE BALANCE OF NATURE

Over the past 15 years technology and science have become a huge influence in our lives, from the way we meet, interact, live and even age. The constant influx of new technology has steadily become overwhelming, which has created a strong desire to step back and pause for thought.

In our technology-driven world, people are beginning to seek meaningfulness, fulfillment, and satisfaction in their daily lives. Wellbeing has become a global mantra.

Mindfulness, quietness and wellness is becoming increasingly important and will become even more prevalent as we move into the future.

All of this has an impact on us personally, culturally and globally on many levels including our desires within the fashion and design world as a whole.

During this process, we examine how we can reconnect with our inner selves by focusing on the eternal elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – the basis of everything we need to exist.

Today I am focusing on color, style and  jewelry trends within the

CLASSIC Trend: AIR

(all photos are courtesy of Swarovski)

New Swarovski Crystal Spring Summer Innovations and Trends Classic Air Color Inspirations

Segment: Jewelry

A calm, luminescent palette of sophisticated neutrals, ranging from white to nude, pearl to soft grey, creates an element of solitude and an oasis of peace with the addition of barely-there lilac.

Swarovski Colors highlighted within this picture include:

Violet, Greige, Silk, Light Grey Opal, White Opal and Crystal.

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Spring and Summer Jewelry Design Inspiration

Silver metal and ultra-light elements alternate with crystal embellished details to create a calm, light look.

Large, single stone crystal jewelry, which is being referred to as a centering stone, combined with small stones, will become more popular. This style evokes a feeling of balance and purity.

Full body jewelry is on the rise as well as large crystals seeming to be suspended effortlessly in gravity-defying structures. Repeating double-sided elements express a meditative character, reflecting continuity and contemplation.

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Spring and Summer Fashion Inspiration:

A Return to Mother Nature is the overall theme, including lots of layering, organic textures and tone-on-tone color combinations.

In the quest for a greater emotional connection, touch and texture add a sensory experience to materials. Swarovski Crystal components in geometric patterns are integrated into sharp tailored designs to create a sense of stillness.

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“There is a desire to redesign the basics by giving them an emotional dimention, with an extra dose of soul to make them unique.” (Peclers, SS17).

Streamlined layering, with varying thicknesses of materials overlapping to form a single garment will be a trend. “Experiments with materials in monochrome and geometric shapes add texture and replace prints.” (Peclers, SS17).

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Highlighting a new aesthetic that is both minimal yet poetic, highlights this AIR trend beautifully.

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Swarovski 5810 Round Pearlescent White Pearl

The New Swarovski Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl evokes a sense of purity and calmness while adding a contemporary twist of a delicate sparkle that the regular White Pearl does not have.

With its white, irridescent, frosted mother-of-pearl look, it brings a modern update to a genuine classic. It demonstrates both a matte and a shinny look at the same time, that complements the ever popular Crystal AB perfectly.

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Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendants New Spring/Summer Innovations

The new Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Pendant is one of the most elegant and gorgeous styles they have produced! Its graceful and stylish shape is absolute perfection and will be a beautiful addition to all kinds of jewelry, especially wedding jewelry. It is ideal for earrings or a pendant for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and/or a guests. This style also has an every-day type of feel that would make a flawless addition to the very popular trend of stacking or layering necklaces.

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Swarovski Crystal 6905 Dragonfly Pendant

The Swarovski Crystal Dragonfly Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade or Crystal Golden Shadow is a whimsical style that wonderfully captures the essence of this AIR trend.

Dragonflies symbolize change in respect to self realization, a greater understanding of the universe and the deeper meaning of life. Dragonflies are associated with prosperity, harmony and growth, as well as being a sign of happiness, speed and purity.

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Spring and Summer Color Trends For This AIR Trend

Swarovski Violet Cube Beads

Light reddish purples such as Violet blends very well with Light Amethyst as well as the slightly deeper purple hues of Crystal Lilac Shadow and Amethyst. Beautiful Swarovski Pearls that complement this purple tone include Lavender and Mauve.

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Greige is a beautiful neutral tone that is a greyish tone blended with a light taupe, Golden Shadow type of color which makes it a nice neutral between the two color tones. The Swarovski Platinum Pearl complements the Greige nicely.

 Swarovski Crystal Silk Beads

Silk is a soft and airy color with hints of Light Peach that makes for a wonderful touch of sparkle in any design. It blends flawlessly with Light SilkCrystal Golden Shadow, and Light Colorado Topaz. Complementary Pearl colors within this color range include Peach, Powdered Almond, and Bronze.

Swarovski Crystal White Opal Beads

Swarovski Crystal White Opal is a milky, whitish, crystal color that is oh so dreamy! A real beauty for wedding jewelry and light, airy designs that pairs well with clear Crystal and Crystal AB.

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Swarovski Clear Crystal looks similar to a diamond and is one of the all time most popular choices for creating elegant jewelry designs. The versatility of clear Crystal is endless, it will pair exceptionally well with any color or effect and is especially perfect for wedding jewelry. Beautifully complementing Pearl colors include White, Pearlescent White, Ivory (which is a gem tone color and does not have the pearlescent coating) Cream, Light Creamrose and Creamrose.

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I hope this AIR trend sparks new inspiration for you to create  whimsical, delicate and /or romantic jewelry designs.

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 Harmony and Kashi

Signs It Will Be A Sparkling Spring!

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Early Signs It Will be a Sparkling Spring!

Crystal lovers and designers are already gearing up for spring! Awe Spring…how we love thee! Spring has not sprung quite yet, but this year (especially) seams that people are more than ready to welcome Spring in and all its’ rays of glory!

In the last two weeks people have been coming out of the woodwork scooping up all kinds of Swarovski Crystal Styles and Colors that are absolutely perfect for Spring.

Just the thought of Spring gets our colorful & creative juices flowing overtime, so here are some of the most popular Crystals to get you in the mood!

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Provence-Lavender Chrysolite Blend is an exceptionally lovely two-toned color blended to perfection. Swarovski’s has infused it’s timeless distinction into this graceful shade, bringing the best of both influences into one element that is absolutely ideal for all of your Spring jewelry designs.

Swarovski Crystal 6106 Pearshape Pendant Aquamarine blue color

 Aquamarine is the March birthstone color which is an exquisite hue of soft Caribbean blue water reflecting a crystal transparency, resulting in a beautiful pastel azure-like quality.

Swarovski Crystal Aquamarine 5601 Cube Beads

Swarovski Crystal BeadsPendants and Pearls have a timeless elegance that is essential for creating stylish and dynamic jewelry.

Swarovski Crystal Cube Necklace Design Inspiration

The 5601 Swarovski Crystal Cube beads have re surged in popularity in the recent years. People are creating all kinds of trendy jewelry, such as these types of Sex-In-The-City inspired necklaces.

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5601-4mm Cube Beads in Rose and Amethyst.

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Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Violet and Violet Opal

Violet is a lovely pastel purple and Violet Opal is a soft, ethereal type of purple with an opalescent color mixed in. Both are quintessential spring colors.

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Swarovski Crystal Violet and Violet Opal Bicone beaded bracelet Design Inspiration

Swarovski Crystal 5328 Bicone beads violet AB  Swarovski Crystal 5328 Bicone beads in Violet AB 2X

Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Violet AB and Violet AB 2X

If you’re a gal who enjoys a bit more sparkle in your life, the Violet AB is coated on half of the bead for a charming iridescent shine.

Now if you’re a gal who really likes to go big with her bling, then the Violet AB 2X is perfect for you! You’ve got the hole enchilada covered here baby, with a spectacular array of shimmering colors which simply put, is a feast for your eyes!

Swarovski Crystal Mint Alabaster Bracelet Design Inspiration

Swarovski Crystal 5000 Round Beads in Mint Alabaster Bracelet Design Inspiration 

Mint Alabaster is a unique crystal in that it is a solid opaque, green color in a soft pastel tone. Mint green became a popular jewelry and wedding trend last year and continues to captivate our attention.

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This minty marvel is a flawless Spring and Summer hue and if you like that special touch of sparkle, the Mint Alabaster AB is scrumptious!

Swarovski_Crystal_5754_Butterfly_Beads_Blush_Rose    Swarovski Crystal 5744 Flower Beads

Swarovski Crystal 5754 Butterfly Beads and 5744 Flower Beads

Nothing says Spring more than butterflies and flowers! These delightful styles are a sweet reflection for our love of nature. As the colorful flowers blossom and the beautiful butterflies flutter about, there seams to be magic in the air.

Swarovski Crystal Spring Beacelet Design and Instructions

Swarovski Crystal “Spring Meadow” Bracelet Design and Instructions

Awaken from winter’s slumber to spring’s fresh bounty, reflected in a bracelet that breathes new beginnings. Daintily crafted crystal shades of emerald, fern, and chartreuse with flashes of coral, cherry, and crimson, are set off with delicate Easter eggs of tactile smoothness. Featured elements include 6754 Butterfly Pendants, 6744 Flower Pendants, 6028 Xilion Oval Pendants and 5810 Swarovski Neon Pearls.

Swarovski Crystal Luminous Green    Swaovski_Crystal_5000_Round_Beads_Chrystolite_Champagne

Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal Luminous Green and 5000 Round Beads in Chrysolite Champagne

If you’re looking for unique spring colors to incorporate in your jewelry designs, these two coatings express a graceful combination of two ideal spring tones, green and yellow.

They both have a light green base, blended with soft yellowish hues, topped of with a splash of sparkle. This delightful union is unique, subtle, and stylish, and would be a divine compliment to your Spring creations.

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Keep Smiling and Keep Sparkling!

Harmony and Kashi

Harmony with her favorite furry buddy, wonder girl Kashi!

Show Your Love For Valentine’s Day With This DIY “Sparkling Love Patches” Design

Free Swarovski Crystal DIY Designs Embelishd Clothing Sparkling Love Patches Shirt

DIY Sewing Swarovski Crystal on Hearts on Sweater with “Sparkling Love Patches”

I’ll be honest, I fell hard for this one! I saw it. I loved it. I want to make it!

Really and truly I LOVE this cute idea! There is certainly a little more love in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner and now there can be some extra love…well…on your elbos 🙂

Below are the pictures and step-by-step instructions, but keep in mind, you can also use Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks to embellish these hearts with sparkles. You can either iron them on or use the Bejeweler  Hot Fix Tool using the 2078 Round Flatbacks with Hot Fix, or apply E6000 glue to adhere the 2058 Rhinestones with help from this time-saving, handy-dandy Krystal Katana tool.

Either way, you’ll shine this Valentine’s Day with sparkle & spirit!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches Instructions

SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this project:

Swarovski Crystal Sew-on Stones 3188 5 mm 143 pieces Crystal Paradise Shine

(Swarovski makes it easy to personalize your look by choosing your favorite color from virtually any color you can dream of)

Tools and Supplies

Supplies: Alcantara, 10x20cm red, Fusible interlining 10×20 cm, Nylon thread, transparent and 1x Sweater.

Tools: Darning needle, Felt pen, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle and a Sheet of paper.

DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches with Hearts

DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches Instructions

STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern for the patch and punch holes into the marked spots using a darning needle as shown in the illustrations along with this step.

STEP 2: Place the pattern over the red Alcantara fabric and cut out the heart shape and mark through the holes with the felt pen. Place the prepared red Alcantara heart over the fusible interlining and cut out the shape. Repeat this step for the other heart pattern with a different dot layout.

STEP 3: Place both the heart shaped fusible interlining and Alcantara hearts over the arms of the sweater (one on top of the other) and iron them.

STEP 4: Cut 1m nylon thread and sew the Swarovski Sew-on Stones art. 3188 5mm Crystal Paradise Shine F into the marked places on the Alcantara fabric using three stitches as depicted in the illustrations with this step. Repeat this step to cover all the marked dots on both patterns on each of the arms.

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Have a Lovely and Sparkling Valentine’s Day!