We All Heart Nail Art! Tips For Accessorizing Nails with Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystal Nail Art

Accessorizing your nails with Swarovski crystals is a fun and popular fashion trend that enhances your everyday style!

The sparkling nail art trend began in glamorous Hollywood with celebrities desiring an additional special touch to their normal manicures. They always want to shine in a new stunning (and of-course sparkling) ways! This glitzy trend spread like wildfire and now is a style fave for fashionista’s around the world!

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Create your own personalized style by adding as little or as many Swarovski sparkles as you like. The most popular sizes of Swarovski Flatbacks to use on nails are the 2058-5ss (ss stands for stone size and is equivalent to ~1.75mm) the 6ss (~1.95mm) the 7ss (~2.25mm) the 8ss (~2.45mm) the 9ss (~2.65mm) the 10ss (~2.75mm) the 12ss (~3.1mm) the 14ss (~3.45mm) and the 16ss (~3.90mm).

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Use the Crystal Katana Tool for professional results

For long lasting glam, the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS can easily be applied into the wet layer of the top gloss gel after the color as been applied. Using the Crystal Katana tool is the fastest, and easiest way to set the stones into place. You can also apply the crystals using glue or regular nail enamel.

Watch this informative demonstration video on how to apply Swarovski Crystals to your nails and turn them into your newest most sparkling accessory!

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Featured Designer ~ Adriana from The Little Words Project

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I absolutely fell in LOVE with the inspiring intention behind the Little Words Project friendship bracelets and I know you will too!

Little Words Project is a “pay-it-forward movement” in the shape of a friendship bracelet. Made out of fine-cut Swarovski crystals interwoven with a unique, inspirational word, each bracelet has a higher purpose to unite girls of all ages. The concept is simple; each customer is to wear her Little Word for as long as the word on her wrist provides her the comfort she needs, and then, when the opportunity arises, she is to pass her bracelet on to someone who needs it more than she does. Each bracelet features a gold-dipped tag with the Little Words Project logo and a number inscribed into it. These numbers may be used to register a customer’s bracelet and track the bracelet’s movement as it inspires from wrist-to-wrist.

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“Girl World,” as they have grown accustomed to calling it, can be an awfully cruel place sometimes; which is why Little Words Project’s mission is to provide girls everywhere with a vehicle with which to bring one another “up”, rather than put one another down.

So purchase your bracelet and join everyone in this important mission to help change “Girl World” one Little Word at a time.

The Little Words Project Swarovski Friendship Bracelets Create Your Own

Create Your Own Swarovski Crystal Friendship Bracelet!

Choose from a large variety of Swarovski Crystal styles, colors and finishes including your special word inspiration to create your very own customized bracelets.

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Sharing is Caring ~ Share an inspirational bracelet with the special friends in your life!

Engage with the sharing aspect of Little Words Project by giving them a unique bracelet that they can ware and be inspired by. Simply choose your word, size preference and quantity to begin the journey towards eventually brightening someone’s day.

The Little Words Project Swarovski Friendship Bracelets Gift Inspiration

Include Special Add On’s or Be Inspired by These Gift Ideas For Any Occasion!

If your looking to spice up your gift and add a special touch to your bracelet, be inspired by beautiful custom ideas to create the perfect one-of-a-kind treasure any friend will admire and appreciate.

This June, 40% of the sales of this Swarovski Amethyst “Inspire” Bracelet will be donated to

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A non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the lives of Haiti’s “Street Children”.

Little Words Project aims to feature a different bracelet for our philanthropy efforts each month. The bracelet will change monthly along with the philanthropy it supports.

Watch the video to get a better understanding of how your bracelet can be an extension of who you are!

“Enjoy the show, you never know – it just may inspire you to join us in our quest to change the world, one Little Word at a time!”

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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 atRainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Charm Bracelet Design and Instructions

Swarovski_Summer_Bracelet_Free_Design_and_InstructionsBracelet Design Inspiration ~ Summer Grace Charm Bracelet made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

DIY Swarovski Crystal Charm Bracelet Design and Instructions below.

I was sitting in the middle seat of an airplane the other day chatting with the people next to me and the gentleman to my left complimented me on my Swarovski crystal bracelets which grabbed the attention of the young lady to my right.

She perked up and said enthusiastically, oh yes gorgeous, I love Swarovski crystals!

It’s certainly wonderful to meet people who love and admire Swarovski Crystal Beads as much as I do. They were very impressed that I had made the jewelry myself, which I have to admit, felt really great that they appreciated my designs so much. It got me thinking about the status of the Swarovski brand. I suppose the age old saying “you get what you pay for” really applies to crystals. Yes, Swarovski is a higher end product because of its superior quality, clarity and faceting structure, yet it remains affordable to many people, of whom especially value excellence. People appreciate and are always drawn to exceptional products.

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People have also truly embraced the idea that they can do many things themselves. The DIY market has exploded in popularity recently and it’s because when you make something yourself, there is an added benefit of feeling talented, skillful and capable of achieving things on your own.

Self sufficiency, now that is universally a very powerful feeling!

There is a genuine sense of pride when you take the rains and accomplish things yourself! You automatically infuse more value into what you have done, you appreciate it more and the enthusiasm that comes from creating something beautiful is poured into your next project, the next and the next. You come to the realization that you yourself are creating a continuous cycle of creativity, joy and self expression that is fun and immensely rewarding!

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In the spirit of “Do It Yourself” here is a beautiful Swarovski Crystal Charm bracelet waiting to be made by you!

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Sew-on Stones 3265-26×21 mm Crystal Silver Shade

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Art. 5000-4 mm Mint AlabasterArt. 5301-8 mm Pacific OpalArt. 5601-8 mmViolet Opal,

Swarovski Pendants
Art. 6401-8 mm Light RosePacific Opal, Art. 6401-12 mm Light RoseArt. 6650-22 mm Crystal Silver Shade Squaredelles Art. 5920-4mm Silver Crystal, or you can use; Squaredelles Art. 5920-4mm Gun Metal Crystal Or Squaredelles Art. 5920-8mm Silver Crystal

Materials

Toggle 18 mm, Silver, Jump Ring ø 5 mm, Silver Jump Ring ø 8 mm, Swarovski 5940 Silver Head Pins

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Have a sparkling summer!

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!

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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?

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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!

Pharrell Williams Rocks Swarovski Crystal Adidas Shoes!

We Stock ’em and Pharrell Rock’s ’em!

Rock Star Pharrell Williams Shines from Head to Toe!

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Pharrell’s Sparkling Swarovski Shoes (courtesy of Swarovski)

Pharrell Williams sure knows how to make a style statement with the sparkliest Adidas shoes I’ve ever seen!

Pharrell celebrated his 41st Birthday in the most stylish way possible, by rock’n these stunning Swarovski embellished Stan Smith custom Adidas kicks. Pharrell debuted these unique and dazzling shoes during his April 5th “Saturday Night Live” performance and then again on Monday April 7th during his “Good Morning America” performance.

These babies shine with over 1600 Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in a variety of 15 shapes and sizes, which took over 10 hours to apply each crystal by hand.

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“Pharrell was inspired when he saw a pair of our crystallized platform shoes and he wanted to recreate the effect by customizing his Stan Smith [Adidas] sneakers,” a Swarovski spokesperson tells Billboard.  “He handpicked the size, shape and color of the crystals he was looking for and worked with our creative team to bring his idea to life.”

There’s a chance Williams may have started a trend. The one-of-one sneakers are getting “an amazing response,” notes the rep. “Everybody wants a pair.”

You too can create your one-of-a-kind sparkling sneakers! Choose your favorite Swarovski Flatbacks and glue them on using E6000 glue. It’s that simple!

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Stay Happy with Sparkles and Smiles!

Featured Designer ~ Jeanine from Joy From The Heart

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Jeanine from Joy from the Heart has been making jewelry and sun catchers since 2002. It all started when she received a sun catcher as a gift. It meant so much to her and she wanted to bring that enjoyment to others. Jeanine started with making the sun catchers and soon friends were encouraging her to make jewelry. Creating the Guardian Angel sun catcher and hearing from the customers about how they are enjoyed means a lot to her.

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Swarovski Triple Stacked Crystal AB Cube Bracelet 

This stunningly eye-catching  Swarovski Crystal AB bracelet features a secession of three 5601-6mm Crystal AB Cube Beads stacked on top of each other incorporating the 5822-19mm Silver AB Bar Rondelles as spacers. This luxurious crystal bracelet exudes glamour and sophistication, a perfect center piece for a celebratory event such as a wedding or gala that will truly wow admirers.

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Swarovski Crystal Sapphire Necklace

This refined Swarovski Crystal necklace features a graduated design of 5601-4mm, 6mm and 8mm Sapphire Cubes and sterling silver spacer beads. This beautiful design is available in many different colors to accommodate your specific desire.

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Swarovski Crystal Cube Pendant Necklace 

This amazingly brilliant but simple pendant, can be custom made specifically for you, your mother, grandmother, friend or relative. Jeanine strings together Swarovski Crystals matching the person’s birthstones onto a beautiful sterling silver head-pin, separated by gorgeous squardelle crystals.

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Swarovski Crystal Cube and Squardelle Watch Collection

Jeanine’s embellished watch collection includes gold or silver, square or round watch faces with handmade bands using various colors of the 5601-4mm Swarovski  Cubes beads and sparkling Bar Rondelles. These one-of-a-kind watches transform a normal watch into a piece of beautiful jewelry and are available in a variety of rainbow or single color options.

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Swarovski Crystal Double Stacked Cube and Squardelle Earrings

This simple and refined Swarovski Crystal earrings feature the 5601-6mm and 4mm Crystal Bermuda Blue Cubes accentuated by a silver crystal Squardelle. Thees dainty stylish crystal earrings are versitile and can be worn as an every day pieces, to the office, a night out on the town  or to an upscale event.

It is important to Jeanine to create great pieces that everyone will love. Unique pieces that you cannot find anywhere else. It is her goal to send the customer home with a product that will put a smile on their face each time they look at it.

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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!

Cool Crystal Cubes

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Swarovski Crystal Cool Cube Necklaces

I just finished putting a Swarovski crystal order together that had a huge variety of colors and sizes in the 5601 Cube Beads, which got me thinking…cubes are pretty cool!

I love these crystal necklaces with neatly stacked 5601-4mm cubes. They are dainty and very sweet little geometric blocks of 5 dazzling Crystal Cube Beads hanging gracefully from a delicate gold chain ~

just lovely!

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Swarovski Cube Earrings

These elegant Swarovski Cube earrings feature a graduated look using the 5601-8mm in Crystal Golden Shadow and 5601-6mm medium grey toned color. They are beautifully adorned with crystal Squardelles in a gold setting.

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Swarovski Crystal Wire Wrap Cube Bracelet 

This beautiful Swarovski Crystal Cube bracelet features a unique wire wrap pattern encompassing the 5601-6mm Cubes in every color of the rainbow.

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Swarovski Off Set Cube Earrings

These gorgeous Swarovski earrings highlights the 5600-6mm and 8mm Off-Set Cubes.

Jazz up your designs by adding a unique twist to your style using these cool cubes!

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