Why Handmade Gifts Are the Most Gratifying + Crystal Tassel Design Inspiration!

 

Swarovski Crystal DIY handmade gifts

There truly is nothing like giving a gift that was made by your very own hands!

Your creativity, vision and dedication when making a special gift for someone you love, is extra special!! It shows that you take the time to reflect on their individual style, what they will love, and that you go the extra mile for people in your life.

It’s scientifically proven that we love something more when we make it ourselves!

In my experience, they will appreciate your thoughtfulness and personal touch so much more! The added benefit is…you will too! I’m sure we’ve all felt this exceptional feeling before, after giving someone something you’ve put your time, energy and love into. There’s really nothing like it. Studies have shown that making something, even if it’s assembling a piece of furniture from IKEA, we are hardwired to like it more (even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly), than the same exact item that we simply bought. I Love this because it’s a win win!

Thank You

Here’s a sweet Thank You email that I just received from a new friend. I made her a special beaded strand with Crystals and Pearls and attached a Swarovski Crystal 6714 Star Pendant/Prism at the end. (I wish I took a picture of it – rats!) Here’s what she said:

We finally decided to hang our beautiful crystal on the morning side of the house.  There is one window we open, without fail, first thing in the morning to let in the day’s light.  And we can’t think of a better way to start our day than by receiving and enjoying the blessings of the crystal.  I finally completed this DIY task today (LOL), and we are looking forward to the morning’s greeting. Thank you again for this beautiful gift, as well as the gift of your friendship.”

I know I’m a bit of a sap, but this email almost made me cry! It filled my heart with so much joy to know that every day she will be enjoying all of the beautiful sparkles & Rainbows of Light that I handmade for her!

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Here’s a Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace that I recently made for my friend’s Birthday!

DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace Design Inspiration

I used 5810-6mm and 8mm Brown Pearls (Velvet Brown Pearls are a wonderful color substitution, as Brown has been discontinued), 5000-10mm Mocca Crystal Beads, 5000-6mm & 8mm Crystal Golden Shadow Round Beads, 5328-4mm & 6mm Crystal Silver Shade Bicone Beads, and a 5523-12mm Crystal Silver Shade Cosmic Bead. For the focal component, I used the 4439-20mm Square Bead in Crystal Dorado (technically a Fancy Stone because it doesn’t have any holes in it, unless you count the large one in the middle). The Crystal Dorado is nice because one side is the Dorado Coating that you see in the picture, and the other side is a medium grey tone, that blends nicely with the Crystal Silver Shade. The very last little sparkling detail, is the 6620-20mm Avant-Garde Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow.

DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Necklace

My friend absolutely LOVES her new Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace! She put it on right away after opening it and I’ve seen her three times since and every time she’s been wearing it!! She says it goes with so many outfits, which is incredibly fun and rewarding that I made something that she loves so much!

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I hope you’re inspired to make beautiful, handmade gifts for you and your friends to enjoy this year. I’m always happy to personally assist you with color options, and style choices for all of your Swarovski Crystal desires!

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 U.S. Shipping on all 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!
Happy Birthday Sheri

 

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Shine Bright Birthday Girl!

Happy You Day

It’s one of my Best Girlfriend’s Birthday’s and I wanted to make her something extra special and sparkly! She Looooves sparkles! I’ve made her many Swarovski Crystal sun-catchers over the years and she has them hanging all over her home. She has one room with huge south facing windows and she loves texting me pictures of all the rainbows dancing about. She calls it Rainbow Power Hour! I love it, it always brightens my day!

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Here’s Lauren & I a few years ago having fun and celebrating the holidays together. I (left) have the goofiest look on my face (honestly, what am I doing???!!!) I really didn’t want to post this (so embarrassing) but it was a great one of her, and it is HER day after all…so I took one for the bestie team 😉

Anywhoes….the new Swarovski 6926-36mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants are so absolutely STUNNING, that I knew she had to have one! I’ve been so inspired by these beauties that I made her a necklace that I’m sure she will love!

Here it is……

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She loves necklaces with large pendants that sit right on her upper chest as a brilliant focal point, so I handmade this little treasure for her. I wanted it to be fairly neutral in color, so that she could wear it with a lot of different outfits.

I decided on Swarovski Crystal 5810 Light Grey Pearls, Clear and Crystal Silver Shade highlights in 5328-4mm & 6mm Xilion Biocne Beads, with a few 5000-6mm Round Crystal Satin accents.

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As the fashionistas say, grey is the new black, so I thought a mixture of light and medium grey tones would work well together, balanced out with clear crystal.

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For the unique accent beads, I used a 5500-10mm Pearshape Swarovski Crystal Bead as well as the Swarovski 5650-12mm Cubist Bead in Crystal Silver Shade.

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A close up of all the sparklie goodness (the picture does not do it justice!)

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I chose a similar rhombus shaped clasp to compliment the Rhombus Crystal.

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These innovative Swarovski Crystal Growing Rhombus Pendants have been flying out the door like hot cakes! We have a few colors and sizes still available by the individual pieces, or we can always order the larger Factory Packages of anything your heart desires!

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Swarovski 6926-36mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendant in Crystal Vitrail Light is a feast for the eyes! This remarkable visual experience features a gorgeous blend of purples, pinks, blues and greens creating new color variations with each movement.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal Vitrail Light is a smaller version of this on trend geode-like style of pendant, that has a closed crystallized center. These make excellent over-sized earrings or more of a dainty pendant, but is still thick and substantial.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal Golden Shadow is a natural and exquisitely elegant shade to accentuate this fashionable cluster of crystals.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal AB is a classic effect that is always popular due to it’s captivating array of pinks, blues yellows and greens dancing about, capturing and refracting light in the most beautiful way.

I hope this new Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace design has inspired your imagination and expanded your creativity, to wherever it wants to shine!

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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 U.S. Shipping on all 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!
Happy Birthday Sheri

Gorgeous New Crystal Jewelry Designs & Instructions!

Now is a perfect time make new jewelry designs for your Fall outfits and with the Holidays right around the corner, it’s time to get busy creating special gifts and eye catching beauties for your festive parties.

Swarovski’s beautiful New Fall and Winter Innovations, make it easy to create stunning jewelry that is both on trend, while providing a classic distinction that no other crystal can.

Here are a few gorgeous Swarovski Crystal jewelry designs and free instructions for your designing delight!

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Swarovski crystals Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code
Beads 5000 1 pc 8mm Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer 246 971
Fancy Stones 4470 4 pcs 10mm Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer 246 971
Crystal Pearls 5810 5 pcs 10mm Crystal Velvet Brown 001 951

Supplies:

4 10mm link settings “Almost Instant Jewelry” by Fire Mountain Gems #H20-3040MT

5” 20 gauge Gold Artistic Wire

1 lobster clasp

5 4mm jump rings

1 2” head pin

Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue

Alcohol wipes

Instructions

Step 1: Using the alcohol wipes clean each of the 10mm link settings. Using the two part epoxy, glue into each of the 10mm link settings the 4470 10mm light Colorado topaz shimmer cushion stones. Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Cut the 20 gauge wire into five 1” pieces. Using one piece of wire make a simple loop, slide on one 5810 10mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat four more times and set aside.

Step 3: Using one head pin slide on one 5000 10mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bead and wire wrap to close. Set aside.

Step 4: To make bracelet: using one jump ring attach lobster clasp to one pearl component made in Step 2. Then attach to one cushion stone component made in Step 1. Repeat pattern 4 more times ending with a pearl component. Add on 4 jump rings in a chain and then add on the bead component made in Step 3.

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Simmering Velvert Earrings Free Design and Instructions using Swarovski Crystals

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Article No.

Amount

Size

Color

Color Code

Fancy Stones

4470

2 pcs

10mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer F

246 971

Crystal Pearls

5810

2 pcs

10mm

Crystal Velvet Brown

001 951

Crystal Pearls

5810

2 pcs

5mm

Crystal Velvet Brown

001 951

Crystal Pearls

5810

2 pcs

3mm

Crystal Velvet Brown

001 951

Sew On

3230

2 pcs

12x7mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer F

246 971

Supplies:

2 10mm link settings “Almost Instant Jewelry” by Fire Mountain Gems #H20-3040MT

4” 20 gauge Gold Artistic Wire

2 ear wires

2 1” head pin

Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue

Alcohol wipes

Instructions

Step 1: Using the alcohol wipes clean each of the 10mm link settings. Using the two part epoxy, glue into each of the 10mm link settings the 4470 10mm light Colorado topaz shimmer cushion stones. Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Cut the 20 gauge wire into four 1” pieces.

Step 3: Using one piece of wire make a simple loop, slide on one 5810 10mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat once more time and set aside.

Step 4: Using one piece of wire make a simple loop, slide on one 5810 5mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat once more time and set aside.

Step 5: Using one head pin, slide on one 5810 3mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat once more time and set aside.

Step 6: To create earring: Starting with an ear wire attach to the 10mm pearl component made in Step 3, then attach to one cushion component made in Step 1, then attach one 5mm pearl component made in Step 4, then attach one 3230 12x7mm light Colorado topaz shimmer sew on, and finally one 3mm pearl component made in Step 3.

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Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

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Article No.

Amount

Size

Color

Color Code

Beads

5000

20 pcs

8mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Beads

5328

60 pcs

4mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Beads

5328

30 pcs

6mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Beads

5000

20 pcs

8mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

246 971

Beads

5328

60 pcs

4mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

246 971

Beads

5328

30 pcs

6mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

246 971

Beads

5328

60 pcs

4mm

Erinite Shimmer

360 971

Beads

5328

30 pcs

6mm

Erinite Shimmer

360 971

Pendants

6106

3 pcs

16mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Rivoli

1122

1 pc

12mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer F

246 971

Supplies:

1 Flora Toggle TierraCast® 94-6223-27

4¾” Flora Rings TierraCast® 94-3200-27

1 12mm Faceted Rivoli Link TierraCast® 94-3152-27

30 4mm oval jump rings

5 6mm round jump rings

12 2mm crimp beads

12 3mm crimp covers

72” beading wire

Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue

Alcohol wipes

Scotch tape

Instructions

Step 1: Using the alcohol wipes clean the Rivoli link. Using the two part epoxy glue in one 1122 12mm light Colorado topaz shimmer Rivoli into the link and set aside to dry for 24 hours.

Step 2: Cut the beading wire into six 12” pieces and set aside.

To Create Necklace Strands:

Step 3: Strand #1: Using one piece of wire slide on one crimp bead and one Flora Ring and crimp to close. Attach crimp cover. Slide on five 5328 4mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bicones, one 5000 8mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bead, three 5328 6mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bicones, and one 5000 8mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bead. Repeat this pattern 4 more times and end the strand with five 5328 4mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bicones. Close off the end with a piece of scotch tape.

Step 4: Strand #2: Using one piece of wire slide on one crimp bead and the same Flora Ring and crimp to close next to the first strand. Attach crimp cover. Slide on five 5328 4mm Erinite shimmer bicones and five 5328 6mm Erinite shimmer bicones. Repeat this pattern 4 more times and end the strand with five 5328 4mm Erinite shimmer bicones. Close off the end with a piece of scotch tape.

Step 5: Strand #3: Using one piece of wire slide on one crimp bead and the same Flora Ring and crimp to close next to the first strand. Attach crimp cover. Slide on five 5328 4mm black diamond shimmer bicones, one 5000 8mm black diamond shimmer bead, three 5328 6mm black diamond shimmer bicones, and one 5000 8mm black diamond shimmer bead. Repeat this pattern 4 more times and end the strand with five 5328 4mm black diamond shimmer bicones. Close off the end with a piece of scotch tape.

Step 6: Begin to make a tight braid with the three strands created in steps 3-5. When the braid is complete, slide on a crimp bead and one Flora Ring to one of the strands and crimp to close. Attach crimp cover. Repeat this step for the other two strands.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 3 – 6 to make other side of the necklace.

Step 8: Using 3 oval jump rings, attach them together to create a chain and then use this to attach one side of the Flora toggle to one of the Flora rings. Repeat this to attach the other side of the toggle.

Step 9: Using one round jump ring attach the Rivoli link made in Step 1 to the bottom Flora ring on the necklace. Using another round jump ring attach the bottom of the Rivoli link to another Flora Ring.

Step10: Using the oval jump rings make three chains with them. One with 4 rings, one with 8 rings, and one with 12 rings. On the bottom of each of these chains attach one 6106 16mm black diamond shimmer pendant. Using round jump rings, attach each chain to the bottom of the last Flora ring.

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Hope you’re inspired by these beautiful designs.

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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 U.S. Shipping on all 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!
Happy Birthday Sheri

Special & Sparkly – There’s Just Nothin’ Like a Handmade Gift!

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Awhile back, I had a delicious and fun brunch with some lovely lady friends (side note – it’s incredibly uplifting when you experience first hand, women supporting women – Yay!). Anyhoo’s… I was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace that I handmade myself, and I hear from across the room…I love Harmony’s necklace, I need one just like that in my life!

I was deeply touched that she liked my jewelry style and to be honest, when you hear something so nice about your creative work, you just never forget it! Right then, I was inspired to make her one! Fast forward a couple of months later, because you know, life gets busy…it’s her Birthday and what a perfect time to surprise her with her very own necklace. Oh what fun it is to be able to make gifts for the people in your life that you know will sincerely appreciate them!

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Let the creativity begin…

When you’re making jewelry for someone else, either as a gift, or for resale, I believe the best place to start, is to draw their unique personality into your heart. Then think about who they are, their lifestyle and what they like to wear. Ultimately, all of these aspects come together to reveal what they are drawn to and how they express themselves. This is an excellent foundation to begin creating something distinctive just for them, that you know they will truly love.

This particular friend is a tough woman, with lots of talents, she’s a personal trainer (her muscles don’t lie 🙂 She’s also an esthetician, a wifey, and a mom, so I wanted to make her something that was bold, but not too bold, pretty, but not overly feminine, and something somewhat simple, so that she could wear it with all of the proverbial “hats” that she wears. Here’s what I came up with…

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The color pallet that I chose was Grey. I’m sure all of you hip fashionista’s know that grey tones have been wildly popular in the last couple of years. It’s true what they say; Grey is the new black, so I thought this would be a perfect tone to compliment her wardrobe style.

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I started with the 6106-22mm Swarovski Crystal Pearshape Pendant in the new Graphite color. This was the going to be the focal point of the necklace, and I incorporated similarly colored crystal beads to compliment this influence.

I didn’t want this crystal necklace to have a pattern, I wanted it to be asymmetrical to give it a little bit of an edgy look.

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I added the 5328-4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Graphite. I also used the 5328-3mm, 4mm, 6mm & 8mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB. I utilized the Swarovski Crystal 5000-4mm & 6mm Round Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB,  as well as the Swarovski Crystal 5000-5mm & 6mm Round Beads in Crystal Satin.

There are three different grey tones that Swarovski offers in their 5810 Round Crystal Pearls and I chose to use the Grey color. It’s a medium tone that works well in this piece, but I also could have also easily used the Dark Grey.

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I integrated one larger bead on one side to give it some depth and distinction, which was the Swarovski Crystal 5650-16mm Cubist Beads in Crystal Silver Shade. I love this style and the light sparkly hues of the Crystal Silver Shade create an extra touch of elegance.

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For the final details, I included a few thin silver-toned flower spacers throughout the piece, especially where the crystals met the pearls. This helped to unify the silver toggle clasp with the sprinkles of silver throughout the necklace.

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Overall, I loved how it turned out and more importantly, SHE did too!

Her eyes lit up and she put it on right away! Even though we were camping, hiking and playing games in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, she wore it all day!

Happy Friend = Happy ME 🙂

I’ve been making handmade gifts for friends and family ever since I can remember, and it honestly never gets old! That same fantastic, fuzzy feeling pulses through me as I eagerly watch them open…..and….YAY! Excitement and gratitude are abound!

I hope this inspires you to make your own handmade jewelry as gifts, or resale, because you really can’t ever go wrong by surprising someone with SPARKLES! I’m always happy to help you with any color, style, or design combinations you may be interested in!

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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 U.S. Shipping on all 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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Winners of the “Bad Dreams” Bead & Button Show Swarovski Design Contest

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Passionate beaders from around the country flock to the annual Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, where they discover numerous fun activities, take classes to learn new techniques, and be awestruck by stunning jewelry designs. Best of all, friends, colleagues and beading buddies can make the most of each other’s company while enjoying some of their favorite things in life…..Beads!

More than 9,000 beading fans attending 577 classes at this years’ Bead & Button Show scooped up their favorite goodies from 234 exhibitors. The annual jewelry artistry competition is one of the most anticipated events of the show. This years’ contest theme was entitled “Bad Dreams”. Designers from around the world were faced with steep competition, highlighting an exceptional level of beadwork. This made for an intense discussion among the jury members, whose job was tougher than ever this year.

Luckily, a decision was made and we can all breath easy. Drum role please…..Here are the Big Winners!

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2017 Bead & Button Show Design Contest Winners

1st Place Winner

First Place went to Svetlana Kossman of Pennsylvania for her opulent bib necklace entitled;

The Last Day of Pompeii

Winners of the Bead and Button Show 2017 Swarovski Contest

Svetlana happily accepted a whopping $450.00 worth of Swarovski Crystals as her prize!

“The Last Day of Pompeii” was praised for its intricate and sophisticated use of beads. All agreed that the fiery intensity of molten lava flowing from an erupting volcano was spectacularly represented, creating a showstopper.

Her use of the new Crystal Royal Red Lacquer effect in the various Fancy Stone Styles, was stunning. That captivating coating paired beautifully with the Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl. This unique Swarovski Crystal necklace was balanced out with highlights of Crystal Silver Night, Topaz, and Fire Opal beads, for one remarkable statement piece!

2nd Place Winner

Second Place went to Kaori Nakakohji of Japan for her brilliant display of distinctive floral and figure eight patterns entitled;

Gloria

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This radiant necklace design, features a color pallet of gold and blue hues, offset by lighter and darker tones. Her gorgeous necklace took the second prize of Swarovski Crystals worth $200.00.

The variety of Sapphire and Crystal Metallic Sunshine Fancy Stones pair beautifully together and the 4731 Kite Fancy Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow adds dimension and movement to floral the configurations. Crystal Iridescent Light Blue Pearls and Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue Pearls were superbly sprinkled throughout the necklace, creating an balanced look by bringing in a blend of matte and shimmer facade.

3rd Place Winner

Third place went to Nadezda Gerber from Germany for her graceful swan necklace entitled;

Under the Tuscan Sun

Winners of the Bead and Button Show 2017 Swarovski Contest Third Place

This whimsical necklace design emphasizes two graceful swans coming together accentuated by delicate features within a mixed media form. Assorted soft grey Swarovski Crystal beads mingle with Air Blue Opal highlights, as lovely heart pendants dance about.

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Swarovski’s Create Your Style Make & Take workshops, were also a big success. Participants learned new skills by creating unique projects and their donations raised a total of $3,086 for the Waukesha Women’s Shelter. Whoot-Whoot!! Amazing work beaders!!

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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 U.S. Shipping on all 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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Explore Swarovski’s “NO NORMAL” Jewelry, Color and Fashion Trends

New Swarovski Crystal Perspectives for Spring Summer innovations

SWAROVSKI’S MEGA TRENDS OF 2018

The New Innovations and Inspirations within Swarovski’s New Perspectives Trends give us a refreshing design palette to ignite our creativity as we look forward to an interesting future in fashion and jewelry expressions.

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Today we explore one of the four top jewelry and fashion trends entitled

NO NORMAL

The NO NORMAL trend pushes our standard ideas and perceptions away from the norm, into a brave new world, where expressions of oneself are boundless.

This trend embraces lofty ideals of loving yourself and others despite all differences.

We are becoming more open to change, in all ways, including gender, race, religion, and society. This includes transitioning in our beliefs, embracing different perspectives, allowing others to be free to be who they truly are. All of this offers us hope fr a more inclusive future.

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The color pallet highlighted within this jewelry and fashion trend include a new take on the traditionally bold tones. Softening the intensity of some primary colors with a lacquer effect, creates more of a gemstone look and incorporating natural neutral hues such as clear Crystal and White Opal, provides you with designs that can be paired with many different outfits.

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Colors Influencing this NO NORMAL Trend Include:

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Rose Peach

Rose Peach is a soft peach to pink tone that evokes cherry blossoms in spring and English roses in late summer to create a bold, yet subtle romantic, and always elegant quality. The Rose Peach beautifully compliments all skin tone types and is particularly popular in wedding jewelry.

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Denim Blue

Denim Blue is a classic intermediate blue tone with a subtle hint of grey blending nicely with Montana blue and can be used both casually and transition seamlessly for sophisticated evening-wear. This color blends seamlessly with the exceptionally popular denim trend.

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Crystal Royal Green

Crystal Royal Green Shiny Lacquer is a charming emerald green tone, created to emulate the rich and majestic colors found in an authentic emerald gem. This regal hue is accentuated by a subtle, yet stylish shimmer that captures the graceful and intriguing radiance within a true emerald.

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Clear Crystal

Crystal is the April birthstone color representing a clear diamond and its translucent quality creates a subtle shine of prismatic colors that complements all shades of the color spectrum.

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Crystal Dark Red

Crystal Dark Red Shiny Lacquer is a deep coral like or red wine type of color, similar to the Siam red but not quite as dark. The Shiny Lacquer coating is applied to the top of the crystal, creating a refined shimmer exposing the rich red tones underneath.

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White Opal

White Opal can also be used for the October birthstone color and is white in nature saturated in a milky opalescence that gives it a light romantic quality.

Jewelry Design Trends and Directions

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Metals are configured into complex meandering forms that are exclusive and unique.

The word customization takes on a new meaning, as design trends shift to celebrate human “imperfections” and personalized details.

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Crystal Fancy Stones, Beads and Pearls of various sizes and styles are utilized as all-over caviar coatings in random or geometric layouts for depth and luxurious tactility.

Sculptural jewels juxtaposed with the delicate beauty of a glossy gemstone look, create a dramatic fusion of edgy and graceful.

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Deconstructed settings and “one-of-a-kind” jewelry designs are increasing due to the personalization demands of the Millennials.

Pieces are being designed to be worn as extensions of the wearer’s body.

FASHION DESIGN DIRECTIONS

The exciting new fusion of minimalism and maximalism explores unexpected pairings, merging the eclectic with the conventionally classic.

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Classic minimalist staples such as the white shirt, transforms into a background to re-imagined shapes and suiting.

A major focus will be on voluminous sleeves and loose panels, which will detach themselves from the main garment.

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A focus on charming basics, which are well designed and devoted to the user, without neglecting beauty, will take hold.

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I hope this new jewelry and fashion trends inspire you to create your hearts desire!

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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 U.S. Shipping on all 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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Love in Every Bead ~ A Special Mother’s Day Necklace Design Inspiration!

Happy Mothers Day Love

Here’s one of my most cherished pictures of my wonderful Mom and I

Mother’s Day is that extra special time to reflect on the love and caring nature Mother’s give to their children. I feel incredibly lucky to have a mother who continues to be there for me and love me unconditionally. It’s the absolute greatest gift in the world and I’m always humbled by the power of love.

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This beautiful quote by Yogananda expresses the divine quality of a Mother’s love;

“The Mother’s love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.”

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I made a special Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace for my Mom to honor and celebrate everything she means to me. She is always so sweet in loving everything I make her.

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For Easter, I made her a sparkling Swarovski Crystal bracelet with spring tones and she wore it for a week straight. My Dad said she wore it on their nature walks and she would say “Harmony’s coming on the walk with us“. That literally melted my heart! I just thought that was the absolute sweetest! I pour my heart and energy into making jewelry for my friends and family and for my Mom to feel closer to me through the jewelry I make her, is incredibly touching.

Here’s the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl tassel necklace I made this Mother’s Day. I hope this design inspires you to make something extra special for your Mom, or if you’re a Mom who loves to make jewelry, it’s time to treat yo’ self!

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I wanted to make a soft and elegant necklace that had a touch of whimsical style. I Looooved how it turned out, I made one for myself too  🙂

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The style 5810 wholesale Swarovski Pearls that I used were in the color Platinum. Platinum is a wonderful neutral tone that goes with just about everything and even better, you can pair it with Gold or Silver tones and it looks beautiful with both!

You can even mix the goldish hues of the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow, with the light silver tones of Crystal Silver Shade together and it looks dreamy!

My Mom wears gold, so I made her’s with gold accents and mine with silver accents.

I mostly used the 5810-6mm and 8mm sized Swarovski Pearls and the 3mm and 4mm in one area for a tiny graduation up from the Crystal beads.

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I especially wanted to incorporate the new Swarovski stylish 5058 Baroque Bead for it’s elegant and timeless shape. I used the 5058-10mm and 14mm Crystal Golden Shadow Baroque Beads as highlights, surrounded by style 5000-6mm and 8mm Round Beads and 5328-4mm and 6mm Bicone Beads all in the matching Crystal Golden Shadow effect.

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I added some little gold flower elements to accentuated the Pearls and Crystals, which complimented the gold tones in the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow beautifully.

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I finished off the necklace with a gold clasp and a tassel that matched the Platinum Pearl color perfectly! I found the tassel at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and craft stores not in the jewelry section, but in the fabric tassel section.

The last Crystal that I added at the bottom, for a nice touch of sparkle, was the 6871-28mm Swarovski Crystal Buddha Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade.

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I hope this Mother’s Day Necklace Design has inspired you to make your Mom or yourself something beautiful to love, admire and enjoy!

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Happy Mother’s Day to All of You Wonderful Mothers Out There!

Wishing you a day full of LOVE!

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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 U.S. Shipping on all 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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