A Useful & Sparkling DIY Customized Gift Inspiration!

When dreams come true, it’s fun to celebrate with sparkles & smiles!

Recently my friend graduated culinary school and she now has the wonderful opportunity to take her skills to the gorgeous wonders of Spain! She’ll be living there for a few months, training under a 5 star chef. With incredible hard work and determination, her dreams are really and truly, coming to fruition. I couldn’t be happier for her!

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She threw a fabulous tapas themed fiesta to celebrate and I wanted to give her something fun, special and sparkly (of course) to commemorate her BIG accomplishment! Here’s what I made her….

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A customized sparkling apron featuring Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Flatbacks!

I found a colorful apron from World Market. I just swoon over everything in that darn store, so I had to go in with a mission and not stray, because if I did, I would have been tempted to take home one of everything. Mission successfully completed!

I imagine aprons can take a beating with all that is going on in the kitchen and I wanted to be sure the Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks would stay secure and last a very long time. In order to do this, I glued each crystal using E6000 glue.

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I used the Swarovski Crystal 2088-12ss (~3mm) Clear Crystal Flatbacks

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I also used my handy-dandy Flatback Rhinestone tool, the Crystal Katana! This helps to pick up the stones, place them exactly where I want them and secure them in place. I couldn’t do this project with out it! That’s GOLD Jerry… GOLD! (haha…if you’re a long-time Seinfeld fan like myself, you’ll appreciate that reference 😉

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I arranged the Swarovski Crystals in little flower formations, with different quantities in each floret, randomly on the belt of the apron. I wanted to compliment the flower pattern on the apron, as well as accentuating hints of sparkle.

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It’s simple and sweet, and complimented her style beautifully!

Thankfully, she Loved it! She put it on and wore it around, showing all her friends, which warmed my heart & was very sweet of her!

If you’re thinking of a little gift for someone in your life, keep in mind that it doesn’t need to be much, but it’s always much more appreciated when you add a personal touch. When you put a little extra time and effort into making something handmade from your heart, it demonstrates how much you care, which is touching in and of itself.

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Hey Chicago Whaddya Say, the Cubs Are Gonna Win Today! Go Cubs Go!

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What an exciting World Series baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians! WOW! I’ve never seen a more fun, nail-biter of a game! Thankfully our beloved Cubbies FINALLY after 108 years, became champions once again!

Although I’m from Arizona, my hubby Mike has been a die-hard Cubbies fan for his whole life. So if my Hubby’s a Cubbie, I’m a Cubbie 🙂

His dreams came true when his brother, who lives in Chicago, called him up last week and said, I have tickets to the World Series games 4 & 5, do you wanna go? Well…it took 0.2 seconds for him to say YES!!!

I was so excited for him! He was going to be staying at his brother & sister-in-law’s house and I thought, how fun would it be to bling out some little Cubs shirts for his 18 month old niece! I quickly got to work and here’s what I made…P.S. I love them so much!

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I printed out the Cubs logo and cut out the area that I wanted to add my Swarovski Crystals. Bling-Bling-Baby!

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I used the Swarovski 2078-30ss Crystal Hot Fix Flat Back stones on this one, which was a perfect size for making two rows of crystals for the big C.

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After placing the crystals in the C, I started heating up my iron. I used a pieces of thin parchment-like paper and softly laid it on top of the stones. Then I pressed the iron down on the C. I pressed hard and held it there for several minutes. I kept doing this process for several more minutes. I checked the stones one by one, to make sure they were secure and if I found a loose one, I used the Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix Tool to secure it in place.

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So CUTE! I love how the clear crystals match the clear crystal buttons on this little sweater.

I didn’t stop there….my next one was an iconic picture with much more detail. Drum roll please….

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Well… Holy Cow, it’s Harry Caray!

What a fun guy he was and it was fun to pay tribute to him and his iconic over-sized glasses! I used the 2078-12ss Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks for the details of his eyes, smile chin and hair and the rest I used the 2078-30ss Swarovski Crystal Hot Fix Flatback Rhinestones. These are the sizes that I liked best, but Swarovski offers a large variety of sizes,colors and styles for all of your crystal projects. Plus, you can’t beat our wholesale prices on all your favorite Swarovski Crystals!

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I’m not done yet! Third times a charm, right?! We needed all the luck we could get! I had one more pink T-shirt I wanted to bling out, so I went with a classic Cubs logo for the last one and I made an extra girly, extra sparkly one!

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Go Cubs Go!

I used the same C cut out as the first one, but this time I used the Swarovski 2078-30ss Crystal AB Hot Fix Flat Back Rhinestones for the extra brilliance. It shines pinks, blues and yellow sparkles! I used the 2078-16ss Swarovski Crystal AB Hot Fix Flat Back Rhinestones for the UBS.

I had so much fun making these sparkling Swarovski Crystal shirts for our sweet little niece, everyone loved how they turned out and I’m sure she will be wearing one of them for the victory parade today!

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Yay Cubbies!

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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
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See Why This Sparkling Halloween Mask is the Cat’s Meow!

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It’s that fun time of year where rich fall colors delight our senses, pumpkins line the doorsteps and that eerie feeling of something spooky is just around the corner…. HALLOWEEN!

Halloween will be here before you know it, as as we thoroughly enjoy our spiced lattes (down to the last delicious drop), it’s fun to ponder… what shall I be this year?

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I haven’t decided what I’ll be this year, but my best friend Lauren (here we are having a ball at her wedding) is going as a kitty cat and asked me to add some Swarovski Crystals to her cat mask. Well, she certainly came to the the right person for that job (I’ve got crystals coming outta my ears, no not literally, that would just be ridiculous  😉 BUT, I do leave a trail of sparkles everywhere I go (I swear, every week the vacuum consumes more crystals than Kashi hair!)…so honestly, how can a bestie refuse?

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I had a lot of fun embellishing her cat mask with Swarovski Crystal Flat back Rhinestones and I thought it would be fun to show you what I created and give you the step by step instructions on how to create something similar for yourself, or for your bestie  🙂

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Steps to Embellish Your Halloween Mask with Swarovski Crystals

Here is what you will need to add Swarovski Crystals to a furry mask. (please note: the mask will need to be furry to be able to affix the Hot Fix Rhinestones, if it is not furry, then you will need to glue them on using an epoxy glue, my favorite being the E6000 glue). Below are the Crystal shapes that I used, but there are numerous different styles of Swarovski Flat backs to choose from to get your creative juices flowing.

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Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-12ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-16ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-20ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Leaf Flat Back Rhinestones 2797-8mm Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Bow Tie Flat Back Rhinestone 2858-12mm Bowtie Crystal Hot Fix

Supplies

1 Furry Cat Mask (I couldn’t find the exact one she sent me, but here are some options to choose from)

Crystal Katana Tool

Bejewler Pro Hot Fix Tool

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I started with a plain black cat mask (I guess I was so excited to start adding the Swarovski crystals, that I forgot to take a picture of the plain mask, but hey, I’m sure you can use your wild imagination  😉

Starting with one side of the top of the eye, I used the crystal Katana to pick up the crystals and place them where I wanted them (I have found that this method is MUCH easier than using tweezers). Next, I used the Bejewler Hot Fix Tool to secure the crystals in place which only take a few seconds for each stone.

One great tip that I have found to work very well, is to use one size smaller tip on the bejewler tool than your stones, this way the hot tip won’t come into contact with the underside of your project, so that there is no way it can inadvertently heat up or ruin any part of your project. Pass that tip along to your Bejewler friends – they’ll love ya for it!

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Before you know it, your plain black cat mask is looking like the Cat’s Meow!

I decided my bestie’s kitty mask just had to be as regal as she is, so I added a little crown on the top, accentuating the bottom with the beautiful shaped Leaf Flatback.

Last but certainly not least, for the final touch, I added the Bow Tie Flatback as her adorable little noes accent. I think it’s as cute as a button!

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So there you have it, the final embellished kitty mask and it only took a couple of hours. I sent it off to Lauren, she absolutely LOVED it and can’t wait to show it off!

I hope this project inspires you to create something fabulous & sparkly this Halloween! Please post and share pictures with me of you, your friends’ or kiddos Halloween costumes this year, I would LOVE to see them!

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DIY Made Simple ~ Learn How Easy It Is To Crystallize This Gorgeous Marble Cocktail Ring!

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Free DIY Sparkling Marble Ring Design and Instructions

Celebrate the raw and earthy splendor of fall’s jewelry designs with timeless pieces that have meaning, as well as natural beauty. The “Sparkling Marble” ring is a modern heirloom—all you need is modeling clay and crystals. Easy!

This on trend style of cocktail ring embellished with Swarovski Crystals is oh so fashionable! You can create this crystallized look around any type of natural stone or gemstone. Gemstone jewelry is very stylish and adding touches of Swarovski crystals to them, elevates your designs in a brilliant way! Get creative and set crystals around any type of jewelry, whether is necklaces, bracelets, or earrings. Working with Ceralun, which is Swarovski’s ceramic epoxy clay specifically designed to set Swarovski Crystals, is very easy and fun to use, leaving your DIY designs looking professional and beautiful!

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS Used in this jewelry design:

Swarovski Crystal 1028-8pp Crystal (Foiled) Round Stones (pointed back) 170 Pieces

Ceralun in Walnut Color

SUPPLIES and TOOLS

1 Marbled gemstone, brown (or any color you like)

1 Ring with disc, rose gold color

Tweezers, or a Crystal Katana

Weighing Scale

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STEP 1: Follow the Swarovski Ceralun instructions to prepare the Ceralun. Glue the gemstone with Ceralun onto the disc of ring.

STEP 2: Apply Ceralun at the edge of gemstone and place Swarovski Round Stones 1028 PP8 around the edge using tweezers or a Crystal Katana.

Hope you’re inspired to make this design and hope it gets your creative juices flowing to add sparkling touches to other jewelry designs!

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Your Bohemian Fashion Guide and Free Embellished Hippie Chic Hat Design and Instructions

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Free Swarovski Crystal Hippie Chic Boho Hat Design and Instructions

Dance the day away with your crowning glory tucked under a cool, wide-brimmed hat. Customized with tribal trim accented with Crystal Scarabaeus Green, it’s your must-have festival accessory that will look equally great with denim or dresses.bohemian fashion style and definition

There is a soft and feminine, almost dreamy-like quality to this bohemian trend, where magical touches of lace, rhinestones, colorful beads, tassels, braids and embroidered details are worn with love. The bohemian girl adores nature, feeling drawn to floral prints and pastel colors.

Bohemian Color Trends and the Matching Swarovski Crystal Colors and Pearls

Lavender = Provence Lavender or Light Amethyst, Lavender Pearls and Mauve Pearls

Mint = Mint Alabaster, Pastel Green Pearls

Baby Pink = Light Rose, Rosaline, Rose Water Opal, Rosaline Pearls, and Powdered Rose Pearls

Baby Blue = Light Sapphire, Lavender, and Light Blue Pearls

Silver = Crystal CAL, Crystal CAL Fully CoatedCrystal Light ChromeCrystal Silver Shade, Light Grey Pearls

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A How-To Guide For Bohemian Style by Fashion Gone Rogue

The bohemian hippie chic fashion trend is is a very popular style this summer. There are many ways to express your individuality while embracing this whimsical look. Creating your own jewelry and accessories with shapes and colors that you are drawn to, is a wonderful way to feel more connected to this style.

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Now that you have this fashionable bohemian style guide under your belt, here are the step by step instructions on how to make your own stylish boho chic floppy hat embellished with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Flatbacks!

Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Capri Blue Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Crystal Scarabaeus Green Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Indian Pink Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Light Sapphire Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078-12ss Light Topaz Hot Fix 189 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Beads 5000-6mm Indian Pink 45 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Beads 5000-8mm Crystal Scarabaeus Green 30 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Pearls 5810-6mm Lapis 40 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Round Pearls 5810-6mm Turquoise 50 pieces

Supplies and Tools

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Alcantara, 62cm, 25mm, dark brown

Hat, light brown

Nylon stretch, Ø 0,5mm, 3m, transparent

Sewing thread, 2m, light brown

Two part adhesive glue

45x Wooden beads, 6mm, dark brown

Tools

Iron, Needle, Scissors, and Tweezers

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STEP 1: Cut the Alcantara to the appropriate length of your hat and make one of the ends into an arrow shape. Create a transfer as shown in the illustrations with this step using the Swarovski Hotfix Flat Backs and iron it onto the Alcantara.

STEP 2: Sew one end of the Alcantara onto the hat and place the entire length around the hat.

STEP 3: Insert the rest of the Swarovski Crystals on the material list onto the nylon stretch cord. Tie a double knot at end and cut off the extra length.

STEP 4: Put some glue onto the knot and insert the knot into one of the Swarovski Crystals near to it. Let dry for a couple of minutes and lay it around the hat.

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Quick & Easy DIY Project: Add Swarovski Crystals to Your Sports Pants!

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DIY Instructions on Applying Swarovski Crystals to Sports Pants

Take a pair of sport pants and give them a dash of attitude with Swarovski crystals in new Graphite and Yellow Opal, then sparkle while you sweat!

The sports fashion trend has exploded in popularity in the last few years and it continues to have a huge influence  in the fashion industry, with many feeling like it is here to stay for a very long time.

The popular buzzword “athleisure” perfectly describes this sports fashion movement, where more people are craving healthier lifestyles and incorporating a more functional style into their wardrobes. People are wanting an everyday type of comfort that is also stylish and fashionable. It’s the idea that sportswear should be a chic s everything else in your closet.

Adding a touch of Swarovski Crystal sparkle to your sports wardrobe is easy and it’s always much more fun to work out looking and feeling your very best!

Below are the visual and Step by Step instructions on how to apply Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones to your sports pants.

DIY Intructions on Appling Swarovski Crystals to pants step by step instructions

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Used in this project are listed below, or choose your favorite colors to customize your pants.

2078-20ss Swarovski Crystal Fltabacks Hotfix Yellow Opal (31 pieces)

2078-34ss Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Hotfix Graphite (35 pieces)

Supplies and Tools:

Supplies: Pants

Tools:  Iron, Pins, Quad paper, Scissors, Transfer film, Transfer sheet and Tweezers

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STEP 1: Place a transfer sheet over the quad paper and start placing the Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix art. 2078 SS20 Yellow Opal into the squares on the quad paper leaving two squares empty in-between each Swarovski Crystal as shown. Place a transfer film on top of the Swarovski Crystal row and pull it back to get all the Swarovski Crystals onto it. Mark the area on the pants where you want to place the crystals with pins. Place the transfer film with Swarovski Crystals onto the pinned area as shown.

STEP 2: Iron the transfer film with Swarovski Crystals onto the pants and then pull the transfer film back slowly, making sure all the Swarovski Crystals are in place. (If some do not stick to the pants, re-iron until they do.) Repeat these two steps for other Swarovski Crystal stripes.

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