On the Brighter Side ~ See the Vibrant Color Trends this Fall & Winter with Matching Swarovski Crystals!

Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015 Chic Fashion

2015 Pantone Color Report: An Evolving Color Landscape

Here is this last section of the top 10 most popular fall and winter colors, where I focus on the warmest and most unique hues this color palette has to offer. I’m thrilled that there are some refreshingly cheerful colors to choose from this season! The colors that we choose to wear and surround ourselves with can have a substantial impact on our mood, so I love that it will now be “fashionably acceptable” to incorporate more vibrant and upbeat hues to uplift our spirits on some of those dreary winter days.

Cadmium Orange Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and gorgeous hue that is somewhat subtle but holds enough drama for a new type of refreshing orange this Fall and Winter. It’s almost a peachy type of orange that evokes a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy. It’s both playful and sophisticated that is a lighter compliment to the more traditional deeper orange and copper type fall tones. It can also act as a valiant contrast to the darker blue and green tones popular in these cooler months ahead.

Cadmium Orange’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Padparadscha                                                   Tangerine

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Coral Pearls (Gemstone Color)

Swarovski Pearls 5810 Coral

Rose Peach  Rose Peach Pearls (which are actually more peachy in color than Rose)

Swarovski Crystals Rose Peach  Swarovski Pearls 5810_RosePeach

Cashmere Rose Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Cashmere Rose

The Cashmere Rose is an absolute exquisite color! This feminine almost antique pink hue also has a gentle and elegant richness to it that sets it apart as one of my all-time favorite colors! It’s just a perfectly lovely and delightful hue that is graceful and timeless.

It’s a gorgeous color that pairs well with so many options. It’s an ideal color for making wedding jewelry, because it’s works perfectly for both bridesmaids in a wedding party, as well as guests of a wedding. It’s also an every day type of color as well because it’s just so darn beautiful! It’s simply a romantic tone that matches well with soft purple hues, dusty rose type of shades and cream or white colors as well. It’s divine, just divine!!

Cashmere Rose’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Blush Rose                                        Crystal Antique Pink

Swarovski Crystal Beads Blush Rose  Swarovski Crystal Antique Pink Beads

Vintage Rose                                               Powdered Rose Pearls

Swarovski Crystals Vintage Rose  Swarovski Pearls Powdered Rose

Rose Satin                                               Light Rose Satin

Swarovski Crystal Beads Rose Satin   Swarovski Crystal Light Rose Satin

Amethyst Orchid Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Amethyst Orchid

Indicative of our affection for color, Amethyst Orchid is the jewel in the crown. Intriguing and somewhat sensual, this enigmatic purple tone is an extraordinary hue that is unique, bold, creative and exciting!

Amethyst                                                    Lilac

  Swarovski Crystal Round Beads Amethyst   Swarovski Crystal Beads Lilac

Crystal Lilac Shadow                             Crystal Blackberry Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Lilac Shadow  Swarovski Blackberry Pearl

Amethyst

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Swarovski_5741-Fuchsia Love bead

Have fun creating something beautiful and brilliant!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

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Magnificent Marsala ~ 5 Inspiring Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs for the Stylist in You!

Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015

(Color Love – Pantone Marsala by suelibertiny on Polyvore)

My new color crush is emphatically, marvelous Marsala!

I adore this color, not only because it’s the color of the year, but because it provides a versatile platform for which so many complementary colors can emerge from, such as deeper or lighter red colors, as well as purple or pinkish – salmon hues. This intoxicating tone also has the added benefit of pairing incredibly well with standard colors, such as gold, silver, white and black.

You just can’t go wrong with the multi-talented Marsala!

Swarovski Marsala Ruby and Gold Bracelet

Bracelet designed by Fineheart handmade jewelry on Etsy.

This gorgeous Swarovski Crystal bracelet features the 5520 Graphic beads in Ruby along with charming accents of 5020 Helix Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow. These color combinations work remarkably well with the 14K gold wire and clasp, creating a stately, sophisticated and high-end piece.

Swarovski Crystal Pearl Bordeaux Bracelet with silver pave beads

This bracelet design was created by DebraAnnCreations found on her Etsy page.

This beautifully simple yet very elegant Swarovski Bordeaux Pearl bracelet is accentuated with silver crystal pave beads. The silver really pops against the rich maroon-like red pearls.

 Marsala pearl and crystal necklace with silver tones

This twisted pearl and crystal necklace was created by JoyKatharine found on her Etsy site.

The berry-like tones found in Marsala pairs exceptionally well with silver hues as well. This multi-stranded Burgundy, Blackberry and Light Grey Swarovski Pearl necklace incorporates a touch of sparkle creating a youthful, energetic look that is fashionably chic. These are not Swarovski crystals, so to make this more of a luxurious, timeless piece, incorporate Swarovski Beads in light to medium grey tones such as Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Satin or Black Diamond.

Swarovski Crystal Ruby, Padparadascha and Light Rose Earrings

These earrings were designed by Crystal Victoria found on her Flicker page.

Similar Marsala colors include Siam and Ruby which coalesce especially well with soft pink and salmon-like hues such as Light Rose and Padparadscha found in these lovely Swarovski Crystal Bicone earrings. A natural complimentary tone to tie these influences together is gold or rose-gold finishes.

 Swarovski Marsala Burgundy Emerald Cut Necklace

This necklace was made by BeYourselfJewelry and found on their Etsy page.

This stunning necklace is so captivating, it’s a standalone Burgundy beauty!

The Swarovski 4627-27 x 18.5mm Emerald Cut Fancy Stone boasts a brilliantly robust and earthy red wine color. This elegant style radiates an exquisite faceting structure that is graceful and timeless.

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“The best way to predict the future, is to create it!” ~ Peter Drucker

You have a wealth of brilliant, sparkling potential inside you… now go have fun and create it!

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014Spring is here and Looove is in the air!

Wedding season is in full bloom and here are the top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014 according to the Perfect Palette.

We all experienced the color Mint green explode in popularity recently and this trend continues to grow as a gorgeous spring wedding color for 2014. Mint green, or Mint Alabaster pairs well with warm pink and gold tones such as Peach, Blush, Rose Gold and Glittery Gold and Coral. Complimentary Swarovski colors include Light Peach for Peach, Light Rose or Rosaline for Blush, Crystal Rose Gold for Rose Gold (although be aware that in a bead half of the bead is a solid Rose Gold color and the other half is medium grey color), Crystal Aurum 2X for Glittery Gold, and Padparadscha for Coral.

Swarovski Pearl Colors

Swarovski Pearl Colors

Pearls are the quintessential wedding accessory and Swarovski Crystal Pearls are wonderful for creating beautiful jewelry at a fraction of the cost of real fresh water pearls. Designers and admirers alike are drawn to their consistent color, whole size and perfectly smooth pearlescent coating that gives each bead a perfect polished look. There are a wide variety of colors to design with ranging from the traditional pearl colors to colors that have a soft matte or powdered finish to them, as well as gem tone and neon colors.

Complimentary Swarovski Pearl colors include Jade for Mint, Rosaline, Pink Coral, Powdered Rose or Rose Peach for Blush, Rose Gold for Rose Gold, Bright Gold, Gold, Light Gold or Vintage Gold for Glittery Gold and Coral for Coral.

Swarovski 6228-14mm Rose Peach Heart Pendant

Stay tuned for the next post where we explore the additional five wedding colors and the complimentary Swarovski tones.

Fashion Trends and Color Inspirations for the New SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fall and Winter 2014/15 Innovations! Featuring Glamour DEMURE DECADENCE


SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Trend Inspiration Demure Decadence

CPP -Luxury.com The Wealth Report – 2011: “The report has shown a boost in demand for luxury in key locations, with opinions showing that Mumbai has increased in importance by 118 percent, Shanghai by 91 percent, and Sao Paolo by 66 percent.” The current market shift reveals the increasing need to appeal to differing tastes and design ethics from different regions. As Europe is turning back to discretion and minimalism, emerging (and already emerged) economies such as India, Russia, and the UAE are celebrating their newfound status with the accoutrements of their history, culminating in a magnificent blend of ornate Asian opulence and modern European minimalism – a merging of cultures and an acceptance of both.

Glamour Demure Decadence Swarovski Fashion Trends

It is not a cultural clash but rather an intercultural marriage – made possible by the increasing acceptance and tolerance of different cultural backgrounds and the western world’s continued reliance on emerging economies. “Even in the West, ‘Austerity Fatigue’ has set in, and with it the demand for more pleasure per pound, dollar, or euro.” The overall look is at once decadent and demure – feminine and serene. A profusion of ornaments, Jacquard, prints, historical and decorative motifs, from both east and west merge to inspire a new breed of glamorous jet setters.

THE MOOD

Glamour The Mood Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

“The growing success of luxury brands, especially in emerging markets in Asia, leads to a renewed interest in super expensive, ostentatious jewelry and adornment, providing an excellent way for brands to show off their exclusivity.”

The merging of fashion and jewelry is ever more apparent as precious objects become everyday.

There is a leaning toward innovation, luxury and opulence as individuals wish to reassert themselves.

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Well-known objects become unique through excessive embellishment.

Electronics and packaging become symbols of people’s celebration of success and growth.

SWAROVSKI PRODUCT INSPIRATION

The concept of small and large Swarovski Fancy Stones emphasizes diversity. Small and large sizes, complete opposites combine to create ornately opulent designs. Fine,  minimalist elements together with Fancy Stones and Pendants create unexpected ornamentation. Swarovski Sew-on Stones and Beads shape sophisticated 3D details on large surfaces.

Featuring the 3500 Pendular Bead in the Vintage Rose color, 4127 Oval Fancy Stone in Crystal Lilac Shadow, 4706 Trilliant Fancy Stone in Vintage Rose, Gold Filigree with Amethyst Stones surrounding a Siam stone (contact us for more information), 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone in Fuchsia, 4809 Sweet Heart Fancy Stone in Light Siam, 4470 Cushion Cut Fancy Stones in Burgundy, 5860 Crystal Coin Pearl in Blackberry.

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Swarovski Filigrees add opulence and an oriental touch. The deep color of the Blackberry Pearl emphasizes both the dramatic and the glamorous.  Classic shapes are mixed with Crystal Mesh Balls to unveil a modern yet aristocratic feel.

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Featuring the Swarovski 1088 Xirius Round Stone in Crystal Lilac Shadow, 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone in Fuchsia, Pave Mesh Ball in Light Rose and Rose (contact us for more information), 3023 Heart Button in Fuchsia, 3700 Marguerite Bead in Light Sapphire, 5000 Round Bead in Crystal Astral Pink and 6628 Triangle Pendant Crystal Red Magma.

SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATION

Glamour Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 1100 Xilion Round Stones in Light Silk, 5541-15mm Dome Bead in Crystal Astral Pink, 5817-10mm Half Dome Pearls in Gold, 5541-11mm Dome Bead in Amethyst, 5817-8mm Half Domed Pearls in Gold,

New interpretations of Swarovski Fancy Stones in vibrant berry tones sparkle in glamorous designs inspired by different cultures.

Glamour Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 4230-14x9mm Lemon Fancy Stone in Amethyst encased in Gold Plated settings.

Glamour Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 4706-17mm Trilliant Fancy Stones in Padparadscha and 4706-12mm Trilliant Fancy Stones in Amethyst.

Glamour Product Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Featuring Swarovski 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone

SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

Glamour Color Combination Inspirations Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Moving from left to right this beautiful color gradient utilizes the lighter and deeper purple hues such as Crystal Vitrail Light, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst, Tanzanite, Fuchsia and Crystal Blackberry Pearl.

As we move into the red colors we see Light Siam, Siam, Crystal Red Magma, Burgundy and Crystal Burgundy Pearl blending nicely with Crystal Astral Pink and Crystal Lilac Shadow. The light brown crystal effect of Crystal Golden Shadow is a nice transitional color into the metallic shades of Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X, Crystal Dorado 2X and Crystal Jet Nut 2X.

SEGMENT INSPIRATION

Glamour Segment Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Large crystals combined with detailed pavé elements create opulent designs.

Multiple beads, drops, crystals, and semi-precious stones are used to give a decadent feel.

The layering of ornate and excessive pieces – the trend for more is more becomes prevalent.

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Worlds collide in the juxtaposition of design and materials.

“Austerity Fatigue” has set in and ornate crystal opulence re-emerges.

The booming east inspires a new splendor where sumptuous flamboyance is key.

A fusion of east and west in color and cut combinations make for opulent all-over designs.

Glamour Components Flag Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Traditional designs and patterning abound on satin, silk, and organza all convey decadent luxury.

A sumptuous collision of cultures comes together with radiant crystal and elegant material mixes.

4809 Swarovski Sweet Heart Fancy Stone

Featured Designer ~ Lois at Jewelry From My Garden

Swarovski Necklace Lois Jewelry from my gardenLois at Jewelry from My Garden recently retired, needed something to do and started making handmade Swarovski Chaton jewelry which has been a very rewarding and relaxing experience. She loves working in her veggie and flower garden, and her new venture making jewelry.  She loves nature and people.

Swarovski Chaton Necklace Lois at Jewelry from My Garden

Lois creates Sabika like Swarovski Jewelry such as this beautiful necklace, featuring a blend of colors including Erinite, Crystal, Palace Green Opal and White Opal, highlighting a focal cluster pendant complimented by an antique brass setting and chain.

Swarovski Earrings Lois at Jewelry from my garden

These beauties represent the brilliant facets the Swarovski 4470 12 mm Cushion Cut Fancy Stones have to offer, featuring the gorgeous Light Turquoise color, set in shiny silver leverback earrings.

Swarovski Rose Peach Earrings Lois at Jewelry from my garden

These soft and elegant earrings bestow a graceful look, complimenting an antique copper setting and utilizes the Swarovski 1088 Round Stones in 8 mm. The beautiful color combination of Padparadscha, Silk and Rose Peach, offer a classic sophisticated style that would be ideal to wear for an upscale event or wedding.

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