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;

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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

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

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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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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Free Crystal “Summer Blue”Necklace Design & Instructions

Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

Create this look: high-tech meets Modernist

This new Swarovski Crystal Necklace design inspiration has very unique embellishments, Crystals on top of Crystals; now that’s a unique concept! This pendant necklace fuses new Shiny LacquerPRO Fancy Stones onto the Square Fancy Stones, creating a design that fuses nature-tech hues with a futuristic glam.

Asymmetric and graphic, Summer Blue will give an artistic edge to any outfit, whether you’re dressed up or dressed down.

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SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Free Jewelry Design Project

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4139 2pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 6pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 5pcs. 20mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Light Coral 001 L116S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Mint Green 001 L115S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Chain, silver, 80cm

2x Jump rings, silver, 4mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 6mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 8mm

1x Lobster clasp, silver

UV Glue

Tools

Flat nose pliers

Side cutter

Toothpick

UV glue lamp

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Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions and inspiration

STEP 1: Arrange Swarovski Fancy Stones art.4320 and 4470 with back side up as shown. Apply the UV glue onto the Swarovski Fancy Stone art.4439 and place it on top of the arranged Fancy Stones. Activate glue with a UV light to fix them firmly. Repeat this step 6 more times as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 2: Glue and attach all the pieces together using the UV glue and light.

STEP 3: Cut an 80cm long chain. Attach it to the piece prepared in the previous steps using an 8mm jump ring as shown. Attach one end of the chain to a lobster clasp using a 4mm jump ring and attach the other end of the chain to a 6mm jump ring with a 4mm jump rings.

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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!
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Sparkle, Glamour and Decadence ~ Celebrating 10 Years of Dazzling Swarovski Crystal Oscar Stages!

Here’s an Illuminating Sneak Peek of the Dazzling SWAROVSKI Crystal 2017 Oscar Stage!

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This is an extra special Oscar season for Swarovski, as they are celebrating their 10th year on setting the stage for the annual Academy Awards. The Oscars are all about sparkle, glamour and decadence, and when you want the best of the best, you turn to SWAROVSKI.

This year’s Oscar’s stage is adorned with more Swarovski Crystal’s than ever, over 300,000 sparkling crystals will be highlighted this year. More than one million crystals have decorated this prestigious award show in the last decade.

“Swarovski has a long history in cinema, going back to the early days of Hollywood,” “Derek’s showstopping decor and cascading crystal curtains never fail to amaze the audience and add impact to this special event.” says Nadja Swarovski.

I’m always excited to see the great gowns, handbags, jewelry, etc. that are encrusted with beautiful SWAROVSKI Crystals, but below is a walk down memory lane, exploring how they also work behind the scenes with the actual event to create amazing sparkle!

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2017 Swarovski Crystal Oscar Stage Brilliant Highlights

— This year Swarovski celebrates a decade of creating crystal stage décor for the Oscars

— 2017 marks production designer Derek McLane’s 5th year designing the look of the show, which includes over 300,000 Swarovski crystals.

— McLane created a new focal piece for the 2017 Oscars stage, comprised of 11 individual decorative sections with a total of nearly 150,000 Swarovski crystals

— Additional crystal décor pieces include:

— Crystal Proscenium – 37,000 Swarovski crystals layered over a gold backdrop

— Crystal Curtain – 80’ x 40’ curtain including 320 individual Swarovski crystal strands with a total 80,000 Swarovski crystals

— Crystal Closedown Wall – 80’ x 40’ wall comprised of 149 individual panels with a total of 22,200 Swarovski crystals

— Crystal Opera Box Covers – 18 Dolby Theater opera boxes covered in a total of 23,500 Swarovski crystals

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A Historical overview and look at Swarovski’s 10-year legacy on the Oscar stage

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2017 – 89th Academy Awards®

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Jimmy Kimmel

Celebrating his fifth year as production designer, Derek McLane will adorn the Oscars® stage with more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals incorporated into more than 30 set pieces. The 2017 set will include a brand new focal piece for the stage, comprised of 11 individual components that feature nearly 150,000 crystals.

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2016 – 88th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Chris Rock

In his fourth year, McLane’s set included a new crystal proscenium containing more than 37,000 crystals and weighing over 20,000 lbs. Almost 10,700 crystals embellished torchieres for the Weeknd’s performance of the Oscar® nominated song “Earned It” from the film 50 Shades of Grey.

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2015 – 87th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Neil Patrick Harris

Using nearly 100,000 crystals, Derek McLane created 22 different pieces for the 2015 set. McLane also created a “crystal forest” backdrop which was featured during Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I Can’t Let Go” after the show’s In Memoriam montage, as well as during Rita Ora’s performance of the Oscar nominated song “Grateful” from the film Beyond the Lights.

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2014 – 86th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Ellen Degeneres

Using more than 64,000 crystals, Derek McLane introduced 6 crystal “swag drapes” which appeared during Idina Menzel’s performance of the Oscar winning song “Let It Go” from the Oscar nominated film Frozen.

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2013 – 85th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane & Costume Designer: Julie Weiss

Host: Seth MacFarlane

In 2013, Derek McLane incorporated over 80,000 crystals into a curtain which was featured during the show and as the backdrop for Adele’s performance of the Oscar winning song “Skyfall” from the film Skyfall. McLane also used over 23,000 crystals to decorate the Dolby Theatre’s 18 opera boxes. Costume designer Julie Weiss incorporated more than 1,000,000 crystals into the performance looks for the James Bond 50th anniversary tribute.

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2012 – 84th Academy Awards®

Production Designer: John Myhre

Host: Billy Crystal

In 2012, John Myhre created a 40-foot high by 70-foot wide crystal “star field” curtain, which twinkled with nearly 4,500 Swarovski crystals.

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2011 – 83rd Academy Awards

Production Designer: Steve Bass

Hosts: James Franco & Anne Hathaway

Steve Bass’ 2011 stage designs featured a total of 55,000 Swarovski crystals, seen in embellished risers, steps, and a starburst-inspired crystal “winners circle.”

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2010 – 82nd Academy Awards

Production Designer: David Rockwell

Hosts: Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin

In 2010, Rockwell introduced an updated version of his crystal proscenium from the previous year, which included crystal side curtains and a crystal swing containing an additional 3,000 crystals.

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2009 – 81st Academy Awards

Production Designer: David Rockwell

Host: Hugh Jackman

Dolby Theatre architect David Rockwell created a 60-foot high by 100-foot wide crystal proscenium with over 100,000 Swarovski crystals. The proscenium weighed in at 3 tons and was comprised of over 6,000 one-meter hand crafted crystal strands.

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2007 – 79th Academy Awards

Production Designer: J. Michael Riva

Host: Ellen Degeneres

In 2007, J. Michael Riva created a 1-ton, 34-foot high crystal curtain sparkling with over 50,000 Swarovski crystals for the medley of Oscar® nominated songs from the film Dreamgirls, performed by Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson.

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Swarovski’s History and Business Information

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,680 stores in around 170 countries, more than 26,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2015. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2015, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people.

A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 257,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

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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
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
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How One Creative Christmas Became a Celebration in Giving!

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Aaaahhh Christmas, how I love thee! You bring joy, cheer and magic into our lives. You warm our hearts and inspire us to give. You remind us that it truly does feel better to give, than to receive and this year especially, I was touched by this enchanting feeling more deeply than ever.

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Kashi’s all smiles next to this homemade giving tree!

We’re lucky enough to be able to walk to the post office each day to ship the packages full of sparkles to all of our wonderful customers. While we were on our way back, we passed by a house in our neighborhood who had created a giving tree. This absolutely warmed my heart! What a fabulous idea! There were hats, gloves, treats and knick-knacks hanging from the tree and more goodies in the box below. “The Giving Tree” was my favorite book growing up and I instantly felt like a kid again!

As we walked home, my heart was full and I was inspired to give more this year!

I thought about what I could do to bring a smile to someones face and infuse a little more joy into their hearts… and then it hit me…

I could give the gift of SPARKLES – SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS OF COURSE!

I actually make and give Swarovski Crystal jewelry and sun catchers beaded to hang in windows every year to friends and family, so I thought, how can I get a little more creative this year?

How about, instead of me making the crystals for my friends (who lived in town), what if we all got together and had a Crystal Creating Celebration?! (P.S. If you mention Crystals and Celebration in the same sentence, you’ve got a winner & people will flock!)

It doesn’t have to be Christmas to do this with your friends. This is a fun and unique idea to celebrate any occasion, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Promotions, Graduations, New Homes, Thank You/Appreciations, and/or just because you want to spend time with the ones you care about!

Needless to say…we had a ball!

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It can certainly get very busy around this time of year and spending time with the ones you care about (and who care about you) well, there’s really nothing better!

So I gathered up a variety of Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pendants, Pearls, along with tools, and findings from Harmony’s little Crystal work shop ;-)…and away I flew!

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It’s a Christmas Crystal Creating Celebration! This amount of fun seems downright criminal!  🙂

I landed at one of my best girlfriends house and just look at all this Christmas cheer!

We set our Christmas Crystal Crafting table up…

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Let the creativity begin…

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With so many beautiful Swarovski sparkles, it’s hard to know where to begin!

I learned that this can actually be quite a daunting task for some people who don’t bead regularly. I suggested a couple of tactics;

Choose Your Favorite Styles

Look at every style you see and choose your absolute favorites. What jumps out to you? Grab it and set it aside to create a pile in front of your own work station. This way, you won’t be so overwhelmed and you can begin with your most beloved.

You may hear things like, they’re just to pretty, they’re ALL my favorite! I hear you ladies! I’m in the same boat! So if that’s the case, then…

Choose your Favorite Styles Within Similar Color Combinations

Think about who you are making your gift for, (or for yourself). Feel their personality, think about where they might want to hang it in their house and what colors would represent them and/or their home the best. Then choose colors that express their personality. This helps tremendously and it’s extra special to think about that person, hold them in your heart while you’re creating something for them that you know they will LOVE!

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Helpful Tip: Arrange Your Boxes of Crystal Beads and Pearls in Similar Color Combinations

I store my crafting supplies in these easy to use bins. I find it so helpful to easily move them from room to room (or house to house). Wherever I will be doing my projects for that time, whether it’s outside on a nice sunny day, on the couch watching a movie with my hubby or at my girlfriends house. Wherever I go, my Crystals go with me….do I have a problem?? Nah …we’ll call it passion…I’m just extremely passionate 🙂

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Making Swarovski Crystal Sun Catchers

The gorgeous rainbows created by a Swarovski Crystal is what inspired my parents to call our family business “Rainbows of Light” Hang your Swarovski Crystal Pendants or Prisms in the window or car and watch the Rainbows of Light dance about. One of my best girlfriends refers to that special time of day when the sun catches the crystal just right, she calls it “Rainbow Power Hour!”

It brightens her life and makes a sunny day even more special!

This warms my heart beyond measure, to know that every day she is uplifted. Some of my earliest memories is helping my parents make beaded Crystal Sun Catchers. As a family, we would sell these at arts and craft fairs. My absolute favorite memories would be to watch peoples eyes instantly Light Up from all the rainbows!

It’s pure joy and completely infectious!

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Here’s my Dad with his Dad at his Crystal booth. Those smiles say it all!

I wanted to shar with you the deep rooted history I have with all of this because this day with my girlfriends, making sun catchers and seeing their faces and hearts light up, brought back so many special memories for me. I felt as though everything was coming full circle. The loving spirit in which my parents started this business, it wasn’t just a business, it was a way of life for all of us. Our whole family nurtured it in different ways. It has been this magical source of energy, always growing, evolving and above all, continually giving. This was the powerful energy that was instantly renewed in me that day.

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As we continued to create, the hours flew by, filling the house and our hearts with laughter and friendship. Before we knew it, her hubby came home and brought a few friends home with him. One girl, who I met for the first time, saw our craft table and was naturally intrigued. We said, come join us! She said, no that’s OK I’ve never beaded before so I’ll just sit a watch you. Well… I told you it’s infectious, the crystals are just too magnetic because literally not 5 minutes passed before she said , wow this looks like so much fun, I would LOVE to try and make one! My heart leapt for joy (again)

Then I hear a hubby say “I wish we were having as much fun as you ladies are!” Can you say, music to my ears!

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A Newbie to Beading, and Now She’s a Lifer!

Here’s the Sun Catcher that she made and I always love to see how unique everyone’s creative is. I would have never thought to combine these colors together and it’s beautiful! She kept holding it in the light and each time her smile would grow. As her smile grew, my my heart grew!

She used various Swarovski Crystal Beads in Erinite, Emerald, Jet and Crystal Golden Shadow. The larger Crystals include the 5556 Galactic Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow and Crystal Copper. The 5650-16mm Cubist Bead, along with many 5810 6mm  and 8mm Swarovski Pearls in Brown and Bronze. She ended it very creatively by using the 3231-28mm two hole Oval Sew On Stone in Emerald attached to the 6620-40mm Avant Garde Pendant in Crystal Copper.

She showed her hubby and it was so cute to see how much he lit up too! (Yes, even the toughest of men can enjoy beautiful sparkles). I could hear them saying, WOW where should we hang it? It would look great in our kitchen window…or maybe in our dinning room with all the natural light. My girlfriends’ hubby chimes in and says, we have one hanging in our kitchen window and I love it because every morning I come down and see all the rainbows shining in the room and it’s a great way to start the day. I was actually shocked, I’ll reiterate…this was a GROWN MAN who loves football, grilling out and all kinds of manly things, saying this! I LOVED it!

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New Sparkling Swarovski Designs

A very popular home, jewelry and fashion trend is the color gray. They say, gray is the new black. This is a sun catcher another friend made with gray tones such as Swarovski  Crystal Silver Shade and Black Diamond crystals, along with Light Grey, Platinum and she threw in a few Brown Pearls for a little contrast. It turned out beautifully!

The larger stones include the Swarovski Crystal 5523-12mm Cosmic Beads, the 5590-10mm wing Bead, 5650-16mm Cubist Bead, 5328-4mm Xilion Bicone Beads and the large Crystal at the bottom is the 6680-40mm Cosmic Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade. I used a Clear Crystal Rhodium Head Pin to put through the hole at the top then looped it around to hold in place. This gave it a gorgeous finishing touch.

Swarovski Pearls are an excellent product to bring to your Crystal Creating Party because of so many reasons. They are beautiful, their pearlescent coating is extremely durable, they have a crystal center that gives them weight, there are a huge variety of color options and they are (whisper this next word) inexpensive! (SSSHHH, that’s our little secret. They’ll never know)

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Giving Truly is Receiving!

Here is the sun catcher that my friend made for her Mom. It was so long that the actual Prism at the bottom was cut off, but I’m sure you can imagine the beauty  🙂 Her Mom collects Swarovski Ornaments and she had so much fun giving it to her the next week she visited. Her Mom Absolutely LOVED it!

Here is one of the nicest thank you’s I’ve ever received…

“I just wanted you to know the joy you have spread. My mom pretty much peed her pants with the gift of sparkles. She keeps sending me texts to show how pretty it is throughout the day. Here’s a pic for you. Thank you again for this precious gift of time and generosity with these amazing crystals. You da best! Much Love!”

Doesn’t this just warm your heart!

When you give from your heart, people feel it and appreciate the time and energy you put into making something special just for them. It doesn’t have to be much, it just needs to come from your heart.

I didn’t want, or expect anything in return because I had already been given the gift of giving, but look at this beautiful platter that magically appeared on my doorstep the next day…

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How sweet is this?! She knows me too well, I just LOVE it so much!

I found a special place for it in my kitchen and now her gift is the one that brightens my day!

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The gift of genuine friendships, is certainly a gift that keeps on giving!

This Christmas I wanted to give gifts with a lasting nature. Gifts that warm your heart and remind us of special times. Gifts that keep on giving. In turn, I received some of the greatest gifts of all. The warm and delightful gift of giving.

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We are an Authorized Reseller of Swarovski Crystals

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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Create Magical Sparkling Moments with these Festive Wooden Stars!

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Free DIY SWAROVSKI Crystal Home Decor Star Decorations

Bring some Holiday cheer to your home by creating magical sparkling moments with these festive wooden stars!

These simple and delightful Christmas stars will bring sparkles and joy to light up this special season. Glue a scattering of shimmering crystals onto plain wooden stars and give your home the welcoming feel of a rustic and stylish cabin.

SWAROVSKI Crystals You Will Need

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SWAROVSKI Crystal Star Flatbacks 2816 

Materials You Will Need

1 or More Wooden Stars

Two Part Adhesive Glue (E6000 works great)

Toothpick

Tweezers

Instructions

Simply glue the Swarovski Crystal Star Flatbacks into place wherever you like, wait 24 hours for the glue to dry and the crystals to be set in place. It’s as easy as that!

Hope you enjoy this cheerful Christmas design idea!

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We are an Authorized Reseller of Swarovski Crystals

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!
Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi
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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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swarovski_authorized_reseller

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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