DIY Fashionably Warm Swarovski Crystal Mittens! The Perfect Sparkling Gift To Warm Hands & Hearts!

DIY Mittens with Swarovski Crystal embellishments

Baby it’s cold outside!

The magical holiday season is in full swing, snow outside and its getting cozy inside.
It’s the perfect magic atmosphere to get creative and prepare your Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Years presents for your loved ones. Making gifts you know they will wear and love is always extra special! Here is a fun project that is both practical and beautiful for all those people in your life who like to be warm and fashionable!

Take an old knitted jumper and turn it into gorgeous mittens. It’s a combination of different DIY techniques with cutting, sewing and stitching. They are the perfect sparkling gift to warm their hands… and their heart!

DIY Mittens with Swarovski Crystal embellishments instructions

Below are the SWAROVSKI Crystals along with the supplies and tools you will need for this project. Let your creativity be your guide by incorporating your favorite colors and styles into your personalized style!

SWAROVSKI Crystals

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Light Chrome

Swarovski Crystal 3188-4mm Lochrose Sew On Stones Crystal Light Chrome 56 pieces (contact me for details)

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Crystal Scarabeaus Green

Swarovski Crystal 3188-5mm Lochrose Sew-on Stones Crystal Scarabeaus Green 24 pieces (contact me for details)

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Clear

Swarovski Crystal 3188-5mm Lochrose Sew-on Stones Clear Crystal  24 pieces

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Swarovski Crystal 3259-12mm Heart Sew-on Stones 6 pieces of Clear Crystal.

Supplies and Tools

Supplies: 5mm Nylon thread,0.5mm, transparent, Jumper/sweater (recycle an old one)

Tools: Pencil, Scissors, Sewing machine, Sewing needle

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Step-by-Step Instructions

STEP 1: Trace the outline of your hand on a piece of tracing paper and cut the pattern out; repeat for the other hand or just mirror the first one. Place the pattern over an old jumper or sweater and cut out the shape adding 5mm to the edge of the border. See the illustrations for clarification of this step.

STEP 2: Place the front-sides on top of each other and sew the mitten together. Turn the sewn mitten right side out. Repeat for the other mitten.

STEP 3: Sew all the Swarovski Crystals on the material list onto the mittens as depicted in our illustrations with this step.

Keep cozy creating these warm and sparkly mittens!

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DIY Quick & Easy Christmas Decorations Or Ornaments For The Gift Giving Season!

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The Holidays are quickly approaching and with this busy time of year, it can become overwhelming quickly! Let’s all stay calm and b-r-e-a-t-h-e. This  is a special time of year for a reason. It gives us the opportunity to fill our hearts with extra love and gratitude for all of the positivity in our life. It’s a beautiful time to open our hearts and graciously give thanks to everyone in our life who mean so much to us.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right gift to give someone or you may not know what to make. Well here is some great inspiration for you! For those who celebrate Christmas, making a special sparkling ornament or decoration is always a wonderful gift! Each year they will pull it out, think of you and be filled with joy! A gift that keeps on giving is ALWAYS a win, win!

These DIY Swarovski Crystal Christmas decorations or ornaments are very easy to make and will be enjoyed for years to come!

Let’s get started!

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Swarovski Crystals you will need for this project are listed below, but have fun and personalize it with your own favorite Swarovski Crystal styles and colors!

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Swarovski Crystal Round Beads 5000-14mm

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Swarovski Crystal 6106 Pearshape Pendants

Tools & Supplies

Supplies 1x Cookie cutter tree, silver, 11 x 8 cm Ribbon satin, dark red, 3 mm, 60 cm Tools Scissors

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Swarovski Wild Heart Crystal Pendant

Swarovski Crystal 6240-14mm  Wild Heart Pendant

Tools & Supplies

Supplies 1x Cookie cutter angel, silver, 11 x 8 cm Ribbon satin, dark red, 3 mm, 60 cm Tools Scissors

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Version 1 STEP 1: Thread a satin ribbon through a Swarovski Bead article 5000 14 mm Crystal, a Swarovski Pendant article 6106 38 mm Crystal Red Magma and then back through the Bead again. One end of the ribbon should be 20 cm long and the length of the other end should be around 40 cm. Tie a knot leaving a gap of 5cm as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 2: Thread the ribbon ends through the tree shaped cookie cutter and tie a double knot. Form a 7 cm loop in the ribbon and thread the ribbon under the previous knot.

STEP 3: Tie a knot as shown in the illustrations and repeat one more time to tie another knot in the same place.

Version 2 STEP 1: Thread a satin ribbon through a Swarovski Pendant article 6240 18 mm Wild Heart Pendant Crystal Antique Pink. Leaving one end 40 cm long and the other end 20 cm long, tie a knot leaving a gap of 2.5 cm.

STEP 2: Repeat step 2 from the first instruction using an angle cookie cutter. Form a 7 cm loop in the ribbon and thread the ribbon end under the previous knot.

STEP3: Repeat step 3 from the first instruction and tie the knots to secure the ribbon and pendant.

Hope you have fun with this crystal project, creating gifts and decorations for all to enjoy!

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DIY Swarovski Sandals ~ Sparkle Every Step of the Way!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Flip Flops Design and Instructions

Step out in style this summer in charming boho-chic sandals. Raise your fashion game with gorgeous easy-to-apply Swarovski crystals in leaf patterns, which catch the light as you sit sipping something cool and refreshing. From sunrise to sunset, beach to barbecue, slip them on with your sunglasses and get that carefree holiday feeling!

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Swarovski crystals

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 20 pieces 8x6mm Crystal Iridescent Green 001 IRIG

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 4 pieces 14x10mm Crystal Gold Patina 001 GOLPA

Trilliant Fancy Stones 4706 4 pieces. 12mm Dark Moss Green 260 Settings 4320/S 20 pieces 8x6mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4320/S 4 pieces 14x10mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4706/S 4 pieces 12mm Gold 1 PH2OZ

Globe Beads 5028/4 24 pieces 6mm Fern Green 291 (or you can use style 5000 Round Beads)

Bicone Beads 5328 34 pieces 4mm Dark Moss Green 260

Bicone Beads 5328 62 pieces 4mm Olivine 228

Supplies & Tools

Supplies: Alcantara, black, 20x18cm Fusible Interlining, 20x9cm Nylon thread, transparent, 0.15mm, 6m

Tools: Double sided tape, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle, Sheet of paper, and Tweezers.

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STEP 1: Print and cut out the leaf pattern.

STEP 2: Cut two 20x9cm pieces of Alcantara fabric and cut a 20x9cm piece of fusible interlining. Place the interlining between the two pieces of Alcantara and iron the 3 layers together.

STEP 3: Adhere the pattern to the fabric with double sided tape and cut out the shape. Flip the pattern and cut out a mirror piece of the fabric. (See illustrations for clarification.)

STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stones art. 4320 8x6mm, 14x10mm and art.4706 12mm into Swarovski Settings as shown in this step using tweezers. Cut 1m nylon thread and sew half of the Swarovski Crystals in the material list onto one of the pattern pieces. Sew the other half onto the other pattern piece.

STEP 5: Sew the created leaves onto the sandals as depicted in the illustrations

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Have fun sparkling every step of the way!

Guess Who’s Going To The Bead & Button Show This Year…A Special Sneak Peek Of The Sparkling Display!

Sneak Peak to trade show display from Rainbows of Light

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I have some FUN news to share with everyone! I will be selling all your favorite Swarovski Crystals at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee  this year!! Yay!

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Free admission to the show this year starting Friday June 5th  through Sunday the 7th! Print out your free voucher now! I will be at booth #432 Please come by and say Hi, I can’t wait to see everyone!

I have been a very busy little bee lately preparing for this endeavor. It is my very first trade show and I am super excited!

I am a crafty lady and love DIY projects, so I am making as much of the display as I can myself. Here is a sneak peek of my painting and crystallizing projects for my dazzling booth!

Lavendar frames and crystals for tradeshow

My color palette is a variety of lavender/purple hues, silver and cream. Here is a picture frame that I found at the goodwill and painted it with darker and lighter lavender tones and added Swarovski 2088-16ss and 20ss AmethystLight Amethyst and Crystal Flatbacks to the frame. I love how it turned out (the picture doesn’t do it justice). It has an elegant, fun and whimsical feel that I just love!

DIY Lavendar frame and crystal embellished box from Rainbows of Light

I found this frame and little jewelry box at Michael’s. They were both a light unfinished wood color, which I painted and embellished with Swarovski Flatbacks using E6000 to add a touch of feminine sparkle.

DIY painting frames for tradeshow from Rainbows of Light

Here are what the frames used to look like. I scored at the goodwill finding frames from $0.99 to $4.99. All it takes is a little time and energy to paint and crystallize them, but well worth the effort. If I were to buy frames that were already beautified, it would have cost around $30-$50 each. That’s way I love DIY projects so much! It’s fun to be hands-on and creative while saving big bucks, plus you feel so much more accomplished – it’s a win-win!

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More great frame finds at the goodwill…let the transformation begin!

DIY painting frames and gluing Swarovski Crystals Flatbacks from Rainbows of Light

Crystallizing in the works…It’s such a joy to see my dream coming true!

Tiered Kashi helping paws

I had to sneak in a little picture of Kashi, the best & sweetest little helper around…she’s already tuckered out with how much work we’ve been doing 😉

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I’m really enjoying this process. It’s extremely rewarding and I’m looking forward to bringing all of these beautiful elements together. I will keep you updated as to how the display is coming together…but even better I would LOVE to meet you in person at the show!

Definitely this is what I am looking forward to the most, is meeting all of our wonderful customers in person! Please, please, please, stop by and say Hi, I will be at booth #432…look for all the sparkles at Rainbows of Light!!

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Looking forward to seeing you soon and until then…sparkle on!

Effortless Chic ~ Dainty Layered Necklace Trend Inspiration

Spring

(Spring Photo Compliments of You Tube Spring Relaxation Music)

How exciting  ~ the first signs of Spring have finally sprung here in Colorado! Tiny little apple and cherry buds have just started to emerge and begun basking in the soft spring sunshine. I recently indulged in the most wonderful weekend of making jewelry outside and soaking up the sunshine on my pale face….. it was pure heaven!

The renewal of natures’ beauty renovates my creativity and I crave to make new sparkling beauties for the warmer days to come. To help renew your creativity, I’m exploring beautiful ways to wear the very popular jewelry trend for 2015 ~ The Dainty Layered Necklace Look!

Dainty layered crystal necklaces

(Layered Crystal Necklaces Photo Compliments of POLYVORE – the Nordstrom Collection)

 Effortless chic ~Dainty layers of different necklaces with soft feminine sparkling touches are a very popular jewelry trend for 2015. This gracefully sweet style is created by layering simple chains with small crystal pendants or beads in a gentle and elegant way.

Swarovski Sew On Stone Necklaces Layered - Jewelry Trend 2015

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These sparkling layered necklaces feature the Swarovski 3255 Baguette Sew-On Stones in different colors and are a brilliant way to ware this stylish trend.

Swarovski Crystal and pearl layered necklaces

(Crystal and Pearl Layered Necklace Compliments of Silpada)

Having fun and getting creative with this trend is what being artistic is all about! I love the idea of mixing all kinds of various elements together. The combination of different sizes with atypical shapes of pearls, crystals and chains, catch the eye in all kinds of ways. The unique off-center style of the Galactic Crystals dance about and draw you in, while the tiny 5040 Rondelles softly accentuate the natural pearls that hang with a graceful fluidity.

Swarovski Crystal and Pearl layered necklaces 2015 jewelry trends

(Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Multi-stranded Necklace handmade by Crystal Avenues on Etsy)

This light and airy layered necklace is subtly sweet with tiny tiers of Bicone Crystals and Cream Pearls. It’s a lovely bridal accessory for a simple yet stylish look.

Layered necklace delicate jewelry trend

(Layered Necklaces from Wearelse.com)

Delicate chains accentuate crystal pendants beautifully with a graduation of sizes and a focal crystal at the bottom grounds this whimsical look.

Jewelry a work of art

New SWAROVSKI Crystal Innovations Spring/Summer 2016 ~ Sneak Peak!

New SWAROVSKI Innovations Spring/Summer 2016

Swarovski, the global leader in cut crystal and fashion jewelry, introduces its dazzling new loose crystal assortment of cuts, colors, effects and line extensions for Spring/Summer 2016. Encouraged by the season’s revitalizing inspiration, ‘Between Heaven and Earth’.

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What an exciting day!! The New SWAROVSKI Crystal Innovations have been revealed!

Here is a brief overview of the fascinating new styles, colors and coatings. Stay tuned for more detailed information along with trends and stylish color combinations!

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Dramatic flashes of light
The NEW SWAROVSKI STYLE 5515 Emerald Cut Bead creates a stunningly opulent fine jewelry look by extra depth and brilliant interplay of light. Perfect as a center stone, standalone item, in statement pieces or opulent rows.

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Crystal is golden
The NEW SWAROVSKI EFFECT Crystal Metallic Sunshine is the season‘s most eye-catching hue. Discover its potential for both classic and glamorous styles. It is literally time to shine!  (Available in Round Stones, Fancy Stones, Beads, Pendants, Sew-On Stones, Flatbacks (Hot Fix and No Hotfix).

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The rosy side of life
This NEW SWAROVSKI COLOR Blush Rose adds that fancy pink diamonds-touch to cutting edge designs. Soft, joyful and bright it is sophisticated, modern and very feminine. (Available in Round Stones, Fancy Stones, Beads, Pendants, Sew-On Stones, Flatbacks (Hot Fix and No Hotfix).

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Stunning metallic statement

The NEW SWAROVSKI Crystal Light Chrome Effect will intensify jewelry designs with a glamorous infusion of stylish metallic shine. Perfectly on point with the most fashionable trends, this seduction of silver flaunts a timeless desire for a polished expression of sensational shine. (Available in Flatbacks Hot Fix and No Hot Fix).

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Pastel promise
The NEW SWAROVSKI Crystal LacquerPRO Effects and Crystal Pastel Pearls are a fresh take on to the ever continuing washed out look and vintage trend. Available in a range of colors and cuts – irresistible avant-garde. (Five Crystal Lacquer Effects are available in assorted styles of Round Stones, Fancy Stones and Flatbacks (hot fix and no hot fix).

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 Pastel Pearl promise

NEW Crystal Pastel Pearls: There are 5 elegant shades of Crystal Pastel Pearl colors being released in select existing pearl styles – Crystal Pastel Blue Pearl (001 966), Crystal Pastel Green Pearl (001 967), Crystal Pastel Grey Pearl (001 968), Crystal Pastel Rose Pearl (001 944), Crystal Pastel Yellow Pearl (001 945).

Swarovski 5741 Heart Bead New Innovations Spring Summer 2016

Love is in the air

The NEW SWAROVSKI 5714 Love Beads bring a whole new meaning to “made with love”! This delightfully symmetrical heart bead has a hole that runs vertically down the center and is the perfect expression of adoration, infusing a dash of sparkling love in your most beloved designs. (Available in a variety of sizes and colors).

Magical cross-cultural
The NEW SWAROVSKI 4778 Fatima Hand, 4779 Buddha, 4784 Greek Cross, and 4785 Clover Fancy Stones are magic signs for maximum impact. (Available in a variety of colors and sizes).

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Brilliant statements of balance, imagination and mind to energize consciousness and appeal to the eyes and the heart.

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Vibrant power of two times three
The NEW SWAROVSKI Crystal Pure Drop Pendant and Twisted Drop Pendant are the perfect fit for extra-dazzling jewelry designs. Enjoy multiple possibilities by choosing from 2 crystal shapes and 3 metal parts.

Swarovski Crystal 2713 Fan Flatback New SWAROVSKI Crystal Innovations Spring Summer 2016

NEW SWAROVSKI 2714 Fan Flatback

The newest Swarovski Crystal Flatback style is this lovely fan shaped rhinestone, ideal for create dazzling designs and intricate motifs. (Available in a variety of colors and sizes in the Hot Fix and No Hot Fix).

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NEW SWAROVSKI 2813 Moon Flatback

Another NEW SWAROVSKI Style is this magical moon shape Flatback seen here in Crystal Luminous Green. A flawless design with eye-catching faceting, the nature inspired contours expand our design horizons.

 Swarovski Crystal 6540 Twisted Drop Pendant New Innovations Spring Summer 2016

6540 Twisted Drop Pendant

This NEW SWAROVSKI Crystal Twisted Drop Pendant is a futuristic gem defining an novel, edgy type of expression on the iconic drop shape. It perfectly compliments modern simplicity, where less is more. (Available in a variety of colors and sizes, along with the newly introduced half hole design).

Swarovski Crystal 6867 Greek Cross Pendant New Innovations Spring Summer 2016

6867 Greek Cross Pendant

The NEW SWAROVSKI Crystal Greek Cross Pendant draws on the spiritual power of an ancient symbol that can be found in Hindu, Central Asian, Celtic, Mexican, and Babylonian cultural areas. It reflects a modern-historic fusion that is perfect for glamorous and edgy designs – for glam rock chic as well as for styles that merge the old and the new.

Swarovski Crystal 6871 Buddha Pendant New Innovations Spring Summer 2016

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Buddha symbolizes protection, perfection, and stability. As such, the oval Buddha Pendant captivates with high-precision detailing that even reflects Buddha’s serene facial expression. As cultural context becomes more and more important in the design world, customers seek emotional designs that are inspired by culture and tradition.

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 I hope you love the newest SWAROVSKI Innovations as much as I do! They open up a whole new world of exploring fresh ideas in jewelry and creative design possibilities!

Swarovski has truly mastered the art of capturing the brilliance of cut crystal and continue to ignite our imaginations for the wondrous! They prove time and time again to be the leader in innovation, style and perfection!

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!