“Hacked Nature” Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends!

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HACKED NATURE

“Everything you can imagine is real” – Pablo Picasso

Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends with Swarovski Crystals

Today we explore the New Spring and Summer trends for your jewelry designs and see what color combinations will be gaining in popularity, to keep you in the know!

With the advancement of technology spreading around the world and moving at an ever increasing speed, it is as much a part of our daily lives as the air we breath. As our perception continues to expand due to technological advancements, we are collectively broadening our horizons into what is possible.

Virtual Reality especially, will continue to impact our experiences, blending the real with the fantastic in order to hyper-stimulate our senses.

At the HEART of all design, lies a thriving value for sustainability.

Technology forges on, and advancement does not cease.

The natural progression of design has been moving towards a joining of these two ostensibly polar opposites.

Trends

TREND INFLUENCES for the HACKED NATURE Spring/Summer Color Combinations

HYPER-REAL TREND

Overstated & garnished surfaces with innovative materials will showcase their plenty. Embrace ENLIVENING COLORS for your Spring and Summer looks, with Funked-Up Tropical Fashions and Hyper-Natural Swarovski Crystal colors.

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PHYGITAL TREND

In this new era of hyper-realism, unique design ideas are being born out of the merging of two worlds, the Physical + Digital into “Phygital” where grandiose imaginings of what could be, become realized when tech scientists become designers and designers become tech scientists. This crossover is creating trans-natural products that captivate and inspire.

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SENSORY TREND

As our senses become heightened with the desire for ultra influence, designers are trying more than ever to alter people’s realities, minds and emotions through audacious shapes, colors and constructions. This daring approach in designing unique and influential jewelry designs, hopes to touch wearer’s and admirers inner idealism, just as much as their outer reality.

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STIMULATION TREND

The paramount ideal for this new age of jewelry and fashion design, embraces a core value of exaggerated surfaces created with bold, bright, synthetic colors and clustered crystals to invoke emotional responses to your products.

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BOLD TREND

More and more, we are collectively seeking to experience bold impressions in our everyday life and jewelry designs can fulfill this desire, as well as bring generate a surplus of emotionally compelling indulgences.

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Lively, effervescent colors highlighted in this “Hacked Nature” trend express vivacious qualities to dazzle the senses.

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New trend colors to incorporate into your innovative Spring and Summer jewelry creations include the following Swarovski Crystal Lacquer Effects:

The Swarovski Crystal Yellow Opal is a vivid and cheerful yellow hue mixed with a milky, opaque influence that is perfect for making a euphoric and optimistic statement.

The Swarovski Crystal Light Coral Lacquer Effect expresses an exclusive blend of orange influences including carroty oranges, tangerines, and coral hues that is slightly opaque with a cultured modishness.

The Swarovski Crystal Peony Pink Lacquer Effect exudes a royal and graceful quality, incorporating a beautiful ruby, berry blend of imperial extravagance, perfect for lavish designs.

The Swarovski Crystal Summer Blue Lacquer Effect radiates soft sparkling sea blue tones with hints of lighter and darker sapphire styles of blues to captivate your imagination.

The intriguing jade hues in Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green Lacquer Effect, gently shines with an effortless blend of sea green and opal tones for a modern take on your classic pastel green.

The greenish-blue blending exuding from the Swarovski Crystal Azure Blue Lacquer Effect fills our imagination of travel and sea life. Deep blue tones similar to those found in Greece, playfully mingle with dashes of Zircon greens for a matchless stunning elegance.

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Swarovski’s Yellow Opal is similar to the PANTONE Color 12-0752 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Light Coral is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-1451 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Peony Pink is similar to the PANTONE Color 18-2336 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Summer Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-4134 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green is similar to the PANTONE Color 14-5413 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Azure Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 17-4735 TPX

Jewelry Design Directions

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“My focus on this piece was to make something for the upper body/neck/shoulder, playing with an exaggerated floral surface and replacing the randomness of nature with the use of both color and shape intertwined, the “hacking” is represented by the manipulation of the base metal, as brass is manipulated into 3D forms” – Andy Farrow Jewelry Designer

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With our world becoming increasingly digital, we find ourselves craving a balancing effect, one that increases a deeper connection to our natural world.

Millennials and Gen Z value sustainability as a crucial element in their products and will have an impact on their purchasing decisions. Therefor as beaders and jewelry designers, it’s very important to bring to life the back story of your pieces in order to gain a real connection with what people are drawn to physically and why they will support you morally. 

Swarovski supports this crucial element with their Four Main Principles:

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Create, Protect, Respect, and Care

Swarovski Crystals are not only stunning, there is a long history of valuing sustainability on every level, from social to environmental responsibility. Swarovski has a longstanding commitment to create products that are both innovative and environmentally conscientious. This appreciation and pioneering spirit distinguishes them apart from their competitors. For over 120 years Swarovski has placed great importance on respecting people and the planet, along with quality craftsmanship to bring the world gorgeous one-of-a-kind crystals that everyone can admire and respect.

Since Swarovski’s inception in 1895, Daniel Swarovski was unwavering in his idealism that business needs to assist communities in flourishing as well as conserving the natural resources we all need to thrive.

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An increase interest in fabric manipulation along with intense high-definition colors with super tactile surfaces such as this Swarovski Pearl blouse, create engineered organic surfaces are at the core for new fashion directions.

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Versatile Designs Trend  

Irregular patterns, smaller beads mixed with larger crystals, bright color combinations and tassels, create exotic, almost tropical influences.

I certainly hope these fashion and jewelry design trends have inspired you to move forward in innovating fresh creations for your Spring and Summer days ahead!

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Colorful Crystal Bikini Design & Instructions ~ DIY Summer Fashion!

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to crystalize a bikini

DIY Colorful Polka Dots Bikini

Go girlie and get the ’70s vibe with this pretty crocheted polka-dot bikini sprinkled with sunshine, thanks to Yellow Opal Flat Back Hotfix from Swarovski. Now lose the phone, head for the beach, and chill!

Adding Swarovski Crystals to your bathing suit is super simple with the Hot Fix Rhinestones. Simply place the stones where you want them and iron them on, it’s as easy as that! You can also use a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix applicator to apply the stones individually. You can use the colors in this project or customize it with your favorite colors. Click here to choose from a beautiful selection of colors and sizes:

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Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step by step instructions

SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Project

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Aquamarine Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Black Diamond Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Rose Peach Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Yellow Opal Hotfix 26 pieces

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STEP 1: Place Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix art. 2078 onto the bikini. Place a transfer film on top of the Swarovski Crystals and iron the transfer film to adhere the crystals onto the bikini. Gently pull the transfer film back. If any of the crystals do not stick, replace transfer film and iron once more.

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Festival Fever! DIY Bohemian Bangles ~ Design & Instructions

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Summer Festival Fever

TREND

Summer doesn’t feel like summer without rocking out at a music festival. From family-friendly block parties to boutique “glamping”, if you haven’t got your checklist done, waste no time, ’cause this summer is loaded with options. Go old school with flower tiaras or Woodstock floatiness, or go modern in cyber punk or cowboy looks. But whatever you choose, remember to take your festival staples: denim cut-offs, boho jewelry, funky bag and bandana. It’s time to embrace fringes, tassel jewelry, floppy hats and all the other festival accessories you’ve been waiting all year to wear.

 Don’t forget the three golden rules: customize, customize, customize! So line up the crystals you’ll need for sexy earrings and bracelets; make a colorful tribal trim for your hat; and get a funky festival manicure with your friends. Then just tune in and get that weekend festival vibe!

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Check out our “Festival Time”Pinterest Page full of festival fashion, jewelry and accessory inspiration to get you in the mood!

TECHNIQUES

Stringing: String crystals onto beading wire, thread, cord, or even ribbon, depending on the size of the hole, is a very easy way to make beautiful jewelry or crystal creations to enjoy. With limitless colors available, you can achieve any number of design possibilities.

Knotting: The “Crowning Hippie Chic” hat project uses a technique called a “Surgeon’s Knot”, which worth mastering, as it’s a lot less likely to untie itself. It’s similar to the regular square knot, but with this difference: When you’re doing the first half of the knot, instead of taking one thread around the other thread just once, you wrap around it twice. This tight double-wrap will hold securely while you do the second half of the square knot in the usual way.

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Boho Style Bangles ~ Free Design and Instructions

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Swarovski Crystals in this Bohemian Style Project:

Swarovski Crystal 5000-6mm Round Beads in your favorite color ~ 36 pieces  (the picture shows Crystal Astral Pink, but has since been discontinued).

Swarovski Crystal 5728-12mm Scarab Bead in Crystal Metallic Sunshine ~ 1 piece

Swarovski Crystal 5860-12mm Coin Pearl or 5810-12mm Round Pearl in Crystal Scarabeaus Green ~ 1 piece

Swarovski Crystal 6731-14mm Sea Snail Pendant in Crystal Bermuda Blue ~ 1 piece

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

4x Bangles, 2mm, gold

2x Headpins, gold

4x Jump rings, 5mm, gold

1x Jump ring, 7mm, gold

Sewing thread, Ø 0.5mm, 5m, red

2x Split rings, gold

3x  Tassels, small, multicolored

Tools

Beading needle, Flat nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Scissors, and a Side cutter

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Swarovski Crystal Boho Bangle Instructions

STEP 1: Tie a knot on the bangle with the thread. Slide Swarovski Bead art. 5000 6mm Crystal Beads onto it using a beading needle. Wrap the thread around the bangle and back through the Swarovski bead and then onto the other bangle. Repeat this procedure until the bead is stabilized. Repeat the entire step to insert all the Swarovski 5000 beads onto the bangle.

STEP 2: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5728 12mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine onto the headpin. Turn a loop at the end and twist the wire twice around the base of the loop. Repeat once more using the Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5860.

STEP 3: Insert the tassels onto the split rings.

STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Crystal Pearl, Swarovski Bead and the tassel to the bangle using 5mm jump rings. Attach the rest of the Swarovski Crystals on the material list to the other bangle as shown in our illustrations with this step.

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Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the Progressive Trend: WATER

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WATER is arguably the most fundamental and powerful of all life forces. Water is essential to life, we simply cannot survive without it. Water is dynamic. It can be both devastatingly violent, or tranquil and calming. Whether we celebrate its depth and stillness, or simply gaze it in contemplative awe – water with its symbolic sense of rebirth and renewal, is influencing our life in new ways and holding the design world in thrall.

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So often we look to nature to inspire us in many aspects of our life and water is shaping our world in a variety of new ways. Wellness spas centered on water and hydrotherapy are on the rise, while aquariums and underwater hotels help to highlight the inherent beauty of the marine environment.

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Jewelry designs, fashion motifs and home decor that echo the brilliant hues of coral reefs, draw our attention to the need to preserve these fragile marine environments. They help us to be more mindful in protecting  our natural habitat and help us to be aware that clean water and keeping our ecosystems pristine, is inherently vital to our continued wellbeing.

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Our fascination of underwater life continues grow and trend, where mysterious creatures and new fantastic crystal shapes, such as the New Swarovski Crystal 2612 Jelly Fish Flatback and 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone, lend endless inspiration to designers. This on trend jewelry design displays the beauty of the Swarovski Jelly Fish Flatback glued into settings and connects the the Swarovski Crystal 4139 Round Rings in vibrant hues such as Crystal Bermuda Blue and Crystal Virtail Light. A beautiful reference to movement and flexability with this free flowing type of aquatic design inspiration!

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Céline Cousteau, the granddaughter of the ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, does not only follow in his footsteps as a celebrated filmmaker. She is also a humanitarian and environmentalist, committed to saving the treasures in the depths of the oceans for future generations.

She collaborated with Swarovski for these Spring/Summer Innovations, to bring the depths of aquatic elements on land and crystallize them for all to enjoy! By creating pieces to wear, these styles help us to honor our connection to the oceans and nature itself.

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The Swarovski Crystal 6730 Radiolarian Pendant and 6731 Sea Snail Pendant are perfect elements to incorporate into designs that bring the magic of the sea, to life!

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Bright colors and unique styles lend to beautiful new designs that unite our desire to feel closer to the enchanting life from the depths below.

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Swarovski’s new Yellow Opal color is a bright and cheerful opal hue that reminds me of lemon meringue. It’s light and fluffy with almost flex of gold sparkling throughout and blends well with Jonquil and Powder Yellow Pearls.

Beautiful oceanic blues include Crystal Bermuda Blue, Sapphire, Crystal Blue Shade, Indicolite, blending into Crystal Scarabaeus Green, Fuchsia, Crystal AB, Tanzanite and Crystal Light Chrome.

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Athleisure wear continues to be very popular with the idea that athletic wear can also be stylish and upgraded with embellishments using Swarovski Crystal Sew-On Stones, Swarovski Crystal Buttons and Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones. Fashion focuses on form with easy-to-wear pieces in bright hues, boldly decorated with crystal for a new day-wear design aesthetic.

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To make your Athleisure tops more fashionable, apply Transfers or Crystal Tex to add a bit of glamour. Geometric shapes arranged with an organic feel are especially popular. (please Contact Me for ordering details)

Athletic wear will continue to be very popular. The trend is moving towards embellishing athletic wear with Crystals and creating designs that can be dressy enough to transition from workouts into day activities, even work (if permitted), and (sometimes) even day into evening. It’s all about being able to transition from the gym or your yoga/palates class into your daily life, seamlessly. To do this well, your athletic wear needs to be fashionable and accessorized with crystals. (Any chance to add more Crystals into my life, well, what’s not to LOVE?!!)

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MOVEMENT

Jewelry designs and embellished fabrics will embrace shapes generated by the movement of water – undulating, wavy elements are heavily embellished with crystal.

The fluidity of modern lifestyles extends into fashion. Glittering crystal components reflect the beauty of light on water.

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Sports inspired elements such as bands and straps are combined with crystals to create new luxury details and accessories. Who doesn’t want to be fashionable while they get fit?

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets are a fun, easy-to-wear splash of sparkle to add to your athleisure wardrobe. They’re lightweight, and best of all – they s-t-r-e-t-c-hmaking them simple as-can-be to take on and off! They make perfect gifts because they fit most wrist sizes and because they stretch, you can wear them up higher on your arm if you like it to stay in place (while you get your workout on, or just chasing around those energetic kiddos). You can also wear them loose around your wrist and stack them with a variety of beautiful colors. Sooooo many great options with these Swarovski Crystal Bracelets – no wonder they’re so popular!

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Swarovski Crystal Embellished Nike Shoes

Put a little pep in your step by embellishing your trainers! It’s just yet another popular trend to add in your athleisure gear. You can never have too many Crystals – head-to-toe!

Swarovski Crystal Swim Wear Trend Spring Summer Fashion

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What would water fashion trends be like without your water suit?! Incorporating Swarovski Crystals into everything you wear this summer, even right down to your swimsuit, is a fun way to express your individual style!

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This embellished swimsuit adds sparkling Crystal elements such as a 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in the center along with Swarovski Pendants dangling and beaded Crystals throughout.

Take your swimsuit and make it your very own by sewing, gluing, beading or hot fixing your favorite styles of Swarovski Crystals on and turn your suit into a glamorous piece of shimmering artwork. (better have your shades on when this bikini hits the sun 😉

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CLEAN WATER SCHOOL

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Responsibility for nature is an integral part in Swarovski’s DNA. Since the company’s founding by Daniel Swarovski over 120 years ago, they have been committed to the care and preservation of our planet’s natural resources. They have optimized the energy use and emissions of their production across the entire value chain and with projects like the Swarovski Waterschool program they provide the supply with clean water in emerging regions.

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It’s Wedding Season! Perfect Time to Make These Stunning New Crystal & Pearl Earrings!

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Well HELLO gorgeous new design! Wow, these Swarovski Crystal earrings are pretty stunning and they show off the new Swarovski Spring/Summer styles beautifully!

Turn heads with soft opulence on your “white lace and promises” day. Frame your face with beautiful statement earrings made with delicate Swarovski Raindrop Pendants, Jelly Fish Fancy Stones, and Crystal Pearls in the new Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl shade.

These would be lovely wedding earrings for the bride, bridesmaids jewelry or as a guest. The 6533 Raindrop Pendants are one of the most elegant Pendants Swarovski makes. They are brand new and I know will be very popular for all kinds of special occasions.

In the beginning, Swarovski had production issues with the Raindrop Pendants and we are just now receiving them. The day they arrived I made earrings for my self using the 6533-33mm Gold Blush Rose and I absolutely LOVE them so much! They are hands down my favorite new style! Every color is gorgeous! The Rhodium Crystal Silver Night is particularly exceptional as well. I honestly don’t wear much gold, but I was so drawn to them I couldn’t help myself. The Gold tone looks especially nice with the Crystal Golden Shadow and the Blush Rose. I can’t say enough about ALL of them…Love, Love, Love!!!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design free design and instructions from Rainbows of Light

SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this design project:

(please contact me for the Swarovski settings, Fancy Stones and/or smaller quantities. I just don’t have them listed on the website – but as usual, I can get anything Swarovski makes!)

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4195 2pcs. 14mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4195/S 2pcs. 14mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4228 4pcs. 15x7mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4228/S 4pcs. 15x7mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4320 2pcs. 14x10mm Light Silk F 261

Swarovski Settings 4320/S 2pcs. 14x10mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 10x6mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 10x6mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 6pcs. 4mm Crystal 001

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 4pcs. 4mm Light Silk 261

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 4mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 5mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 8mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6532 Rhodium 2pcs. 23mm Crystal AB 001 AB

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6533/Gold 4pcs. 17.5mm Crystal Golden Shadow 001 GSHA

Here are the instructions on how to make these lovely earrings and below the pictures on step-by-step instructions.

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STEP 1: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stone art. 4195 14mm Crystal F into the Swarovski Setting art. 4195/S 14mm Rhodium and secure it by closing the prongs on each side using tweezers. Repeat this step for the other Swarovski Fancy Stones on the material list.

STEP 2: Print and cut out the pattern shown in the illustration. Place it over the Alcantara fabric piece and cut it out.

STEP 3: Sew on the Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 4: Open the eye pin and insert Swarovski Pendant art. 6533/Gold 17,5mm Crystal Golden Shadow.

STEP 5: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5328 4mm Crystal onto the eye pin and make a loop at the other end leaving a gap of 8mm.

STEP 6: Repeat steps 4-5 one more time to get a similar piece and once for the Swarovski art. 6532/Rhodium Crystal AB. Stitch the Swarovski Pendants and other Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 7: Drill two holes into the ear stud.

STEP 8: Stitch the stud onto the back side of Alcantara fabric. Repeat steps 1-8 to create the second earring.

Have fun creating beautiful jewelry!

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Here’s a fun picture of Mikey & I dancing our hearts out 10 years ago! Time certainly fly’s by when you’re having fun!

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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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DIY Design Project Applying Swarovski Crystals to pants

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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Blinded By The Bling!

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I blinged out my helmet in style with non other than SWAROVSKI Crystals!

I decided that if I’m going to have to wear a helmet, it might as well be a fashion statement just as much as a safety measure!

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I’ve been snowboarding for about 20 years now and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s big kid fun,  keeps me young and let’s face it, the only thing this Arizona born and bred girl looks forward to in the winter.

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Living in Colorado is an adventure in and of itself. People here are incredibly adventurous and love the outdoors – myself included! We need to wear helmets for all kinds of activities, so why not spice them up a bit and get excited to put them on!

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Wholesale to the Public

SWAROVSKI Flatbacks Are Gorgeous!

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks are so fun and versatile, with endless shapes and colors to choose from, all your designs will be unique and fabulous!

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 I found a few super large Flatback Stones and combined them with medium and smaller rhinestones to create my design. The first two large Crystals are the 2035 -40mm and 30mm Chessboard Flatbacks. Their faceting structure is just as it describes and produces and amazing array of sparkles. I added two 20mm Chessboard Flatbacks to the sides as well as the 2520 Cosmic Flatbacks at an angle and filled in with a few 2088-20ss Round Xilion  Flatbacks and 2711 Triangle Flatbacks (which are the Hot Fix kind, meaning they have the glue pre-applied to the back, but I just used the E6000 glue instead and it worked great. You can find E6000 glue at most hardware or craft stores).

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I also used a piece of the Swarovski Crystal Rocks in the shape of a heart and glued this like normal. The Crystal Rocks product is an amazing creation that takes halved Bicone Beads clustered together on one giant piece where you can cut shapes out of and glue them on to pretty much any surface. You can glue it into jewelry molds and it’s great for embellishing costumes, dresses or any type of fabric for fashion or home decor. It’s as versatile as your imagination. If  you’re interested in working with this product, please contact me for details.

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I also used the Swarovski Crystal 2808 Heartshaped Flatback, the 2753 Edelweiss Flatback, the 2708 Molecule Flatback, and the 2072 Dome Flatback.

If you, your children, friends or family who don’t like wearing helmets, well here’s the best way to making wearing them extremely fun! I can’t wait to wear my new blinged out helmet on my next snowboarding trip!

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As you can see, SWAROVSKI Crystals give off the most brilliant sparkle in the world!

I hope I don’t blind anyone with all this bling!

Kashi Snowbird

Kashi says, your SWAROVSKI’s so bright…I gotta wear shades 😉

Keep smiling and keep shining!

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