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

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Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Black Diamond Hotfix 26 pieces

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Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Yellow Opal Hotfix 26 pieces

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step 1

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

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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Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Progressive Theme


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PROGRESSIVE

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VIVID MOMENTS

Focusing on an exciting, eclectic blend between African and Asian cultures,the Progressive theme highlights the union of both.

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PROGRESSIVE THEME

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PRODUCT INSPIRATION

Medium and large crystals highlight the eclectic look of the theme.

A broad spectrum of colors and shapes reflect a joyful celebration of life.

Vibrant Fancy Stones and Pendants create attention-grabbing, culture-merging color palettes.

Pavé Balls, with their shimmering radiance, add edge and sophistication to the design.

Various geometric shapes enable the creation of unexpected patterns.

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This new alliance between Africa and Eastern Asia is having a huge influence on the design world, seen in the rediscovering of their beauty, craftsmanship, and individual aesthetic.

The theme reflects both a joyful celebration of the past, and the way forward.

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THE MOOD

A unique, eclectic, and multilayered style that reflects the blend of traditional African and Asian craft and handwork techniques.

A mix of materials – Swarovski Crystals, Pearls, Beads, textiles, and metals – combine to create rich 3D surfaces with sculptural aspects.

A focus on layering, where Asian and African patterns combine with crystal to create unique patchwork, creates a cross-cultural design ethic.

Flat fabrics come alive with a focus on volume, texture, and tactility.

The importance of head-wear, both in Asia and Africa, gives rise to a new accessories direction – the reinterpretation of the turban.

Fabric becomes important in accessories for cost reduction and global production.

“Prints give products a cultural reference and identity.”  (20/20 Consumer Insights)

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Romantic Theme

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Welcome to the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Jewelry Trend Inspirations ‘Traces of Time’

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Romantic – Sunset Rituals theme.

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SUNSET RITUALS

This theme is based on the ancient tribal whisperings and sage teachings of our earliest ancestors, guiding us toward the things that really matter – food, shelter, and water.

A spirit of sustainable self-reliance makes creative use of everything found along life’s path to shape a personal vision.

For designers, fashionistas there remains a continuing strong demand for and emphasis on stories for their products. We currently desire a digital detox, encapsulated in the rise of the notion of becoming “unplugged” and the trend toward “mindfulness.”

A focus on nature’s immense power is echoed increasingly in design forms, structures, and materials.

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Romantic jewelry is inspired by the lifestyle and beliefs of the desert tribes, concentrating more on the emotional value (e.g. talismans) than the technical execution.

Raw materials found in nature are used with shapes and surfaces, often left untouched, in irregular and rough forms with a strong focus on Crystal Pearls.

There is a reduction in fashion with the use of multifunctional pieces: a single piece of cloth doubles as a shawl, sarong, or a turban – offering shade, protection, or warmth – for a life on the move.

The rise of the tribe gains more prominence as people continue wishing to belong. As high-tech individuals we feel disconnected from Mother Nature; natural and primal designs help us reconnect with the earth.

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Shapes are inspired by purely organic creations to embrace the “imperfect perfection” trend.

Small and large crystals blend together to create nature-inspired compositions. Swarovski Pendants and BeCharmed Pave Beads and BeCharmed Spike Beads become ancient tribal treasures – collected and cherished. Matt, sand-like surfaces are brightened up with Mini Size Beads.

The vibrant Tangerine and apricot tone of Crystal Brandy, along with the warm deep brown hues such as Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Smoked Topaz, and Crystal Copper, awaken memories of summer sunsets over haunting desert landscapes.

Jewelry designed by Auden

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SWAROVSKI COLOR AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS

Featured colors and styles include 5056 Mini Drop Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 5055 Mini Rectangular Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 4568 Cushion Fancy Stone Crystal Golden Shadow, 5840 Swarovski Baroque Pearl in Petrol, 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 1088 Round Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 5328 Xilion Bicone Bead in Crystal Astral Pink, 80801 BeCharmed Pave Metallic Beads in  Copper Brushed Metallic, 5054 Mini Rhombus Bead in Crystal Rose Gold, 5056 Mini Drop Beads in Crystal Rose Gold, 80501 BeCharmed Pave Cabachon Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow5750 Skull Bead in Crystal Silver Night, 1122 Rivoli in Smoked Topaz, 5000 Round Bead in Jet Nut 2X, 4228 Xilion Nevette Fancy Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade, 6017/G Crystalactite Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow, 3251 Spacecut Sew-On Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade. (We can order anything Swarovski makes, so please contact us for any color or style not listed on the website).

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

Featuring the following SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS: 1028 pp7 Round Stones in Crystal, 1100 pp5 Xilion Round Stones in Crystal, 5056 10x6mm Mini Drop Beads in Tangerine, 6022 14mm Raindrop Pendant in Clear Crystal, 4428 1.5mm Xilion Nevette Fancy Stones in Light Colorado Topaz,

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

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Swarovski Color Combination Inspiration

Featuring Crystal Petrol Pearls, 80101 BeCharmed Beads in Montana, Topaz Blend, Crystal Rose Gold, Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold, Crystal Copper, Smoked Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow.

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SWAROVSKI SEGEMENT INSPIRATIONS

Basic, organic shapes come together in random – often asymmetric – order to create jewelry that looks like it is designed on impulse.

Inspiration is taken from untouched natural shapes and raw surfaces.

Imperfections and irregularity create a unique look.

There is an ongoing tendency to repair and care for valued items rather than replace them.

We will witness: “A casual bohemian styling direction inspired by global fringe culture and off-grid living.” (WGSN)

Products entail a certain talisman-like quality – true, simple, and honest, they speak to our innermost emotions.

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Surface color and finish feel neutralized and eroded by the sands of time while unexpected combinations, such as crystal and rough weave, create a sense of story and detail.

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Evoking ancient tribal whisperings, this flag combines raw materials with a refined balance of Crystal Pearls and crystal.

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Featured Designer ~ Arabesque Jewelry.com

Arabesque_Jewelry_LogoArabesque_Jewelry_Cover_PageArabesque Jewelry is a nationally recognized brand which specializes in pageant jewelry, bridal and wedding jewelry, and any other special occasion jewelry you can dream up!

The mission is simple: To help you make the statement you want to make.

Whether it is the missing pieces that you need to go with your perfect gown, sassy earrings to go with a kicky cocktail dress, or the perfect crowning jewels you need to rock it on stage, Arabesque Jewelry has an unlimited number of styles to give you that complete, polished look that you envision for yourself.

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Featuring Swarovski earrings created with large Swarovski Emerald Cut and Pearshape Crystal Fancy Stones flanked by individual pavéd AB elements. These show-stoppers are just the right amount of bling with swing to bring attention to your face!

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Featuring dainty pearls flanked by Swarovski Pearls highlighting Gold Crystal Rhinestone Rondelles and gold leaf shapes for the perfect bridal earring.

All of Arabesque Jewelry designs are customizable and can be crafted in your choice of colors and sizes from the highest quality materials.

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Featuring Swarovski double hoop beaded earrings created with 5328 XILION Bicone Beads, Rhinestone Rondelles and 6010 Briolette Pendants.

While you can purchase many of Arabesque’s signature pieces through the online store, their greatest pride comes from creating affordable, one-of-a-kind jewelry that is tailored to your specific wants and needs. There is nothing worse than showing up to an event only to find out someone else is imitating your look! They want to give you the peace of mind that unique jewelry affords, without having to pay a queen’s ransom for it.

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These decadent Swarovski chandelier earrings are uniquely designed using Crystal Rocks, Crystal Dorado 2X in XILION Bicone and Round Beads, Crystal AB Round Beads and 6010 Briolette Pendants completed with two Crystal Dorado 4737 Triangle Beads.

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Gorgeous Swarovski chandelier earrings incorporating Crystal Rocks (contact Rainbows of Light for ordering details) with 5328 XILION Bicone Crystal AB beaded elements which highlight the 6106 Crystal AB Pearshape Pendants to create an elegant and whimsical design.

Take a look at the gallery of custom designed work for inspiration and then contact Arabesque to create your perfect look for pageant jewelry, wedding jewelry and everything in between.​

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me. Thank you!

Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Fashionable Jewelry Trends

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Big and Bold Statement Accessories are a Top Fashion Trend this Fall and Winter Season! As we bundle up to brave the colder weather with thick sweaters and high neck tops, oversized statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets are the perfect addition to your wardrobe and a fabulous way to incorporate plenty of sparkle this season!

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Chunky necklaces incorporating chains and opulent flashes of crystal are in high demand. Swarovski’s innovative products such as Crystal Mesh, as well as various Cupchaings and Findings embellished with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are in vogue with their bold and edgy combinations conjuring designs highlighting a glamorously Punk-Baroque style.

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Crystal Chandelier Earrings. Create a similar look with 3239 Chessboard Sew-On Stones, Xilion Bicone Beads in Clear Crystal and 8611 Icicle Prisms or 6015 Polygon Pendants

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Swarovski Crystal Cuff Featuring  4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone in Crystal AB, 4128 Xilion Oval Fancy Stones in Crystal, 4228 Xilion Navette Fancy Stone in Jet and Jet Hematite, 4327 Pearshape Fancy Stones in Crystal Metallic Light Gold.

Fashionistas looking to make a bold statement can wear over-sized crystal cuff bracelets or stack multiple bracelets together for a fun and stylish look.

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Be edgy yet modern by draping yourself in fall’s must-have clear crystal jewels. Whether you choose earrings, a necklace, or a cuff, pair the statement piece with the season’s deep, dramatic tones to make it pop. Keep the look office-appropriate by pairing the jewelry with cozier knits, tweeds, and sweaters.

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Have fun with your fashionable accessories this season. Let it be big, bold and beaming with bling!

Celebrating Topaz as the Glowing Birthstone Color For November

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Topaz is celebrated this month as the gorgeous birthstone color for November!

Topaz is traditionally distinguished by a rich and elegant gold tone. It’s mesmerizing amber hue seamlessly blends a burnt orange with a soft honey color together creating a stunning effect that looks as though it is glowing from within.

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Featuring Swarovski BeCharmed Pave Beads in November’s Birthstone Color Topaz.  The various styles include 80101, 80201, 80301, 5928 and 5948.

Topaz is a luxurious color that is  an exceptionally popular tone throughout the year and especially ideal in the fall months where the natural beauty of leaves turning, pop with brilliant yellow, gold and red tones.

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Featuring Swarovski Earrings using Style 6090 16mm Baroque Pendants in Topaz with a Glacier Blue Coating wrapped with gold-colored artistic wire.

(Contact us for the Glacier Blue Coating)

The Swarovski Topaz color can be accentuated with special coatings that either enliven or tone down the original Topaz color.  Topaz AB is the most popular coating , which compliments the color by infusing more yellow and gold tones, enhancing it with a special sparkle.

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If you crave even more sparkle, try the AB Fully Coated or AB 2X coating, which are the most brilliant shines available.

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Featuring Swarovski 5328 Xilion Bicones in Topaz Satin Necklace and Earring Set.

This beautifully simple Bicone necklace and earring set is designed with the Topaz Satin Coating, which mutes the original color slightly accenting each bead with a light silvery finish for more of an antique look.

Swarovski Topaz Blend Beads

Swarovski Topaz Blend Beads have a unique quality where half of the bead is a topaz color and half is a clear crystal, resulting in a complex interplay of colors, shadows and a crystal effect. Topaz is naturally infused with hits of yellow, golds and brown towns that combines very well with  Crystal Copper, Crystal Chili Pepper, Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz and Smoked Topaz to name a few.

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Smile & Sparkle On!

Featured Designer ~ Meegan from Sparkle M Designs

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Meegan makes every item by hand in her home studio, a smoke-free environment. She takes great pride in her work and she loves coming up with new designs. She also accepts custom orders, so please contact her with your special requests!

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Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Bracelets Featuring Cube Beads, accentuated with Gold Plated Crystal Squaredelles, Xilion Bicone and Round Beads.

Make a statement in your very own Swarovski birthstone bracelet! This is a great gift idea! A sparkly, Swarovski crystal bracelet personalized in your mom’s, grandmother’s, daughter’s, wife’s, sister’s, aunt’s, niece’s, or best friend’s birth month color! Or treat yourself to a little something special!

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This is Meegan’s favorite design because she has so much fun making it with all of the SPARKLE it has in it. It is made entirely with genuine Swarovski crystals, the sparkliest crystals in the world!  These would also be beautiful pieces of jewelry for a bridal party, personalized in your wedding colors! Matching bracelets and necklaces can be made to complete the bridesmaid outfit.

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Rings Personalized just for you

Personalized Handmade Swarovski Crystal Stretch Rings Featuring 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in every Color of the Rainbow.

These Swarovski stack-able rings are great for moms and grandmothers! Also GREAT for kids’ birthday parties to give as personalized favors! Imagine your kids’ or grand-kids’ initials and birthstones adorning your finger in beautiful, sparkly, and genuine Swarovski crystals! Or spell out their names, with 1 letter per ring. Or even commemorate a special dog, cat, horse, or any other precious pet. These rings are stretchy, so they fit almost anyone.

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Stretchy Swarovski Pearl Ring Featuring Style 5810 Crystal Pearls in Dark Grey, Peach, White and Powdered Rose.

This Perfect Pearl Stretch Ring is an elegant and fun piece of handmade jewelry that expresses a whimsical yet sophisticated statement. Meegan is happy to custom make this beauty in your favorite colors, adding a stylish and personalized detail to your specifications. There is an abundant array of gorgeous Swarovski Pearl Colors to choose from to compliment your fashionable desires.

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Bridal Swarovski Pearl Bracelet Featuring Swarovski Pearls in Light Blue, 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Light Sapphire and 5820 Rhinestone Rondelles in Light Sapphire and Crystal AB.

Pretty in Pearls! Looking for a special something blue for the beautiful bride or bridesmaids? This bracelet will make a stunning addition to your bridal party’s ensemble. Your bridesmaids will forever cherish their special Swarovski pearl bracelets. Two strands are adorned with genuine Swarovski pearls and are accented with sparkling Swarovski crystals. Customize this delightful design with any Pearl or Crystal color you would like. Matching earrings are available as well to complete the set.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!