DIY This Stylish Mosaic Bangle Featuring the New Swarovski Triangle Flatbacks!

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Free DIY Swarovski Crystal “Mosaic Tile Bangle” Design and Instructions

This sparkling Swarovski Crystal bangle features Rhinestones from the new Fall/Winter 2017-18 Triangle Flatback Family. The New Swarovski Crystal Triangle Flat backs are available in the styles 2738 Alpha, 2739 Beta and 2740 Gamma.

These new Swarovski Triangle Flatback additions are ideal for creating geometric patterns that fit seamlessly together. Geometric shapes and repeating patterns are a very popular trend for jewelry and fashion lovers. They are lead free and lightweight, which is especially nice when applying them to clothing. Whatever your craft or jewelry project may be, these new Triangle Crystals will give

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Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code
Alpha Flat Backs 2738 9 pcs 12x6mm Crystal F 001
Beta Flat Backs 2739 9 pcs 7×6.5mm Crystal Silver Night 001 SINI
Gamma Flat Backs 2740 9 pcs 10x10mm Crystal Silver Night 001 SINI

Supplies:

1 ½” Bangle

Two Part Epoxy Glue (my favorite to work with is E6000 – it dries clear and is available at any craft or hard wear store)

Alcohol wipes

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Instructions

Step 1:       Clean the bangle with alcohol wipes.

Step 2:       Find the center of the bangle and place a drop of glue in 3 places to create the first mosaic tile.  Using one each of the triangle flat backs to create a mosaic square.  Continue to create squares to the right and left side of the bangle until covered completely.

I know these are pretty simple instructions, but there’s not much to it. You can play around with your favorite color combinations and pattern to create your own desired look.

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Hope you like this both stylish and easy DIY Swarovski Crystal design.

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Rainbows of Light has been a wholesale dealer for over 35 years. We are officially an Authorized Reseller of SWAROVSKI Crystals, ensuring you that you are receiving genuine Swarovski Crystals at the best wholesale prices around! 

Please contact me with any questions, as I am always more than happy to help!

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling and Keep Shining!

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See Why This Sparkling Halloween Mask is the Cat’s Meow!

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It’s that fun time of year where rich fall colors delight our senses, pumpkins line the doorsteps and that eerie feeling of something spooky is just around the corner…. HALLOWEEN!

Halloween will be here before you know it, as as we thoroughly enjoy our spiced lattes (down to the last delicious drop), it’s fun to ponder… what shall I be this year?

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I haven’t decided what I’ll be this year, but my best friend Lauren (here we are having a ball at her wedding) is going as a kitty cat and asked me to add some Swarovski Crystals to her cat mask. Well, she certainly came to the the right person for that job (I’ve got crystals coming outta my ears, no not literally, that would just be ridiculous  😉 BUT, I do leave a trail of sparkles everywhere I go (I swear, every week the vacuum consumes more crystals than Kashi hair!)…so honestly, how can a bestie refuse?

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I had a lot of fun embellishing her cat mask with Swarovski Crystal Flat back Rhinestones and I thought it would be fun to show you what I created and give you the step by step instructions on how to create something similar for yourself, or for your bestie  🙂

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Steps to Embellish Your Halloween Mask with Swarovski Crystals

Here is what you will need to add Swarovski Crystals to a furry mask. (please note: the mask will need to be furry to be able to affix the Hot Fix Rhinestones, if it is not furry, then you will need to glue them on using an epoxy glue, my favorite being the E6000 glue). Below are the Crystal shapes that I used, but there are numerous different styles of Swarovski Flat backs to choose from to get your creative juices flowing.

Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-12ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-16ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Round Xirius Flat Back Rhinestones 2078-20ss Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Leaf Flat Back Rhinestones 2797-8mm Crystal Hot Fix

Swarovski Crystal Bow Tie Flat Back Rhinestone 2858-12mm Bowtie Crystal Hot Fix

Supplies

1 Furry Cat Mask (I couldn’t find the exact one she sent me, but here are some options to choose from)

Crystal Katana Tool

Bejewler Pro Hot Fix Tool

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I started with a plain black cat mask (I guess I was so excited to start adding the Swarovski crystals, that I forgot to take a picture of the plain mask, but hey, I’m sure you can use your wild imagination  😉

Starting with one side of the top of the eye, I used the crystal Katana to pick up the crystals and place them where I wanted them (I have found that this method is MUCH easier than using tweezers). Next, I used the Bejewler Hot Fix Tool to secure the crystals in place which only take a few seconds for each stone.

One great tip that I have found to work very well, is to use one size smaller tip on the bejewler tool than your stones, this way the hot tip won’t come into contact with the underside of your project, so that there is no way it can inadvertently heat up or ruin any part of your project. Pass that tip along to your Bejewler friends – they’ll love ya for it!

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Before you know it, your plain black cat mask is looking like the Cat’s Meow!

I decided my bestie’s kitty mask just had to be as regal as she is, so I added a little crown on the top, accentuating the bottom with the beautiful shaped Leaf Flatback.

Last but certainly not least, for the final touch, I added the Bow Tie Flatback as her adorable little noes accent. I think it’s as cute as a button!

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So there you have it, the final embellished kitty mask and it only took a couple of hours. I sent it off to Lauren, she absolutely LOVED it and can’t wait to show it off!

I hope this project inspires you to create something fabulous & sparkly this Halloween! Please post and share pictures with me of you, your friends’ or kiddos Halloween costumes this year, I would LOVE to see them!

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Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling and Keep Shining!

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Be Dazzled By the Brand NEW SHIMMER EFFECT from Swarovski!

Introducing Swarovski’s Newest Flatback Effect

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The New SHIMMER Coating by SWAROVSKI is absolutely BRILLIANT!

Honestly, Swarovski never sises to amaze me! They continually push the envelope and create innovative shapes, colors and effects that delight the senses. This new sparkling innovation is exceptionally dazzling!

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Why a new product you ask? Well, the dance world asked and Swarovski listened!

The Shimmer effect gives you the edge on the competition!

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(Picture compliments of BYU Dance Competition)

The New Shimmer Effect was created especially for dance sport, but of course, they can be enjoyed by all! The dance market is a huge industry, and a growing one at that. Just look at ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ and all of the dance competitions around the world, their sparkling costumes are absolutely gorgeous and let’s face it… they’re having just a little too much fun out there – (I want in!) with all of their twists, and turns, dips and doodles (ha, I threw in doodles just for fun and… to keep you on your toes 😉

Those dancers have got some real sparkling swag! And now you can too!

Why is SHIMMER so Special?

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Exude Elegance with Confidence!

Shimmer Effect adds more brilliance, color vibrancy and unique light refractions to your dance costumes. The Swarovski Shimmer Effect provides a softer, more elegant shimmer that radiates 3 shades of a single color and accentuates every move.

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Shine Bright with Confidence!

Unmatched quality, durability, and glamour to ensure the highest level of performance is achieved. Swarovski is the finest machine cut crystal in the world and has enjoyed this standing for over 150 years!

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Wear with Confidence!

Lead-free Rhinestones or Crystal Flat backs are lighter in weight, allowing your costumes to be as light and free flowing as possible. Lead free crystals are complient with applicable laws and regulations giving you complete confidence when the stones are in contact with skin, hair and nails.

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Wash with Confidence!

Wash resistant and durable foiling provides you with crystals with showcasing effects that remain sparkling and intact after machine washing or chemical cleaning.

Below are the Colors Currently In Stock for Immediate Delivery:

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Fuchsia Shimmer

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Siam Shimmer

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Peridot Shimmer

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Siam Shimmer

The Shimmer Effect is Available in 15 Colors and 5 Sizes

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Once on the website, click on the size you like and choose from the 15 Shimmer Colors available. ss12(~3mm), ss16(~4mm), ss20(~5mm) , ss30(~6.5mm) and ss40(~8.5mm)

Below is a Stone Size chart to see the conversion between ss and mm

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Blue Zircon Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Citrine Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Cobalt Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Erinite Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Fuchsia Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Hyacinth Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Sapphire Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Siam Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Peridot Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Siam Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Silk Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Tangerine Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Topaz Shimmer 

Here is a Swarovski Stone Size Chart that Converts ss to mm

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Rainbows of Light has been a wholesale dealer for over 35 years. We are officially an Authorized Reseller of SWAROVSKI Crystals, ensuring you that you are receiving genuine Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones at the best wholesale prices around! 

Please contact us today for your free samples and see for yourself why the new SHIMMER EFFECT is truly Brilliant!

Be the First to Shimmer Before the Worldwide Launch in February!

Only a select few Swarovski dealers were given the opportunity to stock the New Shimmer Effect before the worldwide launch in February. We were among the first and now you can be among the first to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity!

Please contact me with any questions, as I am always more than happy to help!

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling & Keep Shinning!

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

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The BALANCE of NATURE

The GLAMOUR trend focuses on the fire within. We all have a deep desire to highlight our individuality, which has reached a boiling point and is spilling out into the design world. Creating our own unique look through jewelry and fashion is sparked by a craving to  be our authentic self.

Passion is re-ignited for in the celebration of the female form, where strength, desire, and flexibility are conveyed by a glamorous and fierce design ethic , while red-hot fashion highlights the new sensual, powerful female.

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Swarovski Crystal Glamour Trend and Color Inspiration

The “glamcore” trend is breathing new life into the jewelry and fashion industry. Glamcore is here to replace the Normcore, and fully embraces history, texture and color. Within glamcore, opulence and drama is the name of this fashion game. It celebrates everything that is fab-u-lous! Explosive colors and embellished fabrics are accentuated with glamorous, sparkling and opulent jewelry.

Keep it spicy and stand out from the crowd by mixing the ordinary with the opulent!

A new modern muse is created – strong, fierce and determined – she offers no apologies for her glittering, radiant, show-stopping style!

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The MOOD of the Glamour Trend
The mood of this glamours trend embraces passion, sensuality and fierceness. This style trend piles on all things feminine, fancy and flashy!
PASSION
Blackened and burnt surfaces paired with radiant crystals constitute a unique design aesthetic that speaks to our demand for individualized and slightly mystic designs.
VOLCANIC
Designs are inspired by the energy and wildness of the natural elements, where wood, lava and Swarovski Crystals create excitingly glamorous designs.
MODERN
 New opulence lies in surprising material improvisations, with luxurious materials such as crystals merging with the everyday.
SENSUAL
Feminine accessories that exude a royal-like luxury are embraced, with the quest of richness and ostentation.
FIERCE
The emergence of the new “glamcore” direction, references our obession with enhancement culture and the re-emerging desire to show-off.
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Incorporate Intensity and drama to your Jewelry designs Using the New Swarovski Spring/Summer Innovations
A vibrant yellow shade with an opalescent finish inspired by natural gemstones, Yellow Opal speaks to our desire for refined shine. It brings brightness to every design, provides the perfect compliment to cheerful and vivid Spring/Summer collections, and also pairs well with classic shades. Long anticipated, Yellow Opal will open up countless new design possibilities!
Elegant and mysterious, Graphite lends itself perfectly to strong and powerful designs. Its sophisticated bluish gray-black tone features an entirely homogeneous surface, rendering it ideal for creating graduated transitions between Crystal Silver Night and Jet.
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New Swarovski Crystal Flame Flatback Displayed Here in Fire Opal, Shows Off its Two Toned Color Elements, Adding a Radiant Glow to This Striking Design.
The Swarovski’s 2205 Flame Flatback Rhinestone reflects our search for passion and love for life in a world where we feel increasingly disconnected from our human emotions. As its name suggests, the pear-shaped outline and multilayer cut of the Swarovski Flame Flat Back echoes a real candle flame. It is especially dramatic when used in the two-toned orange and yellow colors expressed in the color Fire Opal and pairs especially well with the vibrant red of  Light Siam.
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A classic returns, more striking than before: The Panther Bead brings a new level of story-telling into the world of design. Taking Crystal cutting to new heights, the artistically designed and cut bead depicts the head of this feline predator that symbolizes night and a dark moon, strength and gracefulness, and mirrors the current rise of the powerful female.
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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration
There are many gorgeously unique styles within the Swarovski Crystal collection, that make designing innovative, bold and spectacular jewelry easier than ever. This pictures highlights a variety of shapes that stand out from the crowd;
The Swarovski Crystal 85001  BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads are a very versatile innovation that can be used in creating many different types of jewelry pieces. They are available with one or two holes so you can wear them as a ring, or use them to make all kinds of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets or earrings.
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The Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendant, gracefully captures the elegance of a single raindrop, encapsulated in pure Crystal. This style is absolutely flawless and will make incredibly elegant pieces of jewelry, especially for wedding jewelry.
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Swarovski Color Inspiration
To help you in your crystal creations, the Swarovski Color inspiration shown in this picture includes the Yellow Opal, Crystal Golden Shadow, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Tangerine, Topaz, Light Siam, Siam, Amethyst, Crystal Silver Night, Graphite and Jet.
JEWELRY DESIGN INSPIRATION
Opposites meet in this modern glamour direction in which ultra shiny, lacquered surfaces merge with glamorously shimmering crystal backgrounds.
Jewelry inspiration within the GLAMOUR  trend plays with rough and smooth surfaces, refined tassels and clustered pave settings to create an overall expression of opulent designs and bold statement pieces to bring forth the passion and fire from within.
Incorporating elegant chains withing your jewelry, draping down from earrings and statement necklaces in Rhodium, Gun Metal, or Rose Gold finishes become very popular in this influential fashion and jewelry trend.
Creating stylish jewelry using the Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones in bright colors such as Yellow Opal, framed with dark pave like crystals, express both power and sensuality.
FASHION INSPIRATION
Smokey, volcanic design embellishments promote the idea of erupting sensuality. Fringing becomes more widespread, referencing flickering flames to create movement and fire in designs.
Individuality and customization continues to remain at the forefront of design as the “glamcore” trend takes over.
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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 Shipping on all U.S. 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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Effortless Chic ~ Dainty Layered Necklace Trend Inspiration

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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!

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 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.

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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.

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(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.

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(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