Elderberry Pearl & Crystal Color Combos ūüćā A New Fall Favorite!

Swarovski Crystal Fall Color Trends and Jewelry Design Inspirations

As the weather begins to have a nip in the air and the leaves display the gorgeous colors of Autumn, we embrace the changing of the season with new interesting hues, and design elements that have depth and complexity.

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Be inspired by the rich tones of the New Swarovski¬†Elderberry Pearl, with it’s elegant fusion of berry purples and burgundy undertones, it’s a designer’s delight and a New Fall Favorite!

Shop Fall Trend Colors Featuring Burgundy, Amethyst, & Berry Colored Satin Effects

Shop Light Amethyst Shimmer Beads & Pendants

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Explore Inspiring Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs Featuring Burgundy Tones 

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Have a Fabulous Fall!

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How One Creative Christmas Became a Celebration in Giving!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Needless to say…we had a ball!

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

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

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

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

We set our Christmas Crystal Crafting table up…

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Let the creativity begin…

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

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

Choose Your Favorite Styles

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

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

Choose your Favorite Styles Within Similar Color Combinations

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

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

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

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Making Swarovski Crystal Sun Catchers

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

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

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

It’s pure joy and completely infectious!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Sparkling Swarovski Designs

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

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

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

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Giving Truly is Receiving!

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

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

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

Doesn’t this just warm your heart!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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At Rainbows of Light we only sell Genuine Swarovski Crystals Wholesale to the Public, offering you thousands of shapes, colors and sizes to choose from. We have no tax or surcharges and always provide Free U.S. Shipping on all orders over $100.00. This Guarantees you receive the best prices anywhere on all your favorite Swarovski Crystals!
We can order anything Swarovski makes within the components division ‚Äď even if it‚Äôs not listed on our¬†website rainbowsoflight.com. Please contact us for anything you‚Äôre interested in, as we are ALWAYS happy to help!
Harmony and Kashi
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014 ~ Continued

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014Spring is here and wedding season has arrived! What a special and beautiful time of year, certainly one of my favorites!

Weddings bring out the LOVE in all of us. It’s intoxicating really, with a picturesque setting, delightful¬†flowers, warmhearted smiling¬†friends and family, delicious cake and all that dancing …I’m getting all fuzzy in my heart just thinking about it!

On this lovely spring day, I explore the remaining top 5 wedding colors for Spring 2014 along with the complimentary Swarovski color palette.

First up, the gorgeous and romantic color of Orchid!

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Orchid Wedding Color Palette Inspiration

This exquisitely rich purple hue is captivating and since being named the Pantone Color of the Year, all shades of purple and fuchsia have exploded in popularity. The complimentary Swarovski colors include all shades of Amethyst as well as Amethyst AB, Amethyst AB-2X, Amethyst Satin and Amethyst Blend. Lilac, Lilac AB and Lilac Champagne are fantastic saturated purple tones similar to Amethyst but a hint lighter. Crystal Lilac Shadow and Violet Satin are elegant sparkling purple effects that compliments the Radiant Orchid palette beautifully.

The vibrant berry-like tones found in Fuchsia, Fuchsia AB, Fuchsia AB-2X and Fuchsia Satin flatters these deeper purple hues wonderfully and blends perfectly with this color palette. Lighter luminous purple tones include Light Amethyst, Light Amethyst AB, Light Amethyst AB-2X, Light Amethyst Satin, and Light Amethyst Dorado. The lightest toned purples include Violet, Violet AB, Violet AB-2X, Violet Opal, Violet Opal AB, and Violet Opal AB-2X.

Pearls go hand in hand with weddings. Complimentary Swarovski Pearl colors include Blackberry, Deep Purple, Mauve and Lavender.

Top 10 Wedding Colors 2014 Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration

Dusty Blue Wedding Color Inspirations

Something old, something new, something borrowed and of course…something BLUE!

Blue has and always will be a favorite wedding color. There are a variety of beautiful shades of Swarovski crystal blue tones that compliment the Dusty Blue color palette. The Crystal Blue Shade, Lavender, Light Sapphire, Light Sapphire AB, Light Sapphire AB 2X, Light Sapphire Champagne, and Light Sapphire Satin are all light and graceful blue selections. The Denim Blue and Aquamarine Satin are beautiful more saturated blues that would be delightful for a wedding. A lovely Swarovski Crystal Pearl options is the Light Blue.

Grey Jade top 10 Wedding color for Spring 2014

Grayed Jade Wedding Color Palette Spring 2014

This soft and charming blue-green color is enchanting yet understated, making this an ideal wedding hue. Similar Swarovski crytsal colors include Erinite, Erinite AB, Indian Sapphire, Indian Sapphire AB, Light Azore Satin, and Aquamarine AB Satin. Powdered Green is a nice soft Swarovski Crystal Pearl option as well.

Pale Yellow Spring Wedding color 2014

Pale Yellow Top Spring  2014 Wedding Color Palette

Yellow was my grandmother’s favorite color because she said it was the happiest of colors. I just love her for that because she was certainly one of the most cheerful,¬†happiest people I have known. It just seems to be smiling at you ūüėČ

Similar Swarovski Crystal Pale Yellow colors include Crystal Champagne, which is a beautiful effervescent sparkling coating that is soft and elegant. Crystal Lemon is also a gorgeous pale yellow with a hint more color infused as well as Jonquil, Jonquil AB and Jonquil AB 2X are all exquisite.

Cerulean Blue Top 10 Spring Wedding color palettes 2014

Cerulean Blue Top Wedding Color Palette Spring 2014

This gorgeous deep and royal blue color is simply divine. Similar Swarovski Crystal colors include Capri Blue, Capri Blue AB, Capri Blue Satin, Caribbean Blue Opal, Caribbean Blue Opal AB, and Sapphire Satin. Tasteful Swarovski Crystal Pearl colors include Petrol, Night Blue, Tahitian and for gem tone colors Lapis and Dark Lapis pair beautifully.

What do you think of the wedding color inspirations?

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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!

Swarovski Crystal Cube Bicone and Squaredelle Earrings

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

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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Top 10 Pantone Fashionable Color Trends For Fall 2013! Featuring Vivacious

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This fashionable fall 2013 Pantone color Vivacious pops with a boisterous and lively energy that radiates a distinct cheerful quality, conveying a sense buoyant optimism to all its wearers and admirers.

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Featuring Vivacious with Swarovski 6010 Fuchsia Briolette Earrings

This fashionable fall 2013 Pantone color Vivacious pops with a boisterous and lively energy that radiates a distinct cheerful quality, conveying a sense buoyant optimism to all its wearers and admirers. This energetically dynamic tone features a deep Fuchsia color. The Swarovski colors Fuchsia and Fuchsia AB are the perfect representations of the Vivacious color and similar tones include Fuchsia Satin, Ruby, Ruby AB, Ruby Satin and Ruby Champagne which are simply stunning!

Vivacious Mood board Fall Pantone Color Trends Color Inspirations

Pink is among the most common colors expressed in wedding motifs. This year’s Pantone’s fashionable fall 2013 color inspirations, reveals that the deep pink tones of Vivacious is one of the acclaimed winners. Instantly exuding glamour and style, this fashion favorite is captivating, chic and pretty much irresistible!

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Wild, lively, and energetic are the ideal characteristics of this amazing Vivacious color!

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