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:

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in Hot Fix

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

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

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step 2

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!

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DIY Design Project ~ Sparkling Little Black Dress

Swarovski Crystal Little Black Dress DIY

DIY Sparkling Little Black Dress

“You’re never over-dressed or under-dressed in a little black dress.” Karl Lagerfeld knows a thing or two about style, so who are we to disagree? This glamorous LBD fits the description perfectly: with Swarovski crystals snaking down from neckline to hem, it’s flattering and endlessly versatile, taking you from desk to drinks, or dinner to dancing.

The Swarovski Crystal Beads and Sew-On Stones used to make this dress are just a few styles to choose from the virtual endless shapes, sizes and colors that you can use to create your own personalize style.

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Swarovski Crystals used in this design:

3256-14×8.5mm Galactic Sew-On Stone in Jet (18 pieces)

Swarovski Crystal 3256 Sew On Stone Jet Black

Swarovski 5328-3mm Xilion Bicone Beads Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2x

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Swarovski 5328-3mm Xilion Bicone Beads Jet

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Swarovski 5328-4mm Xilion Bicone Beads Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2x

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Swarovski Crystal 5378-14mm Cross Beads Jet

Swarovski Crystal 5378 Cross Beads Jet Black

Supplies and Tools:

Supplies include a black dress, and a black button hole silk.

Tools include a beading needle and scissors.

Level of design: Beginner

DIY Swarovski Crystal Little Black Dress Design and Instructions Step 1

Cut 1mm long black button silk. Sew all the Swarovski crystals in the material list onto the black dress as shown in the illustrations with this step

DIY Swarovski Crystal Little Black Dress Design and Instructions Step 2

Other popular effects include:

Crystal Silver Night                                           Crystal Light Chrome

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Keep smiling and keep sparkling!

Fabulous Fall Color Trends With Matching Swarovski Crystal Hues!

Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015 Chic Fashion

(Picture compliments of artacouture)

Fall is in the air (at least here in Colorado it is). The sun is slowly softening and we have been waking up to a little nip in the air. The leaves will begin to turn and a full fledged fall will be here before we know it! Here are a couple of fabulous fall colors that are sure to be very popular this year.

Oak Buff Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015

(Picture compliments of Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015)

Oak Buff is a classically warm neutral tone that is mellow and compliments many traditional fall tones. It is likened to the soft sun as it shines after stormy weather to bring us cheer and a glimmer of hope. Another one of nature’s illustrious shades, the golden yellow Oak Buff acts to nurture and comfort.

Oak Buff’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Light Colorado Topaz               Crystal Golden Shadow

Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads Light Colorado Topaz    Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads Crystal Golden Shadow

Crystal Bronze Shade                             Topaz Satin

Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads Crystal Bronze Shade    Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads Topaz Satin

Bright Gold Pearls                           Vintage Gold Pearls

Swarovski Crystal Pearls Bright Gold    Swarovski Crystal Pearls Vintage Gold

Marsala Pantone Fall Color Fashion Trends 2015

(Picture compliments of Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015)

The gorgeous complex blend of Marsala incorporates the warmth and richness of a red wine with hints of brownish tones, which adds a graceful finesse to your fall color palette. This medium luxurious hue is intriguing with it’s plush reddish-brown roots and dusty rose finish. Marsala exudes sophistication paired with a natural earthiness, which is a perfectly delectable fall staple.

Marsala’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Burgundy                                             Rose Satin

Swarovski Crystal Pearshape Beads Burgundy    Swarovski Crystal Beads Rose Satin

Maroon Pearls                                          Burgundy Pearls

Swarovski Crystal Pearls Maroon    Swarovski Crystal Pearls Burgundy

I hope you have fun creating new designs with these beautiful fall color tones!

I Love this song so much I couldn’t wait for “Throwback Thursday”. I had this on repeat while creating this blog post. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Jewelry Designs That Will Enthuse Even the Most Uninspired!

Swarovski SALT Magazine

Yesterday I was reading the Swarovski SALT Magazine for a little inspiration (which by the way – is absolutely fabulous!) and I came across an article highlighting the fashion/design school called the Central Saint Martins college of art which is in London. Swarovski  sponsors and collaborates with these students by donating gorgeous crystals to draw inspiration from and to be used in designs and contests. I wanted to point this out because I was especially inspired by what the school tries to instill in their students. A few highlighted themes include:

Free thought, independence of spirit, and a rebellious nature. These are just some of the qualities nurtured by this exceptional school whose graduates have gone on to be world leaders in fashion.

Swarovski Salt Magazine Highlights

(Swarovski Salt Magazine “Let The Light In” page 69)

As jewelry designers, artists and creative people, I’m sure you’re always striving to design fresh and new ideas to your line. Expanding your horizons, evolving, and relentlessly pursuing your passion. Those are some of the reasons why being creative is so darn fun!

Here are a few  examples of jewelry designs that push the limits and dare to be different. I hope they arouse your creativity to new heights and ever new possibilities!

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(Jewelry Designs by Eric Daman for Atelier Swarovski Native Modern)

I find that these jewelry designs have somewhat of a chaotic nature. They combine many different elements together such as the Swarovski Mosaic stones, different shaped cup-chains, along with unique styles of beads, pendants and colors. Yet with all of this going on, if you look closely you’ll find that they are balanced out by a repetitive pattern. This duality is balanced very well and is a way in which you can expresses a real sense of creative wildness, while still maintaining its integrity and orderliness which so many people are naturally drawn to.

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(Design by Renata Sanchez Ramos)

This unique bib necklace is a outstanding example of weaving mixed medias in and out to create one dynamically dramatic design. Integrating different textures such as Swarovski Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Epoxy Clay (or Ceralun), ribbon and elastic mesh in complimentary colors creating an overall irresistibly enticing design.

 Crystal bracelet

(Bracelet Design by AliExpress)

This colorful crystal and braided leather bracelet features many different styles of crystals in metal settings which allow the crystals themselves to be showcased. I’m especially drawn to the overlapping look, it gives it a lively and energetic type of movement to the piece that is then grounded by the leather background. It’s a bohemian chic style that is both whimsical and substantial at the same time.

Nuture Your Creativity Today

Best wishes for an exceptionally creative day!!

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SWAROVSKI Crystal Design Contest, Enter to Win Free Sparkles!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals

Here is an excellent chance to show off your creativity, beading and jewelry making skills!

SWAROVSKI Create Your Style is hosting a Fall 2015 Trend Design Contest!

Contest period starts July, 1st 2015 and ends on August 15th, 2015.

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Swarovski Crystals

Here’s your chance to win free SWAROVSKI Crystals!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals Now

Prizes will be rewarded by an expert jury. The criteria for judging will be based upon the creative use of the various use of Swarovski Crystals – focusing on innovations – incorporated into the design.

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Create an inspiring design using the Swarovski Fall/Winter Trend themes and innovations and enter your design into the Create Your Style Facebook contest.

Get more details about the Official Contest Rules in the “Terms and Conditions

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Have a look at the Create Your Style eBook and get inspired by sparkling summer designs created with Swarovski Crystals!

Who’s going to enter  the design contest? I would love to see your designs!!

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Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions – Let’s Get Crafty!

Swarovski Crystal Craft Ideas Celebrating 120 Years of Swarovski

Swarovski is celebrating 120 years of pure brilliance and we can join in their magical world with these special sparkling design ideas!

In this free craft ideas issue, you’ll find beautiful jewelry design ideas along with step-by-step instructions for you to create gorgeous accessories for all types of occasions. Crystals are one of today’s most versatile and attractive means for transforming accessories into one-of-a-kind pieces, so take a look through these ideas and above all, have fun creating and dreaming up new possibilities of brilliance!

Here are a few beauties to swoon over!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Earrings

“A Perfect Match”

The new Swarovski Crystalacite Pendants add sophistication and glamour to your designs, as well as being a perfect on trend style.

DIY Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace Bridal designs and instructions

“I Do!”

Say “I do” to this lovely style heart shape necklace. This romantic design utilizes the new 5748 Arrow Bead in unique ways to create a larger heart center, complimented by the 5743 Wild Hear Bead. The White Patina Effect has a dreamy timeless quality, similar to that of Venetian glass in that it creates a sense of movement withing the crystal where there is always something new to catch your eye!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Dangle Earrings Design and Instructions

“Worth The Wait”

These multi tiered Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings combine many on-trend elements together into one fanciful design. Stacking different sizes of the 5541 and 5542 Dome beads creates a nice layout for incorporating layered chain, which is then highlighted by crystals and pearls. What I like most about this design is that it has a free flowing nature to it and I feel like once I put them on, all I’d wanna do is dance!

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I hope you’re inspired to make some of these sparkling designs and feel free to post pictures of your beautiful creations!

Create A Star-Studded Bracelet That Will Have You Shining Extra Bright This 4th of July!

DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Wrap your wrist in a simple-to-make, all-American Star-Spangled Banner bracelet made of woven Swarovski crystals. Now get ready for the fireworks, celebrate good times and have a blast making this star-studded design!

DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Flag Bracelet

Swarovski Crystals

Snap Fastener 1780/114 082 1pc. 11mm Silver/Crystal 001 (contact us for details)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm Light Siam (422 pieces)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm Sapphire (358 pieces)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm White Alabaster (288 pieces)

Supplies and Tools

Supplies: Adhesive tape, white Leather, 12x7cm, metallic silver Leather glue (Güttermann creative HT2) Nylon thread, 2m, 0.3mm, transparent Nylon thread, 3m, 0.15mm, transparent.

Tools: Bead weaving loom, Crystal Swarovski Applicator Hand Tool, Fine needle (no.12) Lighter and scissors.

Level of design: INTERMEDIATE. Take a look at the bottom for text instructions.

DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Instructions Step 1

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DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Instructions Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: Cut 2m of 0.3mm nylon thread. Tie a single knot onto one end of the bead weaving loom and thread it through the loom as shown in our illustrations with this step until you have 6 horizontal rows. Attach the other end to the loom with tape.

STEP 2: Cut 1m of 0.15mm nylon thread. Tie a single knot onto the end and slide on two Swarovski Bead art. 5328 3mm in Light Siam and two White Alabaster alternating. Repeat 3 times and end with two Light Siam beads. Slide the string underneath all the horizontal strings as shown in the illustration.

STEP 3: Insert the nylon thread back through the beads and each time over the horizontal string until the end. This will produce clusters of 4 beads and then 3 beads.

STEP 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 to get 32 more vertical strings onto the loom.

STEP 5: Repeat step 2 & 3, but string on two Swarovski Bead art. 5328 3mm in Light Siam, two White Alabaster, two Light Siam and only one White Alabaster. Then string on 11 3mm Sapphire Beads. Repeat the pattern in this step once more. Continue to string on the same number of Light Siam and White Alabaster beads as done in this step and then refer to the illustrations for the random order of the Sapphire and White Alabaster beads to create the “stars”.

STEP 6: Remove the entire bracelet off the loom. Cut the two joined ends on one side to get six open ends. Tie a knot with the ends and melt the ends closer to knots as depicted in the illustration.

STEP 7: Cut two pieces of 7cm tape and place the tape under the nylon thread ends on both sides. Wrap the tape onto the thread ends and cut off the excess tape.

STEP 8: Cut two pieces of 5.7×3.2cm long metallic leather and glue them onto the bracelet ends so that they are folded into half. Cut off any excess leather.

STEP 9: Put the upper and lower dies into the Crystal Applicator Hand Tool that go with the Swarovski Snap Fastener art. 1780/114 082 082 001 11mm. Place the Swarovski Snap Fastener Silver/Crystal into the lower die of the Crystal Applicator Hand tool and place the back part of the Snap Fastener onto the upper die of the applicator. Put the metallic leather part of the bracelet in between the applicator tool and apply the snap fastener.

STEP 10: Change the upper and lower die of the applicator and insert the other pair of dies.

STEP 11: Insert the top and lower part of the Swarovski Snap Fastener into the applicator as done in step 9 and attach it onto the other side of the metallic leather.

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