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

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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!

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DIY Quick & Easy Christmas Decorations Or Ornaments For The Gift Giving Season!

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The Holidays are quickly approaching and with this busy time of year, it can become overwhelming quickly! Let’s all stay calm and b-r-e-a-t-h-e. This  is a special time of year for a reason. It gives us the opportunity to fill our hearts with extra love and gratitude for all of the positivity in our life. It’s a beautiful time to open our hearts and graciously give thanks to everyone in our life who mean so much to us.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right gift to give someone or you may not know what to make. Well here is some great inspiration for you! For those who celebrate Christmas, making a special sparkling ornament or decoration is always a wonderful gift! Each year they will pull it out, think of you and be filled with joy! A gift that keeps on giving is ALWAYS a win, win!

These DIY Swarovski Crystal Christmas decorations or ornaments are very easy to make and will be enjoyed for years to come!

Let’s get started!

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Swarovski Crystals you will need for this project are listed below, but have fun and personalize it with your own favorite Swarovski Crystal styles and colors!

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Swarovski Crystal Round Beads 5000-14mm

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Swarovski Crystal 6106 Pearshape Pendants

Tools & Supplies

Supplies 1x Cookie cutter tree, silver, 11 x 8 cm Ribbon satin, dark red, 3 mm, 60 cm Tools Scissors

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Swarovski Wild Heart Crystal Pendant

Swarovski Crystal 6240-14mm  Wild Heart Pendant

Tools & Supplies

Supplies 1x Cookie cutter angel, silver, 11 x 8 cm Ribbon satin, dark red, 3 mm, 60 cm Tools Scissors

DIY Swarovski Crystal Ornaments Nostalgic Moments Heart Crystal Step 1

DIY Swarovski Crystal Ornaments Nostalgic Moments Heart Crystal Step 2

Version 1 STEP 1: Thread a satin ribbon through a Swarovski Bead article 5000 14 mm Crystal, a Swarovski Pendant article 6106 38 mm Crystal Red Magma and then back through the Bead again. One end of the ribbon should be 20 cm long and the length of the other end should be around 40 cm. Tie a knot leaving a gap of 5cm as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 2: Thread the ribbon ends through the tree shaped cookie cutter and tie a double knot. Form a 7 cm loop in the ribbon and thread the ribbon under the previous knot.

STEP 3: Tie a knot as shown in the illustrations and repeat one more time to tie another knot in the same place.

Version 2 STEP 1: Thread a satin ribbon through a Swarovski Pendant article 6240 18 mm Wild Heart Pendant Crystal Antique Pink. Leaving one end 40 cm long and the other end 20 cm long, tie a knot leaving a gap of 2.5 cm.

STEP 2: Repeat step 2 from the first instruction using an angle cookie cutter. Form a 7 cm loop in the ribbon and thread the ribbon end under the previous knot.

STEP3: Repeat step 3 from the first instruction and tie the knots to secure the ribbon and pendant.

Hope you have fun with this crystal project, creating gifts and decorations for all to enjoy!

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DIY Swarovski’s Spooky, Sparkling Halloween Mask

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction

This inky-black mask, studded with Swarovski Crystal Sew-On Stones in tones as dark as night, elevates the humble Halloween costume to a whole new level of glamour and mystery.

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction craft project

Swarovski Crystals

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Sew-on Stones 3223 24 pieces 12 x 6 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI

Sew-on Stones 3230 2 pieces 12 x 7 mm Crystal Satin F 001 SAT

Sew-on Stones 3230 16 pieces 12 x 7 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI

Sew-on Stones 3230 7 pieces 12 x 7 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3254 2 pieces 20 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3256 4 pieces 14.8 x 5 mm Crystal Silver Shade F 001 SSHA

Sew-on Stones 3256 8 pieces 14.8 x 5 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3267 2 pieces 18 x 10 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI (contact us for details)

Beads 5000 22 pieces 4 mm Purple Velvet 277

Beads 5000 10 pieces 6 mm Purple Velvet 277

Beads 5328 28 pieces 4 mm Purple Velvet 277

Supplies & Tools Supplies

Nylon thread, transparent, 0.25 mm, 3 m Ribbon satin, black, 15 mm, 1.1 m Rubber, black, 32 x 18 cm Sewing silk, black, 1 m Tools Cutter Double sided tape Lighter Pins Scissors Sewing needle Sheet of paper, A4

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Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction design project

STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern of the mask in its original size.

STEP 2: Stick the pattern with double sided tape onto a piece of rubber and cut out the mask shape.

STEP 3: Sew on all Swarovski Beads and Sew-on Stones mentioned in the material list onto the mask as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 4: Cut two 50 cm long satin ribbon pieces. Thread these through both the sides of the mask and sew them together individually at each end.

STEP 5: Cut off both ends of the ribbon and burn them a little bit with a lighter to secure any loose threads.

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Hope you have a spooky, sparkling Halloween!!

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

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Other popular effects include:

Crystal Silver Night                                           Crystal Light Chrome

Swarovski Crystal Beads 5328_Crystal_Silver_Night  Swarovski_5328_Crystal_Light_Chrome_Xilion_Bicone_Beads

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Keep smiling and keep sparkling!

Best Blue Color Trends for Fall and Winter with Matching Swarovski Crystals!

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Pantone Color Report Fall 2015: An Evolving Color Landscape

This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.

Biscay Bay Pantone Fall fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone Fall Color Report: Biscay Bay

Similar to soothing tropical waters, Biscay Bay embodies a plush and luxurious teal tone that is both cool and energizing. It’s a color that recharges our spirits. Its serene qualities of blue, coalesces perfectly with the invigorating aspects of green. The color blue is known to provided a sense of peace, calm and tranquility. When mixed with green, it adds balance, growth and uplifting feelings.

Biscay Bay’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Indicolite                                    Caribbean Blue Opal

 Swarovski Crystal Beads Indicolite   Swarovski Crystal Beads Caribbean Blue Opal

Blue Zircon                                             Petrol Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Beads Blue Zircon   Petrol_Pearl

One of the Newest Swarovski Innovations includes a vibrant coating called Crystal Scarabaeus Green, which is much more brilliant in person! Half of the bead is a medium grayish tone and the other have explodes with a vibrant green, blue and purple peacock combination. It’s an excellent on-trend Fall and Winter coating that is luxurious!

Crystal Scarabaeus Green                   Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearls

5328_Crystal_Scarabaeus_Green  New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl

Reflecting Pond Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015

Pantone Fall Color Report: Reflecting Pond

Thoughtful, contemplative and composed, Reflecting Pond is a cooling blue with a lot of depth. Conveying a message of credibility, it is a dependable shade that speaks to our need for stability and security.

Reflecting Pond’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Montana                                        Crystal Bermuda Blue

Swarovski Crystal 85001-Montana Ring Beads   Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue

Dark Sapphire                                         Dark Lapis Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Beads Dark Sapphire   Swarovski Crystal Dark Lapis Pearls

Night Blue Pearls                                             Tahitian Pearls

Swarovski Crystal Night Blue Pearls  Swarovski Crystal Tatian Pearl

Deep blue Swarovski Crystal Earring Design Inspiration using Fancy Stones.

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Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue Heart Pendants

Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue Heart Pendants

I hope you love these beautiful blues for your Fall and Winter sparkling accessories!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

Sneak Peak: New SWAROVSKI Crystal Fall/Winter 2016-17 Innovations!

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations

Exciting News Today!! Here’s Your Exclusive Sneak Peak at the NEW SWAROVSKI Innovations Fall/Winter 2016/17!

Swarovski is the world’s leader in cut crystal and fashion jewelry. Their innovative styles, colors and effects never ceases to amaze me! This Fall/Winter 2016/17 collection is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!

New Swarovski Crystal Effect: Crystal Scarabaeus Green

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016-17 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green

A touch of luxury: exclusive designer edition designed by Jean Paul Gaultier is available to everybody in the Swarovski assortment, from high-end jewelry designers to DIY hobbyists alike.

Appropriately named, Crystal Scarabaeus Green (click here for the pronunciation) evokes the magic glow of the scarab, shimmering in green, blue and purple with a metallic luster that combines bright and shadowy facets to create a stunningly graphic surface.

New Swarovski Innovations Fall-Winter-2016-17 Crystal Scarabaeus Green Bicone Beads

New Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green Effect in 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads

With its beetle-like glow, this new brilliant SWAROVSKI Effect lends itself perfectly to nature-inspired and bold eco-designs. It powerfully mimics nature and sets a rebellious statement for any eco-warrior. However, its shiny surface also evokes an otherworldly appearance that echoes futuristic, stellar avant-garde looks.

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New Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green Effect in 5810 Pearls

The metallic rainbow hue caters to the sporty sci-fi appeal trend that celebrates state-of-the-art technology and transports us into other dimensions. The Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl is similar to the Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl and Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl with it’s distinctive vibrant shimmering sparkle.

Watch this visually stunning video to see the New Fall/Winter 2016/17 SWAROVSKI INNOVAIONS up close and personal. 

“It all began with something perfect…

When Jean Paul Gaultier, haute couture rebel and modern design legend, visited Swarovski headquarters in 2013, he was struck by the perfection of Swarovski crystal. Inspired to create a crystal design of his own, he felt that there was no way to make something perfect more perfect.

There was only a way to make it new. And that was adding a touch of imperfection…

In the end, the result was “Perfectly Imperfect

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016-17 Innovations with Jean Paul Gaultier

Kaputt Product Family, a stroke of genius: Cut, Color, Facets, and even small details were defined, shaped, and approved by Jean Paul Gaultier himself. Aptly named “Kaputt” (the German word for “broken”) this exciting new collection consists of two Pendants and three Fancy Stones in rich, shimmering metallic colors that riff on irregular forms, break with conventions and celebrate the appeal of being different and unpredictable.

Swarovski Crystal Light Chrome New Effect

New Swarovski Effect Crystal Light Chrome

Crystal Light Chrome is a highly sophisticated interpretation of the color silver.

Crystal Light Chrome is slightly darker than the famous CAL and does not have a mirror effect. Instead, it embodies fluidity, emotion and mystery for a soothing and purifying impact. This is a perfect Fall and Winter shade to express the season’s cooler attributes and will make dramatic statement jewelry for special occasions as well as everyday ware by opening up countless glamorous design possibilities in male, female and unisex designs.

Swarovski Crystal Light Chrome 2X New Effect Fall Winter Innovations

New Swarovski Effect Crystal Light Chrome 2X

Crystal Light Chrome’s cold silver shimmer emphasizes the renewed focus on opulence with a modern mindset. In color theory, silver is associated with energy, prosperity and modernity. As such, this is a timeless, unisex element for all looks, but the metallic hue of the Crystal Light Chrome particularly encapsulates robotic/sci-fi design elements that are currently on the rise.

Power to Shine

See the new Swarovski Pave Charm Pendants!

Stay tuned for more information as we are adding these new styles and effects to the website as quickly as possible!

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Jewelry Designs That Will Enthuse Even the Most Uninspired!

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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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