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.

DIY Swarovski Crystal Little Black Dress Design and Instructions Step header

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


Swarovski 5328-3mm Xilion Bicone Beads Jet


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


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

Swarovski Crystal Beads 5328_Crystal_Silver_Night  Swarovski_5328_Crystal_Light_Chrome_Xilion_Bicone_Beads


Keep smiling and keep sparkling!

These Trendy Tassels are Truly Tempting!

Stylish Beaded Tassel jewelry

(Crystal Beaded Tassel Necklaces from

I have to admit, it’s taken me awhile to hop on this Tassel Trend bandwagon, but I’m on it now baby and boy does it feel good (ha,ha)!

I have really fallen in love with this jewelry trend!! It’s my little terrific tassel love story 😉

I first started seeing them at the Tucson Gem Show this year in February and my sister Lily asked me if I liked the tassel look. I said, “I don’t know yet, I’m on the fence about them.” Since then, I’ve seen them more and more and have fallen deeper and deeper. I don’t know what my hold up was, because let’s face it, they’ve got the whole package.

Tassel neckalce DIY stylish trendy jewelry

(Pearl and Crystal Tassel Necklace by SlashKnots on Etsy)

They’re fun and whimsical but can also be very elegant. You can replace the thread tassels for beaded or chain tassels and you can incorporate a beautiful focal point using unique larger style Crystals for a piece that really catches your eye. Plus they’re stylish across the board in necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Shall I go on? You can make cute little short tassels, or longer ones for a luxurious look. You can integrate Pearls with Crystals for a decadent design and add your own special touches of color or spiritual significance. See what I’m saying, they’ve just got it all!

Stylish Tassel and Swarosvki crystal jewelry

(Swarovski Crystal and Tassel Bracelet from Boutique Charlotte)

This is a gorgeous color combination using Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Crystal Rose Gold 2X, Light Rose AB and Powdered Rose Pearls. I love the matching color tassel and Swarovski Crystal Rocks charm, it’s sparkly and sweet!

Crystal Earrings with chain tassels

(Crystal Earrings found on from Anthropology)

These elegant crystal earrings use soft colors and gold touches in all the right places. The gold chain tassels are oh so chic!

Jewelry Trend Tassels on the red carpet

(2015 Jewelry Trend from Oh My Jewelry)

A fashionable element that is all over the red carpet – tassels! From tassel earrings to accentuated gowns, there is swinging bling everywhere.

Trendy Tassel Necklaces beaded tassel ombre

(Beaded Tassel Necklace Ombre Style from SlashKnots on Etsy)

This beautiful beaded tassel necklace demonstrates how lovely an ombre or graduated color change can look.

 Jewelry Trends Crystal and tassel necklaces

(Crystal Tassel Necklaces from

Using larger Crystal statement stones before the tassel creates a dramatic focal point. The new Swarovski 5515-18mm Emerald Cut Beads would be a beautiful showpiece. The Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones would also be fabulous because they can come with settings that have loops on the top, bottom or both, which would be an easy way to connect your necklace and tassel. (Please contact me for setting options).

 Small tassel and pearl bracelet Fashion trends

(Small pearl and tassel bracelet by Viven Frank Jewelry and Designs)

This delicate and feminine pearl bracelet is accentuated by the sweetest, tinniest little tassels. They provide a soft touch of color and would be a cute idea for children’s jewelry as well.

Tassel necklace lavender fashion jewelry trends

(Lavender Tassel Necklace from Butiksofie)

This lavender color is to die for! I just Love it so much! It reminds me of the Swarovski color Smokey Mauve with its soft and elegant tone. It’s a timeless color that compliments most hues, even the opals such as Pacific Opal and White Opal. Oh I really hope I can carve out some creative tassel time this weekend, I can’t wait to make my own!!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re inspired to create your own terrific tassel jewelry!

Featured Designer ~ Tiny Blessings


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Tiny Blessings personalized jewelry made with Swarovski Crystal Elements Childrens name bracelets beads

Children’s Personalized Name Bracelets Featuring Swarovski Crystal Butterfly, Bicone and Simplicity Beads, as well as Sterling Silver Beads, Leatter Cubes, Clasps, Findings and Charms.

These lovable personalized bracelets have an eye-catching design, are charmingly sweet and perfectly unique. Charming for a little girl’s wrist, all of the silver is 100% solid sterling silver and uses the Advanced Swarovski Crystal which is superior, brilliant and lead free.

Tiny Blessings personalized jewelry made with Swarovski Crystal Elements designer bracelets

Gorgeous Designer Bracelets are custom designed with flawless details using the highest quality elements, such as real cultured pearls, sterling silver beads, clasps, charms and genuine Swarovski Crystals. Each piece comes with a life time warranty and is the ideal gift for that special girl in your life. Always cute and appropriate for any occasion whether she is playing outside or in her Sunday best.

Tiny Blessings personalized jewelry made with Swarovski Crystal Elements for tweens and teens

Share your love and admiration by giving this decidedly unique and wonderfully creative gift for tween’s and teens.

Tiny Blessings personalized jewelry made with Swarovski Crystal Elements for tweens and teens designer charm necklaces

Create your own layered charm necklace with a personalized design made especially for you!


Free gorgeous gift wrapping and sterling silver polishing cloth is included with each delightful piece of Tiny Blessing’s jewelry.

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Gifts can include anything of religious significance and are usually presented to the child on the day of the Christening. Whether from the child’s Godparents, Grandparents, or parents, many people choose a keepsake gift that can be with them forever. Jewelry makes for a good keepsake gift because it is made of precious metals (the child is precious), can be personalized with initials, name, or monogram, and bracelets can be adjusted in size as the child grows. Rings may also be re-sized by a local jeweler or added to a silver or gold chain as a keepsake necklace. Gold earrings also make a great Baptism gift as they can be worn into adulthood, as long as they are a simple and classic design.

Tiny Blessings personalized jewelry made with Swarovski Crystal Elements mothers bracelets

Don’t forget about mom! Amazing designer collection of high-end mother’s bracelets, necklaces and mother’s jewelry. Tiny Blessing’s custom, hand-made mother’s bracelets make a great gift for Mother’s Day, just to say you love her, or to simply show off your family.

Swarovski Wild Heart Bead

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