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!  🙂

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 🙂

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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  🙂 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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We are an Authorized Reseller of Swarovski Crystals

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 – 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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Explore the Fall/Winter Jewelry & Fashion Trends “Soul Food”

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SOUL FOOD

Old is the New Black and the back story of how something is made will be very important to consumers moving forward.

Who, What When, Where, Why??

Diving into who made a particular piece of jewelry, what is it made out of, when was it made, how was it made, why was it made – all of these influencing factors will play-out in our purchasing decisions in the future. 

Today we explore the Swarovski Crystal CLASSIC Trend called SOUL FOOD for the Fall and Winter 2017-18 jewelry trends and jewelry design inspirations within the overall theme of “THE NATURE OF US

“A desire for less clutter and a clearer conscience forges a new appreciation of details, materials, craftsmanship and provenance. Consumers are willing to spend more on less, but expect a longer, more meaningful connection with their purchases in return.”(WGSN, Big Ideas AW 2017/18)

The new catchcry for design is “home-spun and humble,” with pieces borrowing colors and details from a range of historical influences and morphing them for the modern mindset.

Designs have a pure and humble feel, with the stripped-back necessity of Scandinavian design infiltrating all segments to highlight the beauty of clean lines.

This new focus on pared-back jewelry designs sees less become even less, but mean even more.

Form follows function as we pay homage to the worker, the laborer, and the farmer, taking direct inspiration from the essential and honest elements of life on the land.

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Jewelry Inspirations within the CLASSIC Trend Will Have the Following Movement

RURAL

Natural, recycled elements combined with radiant crystals create a patchwork ethos, underling the prevailing desire for zero waste.

LABOR

Industrial elements that show affinity with the land and humble beginnings appear across designs, paying homage to new heroes – the farmhand, the laborer, and the worker.

HUMBLE

Jewelry and fashion designs swings between rustic tomboy mindset and humble aesthetic in an update of the gender-neutral and slow-folk trends.

REDUCED

Design elements are stripped back to basics in a pure way, as form follows function and incorporating Swarovski crystals into working elements such as aprons, highlight the simplicity of design and a trend to blend these two aspects together.

PURE

A focus on pure designs taken from nature marries hard-wearing, sustainable materials with earthy crystal colors.

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Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Design Inspiration

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New materials and color combinations modernize jewelry, making it distinctive both in style and substance.

Jewelry design trends are moving towards pieces that are encrusted  with clusters of modern cut crystals, with mixed-media detailing that creates a homogeneous spirit.

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This Clustered Swarovski Crystal necklace by Bijou Tre’sor Fashion Jewelry Boutique incorporates different styles of chain, a thicker and bulkier piece on top and a fringe style hanging on the bottom creates movement and decadence.

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This bold Statement necklace from Style.com incorporates Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pearls, Round Fancy Stones, Triangle Sew-On-Stones mixed with natural stones, combined with different shaped chains along with Gold, Silver and Gun Metal plated chains to create a unique and stylish piece.

Modern and architectural shapes evolve, with intricately set crystals bringing a completely unique aesthetic to rings in oversized portions.

Enlarged profiles, circles  and sculptural constructions highlight the new industrial trend, offering a nod to the simplicity of pared-back design with rustic authenticity.

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Bold statement pieces and crystal earrings remain a highlight, like these beautiful Swarovski Crystal dangle earrings in Blush Rose made by The Crystal Rose.

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Fall and Winter Fashion Trends and Inspiration (photo credit from Petite Fashionista)

A focus on quality and craft is key in sustainable, hard-wearing designs decorated with Crystals.

The significance of the apron as a practical element taken from life on the land turns into a high-end fashion statement when combined with radiant Swarovski Crystals.

Function Meets Beauty

There will be an increasing trend towards making functional pieces, such as aprons, shoes or work boots, buckles and hats to also be embellished with crystals creating a beautiful utilitarian purpose.

Keep it Natural & Simple with Soft, Relaxed Fabrics

Oversized, heavy knits interwoven with crystal components continue to show our affiliation with all things natural and simple.

Soft, natural and relaxed fabrics will be popular, such as lambswool, felt, and angora  creating an elevated luxurious look and feel. Pockets will be incorporated into many garments, paying homage to the tomboy style.

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New Swarovski Lacquer Coatings Express a Sophisticated Shine

The new Swarovski Crystal Lacquer colors perfectly resonate with the current consumer mood, where sophistication shine meets refined sparkle. Highlighting a strong new direction for crystal, the on-trend hues of Ivory Cream and Dark Red convey a sense of timelessness in a subtle, reduced color palette speaking of heritage and authenticity.

As a perfect match to the new Iridescent Red Pearl, these new effects continue the allure of Crystal Lacquer Powder effects and present a completely new complement to the Swarovski color and effect assortment.

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Swarovski’s Newest Fall and Winter Pearl Innovation: Crystal Iridescent Red

With people exploring a cultural mash-up of styles and designs, colors no longer simply feature a single hue, but cleverly merge multiple tones together, reflecting a reestablished love of eccentricity and individuality.

The Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl unites seemingly impossible extremes, oscillating between rich reds and airy gray tones.  It serves as a perfect match for the new Crystal Dark Grey and Crystal Dark Red Laqcuer effects, creating very elegant jewelry designs.

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Swarovski’s New Crystal Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone

Reflecting versatility and individuality, the 4122 Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone features a modern, softly rounded shape that marries unconventional edges with streamlined directional faceting. Based on the all-time favorite Rivolii cut, itt crosses boarders and boundaries while its unparalleled versatility ensures that it is able to cater to a variety of style directions – from rock’n’roll glamour, refined simplicity, and cross-culture mash-ups through to futuristic design directions.

Rivoli Crystals are very popular in the seed-beading community, as they bead around the edges of the stone, creating gorgeous jewelry designs with a brilliant center. Lending new edge to a timeless classic, the Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone is bound to be a new essential for affordable jewelry pieces.

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Swarovski’s New Framed Flatbacks Crystal Rhinestones

Millennials and Gen Z are reinventing their work-life balance, moving between a rediscovered love of handcraft and continued fascination with the digital world. Easy, comfortable shapes, functionality and clever material mixing are today’s heroes, and the Framed Flat Back captures them all perfectly.

Cabochons meet metal in a fusion of pearl and flat rivet for a new industrial-inspired looks and sci-fi work-wear directions, referencing a new breed of bright young things. The Framed Flatback Rhinestones bring both functionality of a cost- and time saving Hotfix rivet and the elegant look of a timeless piece.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Classic Round and Pear shapes reflect a more humble and pared-back approach to embellishment.

Geometric crystal patterns and metal elements create an industrial-inspired style, celebrating a revived love of the rough and rustic.

Iridescent Crystal Pearls and Framed Cabochons alternate with the new shiny Lacquer crystals, highlighting the current desire for reduced shine in authentic and humble design directions.

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Swarovski Crystal Color Combinations and Inspiration

This overall color blend inspiration begins with deeper and natural reddish tones, which pair well with both the red and blue purple hues, that compliment organic shades of green, which look very nice with the softer tan and saturated brownish influences.

Rich wine and Bordeaux colors such as Burgundy, Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl, Crystal Antique Pink, Crystal Lilac Shadow and Light Rose Satin, blend exceptionally well with the deeper and lighter reddish purple tones of Amethyst and Light Amethyst.

The Bluer purple tones, such as Provence Lavender, Violet and Tanzanite, add a refreshing infusion of buoyant optimism as we move into the more earth-bound, organic colors.

Erinite is as lovely medium toned greenish color that unites the purples with organic green tones such as Olivine, Light Olivine, Lime and Crystal Iridescen Green Pearl, which all look nice with the very Light hues of Crystal Luminous Green. All of these natural green tones always  match well with the lighter tan colors of Ivory Lacquer, Crystal Golden Shadow,  and Light Colorado Topaz. The darker brown to grayish influences include Crystal Bronze Shade, Colorado Topaz, Smoked Topaz, and Greige.

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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 – 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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Sneak Peek! New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations and Trends!

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Here is your Sneak Peek of the New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations and Trends – The Balance of Nature!

It sure is an exciting day when Swarovski launches their brand new Innovation line! I know for all of you Swarovski Crystal lovers, there is so much to awe, admire and drool over!

I am working as fast as possible to bring you all of the information and everything will be up on the website just as soon as my little fingers can move 🙂 In the meantime…enjoy swooning over these beautiful new crystals and stay tuned for more trends and information to come!

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New Swarovski Spring Summer Innovations Classic AIR

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend AIR – CLASSIC

A breath of air, central to our very existence, remains a potent symbol of calm for all those wishing to retreat from the pressure of daily life.  As the contemporary mindset seeks to pare down to life’s essentials and dispose of unnecessary burdens, these pure shapes provide the answer.

New Swarovski Pearl 5810 Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

The New 5810 Swarovski Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl is a fresh interpretation on the classic White Pearl, that reflects the deep desire for calm with a graceful purity that appears both matte and shiny at the same time.

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The New cut 4485 Twister Fancy Stone was inspired by a windmill and reminiscent of a four-pointed star, reflects this airy theme. Symbolizing the vagaries of the wind, this dynamic stone possesses streamlined facets and smooth edges that seem to imply movement even at rest.

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Equally expressive of this classic theme, the New Swarovski Crystal Pavé Dragonfly Pendant dazzles with filigree pavé finished wings, available in single or multicolored versions. The pendant’s gracefully upturned wings intensify the creature’s life-like plasticity.

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Here is a sneak peek of the soft and elegant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Classic AIR trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

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Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend EARTH – ROMANTIC

Timeless romantic design embraces the confluence of the natural worlds of our planet.

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In such an arena, the stunning new Swarovski Crystal color Graphite, a strong, bluish grey-black color with a completely homogenous surface, is perfectly at home. Elegant and mysterious, it forms the perfect gradient transition between Crystal Silver Night and Jet. Graphite is perfect for power-driven designs or for use as an inspired accent to add depth to modern folk creations.

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The Swarovski Crystal 5728 Scarab Bead, referencing the scarab beetle, is made with an innovative crystal cutting technology combined with a detailed molding of the head and wings.

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Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend FIRE – GLAMOUR

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Vibrant, eye-catching colors are the mainstay of the over-the-top glamour favored equally by celebrities of stage and screen or indeed any woman who stands out because of her confident and passionate persona.

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The new color, Yellow Opal, is completely at home in this majestic company, finding its inspiration in the gemstone Citrine. Yellow Opal is a true first in the Swarovski crystal assortment: its bright yellow shade has been given a matte, opalescent finish that combines sheer color power with genuine gemstone appeal. Its cool edge is just right for modern casualwear, as is its bright yet refined shine for any accessory.

New Swarovski Crystal 5751 Panther Bead Spring Summer 2017 Innovations
Fiery glamour would not be complete without an iconic statement piece, and this challenge is answered with flair and attitude by Swarovski’s new 5751 Panther Bead. Strong and sensual with a uniquely feminine mystique, this artistically designed Panther Bead elevates the art of crystal cutting to exciting new heights.

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The new Swarovski Crystal 2205 Flame Flatback lights this innovative line on fire! This original shape feels as though it is alive with movement, burning and glowing from the inside out. Discover how this cut will set your designs ablaze, adding new depth and dimension to your rhinestone projects.

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Here is a sneak peek of the rich and seductive Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Glamorous FIRE trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend WATER – PROGRESSIVE

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Water is an essential element in the essence of life. It is both transparent and opaque in the same instance. It can express soft and powerful qualities, as well as be both dark and light. Water lives in harmony with its differing qualities, it is an amazing aspect of life. Here are a few beautiful interpretation of sea life solidified in crystal!

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New Swarovski Crystal 6533 Raindrop Pendant Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

This gorgeous new Swarovski Crystal 6533 Raindrop Pendant beautifully captures the elegance of a single raindrop. Its multilayered cut creates a playful sparkle that can be used in both understated and opulent designs.

New Swarovski Crystal 6730 Radiolarian Pendant Spring Summer 2017 Innovations New Swarovski Crystal 6731 Sea Snail Pendant Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

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New Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed Pave Bead in Ocean Colors

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This is a sneak peek of the colorful interesting and vibrant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Progressive WATER trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

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Hope you have been inspired by these new Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations! There is much more information to come, so please stop by again soon!

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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.

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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

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Blue Zircon                                             Petrol Pearl

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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.

Swarovski Crystal deep blue earrings

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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!!

Discover Designs and Applications for Swarovski Round and Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal Round Stones and Fancy Stones

Discover the distinction of the most brilliant cut on the market!

The stunning Swarovski Round Stones (aka Chatons) and Fancy Stones have exploded in popularity recently and I wanted to highlight the variety of applications that designers utilize, along with vast array of gorgeous styles, colors, and coatings you have to choose from.

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Most of the Swarovski Fancy Stones and Round Stones like the 1028 Xilion Chaton and the newest 1088 Xirius Chaton– one step closer to a diamond, feature brilliant faceting and have a pointed back that can be simply set into metal settings with prongs or into pre-cast settings which the stones can be glued into. Please contact me for more information on these settings.

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Free Poseidon Reef Bracelet Design and Instructions

Swarovski makes Fancy Stone settings in different shapes and sizes to fit the crystal stones exactly. There are a variety of options with Swarovski settings including a closed/open backs, one or two holes in the sides; options that allow you to easily string the settings into fashionable necklaces and bracelets such as the Poseidon Reef Bracelet made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

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Setting Swarovski stones into jewelry molds using an epoxy component is an easy and fun way to create unique designs for all kinds of sparkling projects. There are two great options to choose from: either Crystal Clay or the new product from Swarovski called Ceralun™ , a versatile and strong two-component, high performance ceramic epoxy composite that has been especially developed for the application using Swarovski crystals.

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Swarovski makes it a little too easy, providing you with an endless array of gorgeous color and coating options to choose from. The toughest part of it all is deciding on what colors you like best!