Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the Progressive Trend: WATER

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The Balance of Nature Focusing on The Progressive Trend WATER

WATER is arguably the most fundamental and powerful of all life forces. Water is essential to life, we simply cannot survive without it. Water is dynamic. It can be both devastatingly violent, or tranquil and calming. Whether we celebrate its depth and stillness, or simply gaze it in contemplative awe – water with its symbolic sense of rebirth and renewal, is influencing our life in new ways and holding the design world in thrall.

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So often we look to nature to inspire us in many aspects of our life and water is shaping our world in a variety of new ways. Wellness spas centered on water and hydrotherapy are on the rise, while aquariums and underwater hotels help to highlight the inherent beauty of the marine environment.

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Jewelry designs, fashion motifs and home decor that echo the brilliant hues of coral reefs, draw our attention to the need to preserve these fragile marine environments. They help us to be more mindful in protecting  our natural habitat and help us to be aware that clean water and keeping our ecosystems pristine, is inherently vital to our continued wellbeing.

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Our fascination of underwater life continues grow and trend, where mysterious creatures and new fantastic crystal shapes, such as the New Swarovski Crystal 2612 Jelly Fish Flatback and 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone, lend endless inspiration to designers. This on trend jewelry design displays the beauty of the Swarovski Jelly Fish Flatback glued into settings and connects the the Swarovski Crystal 4139 Round Rings in vibrant hues such as Crystal Bermuda Blue and Crystal Virtail Light. A beautiful reference to movement and flexability with this free flowing type of aquatic design inspiration!

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Céline Cousteau, the granddaughter of the ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, does not only follow in his footsteps as a celebrated filmmaker. She is also a humanitarian and environmentalist, committed to saving the treasures in the depths of the oceans for future generations.

She collaborated with Swarovski for these Spring/Summer Innovations, to bring the depths of aquatic elements on land and crystallize them for all to enjoy! By creating pieces to wear, these styles help us to honor our connection to the oceans and nature itself.

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The Swarovski Crystal 6730 Radiolarian Pendant and 6731 Sea Snail Pendant are perfect elements to incorporate into designs that bring the magic of the sea, to life!

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Bright colors and unique styles lend to beautiful new designs that unite our desire to feel closer to the enchanting life from the depths below.

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Swarovski Color Inspiration Highlighted in this Spring and Summer Progressive Trend

Swarovski’s new Yellow Opal color is a bright and cheerful opal hue that reminds me of lemon meringue. It’s light and fluffy with almost flex of gold sparkling throughout and blends well with Jonquil and Powder Yellow Pearls.

Beautiful oceanic blues include Crystal Bermuda Blue, Sapphire, Crystal Blue Shade, Indicolite, blending into Crystal Scarabaeus Green, Fuchsia, Crystal AB, Tanzanite and Crystal Light Chrome.

BODY-CON FASHION ATHLEISURE TREND INCORPORATING CRYSTALS

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Athleisure wear continues to be very popular with the idea that athletic wear can also be stylish and upgraded with embellishments using Swarovski Crystal Sew-On Stones, Swarovski Crystal Buttons and Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones. Fashion focuses on form with easy-to-wear pieces in bright hues, boldly decorated with crystal for a new day-wear design aesthetic.

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To make your Athleisure tops more fashionable, apply Transfers or Crystal Tex to add a bit of glamour. Geometric shapes arranged with an organic feel are especially popular. (please Contact Me for ordering details)

Athletic wear will continue to be very popular. The trend is moving towards embellishing athletic wear with Crystals and creating designs that can be dressy enough to transition from workouts into day activities, even work (if permitted), and (sometimes) even day into evening. It’s all about being able to transition from the gym or your yoga/palates class into your daily life, seamlessly. To do this well, your athletic wear needs to be fashionable and accessorized with crystals. (Any chance to add more Crystals into my life, well, what’s not to LOVE?!!)

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MOVEMENT

Jewelry designs and embellished fabrics will embrace shapes generated by the movement of water – undulating, wavy elements are heavily embellished with crystal.

The fluidity of modern lifestyles extends into fashion. Glittering crystal components reflect the beauty of light on water.

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Sports inspired elements such as bands and straps are combined with crystals to create new luxury details and accessories. Who doesn’t want to be fashionable while they get fit?

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets are a fun, easy-to-wear splash of sparkle to add to your athleisure wardrobe. They’re lightweight, and best of all – they s-t-r-e-t-c-hmaking them simple as-can-be to take on and off! They make perfect gifts because they fit most wrist sizes and because they stretch, you can wear them up higher on your arm if you like it to stay in place (while you get your workout on, or just chasing around those energetic kiddos). You can also wear them loose around your wrist and stack them with a variety of beautiful colors. Sooooo many great options with these Swarovski Crystal Bracelets – no wonder they’re so popular!

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Swarovski Crystal Embellished Nike Shoes

Put a little pep in your step by embellishing your trainers! It’s just yet another popular trend to add in your athleisure gear. You can never have too many Crystals – head-to-toe!

Swarovski Crystal Swim Wear Trend Spring Summer Fashion

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What would water fashion trends be like without your water suit?! Incorporating Swarovski Crystals into everything you wear this summer, even right down to your swimsuit, is a fun way to express your individual style!

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This embellished swimsuit adds sparkling Crystal elements such as a 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in the center along with Swarovski Pendants dangling and beaded Crystals throughout.

Take your swimsuit and make it your very own by sewing, gluing, beading or hot fixing your favorite styles of Swarovski Crystals on and turn your suit into a glamorous piece of shimmering artwork. (better have your shades on when this bikini hits the sun 😉

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Something to Smile About ~ SWAROVSKI Gives Back!

CLEAN WATER SCHOOL

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Responsibility for nature is an integral part in Swarovski’s DNA. Since the company’s founding by Daniel Swarovski over 120 years ago, they have been committed to the care and preservation of our planet’s natural resources. They have optimized the energy use and emissions of their production across the entire value chain and with projects like the Swarovski Waterschool program they provide the supply with clean water in emerging regions.

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Keep Smiling and Keep Shining!

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DIY Face Gems ~ Applying Swarovski Crystals to Your Face Is Oh So Fun!

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What to be, what to be for Halloween this year?? I didn’t plan my costume out in advance this year, so on the day of I found myself rummaging through our costume/party box full of fun wigs, funky sunglasses & all kinds of comical pieces, one of my favorites being a bright pink cowboy hat. I had just worn the pink cowboy hat, so alas I was uninspired.

Just then a light bulb went off in my mind!

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Ah ha! CRYSTALS! I looooove crystals & have them everywhere, so why don’t I embellish my face!

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It was so fun, really easy and I always love getting creative!

If I had more time, I would have added a lot more. Who knows maybe next year I’ll be a crystal princess and go all out!

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I couldn’t find body glue anywhere, so I used eyelash glue and it worked really well. Just a little dab will do ya. I put a tiny dab of glue on my face and used the Crystal Katana to pick up the crystals and apply them to the glue. I pressed down for a few seconds and then it was on to the next. It was that simple!

I was inspired by this gorgeous picture!

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I applied different colors and sizes of the Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flatbacks to the areas that I wanted sparkle.

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I started with the 2088-20ss Amethyst and 16ss Amethyst Swarovski Rhinestones.

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I used the 2088-16ss Crystal and 2088-12ss Crystal and Crystal AB for the detailed fill in work.

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I also used a couple pieces of the Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2520-10x8mm Cosmic Style as well as the 2808-6mm Heart Flatback Rhinestone (super cute heart, one of my faves!)

Swarovski Crystal Sew on Stones 3223 Nevette stones from Rainbows of Light

I found some of these cute Swarovski Crystal 3223-12mm Nevette Sew On Stones and threw a few of these on. They have a flat back which worked well and I just love this shape. I wanted to add different shapes and colors to make it as unique as possible.

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For some dramatic accents I applied the Swarovski Crystal 2494-10mm Starlet Flatbacks as well as the 2540-7mm Curvey Flatback in the beautiful coating of Crystal Paradise Shine.

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Last but certainly not least, I used the 2709-13mm Rhombus Swarovski Crystal Flatback for the center.

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Here’s Kashi & I getting ready for trick-or-treaters!

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I’d love to see you or your kiddo’s/doggies costumes!

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We All Heart Nail Art! Tips For Accessorizing Nails with Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystal Nail Art

Accessorizing your nails with Swarovski crystals is a fun and popular fashion trend that enhances your everyday style!

The sparkling nail art trend began in glamorous Hollywood with celebrities desiring an additional special touch to their normal manicures. They always want to shine in a new stunning (and of-course sparkling) ways! This glitzy trend spread like wildfire and now is a style fave for fashionista’s around the world!

Swarovski Crystal Nails

Create your own personalized style by adding as little or as many Swarovski sparkles as you like. The most popular sizes of Swarovski Flatbacks to use on nails are the 2058-5ss (ss stands for stone size and is equivalent to ~1.75mm) the 6ss (~1.95mm) the 7ss (~2.25mm) the 8ss (~2.45mm) the 9ss (~2.65mm) the 10ss (~2.75mm) the 12ss (~3.1mm) the 14ss (~3.45mm) and the 16ss (~3.90mm).

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Use the Crystal Katana Tool for professional results

For long lasting glam, the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS can easily be applied into the wet layer of the top gloss gel after the color as been applied. Using the Crystal Katana tool is the fastest, and easiest way to set the stones into place. You can also apply the crystals using glue or regular nail enamel.

Watch this informative demonstration video on how to apply Swarovski Crystals to your nails and turn them into your newest most sparkling accessory!

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Progressive Theme


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Focusing on an exciting, eclectic blend between African and Asian cultures,the Progressive theme highlights the union of both.

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PRODUCT INSPIRATION

Medium and large crystals highlight the eclectic look of the theme.

A broad spectrum of colors and shapes reflect a joyful celebration of life.

Vibrant Fancy Stones and Pendants create attention-grabbing, culture-merging color palettes.

Pavé Balls, with their shimmering radiance, add edge and sophistication to the design.

Various geometric shapes enable the creation of unexpected patterns.

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This new alliance between Africa and Eastern Asia is having a huge influence on the design world, seen in the rediscovering of their beauty, craftsmanship, and individual aesthetic.

The theme reflects both a joyful celebration of the past, and the way forward.

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THE MOOD

A unique, eclectic, and multilayered style that reflects the blend of traditional African and Asian craft and handwork techniques.

A mix of materials – Swarovski Crystals, Pearls, Beads, textiles, and metals – combine to create rich 3D surfaces with sculptural aspects.

A focus on layering, where Asian and African patterns combine with crystal to create unique patchwork, creates a cross-cultural design ethic.

Flat fabrics come alive with a focus on volume, texture, and tactility.

The importance of head-wear, both in Asia and Africa, gives rise to a new accessories direction – the reinterpretation of the turban.

Fabric becomes important in accessories for cost reduction and global production.

“Prints give products a cultural reference and identity.”  (20/20 Consumer Insights)

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Romantic Theme

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Welcome to the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Jewelry Trend Inspirations ‘Traces of Time’

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Romantic – Sunset Rituals theme.

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SUNSET RITUALS

This theme is based on the ancient tribal whisperings and sage teachings of our earliest ancestors, guiding us toward the things that really matter – food, shelter, and water.

A spirit of sustainable self-reliance makes creative use of everything found along life’s path to shape a personal vision.

For designers, fashionistas there remains a continuing strong demand for and emphasis on stories for their products. We currently desire a digital detox, encapsulated in the rise of the notion of becoming “unplugged” and the trend toward “mindfulness.”

A focus on nature’s immense power is echoed increasingly in design forms, structures, and materials.

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Romantic jewelry is inspired by the lifestyle and beliefs of the desert tribes, concentrating more on the emotional value (e.g. talismans) than the technical execution.

Raw materials found in nature are used with shapes and surfaces, often left untouched, in irregular and rough forms with a strong focus on Crystal Pearls.

There is a reduction in fashion with the use of multifunctional pieces: a single piece of cloth doubles as a shawl, sarong, or a turban – offering shade, protection, or warmth – for a life on the move.

The rise of the tribe gains more prominence as people continue wishing to belong. As high-tech individuals we feel disconnected from Mother Nature; natural and primal designs help us reconnect with the earth.

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Shapes are inspired by purely organic creations to embrace the “imperfect perfection” trend.

Small and large crystals blend together to create nature-inspired compositions. Swarovski Pendants and BeCharmed Pave Beads and BeCharmed Spike Beads become ancient tribal treasures – collected and cherished. Matt, sand-like surfaces are brightened up with Mini Size Beads.

The vibrant Tangerine and apricot tone of Crystal Brandy, along with the warm deep brown hues such as Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Smoked Topaz, and Crystal Copper, awaken memories of summer sunsets over haunting desert landscapes.

Jewelry designed by Auden

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SWAROVSKI COLOR AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS

Featured colors and styles include 5056 Mini Drop Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 5055 Mini Rectangular Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 4568 Cushion Fancy Stone Crystal Golden Shadow, 5840 Swarovski Baroque Pearl in Petrol, 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 1088 Round Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 5328 Xilion Bicone Bead in Crystal Astral Pink, 80801 BeCharmed Pave Metallic Beads in  Copper Brushed Metallic, 5054 Mini Rhombus Bead in Crystal Rose Gold, 5056 Mini Drop Beads in Crystal Rose Gold, 80501 BeCharmed Pave Cabachon Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow5750 Skull Bead in Crystal Silver Night, 1122 Rivoli in Smoked Topaz, 5000 Round Bead in Jet Nut 2X, 4228 Xilion Nevette Fancy Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade, 6017/G Crystalactite Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow, 3251 Spacecut Sew-On Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade. (We can order anything Swarovski makes, so please contact us for any color or style not listed on the website).

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

Featuring the following SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS: 1028 pp7 Round Stones in Crystal, 1100 pp5 Xilion Round Stones in Crystal, 5056 10x6mm Mini Drop Beads in Tangerine, 6022 14mm Raindrop Pendant in Clear Crystal, 4428 1.5mm Xilion Nevette Fancy Stones in Light Colorado Topaz,

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

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Swarovski Color Combination Inspiration

Featuring Crystal Petrol Pearls, 80101 BeCharmed Beads in Montana, Topaz Blend, Crystal Rose Gold, Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold, Crystal Copper, Smoked Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow.

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SWAROVSKI SEGEMENT INSPIRATIONS

Basic, organic shapes come together in random – often asymmetric – order to create jewelry that looks like it is designed on impulse.

Inspiration is taken from untouched natural shapes and raw surfaces.

Imperfections and irregularity create a unique look.

There is an ongoing tendency to repair and care for valued items rather than replace them.

We will witness: “A casual bohemian styling direction inspired by global fringe culture and off-grid living.” (WGSN)

Products entail a certain talisman-like quality – true, simple, and honest, they speak to our innermost emotions.

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Surface color and finish feel neutralized and eroded by the sands of time while unexpected combinations, such as crystal and rough weave, create a sense of story and detail.

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Evoking ancient tribal whisperings, this flag combines raw materials with a refined balance of Crystal Pearls and crystal.

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