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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Come With Us On A Dazzling Adventure To The Bead and Button Show!

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Wow! What a whirlwind adventure at the 2015 Bead and Button Show!

As you all know this was my very first trade show and it was a fabulous experience!

I grew up helping my parents with their booth at arts and craft shows around the Southwest (I was such a youngster in this biz, I spent my youth with a baby bottle in one hand and a crystal in the other) Needless to say, it’s in my blood and I feel at home meeting and helping all of our wonderful customers in person.

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I want to shout it from the roof tops…THANK YOU to our FANTASTIC customers!! I want to sincerely thank each and everyone of you who stopped by, called in or emailed me words of support. Your feedback was overwhelmingly positive and it meant the world to me!! Everyone loved the sparkly booth and seeing your smiling faces in person made it all worthwhile!

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My soon-to-be sister in law Breanna from Crystal Princess and I had a ball together! We were catching up and laughing together the whole trip. She was a huge help, bringing beautiful jewelry and working with customers giving top-notch service with her gorgeous beaming smile!

She has been making custom handmade jewelry for many years now  and has extensive knowledge with all of Swarovski’s products, which was a major plus. Who knows, maybe one day she could work for us full time…now that would be a dream come true!

Bead and Button Trade Show 2015 Rainbows of Light Swarovski Crystals color combination

People loved how they could see all of the crystals hanging up instead of sifting through trays on a table. They also loved that many frames were organized by complimentary color combinations and not just by one style, that way they could create jewelry in their favorite color palette by incorporating unique styles  they had never thought of before.

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Look at this beautiful surprise I received from my super duper, always supportive, absolute best hubby in the whole world!! He’s also the most hilarious, best friend and co-owner anyone could ever ask for!!

As I was preparing for the show, I was watching a lot of Ted Talks (I find them endlessly fascinating & learn so much). I watch one entitled “The Key to Success? Grit” Afterwards, I excitedly told Mike, that’s me, I have so much Grit! From then on, my new nickname has been “Lil’ Grit” Needless to say, I was dying laughing when the flower delivery man came to the booth asking for “Mrs. Lil’ Grit”…oh boy, too funny. Time certainly flies when you’re having fun and after 18 years together, it just keeps getting better!

Bead and Button Trade Show 2015 Rainbows of Light Swarovski Crystals patina necklace

This necklace sure received a lot of oohas and aahs. I made it using the Swarovski 6106-38mm Pearshape Pendant in the new Black Patina finish. It captured the attention of many until it was joyfully bought by Gene, our very friendly AirBnB host.

Bead and Button Trade Show 2015 Rainbows of Light Swarovski Crystals Stretch Bracelets

The new Swarovski Crystal Stretch Bracelets were a smashing hit! From young to old and from bead store owners to beginners, these little sparkling beauties were all the rage! They are certainly eye catching. I would definitely recommend them to re-sellers and jewelry enthusiasts alike. They make perfect gifts as well because they are 7 inches and stretch to fit most wrists sizes.

Looking back on the months of preparation; hand painting and crystalizing all of the lavender frames, repackaging crystals in new and improved bags, making jewelry, printing business cards, arranging the display and on and on (the details are excruciating to think about). 35 hours in the car, 19 hours of set up and 6 hours of breakdown… Yowzahhas, now that’s a lot of Grit! But It sure is fun to go from dull…

Bead and Button Trade Show 2015 Rainbows of Light Swarovski Crystals

To Dazzling!

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Thanks again for all of your love & support, I take it to heart and sincerely appreciate it!

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Featured Designer ~ Jenn from Badass Babe

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Badass Babe creates exceptionally unique jewelry from spent rounds of real ammunition. Handmade in Montana, Jenn is the owner and creator of these exclusive jewelry designs and is always happy to create custom orders. She says she can take your brass and make it kick ass!

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Who’s ready to show off their Love for Montana? These 38 Special or 40 Smith & Wesson Headstamp Copper Montana Pendants are made using a 20 gauge ammunition complete with a heart cut-out and a sparkling Swarovski Crystal! Each pendants is complimented by an 18” gold-plated satellite chain and gold-plated lobster clasp.

Badass Babe Rings with Swarovski Crystals

These custom made rings are incredibly comfortable and adjustable. They are a heavy duty antique brass filigree with 38 Specials or 40 Smith & Wesson’s clear-coated to retain their natural finish. A genuine Swarovski crystal tops it off and sparkles like crazy!

Badass Babe jewelry with Swarovski Crystal and Shotshell silver teardrop pendant

A natural finish 20 guage shotshell set on a silver filigree teardrop pendant, hung on a silver-plated 18inch chain is complimented by a clear Swarovski Crystal.

 Swarovski Crystal and ammunition jewelry made by Bad Ass Babe

These dainty filigree dangle earrings are a one of a kind design made with silver and clear-coated buffed brass 45 caliber headstamps featuring a blue Swarovski Crystal in the center to catch your eye. They are an ideal accessory to show both your softer, feminine side and your tougher bad ass self.

Swarovski Crystal and ammunition earrings made by Bad Ass Babe

Unique and custom made, these earrings are buffed, smoothed and flat on the back so they’re comfy on your ears, with rhodium-plated posts and rhodium-plated comfort-clutch backs. They are clear-coated to retain their natural finish. Choose your favorite Swarovski Crystal color to catch the light just like these earrings will catch everyone’s attention!

Swarovski Crystal and ammunition pendants made by Bad Ass Babe

For those of you who like their jewelry a little more on the understated side, this pretty little pendant fits the bill. A silver toned rope setting just under ¾ inch in diameter holds a spent brass headstamp and a genuine Swarovski Crystal sparkles on top. This piece comes with an 18 inch silver plated chain. Customize this to your liking with your favorite color of sparkle!

About Badass babe jewelry

Jenn from Badass Babe loves her dog, her truck and her husband. Quite possibly in that order some days! Beyone that, she loves the outdoors, running her own landscaping business and being lucky enough to be creative with her jewelry line.

These are examples of pieces that can be custom ordered – Jenn wants you to consider it a starting point for your imagination! There may only be one or two available, or the piece may be a simple variation on a regularly stocked product.

If you see something you like or if one of the pieces gives you an idea for something a little different, a little special, a little “you” – please drop Jenn a line and she is happy to make your design come true!

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me. Thank you!

Do You Fancy a Love Affair with this Romantic Color?

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(photo compliments of Luxe elegance from Wedsociety.com)

Awe wedding season….such an exciting time for all involved! Who doesn’t love all the sappy romance, dancing, champagne and especially all that scrumptious cake?! Weddings are the perfect occasion to come together for an elegant gathering celebrating the best part of life, love and laughter.

One of this season’s most fashionable colors is pink, specifically Blush Rose which is a soft, elegant and flawless hue for  weddings and jewelry alike. Many Swarovski rosy hues compliment this tone, such as Vintage Rose, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Rose, and Rose Peach. These inspiring ideas will sweep you off your feet and have you daydreaming of a rosy romance.

DIY Swarovski Crystals on wedding invitations

(Vintage Couture Wedding Invitation Swarovski Crystal Smokey Jewel Doily Clutch. Bella Papel)

Save the dates and wedding websites are a fun way to inspire enthusiasm for this special occasion, but what is the first compelling impression guests will have about a wedding? You guessed it, the invitation!

When you create exceptionally lovely wedding invitations, they become a piece of artistic beauty that sheds light on the experience they have to look forward to. So why not let that light truly shine with a little sparkle? This blossoming beauty radiates a soft elegance that is highlighted by applying Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks to the center of the flower – what a beautiful idea!

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I applied the Hot Fix Flatbacks using the Bejeweler Pro Tool to my invitations years ago and it was  extremely easy. You simply arrange the crystals where you would like them, hold the Hot Fix tool on top of the crystals and press down for about 5-10 seconds. That’s it! There’s nothing more gratifying when you can succeed in expressing your unique style, while making a brilliant impression.

Rose blush rose and gold wedding color inspirations

(Rose, Blush and Gold Color Inspiration compliments of Greenvillablogspot.com)

Rose and Gold are a match made in heaven! Their exquisite beauty compliment each other and go hand in hand, just like a loving marriage!

Blush Rose Bridesmaids dresses

(Top 10 Colors for Spring/Summer Bridesmaids Dresses 2015 from Tulle and Chantilly)

Simply stunning!! I love how delicate and whimsical this shade is and compliments cream and peachy bouquets effortlessly!

Swarovski 5601 Cube Beads Rose Peach Bridesmaids Earrings

(Playful Swarovski Swinging Cube Earrings made by Majestic Wire Art Works)

Gorgeous Swarovski Crystal jewelry compliments this graceful hue. These 5601 Cube earrings in Rose Peach are a beautiful bridesmaids gift.

Crystal rose gold wedding sash

(Swarovski Crystal Wedding Sash made by the Crystal Rose)

Stunning Swarovski Crystal Rose Gold wedding sash is the ultimate accessory for a wedding gown. Create a dramatic statement using various styles of Swarosvski Fancy Stones.

Rose Gold Swarovski Pearls and crystal wedding bracelet

(Swarovski Pearl and Rhinestone Bracelet handmade by AMIdesigns on Etsy)

Create a timeless look with this divine bracelet featuring Rose Gold Swarovski 5810 Pearls, Silver Rhinestone Rondelles and Pave Balls.

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Cheers to Love, Laughter and Happiness Ever After!!

Sparkling St. Patrick’s Day Jewelry Inspirations!

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St. Patricks Day holds a special place in my heart…it’s the day that Mike proposed! Yep that’s right, at the top of Greyback Mountain in Sedona, AZ down on one knee holding more than a “sham-rock” just 10 short years ago, the love of my life popped the question! What sweet memories that day holds for me.

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Here’s a fun picture of me in Ireland kissing the Blarney Stone.

I love creating a new piece of Irish inspired jewelry to wear on St. Paddy’s Day. It’s a fun day full of festivities and great times with friends. Here are a few pieces to inspire your creativity.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Jewelry

(Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Handmade by HappyEverythingElse on Etsy.)

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beaded bracelet in Erinite and Pacific Opal created into cute a shamrocks.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Jewelry Clover Earrings

(Swarovski Crystal St. Patrick’s Day Clover Earrings Handmade by jemsjewelry on Etsy.)

Sweet and simple, the 5752 Clover Beads cheerfully dangle below a Peridot Bicone Bead for a cute pair of Irish inspired earrings.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Bracelet

(St. Patrick’s Day Charm Bracelet Handmade by whimsydaisydesigns on Etsy.)

This Swarovski Crystal lucky charm bracelet would be a fun and festive piece to wear. Showcasing a variety of Bicone Beads in Peridot and Fern Green along with the 5742 Clover Beads ~ may the luck of the Irish smile on ya 😉

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(Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed Beads Created into a Bracelet)

The sparkling Swarovski 80101 BeCharmed Beads in Peridot shines bright and can be easily made into necklaces, bracelets or earrings.

Swarovski Crystal 5621 Twist Bead Bracelet in Peridot

(Swarovski Twist Bracelet Handmade by DelaneyJeanJewelry on Etsy.)

This sweet and simple Swarovski bracelet is created using the 5621 Peridot Twist Bead and Crystal AB Xilion Bicone Beads.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Bracelet Cubes

(Colorful St. Patrick’s Day Bracelet Handmade by Tracey’s Custom Designs on Etsy.)

This green and white bracelet features a variety of beautiful Swarovski Beads including the 5601 Cube Beads, Rhondelle Beads, Rhinestone Rondelles and Pave Ball Beads.

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Have fun and sparkle bright this St. Paddy’s Day!

Stories of Significance ~ Jewelry Made with a Purpose, Helping to Change Lives

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It warms my heart to know there are good people out there doing good things, day in and day out!

People who dedicate their time, effort or income hoping to make this world a better place, are truly special individuals.

Making jewelry and donating portions of the profit to help others in need is a beautiful way to help support your passion. Everyone wins when you create with love and intention.

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You’re naturally uplifted when you’re in a creative space and the enjoyment that you feel when creating a lasting piece of sparkling jewelry that is not only pretty, but will have a direct impact on people or animals’ lives, is absolutely priceless! The person who supports your work is also thrilled to be helping and to have a gorgeous physical reminder of their impact, makes that piece deeply cherished.

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Sheri from His Jewels Creations is making jewelry with a purpose.

“My heartbeat/goal is to help rescue women from slavery and teach them this trade. I would like to pursue a non profit status and use this to help others” ~ Sheri

Ebay has filmed her “story with impact” providing an inside look into the significance of her jewelry and how she helps people along the way.

Her thoughtful email to me included a sweet note saying “I wanted to share this with you since you have been a part of this journey by always providing me with sparkle.”

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Another wonderful customer who is helping to make a difference is Adriana from Little Words Project.

Made out of Swarovski crystal interwoven with a unique, inspirational word, each bracelet has the power to unite girls of all ages. Our customer wears her Little Word for as long as the word continues to resonate with her – then, she passes the bracelet on to someone who may need that bit of inspiration more than she does.

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Each month the Little Words Project donates to a different charity, helping to make a difference “One Little Word® at a time.”

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Thank you to everyone who strives to make this world a better place! Please feel free to share your story of significance or one that inspires you, because inspiration is truly infectious!

Featured Designer ~ Pacific Jewelry Designs

Pacific Jewelry Designs Handmade Jewelry

Swarovski Crystal Beaded Bracelet Crystal Montana Blend

Pacific Jewelry Designs creates stunning one-of-a-kind, handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings. This beautiful ombre look bracelet is comprised of a variety of deep to light blue colors, coatings and clear crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads and is accentuated by a 6106 Pearshape Pendant in Crystal Montana Blend. The blue beads used in this thick beaded bracelet range from Crystal Metallic Blue 2X, Montana, Indian Sapphire, Light Azore, to Clear Crystal and Crystal AB. Crystal Blue Shade and Crystal Montana Blend would also compliment this style nicely.

Swarovski Crystal Earrings Tanzanite Beaded drops

These intricate beaded drop earrings feature Tanzanite Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads and Mauve Pearls that elegantly dangle the 6010 Briolette Pendants in Tanzanite. I love how playfully elegant they are & what fun they would be to wear!

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What a gorgeous color this Swarovski Ruby beaded necklace is! It’s balanced nicely with the silver components and Grey Pearls. It’s an ideal piece to compliment a professional attire, special event or evening wear. It incorporates the 5000 Round Beads, the beaded work is comprised of Xilion Bicone Beads and the classic 6090 Baroque Pendant adds a beautiful finish.

Swarovski Beaded Crystal Bracelet Bridal Jewelry

Pacific Jewelry Designs also specializes in creating wedding jewelry, one-of-a-kind pieces that complement your style and add that lovely touch sparkle to your special day. The Crystal AB beads shine with a rainbow of sparkle highlighting pink, yellow and blue iridescent twinkles… an enchantment of dreams with love, laughter and happiness ever after.

Swarovski Crystal Earrings 6090 Baroque Pendants Black Diamond

These Crystal earrings are spectacular! Gold/or Aurum 2X and Black Diamond crystal beads are two perfect complimentary colors that work so well together. They are delightful and elegant all in one. The various sized Bicone Beads gracefully dance above the 6090 Baroque Pendant that overall creates a gorgeous and timeless look.

Swarovski Crystal tabac earrings

These eclectic bronze and Tabac Crystal earrings are right on trend with the bohemian/mixed metals/chain style that embraces small details and unique looks. By using the Swarovski 3500 Pendular Beads for the focal crystal, it brings out a modern feel that is further embellished by the bronze chain and crystal elements.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!