Top 10 Highlights from the Dazzling Tucson Gem Show!

Wire Lux meeting

One week later and I’m already missing the excitement “high” you get from exploring the magical Tucson Gem Show!

Meeting Linda from Alacarte Clasps was an extra special treat! She demonstrated how to use her amazing WireLuxe products and wow, I have to say I was really impressed with her extensive knowledge and creative ideas.

Wire Lux Options

Her innovative product compliments Swarovski Crystal colors and effects exceptionally well. Just look at all the color options that you can bend/twist/ mold these bracelets or necklaces into virtually any shape. So fun, creative and beautiful!

Wire Lux and Swarovski Crystal Design InspirationBeautiful design idea using the WireLuxe, Swarovski Crystal Mesh, the 6470 Ellipse Pendant and the 6525 Wave Pendants in Light Amethyst. (please contact me for the Crystal Mesh options – we can order anything Swarovski makes!)

pearl necklace design inspiration

Elegant necklace design inspiration highlighting Swarovski Gold and Bright Gold Pearls with a 4547 Baguette Fancy Stone in Crystal Copper surrounded by a gold setting.

geod face

You never know what you’ll find around the next corner! This stunning work of art was made entirely out of natural crystals and geodes. SO AMAZING!

 flower amethyst geod

Nurtures’ beauty always astounds me! Look at this perfect white crystal flower blossoming within this amazing amethyst geode!

 swarovski crystal mesh rhinestones

Here a sparkle, there a sparkle, everywhere a crystal sparkle! Rolls and rolls of colorful Swarovski Crystal Cup Chains and just dreaming of who or what they will adorn!

Druzy with 5040 Swarovski Rondelle Bracelet

Getting the dizzies with druzies! Loved this sparkling crystal encrusted druzy bracelet using Swarovski Crystals 5040-4mm in Crystal Silver Shade.

 Swarovski 5600 Cube Ring Purple

Creative with Cubes! This is a Swarovski Crystal 5600 Offset Cube encrusted in a rhinestone setting!

Swarovski Cluster Cube ring

Clustered Cube Ring with 5600-6mm and 8mm Offset Cubes dance on my finger!

service doggie

Last but certainly not least…this adorable service pup with pink bows and all bringing smiles to all the visitors!

Oh you lovable Tucson Gem Show…I miss you already!

Swarovski Heart Beads

If you attended the Tucson Gem Show this year or a previous year, I would love to hear all about it! Please share your special experience!

Top 10 Pantone Fashionable Color Trends For Fall 2013! Featuring Deep Lichen Green

Pantone Fall 2013 Color Trends Featuring Deep Linchen GreenPantone’s 2013 Fall Color Trends Featuring Deep Lichen Green

Gorgeous Green! Deep Lichen Green is a naturally lush green tone that is dynamic and can adapt to both ends of the seasonal spectrum. Green is traditionally a very stylish, in demand color in all shades and as we move into the cooler months of the year, the deeper or more muted green tones reveal their modish popularity.

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 Swarovski Crystal Necklace Featuring Olivine 5000 Round and 5328 Bicone Beads with a 6090 Baroque Pendant

There are many greens to choose from in the Swarovski world and as the color becomes deeper and richer there are subtle differences within each one to give you a distinct look for each new design. The amalgamation of the deep green tones along with a hit of lime color creates a naturally rich ensemble to Olivine, making it as one of the most popular colors Swarovski has made. Olivine Satin is a deeper hue of Olivine, one that has a slight silvery finish providing an antique appearance and one that comes alive in the fall and winter months. Khaki is similar to Olivine, but is a little more muted and doesn’t have as much yellow infused. Fern Green resembles a blade of grass with its vibrant accents and the new Dark Green Moss color has deeper richer expression.

Pantone 2013 Fall Lichen Deep Green Wedding Color Inspiration

Lichen Green Trends, Pairings and Color Inspiration

Highlight any of the deep greens with a sparkling yellowish AB coating, which pairs beautifully with the Fall color palate. Olivine AB or Khaki AB will convey an elegant touch of sparkle and if you fancy an explosion of sparkle, try the brilliant Olivine AB 2X.

Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Light Amethyst Olivine AB Fuchsia

Swarovski Crystal Spiral Bracelet Featuring 5328 Bicones in Olivine AB, Amethyst, Light Amethyst and Fuchsia

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Swarovski Crystal Earrings Featuring 6012 Flat Briolette Pendants in Olivine accented with 5328 Bicones in Fuchsia

Olivine and Olivine AB blend beautifully with deep opulent gem tone colors such as Amethyst, Purple Velvet and Fuchsia.

Swarovski Crystal 6228 Olivine Heart