Video Tutorial Making Swarovski Crystal & Pearl Tassel Necklace

Tassel Jewelry is very stylish way to express your love for fashion!

Here is an original Swarovski Crystal & Pearl tassel necklace design of mine that I’m happy to share with you how to make!

Swarovski Crystal Tassel Necklace Video Tutorial

Learn how to make this DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace by watching this video tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

Below is everything you will need to create your very own!

Swarovski Pearls 5810-6mm Light Grey 82 pieces

Swarovski Pearls 5810-8mm Light Grey 18 pieces

Swarovski 5000-8mm Round Beads Crystal 2 pieces

Swarovski 5000-6mm Round Beads Crystal 2 pieces

Swarovski 5000-6mm Round BeadsBlack Diamond 12 pieces

Swarovski 5328-6mm Bicone Beads Crystal Silver Shade 2 pieces

Swarovski 3700-6mm Marguerite Beads Crystal 4 pieces

Swarovski 5523-12mm Cosmic Beads Crystal Silver Shade 1 piece

Swarovski 5520-12mm Graphic Beads Crystal 1 piece 

Swarovski 5820-4mm Rhinestone Rondelles Silver Black Diamond 4 pieces

Swarovski 80101 14mm BeCharmed Pave Beads Crystal

Other items:

2 Crimp Beads

1 Toggle Clasp

1 Bail that clasps shut

Beading Wire

Tassel

Tools

Learn how to make a DIY tassel necklace

Have fun creating this gorgeous Swarovski Crystal & Pearl tassel necklace!

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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!
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See the Brand New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2019 Innovations!

WANDERLUST New Swarovski Crystal Innovations Spring Summer 2019

Hello fellow Crystal lovers and jewelry enthusiasts, what an exciting day it is!

Swarovski is delighted to announce the Brand New Crystal Innovations for Spring/Summer 2019! Prepare to be enthralled with a fresh new color for your palate, and innovative styles for your designing pleasure!

(These will all be available to order on the website soon!)

Introducing Swarovski’s newest crystal color for this year, Majestic Blue

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Swarovski has introduced the wonderfully evocative Majestic Blue color throughout the entire product range. This is a new shade, created as an homage to endless skies and mysterious seas; it is pure, with a deeper intensity and sparkle than any previous blue—ideal for bringing a magnetic allure to apparel, costumes, jewelry and accessories.

All themes – Culture, Freedom, Leisure, Adventure

The deep radiance of Majestic Blue is used as a connection between all 4 inspiration themes, highlighting the path of travel – whether it’s the deep blue sea, a raging river, or the wide open skies, our desire for freedom and escape is captured in its elegant shade.

The brand New Swarovski Crystal Color Majestic Blue will be available in the following categories: Beads, Pendants, Round Stones, Fancy Stones, Flatbacks, Sew-on Stones.

Introducing the New Swarovski Crystal Spike Bead Collection:

Swarovski Crystal 5060 Hexagon Spike Beads

New Swarovski Crystal 5060 Hexagon Spike Bead

Swarovski Crystal 5061 Square Spike Beads

New Swarovski Crystal 5061 Square Spike Bead 

Swarovski Crystal 5062 Round Spike Beads

New Swarovski Crystal 5062 Round Spike Bead

Culture and Adventure

The Swarovski Crystal Hexagon, Square and Round Spike Beads demonstrate the design principles of flexibility and modularity by offering myriad ways to create tactile, edgy surface effects. Size and shape experiments translate into expressive, individualistic looks. These new beads will be available in sizes 5.5mm and 7.5mm. The 5.5mm size bead has a single hole and the 7.5mm-size bead features two parallel holes running side by side.

A combination of the three Spike Beads can be utilized for creating unique 3-dimenisional and eye-catching beading designs. The two holes in size 7.5mm facilitates double-strand bracelets, necklaces or rings, and adds stability, definition and shape to all designs.

These unique beads can be used in multiple segments and a variety of application methods, e.g. the beads can also be used as Sew-on Stones to give textiles even more glamorous and precious look.

Introducing Swarovski’s newest crystal style is called the Classic Cut Pendant

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Among the season’s new stones is the 6430 Classic Cut Pendant, a simple hymn to the timelessness of versatility. Its round 49-facet gemstone cut will give the look of fine jewelry without the need for a setting—ideally suited to jewelry, hand-sewn apparel and accessories. This new Crystal Pendant will be available in the following sizes, 8mm, 10mm and 14mm.

Introducing Swarovski’s newest Crystal Pearl Color Iridescent Dove Grey

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Elegant and refined, the new Swarovski Crystal Dove Grey Pearl speaks to myriad design directions and exquisitely complements the new Majestic Blue in sophisticated and glamorous designs.

Introducing Swarovski’s newest crystal Flatback style the Geometric Flat Backs

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The brand new Swarovski Crystal Geometric Flat Backs will jumpstart designs with energy, form and balance. Infinitely combinable, these classic shapes with simple cuts are perfect for crafting eye-catching motifs as well as striking repeat patterns as well as combining the 3 articles to create ornaments or rows of motifs.

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New Swarovski Crystal 2771 Kite Flatback

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New Swarovski Crystal 2772 Trapeze Flatback

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Culture, Leisure and Adventure

Completely versatile, with the ability to create intriguing patterns in a range of styles, the Geometric Flat Backs crosses borders and boundaries to create both modern and authentic design elements in apparel collections. Nail art is very popular and these new crystal shapes are offered in very small sizes which are perfect for creating detailed designs on your nails.

Introducing the Brand New Swarovski Crystal Fine Rocks Tube Bead

New Swarovski Crystal Fine Rocks Tube Beads Innovations

The fashion-forward Fine Rocks Tube Bead from Swarovski is a new hybrid bead created to enhance highly individual designs. Double-pointed Crystal Chatons give its surface the brilliance of a pavé finish, while the tube shape offers endless styling possibilities as a sew-on element or as a threaded bead.

Introducing the New Swarovski Crystal Shiny LacquerPRO Effects:

Crystal Buttercup, Crystal Lime, Crystal Lilac

New Swarovski Crystal Shinny Laquer effects

The Crystal Shiny LacquerPRO effects are available for the Swarovski Crystal Round Stones, Fancy Stones, Flat Backs No Hotfix and Flat Backs Hotfix.

Culture, Leisure and Freedom

The New Crystal LacquerPRO Effects Buttercup, Lime and Lilac answer our need for refined shine and uplifting hues. A perfect match for elegant styles, bold streamlined designs, and expressive looks, the New LacquerPRO Colors also offer exciting, fresh design possibilities when combined with Majestic Blue.

The LacquerPRO effects were tested extensively, showing good resistance to chemical, environmental, and mechanical influences (e.g., UV, sweat, and perfume resistance).

Introducing the Brand New Swarovski Crystal 3252 Emerald Cut Sew-On Stone

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Freedom, Leisure and Adventure

A perfect companion for traditional elegant looks, the classic jewel cut of the Emerald Sew-on Stone appeals equally to truly individualistic styles and modern outdoor looks.

This elegant Swarovski Crystal Emerald Cut Sew-On Stone is ideal for embellishing shoes, accessories, womenswear, and dancesport via threading, wireworking, etc. This geometric shape gives an opportunity to create straight-line designs (e.g., borders, neckline,etc.) as well as large surface designs. Symmetrical design and shape of this Sew-on Stone guarantees identical designs on the left and right sides – for example, in shoes or textiles (designs can be flipped horizontally or vertically).

Introducing the New Swarovski Crystal 4322 Teardrop Fancy Stone

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New Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Fancy Stone

Culture and Leisure

This modernization of a classic cut means that it suits forward-thinking and sculptural designs just as much as it does traditional elegance.

The New Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Fancy Stone and Setting is a slimmer, elegant, and more contemporary option, suitable for the bridge & fashion jewelry segment. This slimmer shape is ideal for filigree jewelry looks. This is a more brilliant cut due to unique faceting, rather than from greater depth or weight of shape. Mixing the teardrop with existing pear shapes 4320 and 4328, enables more design possibilities.

Introducing the Brand New Swarovski Crystal Letter BeCharmed Beads

These distinctive letter beads from Swarovski provides you with the ability to truly personalize your jewelry, as each letter is formed out of Crystals!

You now have the opportunity to create your own on-trend personalized messaged jewelry designs creating bracelets, necklaces, shoes, bags, accessories, etc. utilizing these Swarovski Crystal letter beads. These new beads are available in the 12mm and have the signature Swarovski® logo on each side of each bead next to the hole. Add these sparkling tailor made beads to your collection and create jewelry designs that have meaning and emotional value to you and the special people in your life.

(Please contact us directly for prices and order quantities at http://rainbowsoflight.com/customer-service/)

Let Crystals be Your Catalyst for Creating!


Stay In the Know with These Jewelry and Culture Trends, Plus Design Inspirations.

New Swarovski Crystal Innovations Spring Summer 2019 Launch

As we look towards the future to try and gauge what cultural shifts, and stylish trends are on the horizon, Swarovski presents us with a valuable map that allows us to chart the vision of our new creations, utilizing the crystallized instruments through which we express ourselves.

As jewelry designers, it’s important to have an understanding of lifestyle trends and cultural changes, in order to provide your clients with innovative designs that express this growth. Below is information on the key trends to be aware of.

The new mood of boundless freedom and joy, a time of barefoot luxury and spiritual awakening, is reflected in four key trends:

Culture is inspired by “art tourism” and colorful urban installations; Freedom evokes the 70s surfer mantra “Take it easy”; Adventure prioritizes nature and the authentic journey; and Leisure is informed by a full-frills tourism that sees yachting as the prestige tailor-made holiday.

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Design Inspiration for Swarovski’s new Color Majestic Blue

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Inspired by legendary French jewelry designer Jacques Gautier, who famously made pieces for Christian Dior, this necklace channels the vintage glass and enamel look for which he is famous. Black and white geometric blocks are contrasted with crystal flowers created using the new Majestic Blue color for a fresh couture look.

Swarovski Crystal Mejestic Blue Flatback Rhinestones on Denim Jacket 

Swarovski Crystal Mejestic Blue Flatback Rhinestones on denim jacket

Design Inspiration Crystal Shiny LacquerPRO Effects:

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Shiny new LacquerPRO effects—Lilac, Lime and Buttercup—punctuate delicate strands of neon beads and an eclectic collection of charms to create a laidback 80s surfer vibe. Offering brilliant versatility, the shorter strand detaches from the necklace to make a matching ankle chain.

Swarovski Crystal Bead and Iridescent Dove Grey Pearl Bracelet Design Inspiration

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As Coco Chanel famously remarked: “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” Inspired by Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2017 prêt-à-porter collection, jewelry this season is opulent, featuring softly opaque pearls, precious metals, and lashings of crystals. The palette is classic: pastel pale and lustrous. The silhouette, however, is modern: big, bold, and head turning.

Unique Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Necklace Design Inspiration

Unique Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration

It’s all about standing out and expressing your very own individual style. This Crystal and metal necklace design does just that, as well as highlighting an exceptional way to use the new Teardrop Fancy Stone in differing sizes.

Swarovski Crystal Fine Rocks Tube Bead Earring Design Inspiration

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Beaded oversized statement earrings remain the focus for directional accessorizing. The key feature of this eye-catching look is exaggerated proportions, often with an extra-long drop that brushes the shoulder. High-shine elements maximize the visual dynamic, as demonstrated by this glittering circle design made using Fine Rocks Tubes.

New Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration

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The new Gem Classic Cut Pendant and the gleaming colors of the new LacquerPRO Effects (Fancy Stones) are set into an elongated pendant necklace with a dark metal finish to make eye-catching highlights. The resulting visual contrast, together with its calligraphic lines, sets a sophisticated mood.

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The simple elegance of the new Swarovski Crystal Classic Cut Round Pendant is a beautiful addition to their line, enabling you to create all kinds of stylish jewelry that feels effortless and graceful.

Swarovski Crystal Emerald Sew-On Stone with Geometric Flatback Design Inspiration

Swarovski Crystal Geometric Emerald Sew On Stone Design inspiration

The new Swarovski Crystal Emerald Cut Sew-On Stone’s shape pairs beautifully with the new Geometric shaped Flatback Rhinestones. Intermix these two complimentary styles with each other to create eye-catching designs of all kinds.

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I hope you’ve been inspired by these new Swarovski Crystal Styles, colors and design ideas! Stay tuned as we dream up more color combinations and design inspirations to light your creative fire!

I would LOVE to know what you think about these new innovations!

Shine Extra Bright Sparkle Tribe!

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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!
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Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
Happy Birthday Sheri

Why Handmade Gifts Are the Most Gratifying + Crystal Tassel Design Inspiration!

 

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There truly is nothing like giving a gift that was made by your very own hands!

Your creativity, vision and dedication when making a special gift for someone you love, is extra special!! It shows that you take the time to reflect on their individual style, what they will love, and that you go the extra mile for people in your life.

It’s scientifically proven that we love something more when we make it ourselves!

In my experience, they will appreciate your thoughtfulness and personal touch so much more! The added benefit is…you will too! I’m sure we’ve all felt this exceptional feeling before, after giving someone something you’ve put your time, energy and love into. There’s really nothing like it. Studies have shown that making something, even if it’s assembling a piece of furniture from IKEA, we are hardwired to like it more (even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly), than the same exact item that we simply bought. I Love this because it’s a win win!

Thank You

Here’s a sweet Thank You email that I just received from a new friend. I made her a special beaded strand with Crystals and Pearls and attached a Swarovski Crystal 6714 Star Pendant/Prism at the end. (I wish I took a picture of it – rats!) Here’s what she said:

We finally decided to hang our beautiful crystal on the morning side of the house.  There is one window we open, without fail, first thing in the morning to let in the day’s light.  And we can’t think of a better way to start our day than by receiving and enjoying the blessings of the crystal.  I finally completed this DIY task today (LOL), and we are looking forward to the morning’s greeting. Thank you again for this beautiful gift, as well as the gift of your friendship.”

I know I’m a bit of a sap, but this email almost made me cry! It filled my heart with so much joy to know that every day she will be enjoying all of the beautiful sparkles & Rainbows of Light that I handmade for her!

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Here’s a Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace that I recently made for my friend’s Birthday!

DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace Design Inspiration

I used 5810-6mm and 8mm Brown Pearls (Velvet Brown Pearls are a wonderful color substitution, as Brown has been discontinued), 5000-10mm Mocca Crystal Beads, 5000-6mm & 8mm Crystal Golden Shadow Round Beads, 5328-4mm & 6mm Crystal Silver Shade Bicone Beads, and a 5523-12mm Crystal Silver Shade Cosmic Bead. For the focal component, I used the 4439-20mm Square Bead in Crystal Dorado (technically a Fancy Stone because it doesn’t have any holes in it, unless you count the large one in the middle). The Crystal Dorado is nice because one side is the Dorado Coating that you see in the picture, and the other side is a medium grey tone, that blends nicely with the Crystal Silver Shade. The very last little sparkling detail, is the 6620-20mm Avant-Garde Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow.

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My friend absolutely LOVES her new Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace! She put it on right away after opening it and I’ve seen her three times since and every time she’s been wearing it!! She says it goes with so many outfits, which is incredibly fun and rewarding that I made something that she loves so much!

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I hope you’re inspired to make beautiful, handmade gifts for you and your friends to enjoy this year. I’m always happy to personally assist you with color options, and style choices for all of your Swarovski Crystal desires!

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!
Happy Birthday Sheri

 

Shine Bright Birthday Girl!

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It’s one of my Best Girlfriend’s Birthday’s and I wanted to make her something extra special and sparkly! She Looooves sparkles! I’ve made her many Swarovski Crystal sun-catchers over the years and she has them hanging all over her home. She has one room with huge south facing windows and she loves texting me pictures of all the rainbows dancing about. She calls it Rainbow Power Hour! I love it, it always brightens my day!

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Here’s Lauren & I a few years ago having fun and celebrating the holidays together. I (left) have the goofiest look on my face (honestly, what am I doing???!!!) I really didn’t want to post this (so embarrassing) but it was a great one of her, and it is HER day after all…so I took one for the bestie team 😉

Anywhoes….the new Swarovski 6926-36mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants are so absolutely STUNNING, that I knew she had to have one! I’ve been so inspired by these beauties that I made her a necklace that I’m sure she will love!

Here it is……

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She loves necklaces with large pendants that sit right on her upper chest as a brilliant focal point, so I handmade this little treasure for her. I wanted it to be fairly neutral in color, so that she could wear it with a lot of different outfits.

I decided on Swarovski Crystal 5810 Light Grey Pearls, Clear and Crystal Silver Shade highlights in 5328-4mm & 6mm Xilion Biocne Beads, with a few 5000-6mm Round Crystal Satin accents.

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As the fashionistas say, grey is the new black, so I thought a mixture of light and medium grey tones would work well together, balanced out with clear crystal.

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For the unique accent beads, I used a 5500-10mm Pearshape Swarovski Crystal Bead as well as the Swarovski 5650-12mm Cubist Bead in Crystal Silver Shade.

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A close up of all the sparklie goodness (the picture does not do it justice!)

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I chose a similar rhombus shaped clasp to compliment the Rhombus Crystal.

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These innovative Swarovski Crystal Growing Rhombus Pendants have been flying out the door like hot cakes! We have a few colors and sizes still available by the individual pieces, or we can always order the larger Factory Packages of anything your heart desires!

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Swarovski 6926-36mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendant in Crystal Vitrail Light is a feast for the eyes! This remarkable visual experience features a gorgeous blend of purples, pinks, blues and greens creating new color variations with each movement.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal Vitrail Light is a smaller version of this on trend geode-like style of pendant, that has a closed crystallized center. These make excellent over-sized earrings or more of a dainty pendant, but is still thick and substantial.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal Golden Shadow is a natural and exquisitely elegant shade to accentuate this fashionable cluster of crystals.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal AB is a classic effect that is always popular due to it’s captivating array of pinks, blues yellows and greens dancing about, capturing and refracting light in the most beautiful way.

I hope this new Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace design has inspired your imagination and expanded your creativity, to wherever it wants to shine!

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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!
Happy Birthday Sheri

Enjoy Summer Before Fall Arrives & It’s Pumpkin Ev-e-ry-thing!

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I know it can be tempting to jump the gun on, well, just about every holiday or upcoming season…I know Fall is just around the corner and I’m certainly as excited it as y’all are…cozy sweaters, stunning foliage and pumpkin ev-e-ry-thing…. but wait…let’s pump the brakes for just a sec!

Fall and all of its delicious and natural gorgeousness will be here before we know it, so let’s take the time to enjoy the last bit of summer time fun while we can!

I’m more of a “be here now” – try and enjoy the moment – type of gal…so in an attempt to hold onto every last precious moment of summer and all it’s glory, here are some color inspirations and jewelry designs that we can admire, make and wear before it’s too late!

Last week we had a surge in demand & popularity for the beautiful Swarovski Crystal 6731 Sea Snail Pendant. They are available in many colors and are quite unique.

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The Swarovski Crystal 6731-14mm Sea Snail Pendant in Blush Rose are perfect to use when wanting to make quick and easy earrings or a dainty pendant.

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(Swarovski Sea Snail Earrings Designed by Crystalynstudio)

These Swarovski Crystal Pearl and Sea Snail earrings are a simple and elegant design inspiration. The Rosaline Swarovski Pearls were used here, but you can also use the 5810 Swarovski Pearls in Powdered Rose for an excellent match.

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             Swarovski Powdered Rose Pearls                                    Swarovski Rosaline Pearls

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                 Swarovski Crystal Blue Shade                                Swarovski Crystal Bermuda Blue

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Free Swarovski Crystal “Under the Sea” bracelet Design & Instructions

This stunning ocean and sea life inspired Crystal Bermuda Blue Bracelet highlights the unique 6730 Radiolarian Pendants, 6731 Sea Snail Pendants and 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone.

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Free Swarovski Crystal “Under the Sea” Earring Design and Instructions

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Free Swarovski Crystal Ocean Inspired Necklace Design and Instructions

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Céline Cousteau, the granddaughter of the ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau, created an intriguing line of ocean inspired Swarovski Crystal Pendants, Flatbacks and Round Stones for us to design with and wear.

Find out more about Color, Jewelry Trends and Style Inspirations ~ Focusing on the Progressive Trend: WATER

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Swarovski Crystal 6731 Sea Snail Pendant in Crystal AB

Crystal AB is one of the all time most popular colors, with yellows, pinks and blues shining through, it’s one of the most sparkly crystal you will find.

Hope this ocean inspired, beachy theme keeps your enthusiasm fro creating beautiful jewelry buoyant!

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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!

Happy Birthday Sheri

Special & Sparkly – There’s Just Nothin’ Like a Handmade Gift!

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Awhile back, I had a delicious and fun brunch with some lovely lady friends (side note – it’s incredibly uplifting when you experience first hand, women supporting women – Yay!). Anyhoo’s… I was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace that I handmade myself, and I hear from across the room…I love Harmony’s necklace, I need one just like that in my life!

I was deeply touched that she liked my jewelry style and to be honest, when you hear something so nice about your creative work, you just never forget it! Right then, I was inspired to make her one! Fast forward a couple of months later, because you know, life gets busy…it’s her Birthday and what a perfect time to surprise her with her very own necklace. Oh what fun it is to be able to make gifts for the people in your life that you know will sincerely appreciate them!

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Let the creativity begin…

When you’re making jewelry for someone else, either as a gift, or for resale, I believe the best place to start, is to draw their unique personality into your heart. Then think about who they are, their lifestyle and what they like to wear. Ultimately, all of these aspects come together to reveal what they are drawn to and how they express themselves. This is an excellent foundation to begin creating something distinctive just for them, that you know they will truly love.

This particular friend is a tough woman, with lots of talents, she’s a personal trainer (her muscles don’t lie 🙂 She’s also an esthetician, a wifey, and a mom, so I wanted to make her something that was bold, but not too bold, pretty, but not overly feminine, and something somewhat simple, so that she could wear it with all of the proverbial “hats” that she wears. Here’s what I came up with…

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The color pallet that I chose was Grey. I’m sure all of you hip fashionista’s know that grey tones have been wildly popular in the last couple of years. It’s true what they say; Grey is the new black, so I thought this would be a perfect tone to compliment her wardrobe style.

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I started with the 6106-22mm Swarovski Crystal Pearshape Pendant in the new Graphite color. This was the going to be the focal point of the necklace, and I incorporated similarly colored crystal beads to compliment this influence.

I didn’t want this crystal necklace to have a pattern, I wanted it to be asymmetrical to give it a little bit of an edgy look.

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I added the 5328-4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Graphite. I also used the 5328-3mm, 4mm, 6mm & 8mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB. I utilized the Swarovski Crystal 5000-4mm & 6mm Round Beads in Black Diamond and Black Diamond AB,  as well as the Swarovski Crystal 5000-5mm & 6mm Round Beads in Crystal Satin.

There are three different grey tones that Swarovski offers in their 5810 Round Crystal Pearls and I chose to use the Grey color. It’s a medium tone that works well in this piece, but I also could have also easily used the Dark Grey.

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I integrated one larger bead on one side to give it some depth and distinction, which was the Swarovski Crystal 5650-16mm Cubist Beads in Crystal Silver Shade. I love this style and the light sparkly hues of the Crystal Silver Shade create an extra touch of elegance.

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For the final details, I included a few thin silver-toned flower spacers throughout the piece, especially where the crystals met the pearls. This helped to unify the silver toggle clasp with the sprinkles of silver throughout the necklace.

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Overall, I loved how it turned out and more importantly, SHE did too!

Her eyes lit up and she put it on right away! Even though we were camping, hiking and playing games in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, she wore it all day!

Happy Friend = Happy ME 🙂

I’ve been making handmade gifts for friends and family ever since I can remember, and it honestly never gets old! That same fantastic, fuzzy feeling pulses through me as I eagerly watch them open…..and….YAY! Excitement and gratitude are abound!

I hope this inspires you to make your own handmade jewelry as gifts, or resale, because you really can’t ever go wrong by surprising someone with SPARKLES! I’m always happy to help you with any color, style, or design combinations you may be interested in!

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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
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Winners of the “Bad Dreams” Bead & Button Show Swarovski Design Contest

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Passionate beaders from around the country flock to the annual Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, where they discover numerous fun activities, take classes to learn new techniques, and be awestruck by stunning jewelry designs. Best of all, friends, colleagues and beading buddies can make the most of each other’s company while enjoying some of their favorite things in life…..Beads!

More than 9,000 beading fans attending 577 classes at this years’ Bead & Button Show scooped up their favorite goodies from 234 exhibitors. The annual jewelry artistry competition is one of the most anticipated events of the show. This years’ contest theme was entitled “Bad Dreams”. Designers from around the world were faced with steep competition, highlighting an exceptional level of beadwork. This made for an intense discussion among the jury members, whose job was tougher than ever this year.

Luckily, a decision was made and we can all breath easy. Drum role please…..Here are the Big Winners!

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2017 Bead & Button Show Design Contest Winners

1st Place Winner

First Place went to Svetlana Kossman of Pennsylvania for her opulent bib necklace entitled;

The Last Day of Pompeii

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Svetlana happily accepted a whopping $450.00 worth of Swarovski Crystals as her prize!

“The Last Day of Pompeii” was praised for its intricate and sophisticated use of beads. All agreed that the fiery intensity of molten lava flowing from an erupting volcano was spectacularly represented, creating a showstopper.

Her use of the new Crystal Royal Red Lacquer effect in the various Fancy Stone Styles, was stunning. That captivating coating paired beautifully with the Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl. This unique Swarovski Crystal necklace was balanced out with highlights of Crystal Silver Night, Topaz, and Fire Opal beads, for one remarkable statement piece!

2nd Place Winner

Second Place went to Kaori Nakakohji of Japan for her brilliant display of distinctive floral and figure eight patterns entitled;

Gloria

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This radiant necklace design, features a color pallet of gold and blue hues, offset by lighter and darker tones. Her gorgeous necklace took the second prize of Swarovski Crystals worth $200.00.

The variety of Sapphire and Crystal Metallic Sunshine Fancy Stones pair beautifully together and the 4731 Kite Fancy Stones in Crystal Golden Shadow adds dimension and movement to floral the configurations. Crystal Iridescent Light Blue Pearls and Crystal Iridescent Dark Blue Pearls were superbly sprinkled throughout the necklace, creating an balanced look by bringing in a blend of matte and shimmer facade.

3rd Place Winner

Third place went to Nadezda Gerber from Germany for her graceful swan necklace entitled;

Under the Tuscan Sun

Winners of the Bead and Button Show 2017 Swarovski Contest Third Place

This whimsical necklace design emphasizes two graceful swans coming together accentuated by delicate features within a mixed media form. Assorted soft grey Swarovski Crystal beads mingle with Air Blue Opal highlights, as lovely heart pendants dance about.

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Swarovski’s Create Your Style Make & Take workshops, were also a big success. Participants learned new skills by creating unique projects and their donations raised a total of $3,086 for the Waukesha Women’s Shelter. Whoot-Whoot!! Amazing work beaders!!

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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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