Etsy Updates ~ Crucial Information You Need To Implement If You Sell On ETSY

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Etsy Updates You Need To Know About

For all of you fellow beaders, you may enjoy beading and creating sparkling goodies, crafts and jewelry so much that you have started your own business selling on Etsy. If you’re a creative entrepreneur, then Etsy is a wonderful site that focuses on turning your passion into a business by bringing unique, handmade goods & services to the public.

If you are currently selling your goods or services on Etsy, or have been thinking about starting your own online jewelry shop through this platform, then here are the new updates you need implement to ensure you are reaching more customers.

Etsy Introduces ITEM ATTRIBUTES

Etsy is excited to introduce item attributes: new, relevant keywords that they use to match your items to a shopper’s search term. Adding this specific information will make your items more relevant in search results, so buyers can find them more easily.

Attributes will become a factor in Etsy searches on March 27.

Improve Your Discover-ability

Attributes will be new, relevant keywords that Etsy will use to match your items to a shoppers search term, giving you the opportunity to appear in more relevant places.

Give Buyers What They’re Looking For

Soon, Etsy will begin to build search filters based on item attributes, which will connect buyers with results tailored for them.

Create More Detailed Listings

The attributes you select will be featured prominently on your listings, making them easy for shoppers to scan for pertinent information like size, color, and material.

Learn more about how to use attributes when listing an item here.

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I hope you have found this information on this Etsy update to be helpful.

If you’re a DIY craft and/or jewelry designer, we have thousands of Swarovski Beads Pendants, Pearls, Fancy Stones, Sew-On Stones and much more for all of your creative endeavors. We hope that you choose our family to be your wholesale supplier of Swarovski Crystals!

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

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Swarovski’s Spring/ Summer Innovations and Trends

The BALANCE of NATURE

The GLAMOUR trend focuses on the fire within. We all have a deep desire to highlight our individuality, which has reached a boiling point and is spilling out into the design world. Creating our own unique look through jewelry and fashion is sparked by a craving to  be our authentic self.

Passion is re-ignited for in the celebration of the female form, where strength, desire, and flexibility are conveyed by a glamorous and fierce design ethic , while red-hot fashion highlights the new sensual, powerful female.

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Swarovski Crystal Glamour Trend and Color Inspiration

The “glamcore” trend is breathing new life into the jewelry and fashion industry. Glamcore is here to replace the Normcore, and fully embraces history, texture and color. Within glamcore, opulence and drama is the name of this fashion game. It celebrates everything that is fab-u-lous! Explosive colors and embellished fabrics are accentuated with glamorous, sparkling and opulent jewelry.

Keep it spicy and stand out from the crowd by mixing the ordinary with the opulent!

A new modern muse is created – strong, fierce and determined – she offers no apologies for her glittering, radiant, show-stopping style!

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The MOOD of the Glamour Trend
The mood of this glamours trend embraces passion, sensuality and fierceness. This style trend piles on all things feminine, fancy and flashy!
PASSION
Blackened and burnt surfaces paired with radiant crystals constitute a unique design aesthetic that speaks to our demand for individualized and slightly mystic designs.
VOLCANIC
Designs are inspired by the energy and wildness of the natural elements, where wood, lava and Swarovski Crystals create excitingly glamorous designs.
MODERN
 New opulence lies in surprising material improvisations, with luxurious materials such as crystals merging with the everyday.
SENSUAL
Feminine accessories that exude a royal-like luxury are embraced, with the quest of richness and ostentation.
FIERCE
The emergence of the new “glamcore” direction, references our obession with enhancement culture and the re-emerging desire to show-off.
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Incorporate Intensity and drama to your Jewelry designs Using the New Swarovski Spring/Summer Innovations
A vibrant yellow shade with an opalescent finish inspired by natural gemstones, Yellow Opal speaks to our desire for refined shine. It brings brightness to every design, provides the perfect compliment to cheerful and vivid Spring/Summer collections, and also pairs well with classic shades. Long anticipated, Yellow Opal will open up countless new design possibilities!
Elegant and mysterious, Graphite lends itself perfectly to strong and powerful designs. Its sophisticated bluish gray-black tone features an entirely homogeneous surface, rendering it ideal for creating graduated transitions between Crystal Silver Night and Jet.
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New Swarovski Crystal Flame Flatback Displayed Here in Fire Opal, Shows Off its Two Toned Color Elements, Adding a Radiant Glow to This Striking Design.
The Swarovski’s 2205 Flame Flatback Rhinestone reflects our search for passion and love for life in a world where we feel increasingly disconnected from our human emotions. As its name suggests, the pear-shaped outline and multilayer cut of the Swarovski Flame Flat Back echoes a real candle flame. It is especially dramatic when used in the two-toned orange and yellow colors expressed in the color Fire Opal and pairs especially well with the vibrant red of  Light Siam.
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A classic returns, more striking than before: The Panther Bead brings a new level of story-telling into the world of design. Taking Crystal cutting to new heights, the artistically designed and cut bead depicts the head of this feline predator that symbolizes night and a dark moon, strength and gracefulness, and mirrors the current rise of the powerful female.
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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration
There are many gorgeously unique styles within the Swarovski Crystal collection, that make designing innovative, bold and spectacular jewelry easier than ever. This pictures highlights a variety of shapes that stand out from the crowd;
The Swarovski Crystal 85001  BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads are a very versatile innovation that can be used in creating many different types of jewelry pieces. They are available with one or two holes so you can wear them as a ring, or use them to make all kinds of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets or earrings.
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The Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendant, gracefully captures the elegance of a single raindrop, encapsulated in pure Crystal. This style is absolutely flawless and will make incredibly elegant pieces of jewelry, especially for wedding jewelry.
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Swarovski Color Inspiration
To help you in your crystal creations, the Swarovski Color inspiration shown in this picture includes the Yellow Opal, Crystal Golden Shadow, Crystal Metallic Sunshine, Tangerine, Topaz, Light Siam, Siam, Amethyst, Crystal Silver Night, Graphite and Jet.
JEWELRY DESIGN INSPIRATION
Opposites meet in this modern glamour direction in which ultra shiny, lacquered surfaces merge with glamorously shimmering crystal backgrounds.
Jewelry inspiration within the GLAMOUR  trend plays with rough and smooth surfaces, refined tassels and clustered pave settings to create an overall expression of opulent designs and bold statement pieces to bring forth the passion and fire from within.
Incorporating elegant chains withing your jewelry, draping down from earrings and statement necklaces in Rhodium, Gun Metal, or Rose Gold finishes become very popular in this influential fashion and jewelry trend.
Creating stylish jewelry using the Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones in bright colors such as Yellow Opal, framed with dark pave like crystals, express both power and sensuality.
FASHION INSPIRATION
Smokey, volcanic design embellishments promote the idea of erupting sensuality. Fringing becomes more widespread, referencing flickering flames to create movement and fire in designs.
Individuality and customization continues to remain at the forefront of design as the “glamcore” trend takes over.
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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 Shipping on all U.S. 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 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.

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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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Jewelry Designs That Will Enthuse Even the Most Uninspired!

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Yesterday I was reading the Swarovski SALT Magazine for a little inspiration (which by the way – is absolutely fabulous!) and I came across an article highlighting the fashion/design school called the Central Saint Martins college of art which is in London. Swarovski  sponsors and collaborates with these students by donating gorgeous crystals to draw inspiration from and to be used in designs and contests. I wanted to point this out because I was especially inspired by what the school tries to instill in their students. A few highlighted themes include:

Free thought, independence of spirit, and a rebellious nature. These are just some of the qualities nurtured by this exceptional school whose graduates have gone on to be world leaders in fashion.

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(Swarovski Salt Magazine “Let The Light In” page 69)

As jewelry designers, artists and creative people, I’m sure you’re always striving to design fresh and new ideas to your line. Expanding your horizons, evolving, and relentlessly pursuing your passion. Those are some of the reasons why being creative is so darn fun!

Here are a few  examples of jewelry designs that push the limits and dare to be different. I hope they arouse your creativity to new heights and ever new possibilities!

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(Jewelry Designs by Eric Daman for Atelier Swarovski Native Modern)

I find that these jewelry designs have somewhat of a chaotic nature. They combine many different elements together such as the Swarovski Mosaic stones, different shaped cup-chains, along with unique styles of beads, pendants and colors. Yet with all of this going on, if you look closely you’ll find that they are balanced out by a repetitive pattern. This duality is balanced very well and is a way in which you can expresses a real sense of creative wildness, while still maintaining its integrity and orderliness which so many people are naturally drawn to.

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(Design by Renata Sanchez Ramos)

This unique bib necklace is a outstanding example of weaving mixed medias in and out to create one dynamically dramatic design. Integrating different textures such as Swarovski Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Epoxy Clay (or Ceralun), ribbon and elastic mesh in complimentary colors creating an overall irresistibly enticing design.

 Crystal bracelet

(Bracelet Design by AliExpress)

This colorful crystal and braided leather bracelet features many different styles of crystals in metal settings which allow the crystals themselves to be showcased. I’m especially drawn to the overlapping look, it gives it a lively and energetic type of movement to the piece that is then grounded by the leather background. It’s a bohemian chic style that is both whimsical and substantial at the same time.

Nuture Your Creativity Today

Best wishes for an exceptionally creative day!!

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Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions – Let’s Get Crafty!

Swarovski Crystal Craft Ideas Celebrating 120 Years of Swarovski

Swarovski is celebrating 120 years of pure brilliance and we can join in their magical world with these special sparkling design ideas!

In this free craft ideas issue, you’ll find beautiful jewelry design ideas along with step-by-step instructions for you to create gorgeous accessories for all types of occasions. Crystals are one of today’s most versatile and attractive means for transforming accessories into one-of-a-kind pieces, so take a look through these ideas and above all, have fun creating and dreaming up new possibilities of brilliance!

Here are a few beauties to swoon over!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Earrings

“A Perfect Match”

The new Swarovski Crystalacite Pendants add sophistication and glamour to your designs, as well as being a perfect on trend style.

DIY Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace Bridal designs and instructions

“I Do!”

Say “I do” to this lovely style heart shape necklace. This romantic design utilizes the new 5748 Arrow Bead in unique ways to create a larger heart center, complimented by the 5743 Wild Hear Bead. The White Patina Effect has a dreamy timeless quality, similar to that of Venetian glass in that it creates a sense of movement withing the crystal where there is always something new to catch your eye!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Dangle Earrings Design and Instructions

“Worth The Wait”

These multi tiered Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings combine many on-trend elements together into one fanciful design. Stacking different sizes of the 5541 and 5542 Dome beads creates a nice layout for incorporating layered chain, which is then highlighted by crystals and pearls. What I like most about this design is that it has a free flowing nature to it and I feel like once I put them on, all I’d wanna do is dance!

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I hope you’re inspired to make some of these sparkling designs and feel free to post pictures of your beautiful creations!

3 Jewelry Trends for 2015

Women’s fashion and jewelry trends are continuously evolving and it’s nice to keep up to date with expected forecasts. Not only does it keep you stylish and looking your best, it can be a great source of inspiration, sparking your creativity to design new special pieces for your business, yourself, as well as friends and family!

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One of the best trends this year includes making and buying homemade jewelry!

We all know there is something extra special about making your own jewelry. You know exactly what styles you like best, and there is something magical that happens when you’re directly involved in the creative process of designing something beautiful. You feel accomplished, you’re energy level is uplifted, you feel a boost of optimism and are proud to wear your personalized jewelry.

It also feels incredibly great to make something for a friend, family or colleague as well as supporting self-employed designers. It’s a remarkable feeling when you purchase from designers, because you’re directly supporting their skills and passion which is essentially making their dreams come true!

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A really unique fashion trend for 2015 is the unbalanced style!

The single-earring trend has given way to innovative ear ornamentation. The distinguishing characteristic is an asymmetrical look, whether in color, length or shape. Beauty is found in the irregularity of the style, it’s about branching out and embracing something totally different.

I admit, it can feel a little odd to not have matching earrings, but if you’d like to step out of your comfort zone and do something a little wild and crazy…then I say go for it, there’s no harm in trying something new. Plus, you can make it as dramatic or as subtle as you’d like.

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Statement Pendants are a bold and definitive style trend in 2015!

The pendant necklace is coming out swinging this year! This is fabulous news for all you crystal lovers out there! There are abundant Swarovski crystal pendant options and with this style, you don’t have to choose just one. Mix and match different styles together creating exceptionally exclusive designs that are one-of-a-kind delights. You can instantly update your basics with a large pendant or intricate necklace design.

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I hope these jewelry trends are a source of inspiration for you to go out and create something gorgeous!