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!
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Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
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How One Creative Christmas Became a Celebration in Giving!

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Aaaahhh Christmas, how I love thee! You bring joy, cheer and magic into our lives. You warm our hearts and inspire us to give. You remind us that it truly does feel better to give, than to receive and this year especially, I was touched by this enchanting feeling more deeply than ever.

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Kashi’s all smiles next to this homemade giving tree!

We’re lucky enough to be able to walk to the post office each day to ship the packages full of sparkles to all of our wonderful customers. While we were on our way back, we passed by a house in our neighborhood who had created a giving tree. This absolutely warmed my heart! What a fabulous idea! There were hats, gloves, treats and knick-knacks hanging from the tree and more goodies in the box below. “The Giving Tree” was my favorite book growing up and I instantly felt like a kid again!

As we walked home, my heart was full and I was inspired to give more this year!

I thought about what I could do to bring a smile to someones face and infuse a little more joy into their hearts… and then it hit me…

I could give the gift of SPARKLES – SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS OF COURSE!

I actually make and give Swarovski Crystal jewelry and sun catchers beaded to hang in windows every year to friends and family, so I thought, how can I get a little more creative this year?

How about, instead of me making the crystals for my friends (who lived in town), what if we all got together and had a Crystal Creating Celebration?! (P.S. If you mention Crystals and Celebration in the same sentence, you’ve got a winner & people will flock!)

It doesn’t have to be Christmas to do this with your friends. This is a fun and unique idea to celebrate any occasion, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Promotions, Graduations, New Homes, Thank You/Appreciations, and/or just because you want to spend time with the ones you care about!

Needless to say…we had a ball!

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It can certainly get very busy around this time of year and spending time with the ones you care about (and who care about you) well, there’s really nothing better!

So I gathered up a variety of Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pendants, Pearls, along with tools, and findings from Harmony’s little Crystal work shop ;-)…and away I flew!

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It’s a Christmas Crystal Creating Celebration! This amount of fun seems downright criminal!  🙂

I landed at one of my best girlfriends house and just look at all this Christmas cheer!

We set our Christmas Crystal Crafting table up…

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Let the creativity begin…

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With so many beautiful Swarovski sparkles, it’s hard to know where to begin!

I learned that this can actually be quite a daunting task for some people who don’t bead regularly. I suggested a couple of tactics;

Choose Your Favorite Styles

Look at every style you see and choose your absolute favorites. What jumps out to you? Grab it and set it aside to create a pile in front of your own work station. This way, you won’t be so overwhelmed and you can begin with your most beloved.

You may hear things like, they’re just to pretty, they’re ALL my favorite! I hear you ladies! I’m in the same boat! So if that’s the case, then…

Choose your Favorite Styles Within Similar Color Combinations

Think about who you are making your gift for, (or for yourself). Feel their personality, think about where they might want to hang it in their house and what colors would represent them and/or their home the best. Then choose colors that express their personality. This helps tremendously and it’s extra special to think about that person, hold them in your heart while you’re creating something for them that you know they will LOVE!

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Helpful Tip: Arrange Your Boxes of Crystal Beads and Pearls in Similar Color Combinations

I store my crafting supplies in these easy to use bins. I find it so helpful to easily move them from room to room (or house to house). Wherever I will be doing my projects for that time, whether it’s outside on a nice sunny day, on the couch watching a movie with my hubby or at my girlfriends house. Wherever I go, my Crystals go with me….do I have a problem?? Nah …we’ll call it passion…I’m just extremely passionate 🙂

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Making Swarovski Crystal Sun Catchers

The gorgeous rainbows created by a Swarovski Crystal is what inspired my parents to call our family business “Rainbows of Light” Hang your Swarovski Crystal Pendants or Prisms in the window or car and watch the Rainbows of Light dance about. One of my best girlfriends refers to that special time of day when the sun catches the crystal just right, she calls it “Rainbow Power Hour!”

It brightens her life and makes a sunny day even more special!

This warms my heart beyond measure, to know that every day she is uplifted. Some of my earliest memories is helping my parents make beaded Crystal Sun Catchers. As a family, we would sell these at arts and craft fairs. My absolute favorite memories would be to watch peoples eyes instantly Light Up from all the rainbows!

It’s pure joy and completely infectious!

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Here’s my Dad with his Dad at his Crystal booth. Those smiles say it all!

I wanted to shar with you the deep rooted history I have with all of this because this day with my girlfriends, making sun catchers and seeing their faces and hearts light up, brought back so many special memories for me. I felt as though everything was coming full circle. The loving spirit in which my parents started this business, it wasn’t just a business, it was a way of life for all of us. Our whole family nurtured it in different ways. It has been this magical source of energy, always growing, evolving and above all, continually giving. This was the powerful energy that was instantly renewed in me that day.

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As we continued to create, the hours flew by, filling the house and our hearts with laughter and friendship. Before we knew it, her hubby came home and brought a few friends home with him. One girl, who I met for the first time, saw our craft table and was naturally intrigued. We said, come join us! She said, no that’s OK I’ve never beaded before so I’ll just sit a watch you. Well… I told you it’s infectious, the crystals are just too magnetic because literally not 5 minutes passed before she said , wow this looks like so much fun, I would LOVE to try and make one! My heart leapt for joy (again)

Then I hear a hubby say “I wish we were having as much fun as you ladies are!” Can you say, music to my ears!

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A Newbie to Beading, and Now She’s a Lifer!

Here’s the Sun Catcher that she made and I always love to see how unique everyone’s creative is. I would have never thought to combine these colors together and it’s beautiful! She kept holding it in the light and each time her smile would grow. As her smile grew, my my heart grew!

She used various Swarovski Crystal Beads in Erinite, Emerald, Jet and Crystal Golden Shadow. The larger Crystals include the 5556 Galactic Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow and Crystal Copper. The 5650-16mm Cubist Bead, along with many 5810 6mm  and 8mm Swarovski Pearls in Brown and Bronze. She ended it very creatively by using the 3231-28mm two hole Oval Sew On Stone in Emerald attached to the 6620-40mm Avant Garde Pendant in Crystal Copper.

She showed her hubby and it was so cute to see how much he lit up too! (Yes, even the toughest of men can enjoy beautiful sparkles). I could hear them saying, WOW where should we hang it? It would look great in our kitchen window…or maybe in our dinning room with all the natural light. My girlfriends’ hubby chimes in and says, we have one hanging in our kitchen window and I love it because every morning I come down and see all the rainbows shining in the room and it’s a great way to start the day. I was actually shocked, I’ll reiterate…this was a GROWN MAN who loves football, grilling out and all kinds of manly things, saying this! I LOVED it!

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New Sparkling Swarovski Designs

A very popular home, jewelry and fashion trend is the color gray. They say, gray is the new black. This is a sun catcher another friend made with gray tones such as Swarovski  Crystal Silver Shade and Black Diamond crystals, along with Light Grey, Platinum and she threw in a few Brown Pearls for a little contrast. It turned out beautifully!

The larger stones include the Swarovski Crystal 5523-12mm Cosmic Beads, the 5590-10mm wing Bead, 5650-16mm Cubist Bead, 5328-4mm Xilion Bicone Beads and the large Crystal at the bottom is the 6680-40mm Cosmic Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade. I used a Clear Crystal Rhodium Head Pin to put through the hole at the top then looped it around to hold in place. This gave it a gorgeous finishing touch.

Swarovski Pearls are an excellent product to bring to your Crystal Creating Party because of so many reasons. They are beautiful, their pearlescent coating is extremely durable, they have a crystal center that gives them weight, there are a huge variety of color options and they are (whisper this next word) inexpensive! (SSSHHH, that’s our little secret. They’ll never know)

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Giving Truly is Receiving!

Here is the sun catcher that my friend made for her Mom. It was so long that the actual Prism at the bottom was cut off, but I’m sure you can imagine the beauty  🙂 Her Mom collects Swarovski Ornaments and she had so much fun giving it to her the next week she visited. Her Mom Absolutely LOVED it!

Here is one of the nicest thank you’s I’ve ever received…

“I just wanted you to know the joy you have spread. My mom pretty much peed her pants with the gift of sparkles. She keeps sending me texts to show how pretty it is throughout the day. Here’s a pic for you. Thank you again for this precious gift of time and generosity with these amazing crystals. You da best! Much Love!”

Doesn’t this just warm your heart!

When you give from your heart, people feel it and appreciate the time and energy you put into making something special just for them. It doesn’t have to be much, it just needs to come from your heart.

I didn’t want, or expect anything in return because I had already been given the gift of giving, but look at this beautiful platter that magically appeared on my doorstep the next day…

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How sweet is this?! She knows me too well, I just LOVE it so much!

I found a special place for it in my kitchen and now her gift is the one that brightens my day!

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The gift of genuine friendships, is certainly a gift that keeps on giving!

This Christmas I wanted to give gifts with a lasting nature. Gifts that warm your heart and remind us of special times. Gifts that keep on giving. In turn, I received some of the greatest gifts of all. The warm and delightful gift of giving.

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We are an Authorized Reseller of Swarovski Crystals

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

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New Swarovski Crystal Spring and Summer 2017 Innovations:

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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Fashion and Jewelry Trends

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!

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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!

Swimwear with Swarovski Crystals Trend Spring Summer

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.

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling and Keep Shining!

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

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Swarovski New Spring/Summer 2017 Trends and Innovations:

THE BALANCE OF NATURE

Our near total immersion in technology can create a disconnect between us and our natural environment.

“A growing body of research indicates that being detached from nature can actually jeopardize our happiness, weaken our immune system, and undermine our creativity and ability to focus.” (20/20 Consumer Vision, 2017).

In an effort to remain healthy, vibrant and in-tune with our natural surroundings, a new focus on the earth, and getting back to nature has arisen.

During this process, we examine how we can reconnect with our inner selves by focusing on the eternal elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – the basis of everything we need to exist.

Today I am focusing on color, style and  jewelry trends within the

ROMANTIC Trend: Earth

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Swarovski’s new Spring/Summer 2017 Innovative color Graphite is a gorgeous dark hue exuding a few different colors in one. It is a dark and strong bluish gray-black tone with shadowy characteristics. The black is not as sold dark as Jet is. It is similar to Crystal Silver Night (without the hints of clear Crystal) combined with hints of deep grayish blue hues, similar to Morion.

The charcoal shadows, blending with the deep blue tones, speaks to this desired trend to be both mysteriously glamorous yet calmly classic. It’s both elegant and understated, with a strong unisex and universal color message.

The Swarovski shade Graphite is a perfectly on-trend color where people are increasingly drawn towards dark, neutral hues that evoke a sense of tranquility.

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It’s always exciting to see what new innovations Swarovski has come up with and the Crystal Scarab Bead is certainly a gorgeous representation of a classic emblem used throughout time. Harking back from ancient Egypt, the Scarab Beetle represents the heavenly cycle of rebirth and regeneration, ultimately symbolizing  eternity itself.

A creature of the earth and a “messenger” for the connection between man and nature, the scarab is a strong symbol of the natural life cycle. Swarovski is meticulous with their faceting structures and the Scarab Beads’ head and wings represents their attention to flawless details perfectly.

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 Swarovski Crystal 2798 Contour Flatback

The Spring/Summer 2017 Swarovski Crystal Innovations are gorgeous and the new Crystal Contour Rhinestone Flatback is a unique, organic and sophisticated type of style, with its asymmetrical facets and table top, is formed in a shape that is slightly reminiscent of natural rock or a foot print. It gives the impression of a natural discovery that has been molded by wind or water over the centuries.

Given the current turmoil in the world, there is a rising demand for designs that reflect the raw, natural, and unspoiled beauty of the planet. A beauty without rules, one that continues to grow and change over time due to the influence of natural elements. The Contour Crystal Flatback shape is that kind of beauty and will enhance our projects by infusing a natural type of element into your designs.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Swarovski Crystal shapes that are highlighted within the Romantic (Earth) Trend are highly influenced by the natural environment, with an organic feel. Any round styles will be popular in this trend, as circles are found repeatedly throughout nature both physically and can also be thought of symbolically as the circle of life. Specific fashionable styles include the Swarovski Crystal 5000 Round Beads, the Swarovski Crystal 1088 Xirius Round Stones (very popular with placing them into settings and making Sabika-like jewelry) the 85001 Crystal BeCharmed Pave Thread Ring Beads (which are very versatile, they can be worn as a ring or used to make jewelry with the option of 1 or 2 holes).

Many other picturesque shapes, organic in nature include the wholesale Swarovski Crystal 3288 Xirius Sew On Stone, the Swarovski 4706 Trilliant Fancy Stone, the Swarovski Crystal 4568 Cussion Fancy Stone, or the all time favorite wholesale Swarovski Crystal 4470 Cushion Fancy Stone.

The new Swarovski Crystal 2304 Raindrop Flatback is an exquisitely elegant interpretation of  rain, drawing us closer to the graceful aspects of this life-giving element – water. The 2300 Crystal Pearshape Flatback is a smaller version of a raindrop, complimenting each other beautifully.

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Swarovski Crystal Color Combinations and Inspiration within the Romantic Earth Trend

As you can imagine, within the Earth Trend, the Swarovski Crystal color inspirations are comprised of organic tones that could be found in nature. Beginning with light to deep browns and topaz hues, moving into a range of beautiful deep to light blue tones, round out this connection to the natural environment.

Elegant Swarovski Crystal brown hues include; Crystal Golden Shadow (this coating is one of the most popular colors Swarovski has ever made, some people refer to it as a champagne color and is gorgeous for everyday wear and especially popular in wedding jewelry and for special occasions) Light Colorado Topaz, Crystal Bronze ShadeTopaz (a gorgeous amber tone), Crystal Copper,  Light Smoked Topaz and one of the darkest brown tones, Smoked Topaz. Smokey Quartz is an alluring brownish, grayish mixture which is a fantastic in-between color when mixing brown to gray or black colors.

Black and blue color tones are have consistently been very popular in the fashion and jewelry world. They are long-lasting, staple tones that seam to go with just about anything. Moving from the deepest to lightest, solid Jet black is always captivating and if you like to add a touch of fancy sparkle, the Jet Hematite enhances the bead with one side coated in a silver metallic shimmer. Crystal Silver Night is a sophisticated two-toned coating with a flawless blend of darker and lighter grayish tones. Graphite is a deep charcoal with hints of deep blue. Moving into the blue tones, Montana is a deep grayish-blue mixture, Denim Blue is an understated, medium blue that has been very popular, especially with the denim fashion craze. Crystal Blue Shade is a pale bluish crystal combination that is much more soft than what you see in the photo.

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Jewelry and Fashion Inspiration for Swarovski’s Romantic Earth Trend

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Inspiration for Spring/Summer 2016-2017 Designs

Suspended circles with delicate crystal pave settings, such as the Swarovski Pave Thread Ring Beads, reinterpret traditional jewelry styles and reflect the need for continuity and new beginnings.

Working with natural materials remains a core focus for designers, combining metals and pearls to produce modern tactile pieces. Combining natural stones, and even fossils with Swarovski Crystals will be trending.

Customizable Swarovski Crystal Graphic Fabric  (please contact me for details) can be incorporated into lockets, representing our continued interest in unique pieces and personalized designs.

Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs and Rhinestones bring an update to traditional motifs and lends a sense of modern  romanticism to boho-inspired designs.

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Spring/Summer Fashion Inspiration

As a counterpoint to mass produced jewelry and fashion and accessories, the “slow fashion movement” is gaining in popularity around the world. This is the idea of creating unique, individualized pieces of jewelry and fashion that speaks directly to you personally, even handmade for you specifically, that have a long-lasting quality, is particularly attractive to people. People are increasingly willing to pay more for higher quality accessories and wait longer for them to be produced because they understand the value of supporting local or handmade designers. 

This Earth trend embraces a getting back to your roots kind of vibe. Patterning, ethnic patterns and layering are popular. Using natural materials, such as denim is very fashionable, along with incorporating beads within or sewing onto fabric. Accessories will become multi-functional. Flat soled shoes continue to grow in popularity, representing a desire to return to nature.

Traditional elegance and subtlety mark our approach to the use of patterns. In order to appeal to modern globetrotters, ethnic styles are given a modern contemporary twist, favoring streamlined and classic shapes.

“Handcrafts such as weaving will become the spearhead of creative recycling” (Promostyl, SS17). The reappearance of handcrafting techniques – wrapping, coiling, weaving, and macrame’ are combined with crystal components to symbolize our need for integration and awareness.

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I hope you enjoy the color and style details within the Romantic Earth trend. Fashion and jewelry trends are always evolving and this trend highlights the innate connection we have with our environment and the collective desire we all have to be closer to Mother Nature.

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 Harmony and Kashi

Thank you! Keep smiling & keep shining!

Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi

Show Your Love For Valentine’s Day With This DIY “Sparkling Love Patches” Design

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DIY Sewing Swarovski Crystal on Hearts on Sweater with “Sparkling Love Patches”

I’ll be honest, I fell hard for this one! I saw it. I loved it. I want to make it!

Really and truly I LOVE this cute idea! There is certainly a little more love in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner and now there can be some extra love…well…on your elbos 🙂

Below are the pictures and step-by-step instructions, but keep in mind, you can also use Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks to embellish these hearts with sparkles. You can either iron them on or use the Bejeweler  Hot Fix Tool using the 2078 Round Flatbacks with Hot Fix, or apply E6000 glue to adhere the 2058 Rhinestones with help from this time-saving, handy-dandy Krystal Katana tool.

Either way, you’ll shine this Valentine’s Day with sparkle & spirit!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches Instructions

SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this project:

Swarovski Crystal Sew-on Stones 3188 5 mm 143 pieces Crystal Paradise Shine

(Swarovski makes it easy to personalize your look by choosing your favorite color from virtually any color you can dream of)

Tools and Supplies

Supplies: Alcantara, 10x20cm red, Fusible interlining 10×20 cm, Nylon thread, transparent and 1x Sweater.

Tools: Darning needle, Felt pen, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle and a Sheet of paper.

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Design Idea Sewing Crystals onto Sweater Sparkling Love Patches Instructions

STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern for the patch and punch holes into the marked spots using a darning needle as shown in the illustrations along with this step.

STEP 2: Place the pattern over the red Alcantara fabric and cut out the heart shape and mark through the holes with the felt pen. Place the prepared red Alcantara heart over the fusible interlining and cut out the shape. Repeat this step for the other heart pattern with a different dot layout.

STEP 3: Place both the heart shaped fusible interlining and Alcantara hearts over the arms of the sweater (one on top of the other) and iron them.

STEP 4: Cut 1m nylon thread and sew the Swarovski Sew-on Stones art. 3188 5mm Crystal Paradise Shine F into the marked places on the Alcantara fabric using three stitches as depicted in the illustrations with this step. Repeat this step to cover all the marked dots on both patterns on each of the arms.

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Have a Lovely and Sparkling Valentine’s Day!

Sneak Peek! New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations and Trends!

New Swarovski Crystal Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

Here is your Sneak Peek of the New Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations and Trends – The Balance of Nature!

It sure is an exciting day when Swarovski launches their brand new Innovation line! I know for all of you Swarovski Crystal lovers, there is so much to awe, admire and drool over!

I am working as fast as possible to bring you all of the information and everything will be up on the website just as soon as my little fingers can move 🙂 In the meantime…enjoy swooning over these beautiful new crystals and stay tuned for more trends and information to come!

Two New Swarovski Colors

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New Swarovski Crystal Color Bicone Beads Graphite AB Spring Summer 2017 Innovations  New Swarovski Crystal Color Bicone Beads Yellow Opal AB Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

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New Swarovski Spring Summer Innovations Classic AIR

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend AIR – CLASSIC

A breath of air, central to our very existence, remains a potent symbol of calm for all those wishing to retreat from the pressure of daily life.  As the contemporary mindset seeks to pare down to life’s essentials and dispose of unnecessary burdens, these pure shapes provide the answer.

New Swarovski Pearl 5810 Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

The New 5810 Swarovski Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl is a fresh interpretation on the classic White Pearl, that reflects the deep desire for calm with a graceful purity that appears both matte and shiny at the same time.

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The New cut 4485 Twister Fancy Stone was inspired by a windmill and reminiscent of a four-pointed star, reflects this airy theme. Symbolizing the vagaries of the wind, this dynamic stone possesses streamlined facets and smooth edges that seem to imply movement even at rest.

New Swarovski Crystal Dragonfly Charm Pendants Spring Summer 2017 Innovations Images  New Swarovski Crystal Dragonfly Charm Pendants Spring Summer 2017 Innovations Multi Colored Image

Equally expressive of this classic theme, the New Swarovski Crystal Pavé Dragonfly Pendant dazzles with filigree pavé finished wings, available in single or multicolored versions. The pendant’s gracefully upturned wings intensify the creature’s life-like plasticity.

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Here is a sneak peek of the soft and elegant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Classic AIR trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

New Swarovski Crystal Innovations Romantic Earth Color and Jewelry Trends

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend EARTH – ROMANTIC

Timeless romantic design embraces the confluence of the natural worlds of our planet.

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In such an arena, the stunning new Swarovski Crystal color Graphite, a strong, bluish grey-black color with a completely homogenous surface, is perfectly at home. Elegant and mysterious, it forms the perfect gradient transition between Crystal Silver Night and Jet. Graphite is perfect for power-driven designs or for use as an inspired accent to add depth to modern folk creations.

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The Swarovski Crystal 5728 Scarab Bead, referencing the scarab beetle, is made with an innovative crystal cutting technology combined with a detailed molding of the head and wings.

New Swarovski Crystal 2034 Concise Flatback Crystal Light Chrome Spring Summer 2017 Innovations New Swarovski Crystal 2798 Contour Flatback Crystal Golden Shadwo Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

New Swarovski 2034 Concise Flatback  New Swarovski 2798 Contour Flatback

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend FIRE – GLAMOUR

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Vibrant, eye-catching colors are the mainstay of the over-the-top glamour favored equally by celebrities of stage and screen or indeed any woman who stands out because of her confident and passionate persona.

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The new color, Yellow Opal, is completely at home in this majestic company, finding its inspiration in the gemstone Citrine. Yellow Opal is a true first in the Swarovski crystal assortment: its bright yellow shade has been given a matte, opalescent finish that combines sheer color power with genuine gemstone appeal. Its cool edge is just right for modern casualwear, as is its bright yet refined shine for any accessory.

New Swarovski Crystal 5751 Panther Bead Spring Summer 2017 Innovations
Fiery glamour would not be complete without an iconic statement piece, and this challenge is answered with flair and attitude by Swarovski’s new 5751 Panther Bead. Strong and sensual with a uniquely feminine mystique, this artistically designed Panther Bead elevates the art of crystal cutting to exciting new heights.

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The new Swarovski Crystal 2205 Flame Flatback lights this innovative line on fire! This original shape feels as though it is alive with movement, burning and glowing from the inside out. Discover how this cut will set your designs ablaze, adding new depth and dimension to your rhinestone projects.

New Swarovski Crystal Spring Summer 2017 Innovations Glamour Fire Color and Trends Inspiration

Here is a sneak peek of the rich and seductive Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Glamorous FIRE trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

Swarovski Crystal and Jewelry Trend WATER – PROGRESSIVE

New Swarovski Crystals Spring Summer 2017 Innovations Progressive Water color Trends

Water is an essential element in the essence of life. It is both transparent and opaque in the same instance. It can express soft and powerful qualities, as well as be both dark and light. Water lives in harmony with its differing qualities, it is an amazing aspect of life. Here are a few beautiful interpretation of sea life solidified in crystal!

New Swarovski Crystal 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone Spring Summer 2017 Innovations New Swarovski Crystal 2612 Jelly Fish Flatback Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

Swarovski 1695 Sea Urchin Round Stone     Swarovski 2612 Jelly Fish Flatback

New Swarovski Crystal 6533 Raindrop Pendant Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

This gorgeous new Swarovski Crystal 6533 Raindrop Pendant beautifully captures the elegance of a single raindrop. Its multilayered cut creates a playful sparkle that can be used in both understated and opulent designs.

New Swarovski Crystal 6730 Radiolarian Pendant Spring Summer 2017 Innovations New Swarovski Crystal 6731 Sea Snail Pendant Spring Summer 2017 Innovations

Swarovski 6730 Radiolarian Pendant    Swarovski 6731 Sea Snail Pendant

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New Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed Pave Bead in Ocean Colors

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This is a sneak peek of the colorful interesting and vibrant Swarovski color and coating combinations within the Progressive WATER trend to be explored in further detail in posts to come.

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Hope you have been inspired by these new Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2017 Innovations! There is much more information to come, so please stop by again soon!

Keep Smiling & Keep Sparkling!

Free Swarovski Crystal “Frozen Florets” Necklace Design & Instructions!

Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

“Frozen Florets”

This sparkling statement necklace is a gorgeous piece to add to your collection or make as a beautiful handmade gift.

The newest Swarovski crystal colors: Crystal Light Chrome and Crystal Scarabaeus Green complement an extra elegance for the Holiday Season or a special occasion.

DIY Free Design and Instructions Swarovski Crystal Necklace Frozen Florets

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS

Swarovski 2304 Swarovski Crystal Flatback Crystal Silver Night

2304-10 x 2.8mm 3 pieces of Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Flatbacks HotFix in Crystal Silver Night. (please contact me for details)

2304-14 x 3.9mm 6 pieces Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Flatbacks HotFix in Crystal Silver Night. (please contact me for details)

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3210-16 x 11mm 2 pieces of Swarovski Crystal Light Chrome Oval Sew On Stones.

3210-24 x 17mm 1 piece of Swarovski Crystal Light Chrome Oval Sew On Stones.

3210-16 x 11mm 1 piece of Swarovski Crystal Silver Night Oval Sew On Stones. (please contact me for details)

3210-24 x 17mm 1 piece of Swarovski Crystal Silver Night Oval Sew On Stones. (please contact me for details)

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3230-18 x 10.5mm 1 piece of Swarovski Crystal Light Chrome Oval Sew On Stones. (please contact me for details)

3230-28 x 17mm 4 pieces of Swarovski Crystal Light Chrome Oval Sew On Stones. (please contact me for details)

3230-18 x 10.5mm 3 pieces of Swarovski Crystal Silver Night Oval Sew On Stones. (please contact me for details)

3230-28 x 17mm 2 pieces of Swarovski Crystal Silver Night Oval Sew On Stones. (please contact me for details)

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5045-4mm 2 pieces of Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green New Rondelle Beads

5045-6mm 1 piece of Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green New Rondelle Beads

5045-8mm 2 pieces of Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green New Rondelle Beads

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5810-8mm 1 piece of Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl

5810-10mm 1 piece of Swarovski Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl

67472/19 – 30mm 1 piece Crystal Silver Shade and Black Diamond Pave Pendants (please contact me for details)

67472/02 – 20mm 1 piece Crystal Silver Shade and Jet Hematite Pave Pendants (please contact me for details)

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DIY Free Design and Instructions Swarovski Crystal Necklace Frozen Florets

Step by Step Instructions:

STEP 1: Print and cut out the flower pattern from our illustration in this step.

STEP 2: Cut two 16x14cm long pieces of Alcantara fabric and a fusible interlining of the same size. Layer the interlining in between the Alcantara pieces and iron them.

STEP 3: Affix the flower pattern on top of Alcantara fabric piece using double sided tape and cut out the pattern.

STEP 4: Place Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix art. 2304 14×3.9mm and 10×2.8mm Crystal Silver Night onto the Alcantara pattern and place the transfer film over the Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix to prevent them from moving (see illustration with this step).

STEP 5: Iron on top of the transfer film and slowly remove the film to see if the Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix crystals have adhered onto the fabric.

STEP 6: Cut one 7mm piece of chain, two 10mm pieces and one 12mm piece of chain. Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5045 6mm Crystal Scarabaeus Green onto an eye pin, turn a loop at the end and cut off excess wire. Repeat this process with the two 4mm 5045 beads.

STEP 7: Attach the chains to the beaded eye pins by opening the eye pins and attach the Swarovski Pendants to the chains using 3mm jump rings.

STEP 8: Sew the chains onto the flower pattern as shown in the illustration. Sew the remaining Swarovski Crystals on to the Alcantara fabric pattern.

STEP 9: Cut two 70cm long ribbon pieces and sew them to the back of the Alcantara flower pattern.

STEP 10: Tie a bow with the open ends of the ribbon.

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Keep Smiling and Keep Sparkling!