My Cousin Got Married! Come See Her Gorgeous Wedding & Our Adventurous Trip!

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(All of the professional photos were taken by King Street Studios)

Awwwe Weddings…who doesn’t Love a wedding? Everyone’s looking fancy, smiling, and excited for the happy couple. There’s a palpable romance in the air and there’s just something absolutely magical about sharing and celebrating LOVE!

It was a real treat to be celebrating my cousin Kelly’s wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. She’s my Mom’s brother’s youngest of two daughters and she was marrying Adam Weiss. They’re a super fun couple who love each other dearly and I’m excited to share their AMAZING wedding with you!

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Hold your horses for just one minute….before I get to the wedding, we made a little extended trip out of it by first, by visiting Savannah! The Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Savannah!

It can be tough to get the family together these days, so we wanted to take every chance we can get, and this was a great one!

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My sister Lily, my parents and I, all had a ball exploring Savannah Georgia.

You can’t see it too well, so here’s a better picture; I’m wearing one of my favorite tassel necklaces that I made with (non other than) what else, Swarovski Crystals (of course)!

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I handmade this Swarovski Crystal Tassel Necklace using Swarovski Tahitian Pearls and Aquamarine Satin Crystals. The two colors compliment each other so well and I wear it all the time because it goes with practically everything! The navy blue undertones mixed with a sophisticated sparkle, looks especially  nice with jeans. I sprinkled in some Silver Crystal Rhinestone Rondelles (Swarovski is only making the Rhodium now, which is still very nice, just a slightly darker plating) and I added some extra drama above the tassel with the  Swarovski 80101 BeCharmed Pave Beads. The large hole allows for the thread to easily fit through and attach it to the clasp with a jump ring. I just love the clustered pave crystal look!

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Lily & I capturing the moment along the river. Those twinsies smiles just say it all  🙂

Lily handmade her pearl earrings as well. Making jewelry runs in the family! Luckily our parents taught us at a young age & put our little nimble fingers to work! We all helped out making crystal beaded strands and necklaces for the family business. Then we would all have a ball together selling at art’s and craft fairs. Those are the days I cherish the most! Swarovski…bringing our family together, one crystal at a time  🙂

We loved walking all around Savanna and soaking up the rich culture. Seeing the historic Bonaventure Cemetery was a real treat and we even made it to Tybee Island. We happen to catch a terrific jazz festival, which was a fun way to dance off all the fabulous food we were enjoying!

A fantastic time was had by all…now off to meet our brother Jaia, his wifey Breanna and Lily’s hubby James in Charleston for the wedding!

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Here’s the Schmidt crew (Harmony, Jaia and Lily). I’m the oldest, but somehow the shortest…how did that happen?

We had a fun, albeit HOT & HUMID Fall day exploring Charleston.

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We’re all smiles as we head off to the rehearsal dinner!

You can’t really see our jewelry well, but Lily is wearing a necklace and bracelet I made with dainty fresh water pearls in a light cream color mixed with Swarovski Crystals in Rose Satin and  Light Rose Satin. Her dress is actually a baby pink and complimented the dress beautifully.

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I’m wearing the new Swarovski Crystal 6533-33mm Raindrop Pendants as earrings in Blush Rose with Gold plating. I absolutely ADORE them! I can’t say enough about this gorgeous style. I have worn this shape in different colors of earrings and layered necklaces almost every week since receiving them. I can’t get enough of them!

Every time I wear them, I receive more compliments then the last – honestly it’s my favorite style Swarovski has made – I know I  know – they make so many beautiful styles and I shouldn’t pick favorites – but I can’t help it! It’s won my heart! They are just so elegant and easy to make jewelry with! OK, I think my rant is over, thanks for bearing with me 😉

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It’s Rehearsal Dinner Time! Yay!

We had so much fun catching up with the fam! I’m sitting next to my cousin Holly, (Kelly’s sister) who I just LOVE so much! She’s next to her hubby Tim, who is super fun, great guy all around and so glad he’s apart of our family! What a fun night with everyone!

Next up….the BIG day!

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Here’s the whole family (minus my hubby Mike). He was a real trooper holding down Rainbows of Light while I go off and play! Well, somebody’s gotta ship those sparkles to you, and although Kashi’s a smart pup, somehow a girl just doesn’t appreciate a bag full of bones in the mail when she’s expecting a bag full of Swarovski Crystals  😉

My Mom is wearing the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel necklace that I made her for her Birthday! It made me feel so good that she wore it and loves it so much! I made it with Black Swarovski Pearls, Crystal Silver Night, Black Diamond and Crystal Silver Shade beads, along with accents of Gold Black Diamond Rhinestone Rondelles and finished with a Gold clasp. I also added an 80101 BeCharmed Pave Bead in Black Diamond.

My sister-in-law makes jewelry as well and she’s wearing beautiful Swarovski Crystal and Pearl dangle earrings. She makes custom jewelry for all kinds of occasions. Check out all her sparkling goodies at: Crystal-Princess.com

I bet you’ll never guess what earrings I wore to the wedding  😉

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Oh how did you know? Haha…Yep, of course, my fave 6533-33mm Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Pendants in Crystal Silver Night with the Rhodium finish. I told you, I just can’t get enough of them!

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Here’s the lovely bride and she’s looking more beautiful then EVER!

Kelly is a personal stylist, so this girl KNOWS fashion. She’s wildly successful and so much fun to be around. She’s also one of the most hilarious people I know and loves to have fun with life! Her soon to-be last name is Weiss, so she cleverly named her wedding website Twice The Weiss (too cute!)

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This shot is adorable! They’re both so excited to see each other for the first time on their wedding day!

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Even MORE Adorable!

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Here comes the Bride…

She’s escorted down the isle by my wonderful, loving Aunt Sue. We were all tearing up that her Dad, Tom couldn’t be there. Unfortunately he passed away many years ago after his battle with cancer. He was the most fun-loving person, we all loved him very much and I know that he was there in spirit. Kelly embroidered Toms initials on her sash and there were caring sentiments said before a moment of silence to honor him.

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Even at the alter, Kelly’s doing what she does best…cracking Adam up!

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Getting married and doing the happy dance!

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Sealed with a kiss!

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They were made for each other!

The Wild & Wonderful Weisses!

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What a gorgeous wedding party with the rich amethyst and plum tones mixed with natural green hues.

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The setting was stunning!

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They had a twist on the traditional sit down dinner, opting for smaller intimate tables inside and out on the balcony, where people could sit wherever they wanted. I loved it!

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Lets kick off this celebration with their first dance…awe!

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My cousin Holly gave the best matron of honor toast! It was funny, sweet and heart-warming. I just love this picture, all those smiles just makes me smile!

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How about some more dancing!

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And the celebration continues….with a fun sparkling sendoff!

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A little wardrobe and venue change to get this dance party started!

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Get your glow sticks on & dance like it’s 19-99!

Needless to say, we danced the rest of the night away.

WOW! What a fun wedding & memorable adventure!

Thanks for coming on this little trip with me & hope you had fun too!

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Harmony and Kashi

Warmest Regards, Harmony and Wonder Girl, Kashi

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It’s Wedding Season! Perfect Time to Make These Stunning New Crystal & Pearl Earrings!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design free design and instructions

Well HELLO gorgeous new design! Wow, these Swarovski Crystal earrings are pretty stunning and they show off the new Swarovski Spring/Summer styles beautifully!

Turn heads with soft opulence on your “white lace and promises” day. Frame your face with beautiful statement earrings made with delicate Swarovski Raindrop Pendants, Jelly Fish Fancy Stones, and Crystal Pearls in the new Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl shade.

These would be lovely wedding earrings for the bride, bridesmaids jewelry or as a guest. The 6533 Raindrop Pendants are one of the most elegant Pendants Swarovski makes. They are brand new and I know will be very popular for all kinds of special occasions.

In the beginning, Swarovski had production issues with the Raindrop Pendants and we are just now receiving them. The day they arrived I made earrings for my self using the 6533-33mm Gold Blush Rose and I absolutely LOVE them so much! They are hands down my favorite new style! Every color is gorgeous! The Rhodium Crystal Silver Night is particularly exceptional as well. I honestly don’t wear much gold, but I was so drawn to them I couldn’t help myself. The Gold tone looks especially nice with the Crystal Golden Shadow and the Blush Rose. I can’t say enough about ALL of them…Love, Love, Love!!!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design free design and instructions from Rainbows of Light

SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this design project:

(please contact me for the Swarovski settings, Fancy Stones and/or smaller quantities. I just don’t have them listed on the website – but as usual, I can get anything Swarovski makes!)

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4195 2pcs. 14mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4195/S 2pcs. 14mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4228 4pcs. 15x7mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4228/S 4pcs. 15x7mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4320 2pcs. 14x10mm Light Silk F 261

Swarovski Settings 4320/S 2pcs. 14x10mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 10x6mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 10x6mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones 4328 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Crystal F 001

Swarovski Settings 4328/S 4pcs. 13×7.8mm Rhodium 1PH20H

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 6pcs. 4mm Crystal 001

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads 5328 4pcs. 4mm Light Silk 261

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 4mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 5mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 8mm Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl 001 969

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6532 Rhodium 2pcs. 23mm Crystal AB 001 AB

Swarovski Crystal Pendants 6533/Gold 4pcs. 17.5mm Crystal Golden Shadow 001 GSHA

Here are the instructions on how to make these lovely earrings and below the pictures on step-by-step instructions.

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DIY Swarovski Crystal Wedding Earring Design inspiration free design and instructions from Rainbows of Light

STEP 1: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stone art. 4195 14mm Crystal F into the Swarovski Setting art. 4195/S 14mm Rhodium and secure it by closing the prongs on each side using tweezers. Repeat this step for the other Swarovski Fancy Stones on the material list.

STEP 2: Print and cut out the pattern shown in the illustration. Place it over the Alcantara fabric piece and cut it out.

STEP 3: Sew on the Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 4: Open the eye pin and insert Swarovski Pendant art. 6533/Gold 17,5mm Crystal Golden Shadow.

STEP 5: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5328 4mm Crystal onto the eye pin and make a loop at the other end leaving a gap of 8mm.

STEP 6: Repeat steps 4-5 one more time to get a similar piece and once for the Swarovski art. 6532/Rhodium Crystal AB. Stitch the Swarovski Pendants and other Swarovski crystals as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 7: Drill two holes into the ear stud.

STEP 8: Stitch the stud onto the back side of Alcantara fabric. Repeat steps 1-8 to create the second earring.

Have fun creating beautiful jewelry!

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Here’s a fun picture of Mikey & I dancing our hearts out 10 years ago! Time certainly fly’s by when you’re having fun!

Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

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