Colorful Crystal Bikini Design & Instructions ~ DIY Summer Fashion!

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to crystalize a bikini

DIY Colorful Polka Dots Bikini

Go girlie and get the ’70s vibe with this pretty crocheted polka-dot bikini sprinkled with sunshine, thanks to Yellow Opal Flat Back Hotfix from Swarovski. Now lose the phone, head for the beach, and chill!

Adding Swarovski Crystals to your bathing suit is super simple with the Hot Fix Rhinestones. Simply place the stones where you want them and iron them on, it’s as easy as that! You can also use a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix applicator to apply the stones individually. You can use the colors in this project or customize it with your favorite colors. Click here to choose from a beautiful selection of colors and sizes:

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in Hot Fix

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step by step instructions

SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Project

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Aquamarine Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Black Diamond Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Rose Peach Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Yellow Opal Hotfix 26 pieces

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step 1

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step 2

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit

STEP 1: Place Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix art. 2078 onto the bikini. Place a transfer film on top of the Swarovski Crystals and iron the transfer film to adhere the crystals onto the bikini. Gently pull the transfer film back. If any of the crystals do not stick, replace transfer film and iron once more.

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Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

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DIY Swarovski’s Spooky, Sparkling Halloween Mask

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction

This inky-black mask, studded with Swarovski Crystal Sew-On Stones in tones as dark as night, elevates the humble Halloween costume to a whole new level of glamour and mystery.

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction craft project

Swarovski Crystals

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Sew-on Stones 3223 24 pieces 12 x 6 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI

Sew-on Stones 3230 2 pieces 12 x 7 mm Crystal Satin F 001 SAT

Sew-on Stones 3230 16 pieces 12 x 7 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI

Sew-on Stones 3230 7 pieces 12 x 7 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3254 2 pieces 20 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3256 4 pieces 14.8 x 5 mm Crystal Silver Shade F 001 SSHA

Sew-on Stones 3256 8 pieces 14.8 x 5 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3267 2 pieces 18 x 10 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI (contact us for details)

Beads 5000 22 pieces 4 mm Purple Velvet 277

Beads 5000 10 pieces 6 mm Purple Velvet 277

Beads 5328 28 pieces 4 mm Purple Velvet 277

Supplies & Tools Supplies

Nylon thread, transparent, 0.25 mm, 3 m Ribbon satin, black, 15 mm, 1.1 m Rubber, black, 32 x 18 cm Sewing silk, black, 1 m Tools Cutter Double sided tape Lighter Pins Scissors Sewing needle Sheet of paper, A4

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction step 1

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction step 2

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction step 3

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Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction step 5

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction design project

STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern of the mask in its original size.

STEP 2: Stick the pattern with double sided tape onto a piece of rubber and cut out the mask shape.

STEP 3: Sew on all Swarovski Beads and Sew-on Stones mentioned in the material list onto the mask as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 4: Cut two 50 cm long satin ribbon pieces. Thread these through both the sides of the mask and sew them together individually at each end.

STEP 5: Cut off both ends of the ribbon and burn them a little bit with a lighter to secure any loose threads.

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Hope you have a spooky, sparkling Halloween!!

These Trendy Tassels are Truly Tempting!

Stylish Beaded Tassel jewelry

(Crystal Beaded Tassel Necklaces from Indulgy.com)

I have to admit, it’s taken me awhile to hop on this Tassel Trend bandwagon, but I’m on it now baby and boy does it feel good (ha,ha)!

I have really fallen in love with this jewelry trend!! It’s my little terrific tassel love story 😉

I first started seeing them at the Tucson Gem Show this year in February and my sister Lily asked me if I liked the tassel look. I said, “I don’t know yet, I’m on the fence about them.” Since then, I’ve seen them more and more and have fallen deeper and deeper. I don’t know what my hold up was, because let’s face it, they’ve got the whole package.

Tassel neckalce DIY stylish trendy jewelry

(Pearl and Crystal Tassel Necklace by SlashKnots on Etsy)

They’re fun and whimsical but can also be very elegant. You can replace the thread tassels for beaded or chain tassels and you can incorporate a beautiful focal point using unique larger style Crystals for a piece that really catches your eye. Plus they’re stylish across the board in necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Shall I go on? You can make cute little short tassels, or longer ones for a luxurious look. You can integrate Pearls with Crystals for a decadent design and add your own special touches of color or spiritual significance. See what I’m saying, they’ve just got it all!

Stylish Tassel and Swarosvki crystal jewelry

(Swarovski Crystal and Tassel Bracelet from Boutique Charlotte)

This is a gorgeous color combination using Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Crystal Rose Gold 2X, Light Rose AB and Powdered Rose Pearls. I love the matching color tassel and Swarovski Crystal Rocks charm, it’s sparkly and sweet!

Crystal Earrings with chain tassels

(Crystal Earrings found on Brides.com from Anthropology)

These elegant crystal earrings use soft colors and gold touches in all the right places. The gold chain tassels are oh so chic!

Jewelry Trend Tassels on the red carpet

(2015 Jewelry Trend from Oh My Jewelry)

A fashionable element that is all over the red carpet – tassels! From tassel earrings to accentuated gowns, there is swinging bling everywhere.

Trendy Tassel Necklaces beaded tassel ombre

(Beaded Tassel Necklace Ombre Style from SlashKnots on Etsy)

This beautiful beaded tassel necklace demonstrates how lovely an ombre or graduated color change can look.

 Jewelry Trends Crystal and tassel necklaces

(Crystal Tassel Necklaces from fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net)

Using larger Crystal statement stones before the tassel creates a dramatic focal point. The new Swarovski 5515-18mm Emerald Cut Beads would be a beautiful showpiece. The Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones would also be fabulous because they can come with settings that have loops on the top, bottom or both, which would be an easy way to connect your necklace and tassel. (Please contact me for setting options).

 Small tassel and pearl bracelet Fashion trends

(Small pearl and tassel bracelet by Viven Frank Jewelry and Designs)

This delicate and feminine pearl bracelet is accentuated by the sweetest, tinniest little tassels. They provide a soft touch of color and would be a cute idea for children’s jewelry as well.

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(Lavender Tassel Necklace from Butiksofie)

This lavender color is to die for! I just Love it so much! It reminds me of the Swarovski color Smokey Mauve with its soft and elegant tone. It’s a timeless color that compliments most hues, even the opals such as Pacific Opal and White Opal. Oh I really hope I can carve out some creative tassel time this weekend, I can’t wait to make my own!!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re inspired to create your own terrific tassel jewelry!

SWAROVSKI Crystal Design Contest, Enter to Win Free Sparkles!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals

Here is an excellent chance to show off your creativity, beading and jewelry making skills!

SWAROVSKI Create Your Style is hosting a Fall 2015 Trend Design Contest!

Contest period starts July, 1st 2015 and ends on August 15th, 2015.

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Swarovski Crystals

Here’s your chance to win free SWAROVSKI Crystals!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals Now

Prizes will be rewarded by an expert jury. The criteria for judging will be based upon the creative use of the various use of Swarovski Crystals – focusing on innovations – incorporated into the design.

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Create an inspiring design using the Swarovski Fall/Winter Trend themes and innovations and enter your design into the Create Your Style Facebook contest.

Get more details about the Official Contest Rules in the “Terms and Conditions

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Have a look at the Create Your Style eBook and get inspired by sparkling summer designs created with Swarovski Crystals!

Who’s going to enter  the design contest? I would love to see your designs!!

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Featured Designer ~ Jenn from Badass Babe

Badass Babe

Badass Babe creates exceptionally unique jewelry from spent rounds of real ammunition. Handmade in Montana, Jenn is the owner and creator of these exclusive jewelry designs and is always happy to create custom orders. She says she can take your brass and make it kick ass!

Badass Babe Jewelry

Who’s ready to show off their Love for Montana? These 38 Special or 40 Smith & Wesson Headstamp Copper Montana Pendants are made using a 20 gauge ammunition complete with a heart cut-out and a sparkling Swarovski Crystal! Each pendants is complimented by an 18” gold-plated satellite chain and gold-plated lobster clasp.

Badass Babe Rings with Swarovski Crystals

These custom made rings are incredibly comfortable and adjustable. They are a heavy duty antique brass filigree with 38 Specials or 40 Smith & Wesson’s clear-coated to retain their natural finish. A genuine Swarovski crystal tops it off and sparkles like crazy!

Badass Babe jewelry with Swarovski Crystal and Shotshell silver teardrop pendant

A natural finish 20 guage shotshell set on a silver filigree teardrop pendant, hung on a silver-plated 18inch chain is complimented by a clear Swarovski Crystal.

 Swarovski Crystal and ammunition jewelry made by Bad Ass Babe

These dainty filigree dangle earrings are a one of a kind design made with silver and clear-coated buffed brass 45 caliber headstamps featuring a blue Swarovski Crystal in the center to catch your eye. They are an ideal accessory to show both your softer, feminine side and your tougher bad ass self.

Swarovski Crystal and ammunition earrings made by Bad Ass Babe

Unique and custom made, these earrings are buffed, smoothed and flat on the back so they’re comfy on your ears, with rhodium-plated posts and rhodium-plated comfort-clutch backs. They are clear-coated to retain their natural finish. Choose your favorite Swarovski Crystal color to catch the light just like these earrings will catch everyone’s attention!

Swarovski Crystal and ammunition pendants made by Bad Ass Babe

For those of you who like their jewelry a little more on the understated side, this pretty little pendant fits the bill. A silver toned rope setting just under ¾ inch in diameter holds a spent brass headstamp and a genuine Swarovski Crystal sparkles on top. This piece comes with an 18 inch silver plated chain. Customize this to your liking with your favorite color of sparkle!

About Badass babe jewelry

Jenn from Badass Babe loves her dog, her truck and her husband. Quite possibly in that order some days! Beyone that, she loves the outdoors, running her own landscaping business and being lucky enough to be creative with her jewelry line.

These are examples of pieces that can be custom ordered – Jenn wants you to consider it a starting point for your imagination! There may only be one or two available, or the piece may be a simple variation on a regularly stocked product.

If you see something you like or if one of the pieces gives you an idea for something a little different, a little special, a little “you” – please drop Jenn a line and she is happy to make your design come true!

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me. Thank you!

Outshine Your Competition When Giving or Marketing Jewelry With This Essential Secret

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(Swarovski Baroque Bermuda Blue Jewelry Set by MartakyArt on ArtFire)

Let’s face it, the incomparable brilliance and majestic beauty of Swarovski Crystals speak for themselves. Any jewelry designer and admirer can distinguish the unsurpassed superiority that Swarovski has been known for in their 120 years of experience.

People who use Swarovski Crystals in their designs, understand the value of a quality product, so as gift givers and business owners, if you are going the extra mile to create gorgeous jewelry that will be worn and loved for years to come…shouldn’t the gift box reflect that same exceptional beauty?

I emphatically say, YES it should! You should too and here’s why….

Wrapped box

Normally we give gifts in a wrapped box with a bow on top. There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s a perfectly nice way to give a gift.

But if you want to outshine your competition, or want to really make a lasting impression that has an extra special touch of glamour, the box in and of itself becomes a piece of artwork. It shows that you have spent time and effort creating an exceptional piece of jewelry and the presentation is equally stunning!

Here are some beautiful ideas to inspire your creativity.

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(Sea Shell Presentation for Pearl Necklace from Beach Wedding Tips)

I absolutely fell in Loooove with this, it’s is one of my favorite ideas for displaying and presenting pearl jewelry! It’s so elegant and is definitely a one of a kind, keep sake item for that special someone.

Personalized Gift or keep sake box

(Personalized Keep-Sake Box made by MyBoks on Etsy)

My grandmother gave me a treasured little book years ago, which I imagine you’re all familiar with called “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” It’s a real gem and a great piece of insight explains that a person’s name, is to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

That’s powerful! It’s no wonder why it’s incredibly popular to personalize everything these days, from jewelry to license plates and what better way to add a customized quality to your gifts than engraving their name right on the box! People love to feel special and this is a perfect way to make people feel warm and fuzzy!

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(DIY Love Gift Box Free Design and Instructions from Swarovski Create Your Style)

Create a gift box that simply oooozes Love with sparkling Swarovski Crystal Pearls, Beads and Pendants such as these lovely Siam Hearts. Have fun inventing different designs tailored to each occasion.

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(Box Treasures DIY Free Design and Instructions from Swarovski’s Create Your Style)

Let your creativity stick! Embellishing gift boxes with Swarovski Flatbacks using the Crystal Katana is a captivating and impressive way to create that instant wow factor. The receiver of this gift is sure to light up immediately and think… if what’s inside is even half as stunning as the box, I love it already!

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The age old saying “it’s better to give than it is to receive” is absolutely true. You and your customer or special someone, are going to feel great no matter how you present your jewelry gift and if you add a little extra sparkling detail or personal touch, it is sure to be memorable.