A Useful & Sparkling DIY Customized Gift Inspiration!

When dreams come true, it’s fun to celebrate with sparkles & smiles!

Recently my friend graduated culinary school and she now has the wonderful opportunity to take her skills to the gorgeous wonders of Spain! She’ll be living there for a few months, training under a 5 star chef. With incredible hard work and determination, her dreams are really and truly, coming to fruition. I couldn’t be happier for her!

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She threw a fabulous tapas themed fiesta to celebrate and I wanted to give her something fun, special and sparkly (of course) to commemorate her BIG accomplishment! Here’s what I made her….

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A customized sparkling apron featuring Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Flatbacks!

I found a colorful apron from World Market. I just swoon over everything in that darn store, so I had to go in with a mission and not stray, because if I did, I would have been tempted to take home one of everything. Mission successfully completed!

I imagine aprons can take a beating with all that is going on in the kitchen and I wanted to be sure the Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks would stay secure and last a very long time. In order to do this, I glued each crystal using E6000 glue.

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I used the Swarovski Crystal 2088-12ss (~3mm) Clear Crystal Flatbacks

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I also used my handy-dandy Flatback Rhinestone tool, the Crystal Katana! This helps to pick up the stones, place them exactly where I want them and secure them in place. I couldn’t do this project with out it! That’s GOLD Jerry… GOLD! (haha…if you’re a long-time Seinfeld fan like myself, you’ll appreciate that reference 😉

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I arranged the Swarovski Crystals in little flower formations, with different quantities in each floret, randomly on the belt of the apron. I wanted to compliment the flower pattern on the apron, as well as accentuating hints of sparkle.

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It’s simple and sweet, and complimented her style beautifully!

Thankfully, she Loved it! She put it on and wore it around, showing all her friends, which warmed my heart & was very sweet of her!

If you’re thinking of a little gift for someone in your life, keep in mind that it doesn’t need to be much, but it’s always much more appreciated when you add a personal touch. When you put a little extra time and effort into making something handmade from your heart, it demonstrates how much you care, which is touching in and of itself.

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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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Free Crystal “Summer Blue”Necklace Design & Instructions

Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

Create this look: high-tech meets Modernist

This new Swarovski Crystal Necklace design inspiration has very unique embellishments, Crystals on top of Crystals; now that’s a unique concept! This pendant necklace fuses new Shiny LacquerPRO Fancy Stones onto the Square Fancy Stones, creating a design that fuses nature-tech hues with a futuristic glam.

Asymmetric and graphic, Summer Blue will give an artistic edge to any outfit, whether you’re dressed up or dressed down.

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SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Free Jewelry Design Project

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4139 2pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 6pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 5pcs. 20mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Light Coral 001 L116S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Mint Green 001 L115S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Chain, silver, 80cm

2x Jump rings, silver, 4mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 6mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 8mm

1x Lobster clasp, silver

UV Glue

Tools

Flat nose pliers

Side cutter

Toothpick

UV glue lamp

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STEP 1: Arrange Swarovski Fancy Stones art.4320 and 4470 with back side up as shown. Apply the UV glue onto the Swarovski Fancy Stone art.4439 and place it on top of the arranged Fancy Stones. Activate glue with a UV light to fix them firmly. Repeat this step 6 more times as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 2: Glue and attach all the pieces together using the UV glue and light.

STEP 3: Cut an 80cm long chain. Attach it to the piece prepared in the previous steps using an 8mm jump ring as shown. Attach one end of the chain to a lobster clasp using a 4mm jump ring and attach the other end of the chain to a 6mm jump ring with a 4mm jump rings.

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We can order anything Swarovski makes within the components division – even if it’s not listed on our website rainbowsoflight.com. Please contact us for anything you’re interested in, as we are ALWAYS happy to help!
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Sparkle, Glamour and Decadence ~ Celebrating 10 Years of Dazzling Swarovski Crystal Oscar Stages!

Here’s an Illuminating Sneak Peek of the Dazzling SWAROVSKI Crystal 2017 Oscar Stage!

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This is an extra special Oscar season for Swarovski, as they are celebrating their 10th year on setting the stage for the annual Academy Awards. The Oscars are all about sparkle, glamour and decadence, and when you want the best of the best, you turn to SWAROVSKI.

This year’s Oscar’s stage is adorned with more Swarovski Crystal’s than ever, over 300,000 sparkling crystals will be highlighted this year. More than one million crystals have decorated this prestigious award show in the last decade.

“Swarovski has a long history in cinema, going back to the early days of Hollywood,” “Derek’s showstopping decor and cascading crystal curtains never fail to amaze the audience and add impact to this special event.” says Nadja Swarovski.

I’m always excited to see the great gowns, handbags, jewelry, etc. that are encrusted with beautiful SWAROVSKI Crystals, but below is a walk down memory lane, exploring how they also work behind the scenes with the actual event to create amazing sparkle!

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2017 Swarovski Crystal Oscar Stage Brilliant Highlights

— This year Swarovski celebrates a decade of creating crystal stage décor for the Oscars

— 2017 marks production designer Derek McLane’s 5th year designing the look of the show, which includes over 300,000 Swarovski crystals.

— McLane created a new focal piece for the 2017 Oscars stage, comprised of 11 individual decorative sections with a total of nearly 150,000 Swarovski crystals

— Additional crystal décor pieces include:

— Crystal Proscenium – 37,000 Swarovski crystals layered over a gold backdrop

— Crystal Curtain – 80’ x 40’ curtain including 320 individual Swarovski crystal strands with a total 80,000 Swarovski crystals

— Crystal Closedown Wall – 80’ x 40’ wall comprised of 149 individual panels with a total of 22,200 Swarovski crystals

— Crystal Opera Box Covers – 18 Dolby Theater opera boxes covered in a total of 23,500 Swarovski crystals

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A Historical overview and look at Swarovski’s 10-year legacy on the Oscar stage

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2017 – 89th Academy Awards®

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Jimmy Kimmel

Celebrating his fifth year as production designer, Derek McLane will adorn the Oscars® stage with more than 300,000 Swarovski crystals incorporated into more than 30 set pieces. The 2017 set will include a brand new focal piece for the stage, comprised of 11 individual components that feature nearly 150,000 crystals.

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2016 – 88th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Chris Rock

In his fourth year, McLane’s set included a new crystal proscenium containing more than 37,000 crystals and weighing over 20,000 lbs. Almost 10,700 crystals embellished torchieres for the Weeknd’s performance of the Oscar® nominated song “Earned It” from the film 50 Shades of Grey.

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2015 – 87th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Neil Patrick Harris

Using nearly 100,000 crystals, Derek McLane created 22 different pieces for the 2015 set. McLane also created a “crystal forest” backdrop which was featured during Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I Can’t Let Go” after the show’s In Memoriam montage, as well as during Rita Ora’s performance of the Oscar nominated song “Grateful” from the film Beyond the Lights.

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2014 – 86th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane

Host: Ellen Degeneres

Using more than 64,000 crystals, Derek McLane introduced 6 crystal “swag drapes” which appeared during Idina Menzel’s performance of the Oscar winning song “Let It Go” from the Oscar nominated film Frozen.

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2013 – 85th Academy Awards

Production Designer: Derek McLane & Costume Designer: Julie Weiss

Host: Seth MacFarlane

In 2013, Derek McLane incorporated over 80,000 crystals into a curtain which was featured during the show and as the backdrop for Adele’s performance of the Oscar winning song “Skyfall” from the film Skyfall. McLane also used over 23,000 crystals to decorate the Dolby Theatre’s 18 opera boxes. Costume designer Julie Weiss incorporated more than 1,000,000 crystals into the performance looks for the James Bond 50th anniversary tribute.

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2012 – 84th Academy Awards®

Production Designer: John Myhre

Host: Billy Crystal

In 2012, John Myhre created a 40-foot high by 70-foot wide crystal “star field” curtain, which twinkled with nearly 4,500 Swarovski crystals.

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2011 – 83rd Academy Awards

Production Designer: Steve Bass

Hosts: James Franco & Anne Hathaway

Steve Bass’ 2011 stage designs featured a total of 55,000 Swarovski crystals, seen in embellished risers, steps, and a starburst-inspired crystal “winners circle.”

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2010 – 82nd Academy Awards

Production Designer: David Rockwell

Hosts: Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin

In 2010, Rockwell introduced an updated version of his crystal proscenium from the previous year, which included crystal side curtains and a crystal swing containing an additional 3,000 crystals.

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2009 – 81st Academy Awards

Production Designer: David Rockwell

Host: Hugh Jackman

Dolby Theatre architect David Rockwell created a 60-foot high by 100-foot wide crystal proscenium with over 100,000 Swarovski crystals. The proscenium weighed in at 3 tons and was comprised of over 6,000 one-meter hand crafted crystal strands.

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2007 – 79th Academy Awards

Production Designer: J. Michael Riva

Host: Ellen Degeneres

In 2007, J. Michael Riva created a 1-ton, 34-foot high crystal curtain sparkling with over 50,000 Swarovski crystals for the medley of Oscar® nominated songs from the film Dreamgirls, performed by Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson.

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Swarovski’s History and Business Information

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,680 stores in around 170 countries, more than 26,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2015. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2015, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people.

A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 257,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

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We can order anything Swarovski makes within the components division – even if it’s not listed on our website rainbowsoflight.com. Please contact us for anything you’re interested in, as we are ALWAYS happy to help!
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2 DIY Tips You Need to Know When Embellishing Your Winter Hat with Swarovski Crystals!

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Free DIY Design on Embellishing Your Winter Hat with Swarovski Crystals 

For those of you enjoy winter outdoor adventures, this cozy Après Ski hat DIY design inspiration is chic as well as warm. Simply glue or sew Swarovski Crystal Pearls and Flat Back Hotfix Rhinestones around the turn-up, and you’ll sparkle on the slopes!

It doesn’t matter whether you ski (or snowboard) like an Olympian, flop around like a snow bunny, or stick strictly to “meet me by the fire” for fun social encounters, you’ll still need to defrost with cozy knits that are chic and practical.

Winter pom-pom hats are very popular these days to keep your head warm and cozy. It’s a whole lot more fun to wear things that have your own personalized style infused in them. Put your fashion stamp on your winter hat by sprinkling it with Swarovski Crystals to stand out from the crowd.

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This DIY fashion design is easy as pie to make…easier than making pie, really. Swarovski makes Flatback Crystals that have glue that has been pre-applied to the back for easy application. These Flatback Crystals are called Hot Fix Stones. Simply create a design by placing the Hot Fix Crystals where you want them and apply your heated Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix Tool directly on top of the stones for a minute. Simple as that!

2 Handy Application Tips: 

1. Don’t Get Stuck Doing This – Place a piece of cardboard underneath the the portion of the fabric where the Crystals will be glued to. This way you don’t glue both sides of the hat together 🙂

2.  Don’t Ruin Your Fabric – The Bejewler Pro Hot Fix Tool has different interchangeable size tips for the various size Flatbacks. Use a one size smaller tip than the Flatback Stone itself, this way you won’t burn the edges of your fabric. (you probably won’t burn the fabric, but I always like to let people know about this encase they are using the Bejewler Pro Hot Fix tool on nice or sensitive fabric such as a wedding dress).

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Click here to find all of the Round Swarovski Crystal Flatback Hot Fix Colors.

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Click here to discover the extensive variety of Swarovski Crystal Flatback shapes

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Click here to see a full Color Chart of Hot Fix Stones

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Click here for a handy-dandy Stone Size Chart

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We can order anything Swarovski makes within the components division – even if it’s not listed on our website rainbowsoflight.com. Please contact us for anything you’re interested in, as we are ALWAYS happy to help!

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