Fashion Trends and Color Inspirations for the New SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fall and Winter 2014/15 Innovations! Featuring Glamour DEMURE DECADENCE


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CPP -Luxury.com The Wealth Report – 2011: “The report has shown a boost in demand for luxury in key locations, with opinions showing that Mumbai has increased in importance by 118 percent, Shanghai by 91 percent, and Sao Paolo by 66 percent.” The current market shift reveals the increasing need to appeal to differing tastes and design ethics from different regions. As Europe is turning back to discretion and minimalism, emerging (and already emerged) economies such as India, Russia, and the UAE are celebrating their newfound status with the accoutrements of their history, culminating in a magnificent blend of ornate Asian opulence and modern European minimalism – a merging of cultures and an acceptance of both.

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It is not a cultural clash but rather an intercultural marriage – made possible by the increasing acceptance and tolerance of different cultural backgrounds and the western world’s continued reliance on emerging economies. “Even in the West, ‘Austerity Fatigue’ has set in, and with it the demand for more pleasure per pound, dollar, or euro.” The overall look is at once decadent and demure – feminine and serene. A profusion of ornaments, Jacquard, prints, historical and decorative motifs, from both east and west merge to inspire a new breed of glamorous jet setters.

THE MOOD

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“The growing success of luxury brands, especially in emerging markets in Asia, leads to a renewed interest in super expensive, ostentatious jewelry and adornment, providing an excellent way for brands to show off their exclusivity.”

The merging of fashion and jewelry is ever more apparent as precious objects become everyday.

There is a leaning toward innovation, luxury and opulence as individuals wish to reassert themselves.

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Well-known objects become unique through excessive embellishment.

Electronics and packaging become symbols of people’s celebration of success and growth.

SWAROVSKI PRODUCT INSPIRATION

The concept of small and large Swarovski Fancy Stones emphasizes diversity. Small and large sizes, complete opposites combine to create ornately opulent designs. Fine,  minimalist elements together with Fancy Stones and Pendants create unexpected ornamentation. Swarovski Sew-on Stones and Beads shape sophisticated 3D details on large surfaces.

Featuring the 3500 Pendular Bead in the Vintage Rose color, 4127 Oval Fancy Stone in Crystal Lilac Shadow, 4706 Trilliant Fancy Stone in Vintage Rose, Gold Filigree with Amethyst Stones surrounding a Siam stone (contact us for more information), 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone in Fuchsia, 4809 Sweet Heart Fancy Stone in Light Siam, 4470 Cushion Cut Fancy Stones in Burgundy, 5860 Crystal Coin Pearl in Blackberry.

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Swarovski Filigrees add opulence and an oriental touch. The deep color of the Blackberry Pearl emphasizes both the dramatic and the glamorous.  Classic shapes are mixed with Crystal Mesh Balls to unveil a modern yet aristocratic feel.

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Featuring the Swarovski 1088 Xirius Round Stone in Crystal Lilac Shadow, 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone in Fuchsia, Pave Mesh Ball in Light Rose and Rose (contact us for more information), 3023 Heart Button in Fuchsia, 3700 Marguerite Bead in Light Sapphire, 5000 Round Bead in Crystal Astral Pink and 6628 Triangle Pendant Crystal Red Magma.

SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATION

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Featuring Swarovski 1100 Xilion Round Stones in Light Silk, 5541-15mm Dome Bead in Crystal Astral Pink, 5817-10mm Half Dome Pearls in Gold, 5541-11mm Dome Bead in Amethyst, 5817-8mm Half Domed Pearls in Gold,

New interpretations of Swarovski Fancy Stones in vibrant berry tones sparkle in glamorous designs inspired by different cultures.

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Featuring Swarovski 4230-14x9mm Lemon Fancy Stone in Amethyst encased in Gold Plated settings.

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Featuring Swarovski 4706-17mm Trilliant Fancy Stones in Padparadscha and 4706-12mm Trilliant Fancy Stones in Amethyst.

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Featuring Swarovski 4627 Emerald Cut Fancy Stone

SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

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Moving from left to right this beautiful color gradient utilizes the lighter and deeper purple hues such as Crystal Vitrail Light, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst, Tanzanite, Fuchsia and Crystal Blackberry Pearl.

As we move into the red colors we see Light Siam, Siam, Crystal Red Magma, Burgundy and Crystal Burgundy Pearl blending nicely with Crystal Astral Pink and Crystal Lilac Shadow. The light brown crystal effect of Crystal Golden Shadow is a nice transitional color into the metallic shades of Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X, Crystal Dorado 2X and Crystal Jet Nut 2X.

SEGMENT INSPIRATION

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Large crystals combined with detailed pavé elements create opulent designs.

Multiple beads, drops, crystals, and semi-precious stones are used to give a decadent feel.

The layering of ornate and excessive pieces – the trend for more is more becomes prevalent.

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Worlds collide in the juxtaposition of design and materials.

“Austerity Fatigue” has set in and ornate crystal opulence re-emerges.

The booming east inspires a new splendor where sumptuous flamboyance is key.

A fusion of east and west in color and cut combinations make for opulent all-over designs.

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Traditional designs and patterning abound on satin, silk, and organza all convey decadent luxury.

A sumptuous collision of cultures comes together with radiant crystal and elegant material mixes.

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Fashion Trends and Color Inspirations for the New SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Fall and Winter 2014/15 Innovations! Featuring EXTRAVAGANT SIMPLICITY

Classic Extravagant Simplicity Swarovski Fashion and Color TrendsThe extravagant simplicity style focuses on a pared-back feel is prevalent as the design world becomes focused on what is being termed “Boredom Beauty.” This new design ethic sees basics reinvented with hidden detailing and purpose. Wardrobes concentrate on the achievable and wearable. Alongside this, a new male/female hybrid is introduced. Indeed, there is a strong, ongoing focus on the classic shapes of the past with a modern interpretation. Form follows function as in Bauhaus doctrine, and in this theme, cut and finishing touches are key: details are refined and elegant.

The Mood

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A firm focus on keeping it straightforward and simple coins the new design ethic of “no-fuss” fashion.

Crystal emerges in clean, geometric structures or as finishing touches to simplified designs.

Minimalistic jewelry styles – clean-cut stones and alternative materials – become the new expression of luxury.

Feminine lines meet masculine style in the new androgyny, where men wear typically “female” colors such as beige, pink, cream, and champagne.

Basics are reinvented to lay the foundation for a wardrobe that will bridge both fashion and time.

Reduced, well-chosen, and functional designs in New Segments take center stage.

PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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Crystals in small sizes, placed with geometric precision, are used to form patterns or add interest.

Refined geometrics blend harmoniously with minimal designs.

The reinterpreted classic shapes of Fancy Stones and Pendants add a modern finish.

Subtle Sew-on Stones and Beads help to soften the severity of designs.

Streamlined cuts in classic shapes allow harsh purity to morph into modern luxury.

JEWELRY INSPIRATION

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New geometric cuts offer a multitude of combination possibilities to aid the creation of interesting patterns for modern classical jewelry lines.

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SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATIONS INSPIRATIONS

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Swarovski Color Inspirations Featuring White Opal, Clear Crystal, Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado TopazCrystal Metallic Light Gold 2X and Crystal Rose Gold. Complimentary Crystal Pearls include White, Cream, Cream Rose, Light Cream Rose, Platinum, Powdered Almond, Powdered Rose and Rose Gold.

The graceful and sophisticated appearance of these subtle, yet stunning colors and effects enhances each new jewelry or fashion design with a refined elegance that is simply divine.

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Crystal is integrated into designs or used as subtle trims or patterning along edges, under collars, or to highlight seams in tone-on-tone combinations.

Pure, clean design brings order and serenity to an over-hyped world.

Solid forms in asymmetrical, geometric cuts are outlined with crystal.

A new breed of synthetics in sharp lines highlights style with purpose.

Fluidity clashes with structure, showcasing a new male/female hybrid.

Stripped-down shapes reflect the consumer need for calm and clarity.

Minimalism gets a makeover with modern material mixing.

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Geometric structures with deliberate attention to detail and clean lines offer a subtle yet strong design element.

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Sparkles and Smiles!

Discover Designs and Applications for Swarovski Round and Fancy Stones

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Discover the distinction of the most brilliant cut on the market!

The stunning Swarovski Round Stones (aka Chatons) and Fancy Stones have exploded in popularity recently and I wanted to highlight the variety of applications that designers utilize, along with vast array of gorgeous styles, colors, and coatings you have to choose from.

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Most of the Swarovski Fancy Stones and Round Stones like the 1028 Xilion Chaton and the newest 1088 Xirius Chaton– one step closer to a diamond, feature brilliant faceting and have a pointed back that can be simply set into metal settings with prongs or into pre-cast settings which the stones can be glued into. Please contact me for more information on these settings.

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Free Poseidon Reef Bracelet Design and Instructions

Swarovski makes Fancy Stone settings in different shapes and sizes to fit the crystal stones exactly. There are a variety of options with Swarovski settings including a closed/open backs, one or two holes in the sides; options that allow you to easily string the settings into fashionable necklaces and bracelets such as the Poseidon Reef Bracelet made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

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Setting Swarovski stones into jewelry molds using an epoxy component is an easy and fun way to create unique designs for all kinds of sparkling projects. There are two great options to choose from: either Crystal Clay or the new product from Swarovski called Ceralun™ , a versatile and strong two-component, high performance ceramic epoxy composite that has been especially developed for the application using Swarovski crystals.

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Swarovski makes it a little too easy, providing you with an endless array of gorgeous color and coating options to choose from. The toughest part of it all is deciding on what colors you like best!

Swarovski Jewelry Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2013

Swarovski FashionTrends Spring Summer 2013Summer is the perfect time to shine!

It’s a time to be adventurous, splash out, let your hair down, wear new colors and try new things. It’s a time to be creative, dance, listen to new music and to be inspired by the natural beauty of our world.

Swarovski Tropical Paradise Necklace

Swarovski’s new Spring/Summer 2013 “Tropical Paradise” collection made with Swarovski Round Stones and Fancy Stones is a bounty of color inspired by the rich culture of South America  and the exotic hues of the rain forest. Incorporating bold colors such as Fuchsia, Emerald GreenTurquoise, Indicolite, Pacific Opal and other captivating hues to your designs, will compliment warm weather ensembles.

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Incorporating different textures such as feathers is a fabulous and stylish way to keep your designs new, fashionable and fresh.

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Express your creativity through color! This statement piece boasts a dynamic interplay of complex geometrical shapes and a range colorful accents.

The fun part about a colorful necklace is that you can wear it with virtually anything!