A very stylish genre this 2014 fall season is to mix metals! Go ahead and break all the traditional rules – unite both gold, rose gold and silver tones together to maximize the season’s top trends as well as your personal style!
Spice up your fashions with layers of bangles or chunky necklaces of mixed metal tones, textures and finishes for a versatile style that expresses a sophisticated and fashionably edgy look.
A very popular theme or trend this year in the fashion and jewelry industry has been the high-shine, standout appeal of Metallic’s. People are instantly drawn to the striking effects of gold, silver and copper tones and are wearing them in everything from clothing to shoes to purses and especially jewelry accessories such as this Crystal Metallic Light Gold heart ring made from “Crystal Rocks”.
The Swarovski Metallic Effects are the perfect dramatic coating that bring a provocative edge to the opulent shine of crystals. Shining out from the extensive Swarovski color assortment is the Crystal Iridescent Green, which was the first dual-tone Metallic Effect created.
Swarovski has created a few exceptionally unique Effects along with the complimentary 2X Coating. Generally the Effect is a two-toned look and the 2X counterpart is the fully coated brighter version. Completing this sensational Metallic trend for high-sheen designs are the following Effects. The Crystal Metallic Blue 2X is a bright and vibrant blue that dazzles.
The Crystal Metallic Light Gold provides a solid gold look on half of the bead and a dark grayish Black Diamond look on the other side, and the Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X for a fully coated Light Gold Metallic shine like these Xilion Bicone Beaded earrings. This is similar to Crystal Dorado and Crystal Dorado 2X which has a little more copper influence. These Metallic finishes are both slightly darker than the bright 24K gold plated Crystal Aurum 2X.
The Crystal CAL which stands for Crystal Comet Argent Light and the fully coated version the CAL 2X which is the closest color to a bright sterling silver look. Crystal CAL is a bead where half is clear crystal and the other half is a solid silver finish and the CAL 2X is a fully solid silver toned mirrored look. These earrings are made with the Swarovski 4139 Round Ring Bead in Crystal CAL with silver accents.
The Jet Hematite and Jet Hematite 2X are extremely popular. They always have been and I suspect they always will be. Everyone loves black, it’s as simple as that. It will always be in style and compliments virtually everything. This stunning Hematite effect adds a sophisticated glamour to the regular color Jet. Create designs with this extraordinary Effect along with the two-toned Crystal Silver Night, which both provide a dramatic focus of fascination.
Have fun creating stunning Swarovski jewelry with on trend Metallic Effects!
There is a continuing trend to beautify clothes with a focus on elaborate detail in design as … “The flirtation with opulence and decadence from last season continues.”
Other cultures continue to inspire us: exploring our Arab neighbors’ opulent and exquisite detailing, we transfer inspiration from decadent interiors and architecture to adorn our bodies. Sensual, seductive Arabian nights; the exotic and the ordinary merge together to create a veiled and hidden design ethic that speaks to the sensual side of the self.
An exciting combination of the past and future is shown in luxurious and laboriously made heritage fabrics with exquisite crystal borders and embroidered detailing. A wildness is in the outlook, with glamour being redefined into a free and easy style, increasingly linked to the self.
We desire to lose ourselves in spectacular, swaying silhouettes of crystal-adorned cloth to celebrate the simple beauty of being alive, of belonging.
Oriental graphics and architecture inspire the elaborate shape and design of over-the-top jewelry.
The circle symbolizes cycles, new beginnings, and continuity – overtaking the triangle shape that stood for growth and stability.
The continued rise of the tattoo – denoting belonging to a tribe – has crossed into fashion design with the recreation of intricate patterns on clothing.
Accessories have turned to a focus on feet as we envisage the return of the heavily bejeweled sandal or intricate anklets as art forms.