Love in Every Bead ~ A Special Mother’s Day Necklace Design Inspiration!

Happy Mothers Day Love

Here’s one of my most cherished pictures of my wonderful Mom and I

Mother’s Day is that extra special time to reflect on the love and caring nature Mother’s give to their children. I feel incredibly lucky to have a mother who continues to be there for me and love me unconditionally. It’s the absolute greatest gift in the world and I’m always humbled by the power of love.

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This beautiful quote by Yogananda expresses the divine quality of a Mother’s love;

“The Mother’s love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.”

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I made a special Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace for my Mom to honor and celebrate everything she means to me. She is always so sweet in loving everything I make her.

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For Easter, I made her a sparkling Swarovski Crystal bracelet with spring tones and she wore it for a week straight. My Dad said she wore it on their nature walks and she would say “Harmony’s coming on the walk with us“. That literally melted my heart! I just thought that was the absolute sweetest! I pour my heart and energy into making jewelry for my friends and family and for my Mom to feel closer to me through the jewelry I make her, is incredibly touching.

Here’s the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl tassel necklace I made this Mother’s Day. I hope this design inspires you to make something extra special for your Mom, or if you’re a Mom who loves to make jewelry, it’s time to treat yo’ self!

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I wanted to make a soft and elegant necklace that had a touch of whimsical style. I Looooved how it turned out, I made one for myself too  🙂

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The style 5810 wholesale Swarovski Pearls that I used were in the color Platinum. Platinum is a wonderful neutral tone that goes with just about everything and even better, you can pair it with Gold or Silver tones and it looks beautiful with both!

You can even mix the goldish hues of the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow, with the light silver tones of Crystal Silver Shade together and it looks dreamy!

My Mom wears gold, so I made her’s with gold accents and mine with silver accents.

I mostly used the 5810-6mm and 8mm sized Swarovski Pearls and the 3mm and 4mm in one area for a tiny graduation up from the Crystal beads.

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I especially wanted to incorporate the new Swarovski stylish 5058 Baroque Bead for it’s elegant and timeless shape. I used the 5058-10mm and 14mm Crystal Golden Shadow Baroque Beads as highlights, surrounded by style 5000-6mm and 8mm Round Beads and 5328-4mm and 6mm Bicone Beads all in the matching Crystal Golden Shadow effect.

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I added some little gold flower elements to accentuated the Pearls and Crystals, which complimented the gold tones in the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow beautifully.

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I finished off the necklace with a gold clasp and a tassel that matched the Platinum Pearl color perfectly! I found the tassel at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and craft stores not in the jewelry section, but in the fabric tassel section.

The last Crystal that I added at the bottom, for a nice touch of sparkle, was the 6871-28mm Swarovski Crystal Buddha Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade.

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I hope this Mother’s Day Necklace Design has inspired you to make your Mom or yourself something beautiful to love, admire and enjoy!

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Happy Mother’s Day to All of You Wonderful Mothers Out There!

Wishing you a day full of LOVE!

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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!
Harmony and Kashi
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
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“Hacked Nature” Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends!

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HACKED NATURE

“Everything you can imagine is real” – Pablo Picasso

Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends with Swarovski Crystals

Today we explore the New Spring and Summer trends for your jewelry designs and see what color combinations will be gaining in popularity, to keep you in the know!

With the advancement of technology spreading around the world and moving at an ever increasing speed, it is as much a part of our daily lives as the air we breath. As our perception continues to expand due to technological advancements, we are collectively broadening our horizons into what is possible.

Virtual Reality especially, will continue to impact our experiences, blending the real with the fantastic in order to hyper-stimulate our senses.

At the HEART of all design, lies a thriving value for sustainability.

Technology forges on, and advancement does not cease.

The natural progression of design has been moving towards a joining of these two ostensibly polar opposites.

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TREND INFLUENCES for the HACKED NATURE Spring/Summer Color Combinations

HYPER-REAL TREND

Overstated & garnished surfaces with innovative materials will showcase their plenty. Embrace ENLIVENING COLORS for your Spring and Summer looks, with Funked-Up Tropical Fashions and Hyper-Natural Swarovski Crystal colors.

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PHYGITAL TREND

In this new era of hyper-realism, unique design ideas are being born out of the merging of two worlds, the Physical + Digital into “Phygital” where grandiose imaginings of what could be, become realized when tech scientists become designers and designers become tech scientists. This crossover is creating trans-natural products that captivate and inspire.

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SENSORY TREND

As our senses become heightened with the desire for ultra influence, designers are trying more than ever to alter people’s realities, minds and emotions through audacious shapes, colors and constructions. This daring approach in designing unique and influential jewelry designs, hopes to touch wearer’s and admirers inner idealism, just as much as their outer reality.

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STIMULATION TREND

The paramount ideal for this new age of jewelry and fashion design, embraces a core value of exaggerated surfaces created with bold, bright, synthetic colors and clustered crystals to invoke emotional responses to your products.

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BOLD TREND

More and more, we are collectively seeking to experience bold impressions in our everyday life and jewelry designs can fulfill this desire, as well as bring generate a surplus of emotionally compelling indulgences.

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Lively, effervescent colors highlighted in this “Hacked Nature” trend express vivacious qualities to dazzle the senses.

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New trend colors to incorporate into your innovative Spring and Summer jewelry creations include the following Swarovski Crystal Lacquer Effects:

The Swarovski Crystal Yellow Opal is a vivid and cheerful yellow hue mixed with a milky, opaque influence that is perfect for making a euphoric and optimistic statement.

The Swarovski Crystal Light Coral Lacquer Effect expresses an exclusive blend of orange influences including carroty oranges, tangerines, and coral hues that is slightly opaque with a cultured modishness.

The Swarovski Crystal Peony Pink Lacquer Effect exudes a royal and graceful quality, incorporating a beautiful ruby, berry blend of imperial extravagance, perfect for lavish designs.

The Swarovski Crystal Summer Blue Lacquer Effect radiates soft sparkling sea blue tones with hints of lighter and darker sapphire styles of blues to captivate your imagination.

The intriguing jade hues in Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green Lacquer Effect, gently shines with an effortless blend of sea green and opal tones for a modern take on your classic pastel green.

The greenish-blue blending exuding from the Swarovski Crystal Azure Blue Lacquer Effect fills our imagination of travel and sea life. Deep blue tones similar to those found in Greece, playfully mingle with dashes of Zircon greens for a matchless stunning elegance.

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Swarovski’s Yellow Opal is similar to the PANTONE Color 12-0752 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Light Coral is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-1451 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Peony Pink is similar to the PANTONE Color 18-2336 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Summer Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 16-4134 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Mint Green is similar to the PANTONE Color 14-5413 TPX

Swarovski’s Crystal Azure Blue is similar to the PANTONE Color 17-4735 TPX

Jewelry Design Directions

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“My focus on this piece was to make something for the upper body/neck/shoulder, playing with an exaggerated floral surface and replacing the randomness of nature with the use of both color and shape intertwined, the “hacking” is represented by the manipulation of the base metal, as brass is manipulated into 3D forms” – Andy Farrow Jewelry Designer

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With our world becoming increasingly digital, we find ourselves craving a balancing effect, one that increases a deeper connection to our natural world.

Millennials and Gen Z value sustainability as a crucial element in their products and will have an impact on their purchasing decisions. Therefor as beaders and jewelry designers, it’s very important to bring to life the back story of your pieces in order to gain a real connection with what people are drawn to physically and why they will support you morally. 

Swarovski supports this crucial element with their Four Main Principles:

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Create, Protect, Respect, and Care

Swarovski Crystals are not only stunning, there is a long history of valuing sustainability on every level, from social to environmental responsibility. Swarovski has a longstanding commitment to create products that are both innovative and environmentally conscientious. This appreciation and pioneering spirit distinguishes them apart from their competitors. For over 120 years Swarovski has placed great importance on respecting people and the planet, along with quality craftsmanship to bring the world gorgeous one-of-a-kind crystals that everyone can admire and respect.

Since Swarovski’s inception in 1895, Daniel Swarovski was unwavering in his idealism that business needs to assist communities in flourishing as well as conserving the natural resources we all need to thrive.

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An increase interest in fabric manipulation along with intense high-definition colors with super tactile surfaces such as this Swarovski Pearl blouse, create engineered organic surfaces are at the core for new fashion directions.

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Versatile Designs Trend  

Irregular patterns, smaller beads mixed with larger crystals, bright color combinations and tassels, create exotic, almost tropical influences.

I certainly hope these fashion and jewelry design trends have inspired you to move forward in innovating fresh creations for your Spring and Summer days ahead!

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At Rainbows of Light we only sell Genuine Swarovski Crystals Wholesale to the Public, offering you thousands of shapes, colors and sizes to choose from. We have no tax or surcharges and always provide Free U.S. Shipping on all orders over $100.00. This Guarantees you receive the best prices anywhere on all your favorite Swarovski Crystals!
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!
Harmony and Kashi
Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!
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Spring/Summer Swarovski Color, Jewelry Trends & Style Inspiration ~ Focusing on the CLASSIC Trend: AIR

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Swarovski New Spring/Summer 2017 Trends and Innovations:

THE BALANCE OF NATURE

Over the past 15 years technology and science have become a huge influence in our lives, from the way we meet, interact, live and even age. The constant influx of new technology has steadily become overwhelming, which has created a strong desire to step back and pause for thought.

In our technology-driven world, people are beginning to seek meaningfulness, fulfillment, and satisfaction in their daily lives. Wellbeing has become a global mantra.

Mindfulness, quietness and wellness is becoming increasingly important and will become even more prevalent as we move into the future.

All of this has an impact on us personally, culturally and globally on many levels including our desires within the fashion and design world as a whole.

During this process, we examine how we can reconnect with our inner selves by focusing on the eternal elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire – the basis of everything we need to exist.

Today I am focusing on color, style and  jewelry trends within the

CLASSIC Trend: AIR

(all photos are courtesy of Swarovski)

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A calm, luminescent palette of sophisticated neutrals, ranging from white to nude, pearl to soft grey, creates an element of solitude and an oasis of peace with the addition of barely-there lilac.

Swarovski Colors highlighted within this picture include:

Violet, Greige, Silk, Light Grey Opal, White Opal and Crystal.

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Silver metal and ultra-light elements alternate with crystal embellished details to create a calm, light look.

Large, single stone crystal jewelry, which is being referred to as a centering stone, combined with small stones, will become more popular. This style evokes a feeling of balance and purity.

Full body jewelry is on the rise as well as large crystals seeming to be suspended effortlessly in gravity-defying structures. Repeating double-sided elements express a meditative character, reflecting continuity and contemplation.

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Spring and Summer Fashion Inspiration:

A Return to Mother Nature is the overall theme, including lots of layering, organic textures and tone-on-tone color combinations.

In the quest for a greater emotional connection, touch and texture add a sensory experience to materials. Swarovski Crystal components in geometric patterns are integrated into sharp tailored designs to create a sense of stillness.

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“There is a desire to redesign the basics by giving them an emotional dimention, with an extra dose of soul to make them unique.” (Peclers, SS17).

Streamlined layering, with varying thicknesses of materials overlapping to form a single garment will be a trend. “Experiments with materials in monochrome and geometric shapes add texture and replace prints.” (Peclers, SS17).

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Highlighting a new aesthetic that is both minimal yet poetic, highlights this AIR trend beautifully.

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The New Swarovski Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl evokes a sense of purity and calmness while adding a contemporary twist of a delicate sparkle that the regular White Pearl does not have.

With its white, irridescent, frosted mother-of-pearl look, it brings a modern update to a genuine classic. It demonstrates both a matte and a shinny look at the same time, that complements the ever popular Crystal AB perfectly.

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Swarovski 6533 Raindrop Pendants New Spring/Summer Innovations

The new Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Pendant is one of the most elegant and gorgeous styles they have produced! Its graceful and stylish shape is absolute perfection and will be a beautiful addition to all kinds of jewelry, especially wedding jewelry. It is ideal for earrings or a pendant for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and/or a guests. This style also has an every-day type of feel that would make a flawless addition to the very popular trend of stacking or layering necklaces.

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The Swarovski Crystal Dragonfly Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade or Crystal Golden Shadow is a whimsical style that wonderfully captures the essence of this AIR trend.

Dragonflies symbolize change in respect to self realization, a greater understanding of the universe and the deeper meaning of life. Dragonflies are associated with prosperity, harmony and growth, as well as being a sign of happiness, speed and purity.

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Spring and Summer Color Trends For This AIR Trend

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Light reddish purples such as Violet blends very well with Light Amethyst as well as the slightly deeper purple hues of Crystal Lilac Shadow and Amethyst. Beautiful Swarovski Pearls that complement this purple tone include Lavender and Mauve.

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Greige is a beautiful neutral tone that is a greyish tone blended with a light taupe, Golden Shadow type of color which makes it a nice neutral between the two color tones. The Swarovski Platinum Pearl complements the Greige nicely.

 Swarovski Crystal Silk Beads

Silk is a soft and airy color with hints of Light Peach that makes for a wonderful touch of sparkle in any design. It blends flawlessly with Light SilkCrystal Golden Shadow, and Light Colorado Topaz. Complementary Pearl colors within this color range include Peach, Powdered Almond, and Bronze.

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Swarovski Crystal White Opal is a milky, whitish, crystal color that is oh so dreamy! A real beauty for wedding jewelry and light, airy designs that pairs well with clear Crystal and Crystal AB.

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Swarovski Clear Crystal looks similar to a diamond and is one of the all time most popular choices for creating elegant jewelry designs. The versatility of clear Crystal is endless, it will pair exceptionally well with any color or effect and is especially perfect for wedding jewelry. Beautifully complementing Pearl colors include White, Pearlescent White, Ivory (which is a gem tone color and does not have the pearlescent coating) Cream, Light Creamrose and Creamrose.

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I hope this AIR trend sparks new inspiration for you to create  whimsical, delicate and /or romantic jewelry designs.

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 Harmony and Kashi

Signs It Will Be A Sparkling Spring!

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Early Signs It Will be a Sparkling Spring!

Crystal lovers and designers are already gearing up for spring! Awe Spring…how we love thee! Spring has not sprung quite yet, but this year (especially) seams that people are more than ready to welcome Spring in and all its’ rays of glory!

In the last two weeks people have been coming out of the woodwork scooping up all kinds of Swarovski Crystal Styles and Colors that are absolutely perfect for Spring.

Just the thought of Spring gets our colorful & creative juices flowing overtime, so here are some of the most popular Crystals to get you in the mood!

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Provence-Lavender Chrysolite Blend is an exceptionally lovely two-toned color blended to perfection. Swarovski’s has infused it’s timeless distinction into this graceful shade, bringing the best of both influences into one element that is absolutely ideal for all of your Spring jewelry designs.

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 Aquamarine is the March birthstone color which is an exquisite hue of soft Caribbean blue water reflecting a crystal transparency, resulting in a beautiful pastel azure-like quality.

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Swarovski Crystal BeadsPendants and Pearls have a timeless elegance that is essential for creating stylish and dynamic jewelry.

Swarovski Crystal Cube Necklace Design Inspiration

The 5601 Swarovski Crystal Cube beads have re surged in popularity in the recent years. People are creating all kinds of trendy jewelry, such as these types of Sex-In-The-City inspired necklaces.

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5601-4mm Cube Beads in Rose and Amethyst.

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Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Violet and Violet Opal

Violet is a lovely pastel purple and Violet Opal is a soft, ethereal type of purple with an opalescent color mixed in. Both are quintessential spring colors.

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If you’re a gal who enjoys a bit more sparkle in your life, the Violet AB is coated on half of the bead for a charming iridescent shine.

Now if you’re a gal who really likes to go big with her bling, then the Violet AB 2X is perfect for you! You’ve got the hole enchilada covered here baby, with a spectacular array of shimmering colors which simply put, is a feast for your eyes!

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Mint Alabaster is a unique crystal in that it is a solid opaque, green color in a soft pastel tone. Mint green became a popular jewelry and wedding trend last year and continues to captivate our attention.

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This minty marvel is a flawless Spring and Summer hue and if you like that special touch of sparkle, the Mint Alabaster AB is scrumptious!

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Swarovski Crystal 5754 Butterfly Beads and 5744 Flower Beads

Nothing says Spring more than butterflies and flowers! These delightful styles are a sweet reflection for our love of nature. As the colorful flowers blossom and the beautiful butterflies flutter about, there seams to be magic in the air.

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Awaken from winter’s slumber to spring’s fresh bounty, reflected in a bracelet that breathes new beginnings. Daintily crafted crystal shades of emerald, fern, and chartreuse with flashes of coral, cherry, and crimson, are set off with delicate Easter eggs of tactile smoothness. Featured elements include 6754 Butterfly Pendants, 6744 Flower Pendants, 6028 Xilion Oval Pendants and 5810 Swarovski Neon Pearls.

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Swarovski Crystal 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal Luminous Green and 5000 Round Beads in Chrysolite Champagne

If you’re looking for unique spring colors to incorporate in your jewelry designs, these two coatings express a graceful combination of two ideal spring tones, green and yellow.

They both have a light green base, blended with soft yellowish hues, topped of with a splash of sparkle. This delightful union is unique, subtle, and stylish, and would be a divine compliment to your Spring creations.

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Keep Smiling and Keep Sparkling!

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Harmony with her favorite furry buddy, wonder girl Kashi!

Here’s Your New Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design That Puts the WOW in WOWZA!

DIY Free Design and Instructions Swarovski Crystal Necklace Velvet Orchid

Learn how to make this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind “Velvet Orchid” necklace made with the new SWAROVSKI Crystal Innovations!

Stage-manage your personal red-carpet moment with this statement necklace designed to highlight the amazing new flexible and stunning technology of Graphic Rocks!

The brilliant sparkle from this unique product and design element exclusively made by SWAROVSKI, will elevate your look in a new fresh way. I guarantee everyone will admire this piece and will want to get a closer look, maybe even “cop a feel” (wink-wink) just to experience these crystal clusters up close and personal. The soft and idyllic Orchid colors blend flawlessly with the new Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearls.

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Below are the SWAROVSKI Crystals used in this necklace design and the corresponding information listed for each one and take a look and the step-by-step instructions below.

Style, Amount, Size, Color, Color Code

Beads 5000 6pcs. 6mm Amethyst 204

Beads 5000 2pcs. 8mm Purple Velvet 277

Graphic Rocks 72035 3pcs. 89x69mm GP 10104022001 (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 8mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 3pcs. 8mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 10pcs. 10mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 3pcs. 10mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 1pc. 12mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Crystal Pearls 5810 4pcs. 12mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650

Crystal Pearls 5810 2pcs. 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943 (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5810 7pcs. 14mm Crystal White Pearl 001 650  (please contact me for details)

Crystal Pearls 5840 1pc. 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 001 943

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Alcantara, 30x10cm, violet 2x Cord endings, 6mm, silver 2x Crimping tubes, silver Grosgrain ribbon, 1m, 18mm, violet Nylon thread, 3m, transparent Tiger tail 50cm, 0.3mm, silver and Two part adhesive glue.

Tools

Crimping pliers, Darning needle, Iron, Lighter, Scissors, Sewing needle, Side cutter, and Tape.

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STEP 1: Place the Swarovski Crystal Graphic Rocks art. 72035 flowers onto the Alcantara fabric. Iron them and cut out as shown in the illustrations. Repeat 2x with others flowers.

STEP 2: Cut 1m nylon thread and sew one of the flowers to form it into a bud shape. Sew Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5810 14mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl into this bud.

STEP 3: Cut 50cm long tiger tail, secure one end with a piece of tape. Slide on a crimping tube and art. 5810 8mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl 3x. Stitch a hole into the orchid, by using a darning needle. Thread tiger tail through the flower from back side to top side. Slide on all Swarovski Crystals of material list in order as shown in the illustrations. Slide on another crimping tube and secure the end with a piece of tape.

STEP 4: Sew one Swarovski Bead art. 5000 8mm Purple Velvet and three Swarovski Beads art. 5000 6mm Amethyst into the middle of the flowers to give the flowers a 3-dimensional form.

STEP 5: Thread end of tiger tail through a cord ending and back through the crimping tube and 3 of the Swarovski Crystal Pearls. Crimp the crimping tube and cut off the extra tiger tail. Repeat for the other end of necklace.

STEP 6: Cut two 50cm long pieces of grosgrain ribbon.

STEP 7: Fold the ribbon inwards a little and secure using the nylon thread. Fold the two edges inwards again and sew them together as well. See illustrations for clarification. Repeat with the other ribbon as well. Glue the prepared ribbon ends into the cord endings.

STEP 8: Stitch the bud prepared in the second step onto one of the ribbons.

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Fashionable Jewelry and Color Trends For Fall/Winter 2016-17 ~ Focusing On The Classic Style: Protectors of Equality

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Light Chrome

Swarovski’s New Innovations for Fall/Winter 2016-17 are nothing short of exceptional!

SWAROVSKI ~ The World’s Finest Crystals

Swarovski has been the premium brand for the world’s finest crystals since 1895. With more than 120 years’ experience of exception quality and mastery in cutting, Swarovski produces light-filled crystals of spectacular range and brilliance!

Swarovski consistently creates innovative products bringing you cutting edge designs for jewelry, fashion, textile and home decor. Their trend experts are as precise and reliable as the faceting structures on their crystals.

Swarovski Crystal Innovations and trends

Today we explore one of the four upcoming jewelry and fashion trends highlighted by Swarovski to help inspire you in creating new sparkling designs!

Overall Theme:

Power to Shine

‘Resilience’ is the keyword for Fall/Winter 2016/17. Social disquiet brings a need for self-reliance, with people taking their future into their own hands to create a better society where everyone has the power to shine.

Fall winter 2015 jewelry and color trends

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Swarovski Crystal Color Trends fall winter Classic

Color Combinations and Product Inspiration

Soft and strong are combined with an updated blend of red, violet and peach tones to reflect a contemporary unisex direction. Black and Burgundy hues merge with Amethyst to add extra depth and strength to this color palette.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Edgy crystal shapes play on notions of both elegance and toughness for an updated armor effect in accessories.

The soft violet and crystal with the slightest hints of blue hues of Crystal Vitrail Light transition exceptionally well with the classically complex sparkle of Crystal AB. These are wonderful complimentary colors to the deeper tones of Amethyst, which blends very well with the rich bordeaux quality of Burgundy. Crystal Silver Night is a perfect progression into the deeper perspective of the always and forever-popular Jet black.

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Designs will increasingly reference strength and power, with embellishment and decoration becoming fiercer; showcasing a desire not to back down.

Amethyst, Burgundy and Jet are traditional Fall and Winter staple colors and when these are mixed with the lighter elements of purple and peachy hues (Light Peach Crystals and Peach Pearls), it adds a little more balance and progression to the color palette as well as an uplifting feeling.

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Color inspiration for Fall/Winter 2016-17 trends

As we move down this color trend guide, similar Swarovski colors include Chrysolite, Peridot, Crystal Luminous GreenLight Peach, Peach Pearls, Silk and Crystal Brandy. Violet, Crystal Vitrail Light, and Crystal Lilac Shadow. Amethyst, Amethyst Satin, and Purple Velvet. Cyclamen Opal, and Violet Satin. Erinite, and Crystal Iridescent Green. Many of these colors compliment the new  Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Pearl beautifully!

Swarovski Jewelry Trends and Inspiration

Shiny and matt materials continue to merge, bluring the borders in a subtle not to no-gender design and reflecting the approximation of gender opposites.

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Swarovski Jewelry Inspiration

Delicate yet solid chains are embellished with crystals, emphasizing strength and resilience.

Dark metals and dark surface coatings appeal to both men and women, taking on fluid forms that reflect movement and progress.

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Please let me know if I can help you pair colors together for your designs and creations. This is what I LOVE to do and I’m always happy to help!!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

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.

Tassel necklace lavender fashion jewelry trends

(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!