Wire Luxe ~ Luxurious Knit Wire for Jewelry Making

Wire Luxe Bracelet Design and tutorial

Beautiful Swarovski Crystal Bracelet using WireLuxe.

WireLuxe is a special new kit wire, designed a striated open weave center and tight knit edge. This unique combination creates a soft, flexible, lightweight knit with a firm structure that can be manipulated into different shapes by simply pulling one or both edges.

Bracelet using WireLuxe

Jewelry artisans and crafters alike will love the versatility, metallic shimmer and rich colors. WireLuxe is also perfect wear as is, or spice it up with a variety of sparkling options. You can embellish the WireLuxe with seedbeads, or for an extra glamorous look, glue or attach on SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS such as Swarovski flatbacks, Cupchains (contact us for details), BeadsPendants and Sew-On Stones to name a few. 

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Bracelet Design and Instructions

The WireLuxe is very flexable and durable providing a variety of design options – straight, curved, zigag or any combination. Now you can create a wide band necklace that curves, shapes, conforms and lays flat around your neckline!
• cut with scissors, self-locking knit won’t unravel
• tarnish resistant, nickel-free
• easy to clean, simply wipe with a water-damp jewelers or lint-free cloth

Swarovski Crystal Pave Bead Jewelry Design Inspirations

Gorgeous jewelry design inspirations using the Swarovski Crystal Pave Bead Collection and thread onto WireLuxe for an easy application and very unique look.

Watch this helpful video tutorial on how to use WireLuxe and be inspired to create gorgeous sparkling designs!

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Chic Fall and Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Accessory Trends!

Fall and winter 2014-2015 fashion accessory trends crystal

 There is an extensive diversity of accessory styles and trends this upcoming fall and winter, which is wonderful news for both designers and admirers alike. The general theme is heavily influenced by creativity and resourcefulness. This is fabulous because it gives us the freedom and flexibility to create and/or wear the styles that we are most drawn to and they will be compatible with many different looks.

Swarovski Crystal Statement Necklace

The number one overall predominant accessory style trend this fall and winter is massive, over-sized jewelry. Embrace this opportunity because it’s a perfect time to let your imagination run wild and to dream big!

Swarovski Statement Necklace Accessory Trends Fall Winter 2014-2015

Swarovski Statement Necklaces Featuring 6670 De-Art Pendants and Crystalactite Pendants

This season the saying “the bigger the better” will ring especially true. No piece of jewelry will be too big or outlandish this season, so go on and adorn yourself with sizable sparkling accents from statement necklaces to bracelets and earrings.

Swarovski Crytsal Statement Necklace

Chic Floral necklaces trend

Creative interpretations of necklace designs include the extra large and fantastically chic floral neckline. Imaginative and innovative floral designs can be combined with unique shapes for an impressive look.

Embellished Gloves Fall and Winter Trend

For an ultra posh look, lavishly ornamented gloves and purses will be in vogue this upcoming season.

Swarovski embellished purse

Embellish your own handbag or purse using Swarovski Sew-On Stones

The creative options are endless and this season allows you to think outside of the box and put your ingenuity to work.

Swarovski embellished Pashmina scarf

Beautifully embellished scarf using 2078 and 2088 Swarovski Flatbacks

I already envision myself embellishing scarves and Pashminas for an extra touch of glam. Wait a minute… I may be on to something… these would make perfect holiday gifts for my lovely friends and family! Everyone I know loves receiving something specially made just for them and this would be an easy, stylish accent I know they would wear and appreciate. I’ll have to get creative and think about the designs more. Once I make them I will post them for you to see!

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I hope these stylish trends spark your creative juices and stayed tuned for more fashionable Fall/Winter trends to come!

Celebrate the Holidays with Sparkle and Style!

Opra shares her most favorite thisng 2013 list

It’s official…the anticipation of the upcoming Holiday Season has just hit me!

I’m not sure if it was because I recently read about Oprah Winfrey sharing her “Most Favorite Things!” 2013 list, or if it was making plans for Thanksgiving and a Friends-giving that has got me so excited, but I’ve just been inspired for this year’s festivities!

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There are so many wonderful traditions that we all do to create magical and memorable experiences for the holidays. The moments that bring me the most joy are decorating the house, cooking yummy meals and treats to share, creating fabulous sparkling gifts for friends and family (plus fun sparkles for myself!) and making special memories with the ones I love.

Wholesale Swarovski Elements Sparkling Heart

I’m sure everyone enjoys all of these things and I know the most rewarding experiences are the times when you pour your heart into everything you do, whether it’s creating, cooking, beading, giving, or spending quality time with quality people.

Opras favorite things 2013 Susan Hanover Earrings Candy Crush

Susan Hanover Earrings

There were three items on Oprah Winfrey’s “Most Favorite Things” 2013 list that caught my eye, and I thought to my self, I like that but what if I could add my own little special touch to it? They would be perfect little handmade gifts, with an added sparkly bonus, plus I could make one for my self (just for good measure).

These “Candy Crush” earrings resemble the Swarovski 6100 Taerdrop Pendants that can be made into stunning earrings for a fraction of the price.

Swarovski 6100 Teardrop Pendant Earrings

Featuring Swarovski 6100 24mm or 34mm Teardrop Pendants created into earrings in Crystal Vitrail Light, Clear Crystal, Fire Opal, Ocean Blue, Terrenum, Crystal Bermuda Blue, Crystal Vitrail Medium and Crystal AB

Swarovski 6106 Pearshape Pendant Earrings

A similar design idea features the Swarovski style 4327 Pearshape Fancy Stones made into gorgeous earrings. You could also create a classic design using Swarovski 6106 Pearshape Pendants.

Opras Favorite Things 2013 Embellished Headbands

Another sparkling item that made Oprah Winfrey’s “Most Favorite Things” 2013 list were  these fun and glitzy headbands.

I love the idea, but they are a little pricey and you could make a few of your own custom headbands for as much as it would cost to buy just one of these. They make perfect little gifts or sparkling stocking stuffers too! Your design options are endless with Swarovski Beads, Pearls, Flatbacks, Sew-On-Stones or Buttons. Embellishing a one-of-a-kind accessory has never been easier or more fun! Here are lots of inspiring ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Opras favorite things 2013 purse mirrors

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2013 List Featuring Purse Mirrors

One more item making the list that piqued my interest were these delightful personalized purse mirrors. They are colorful, handy and stylish, but could stand to have a little more sparkle on them, don’t you agree? Thankfully that’s a simple fix! All you need are Swarovski Flatbacks and a little E6000 Glue…and vuala! You have created a stunning, personalized compact that is functional and most of all stunning!

Swarovski Crystal Gold Compacts or purse mirror

Add just a touch of sparkle…

Swarovski Crystal purse mirror Blue Flatbacks DIY

or go ahead and embellish the whole surface…either way you will have the prettiest of them all!

Swarovski Wild Heart Bead

I hope these sparkling ideas were a source of creative inspiration for you. Sparkles and Smiles!

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.

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Classic The Mood Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

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

Classic Style Product Inspiration Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

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

Classic Style Extravagant Simplicity Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

Classic Jewelry Inspiration Swarovski Elements Fashion and Color Trends

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

Jewelry designed by Philippe Audibert

SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATIONS INSPIRATIONS

Classic Color Combinations Inspirations Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

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.

Classic Segment Inspiration Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

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.

Classic Componets Flag Swarovski Fashion and Color Trends

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

Swarovski Fancy Stone Style 4884 WhiteOpal

Sparkles and Smiles!