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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Segment: Jewelry

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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Spring and Summer Jewelry Design Inspiration

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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Swarovski Crystal 6905 Dragonfly Pendant

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

Swarovski Violet Cube Beads

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.

Swarovski Crystal White Opal Beads

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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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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Celebrating June Birthstone Colors!

Swarovsk Birthstone Colors Bicone ringsFor all you lovely ladies celebrating their Birthday in June, you are some lucky gals!

June is an exceptional birthstone month because there are three exquisite gem colors you get to choose from. There is Pearl, Alexandrite and Light Amethyst.

Swarovski and Freshwater White pearl chain bracelet

The Pearl is considered to be the symbol of purity, faithfulness, friendship and loyalty. Pearls are always popular for wedding jewelry, but they are also lovely to ware to any occasion, at work as well as an every day piece. This pearl bracelet incorporates a variety of fresh water and Swarovski White Pearls, which gives it a unique and whimsical look.

Swarovski Lavander Pearl Necklace

Unite the love of pearls with the love of purple! The Swarovski Lavender and Mauve Pearl Colors are two soft and elegant hues that compliment the June Birthstone month beautifully!

Swarovski Alexandrite Color Earrings

These Vintage Alexandrite Pearshape Crystal earrings display the graceful beauty that this color exudes.

6010 Swarovski Briolette earrings in Light Amethyst

Light Amethyst symbolizes humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. These graceful Swarovski earrings feature the Light Amethyst color beautifully and are made featuring the style 6010 Briolette Pendants.

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Have a Sparkling June Birthday!