Get Your Crafty Kicks On This 4th of July & Celebrate CHUCKS “GLORY DAYS”

DIY 4th of July Chuck Taylor Swarovski Crystal Shoes

Add a little twinkle to your toes with a pair of statement sneakers. Finish off your high-tops with eye-catching Swarovski crystals sewn on to patriotic red, white and blue for some extra Fourth of July sparkle. And when Independence Day celebrations are over, wear them to make every day a dazzle day!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Chuck Taylor shoes with Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski crystals

Swarovski 3288 – 8mm 42 pieces Crystal Sew-on Stones

Swarovski 3288 – 10mm 3 pieces Crystal Sew-on Stones

Supplies & Tools

White sewing thread, red and blue fabric paint. Carboard, 3x3cm Paint brush, a pencil, a ruler, scissors and a sewing needle.

DIY Swarovski Crystal Chuck Taylor Shoes design and instructions

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STEP 1: Use our pattern or draw a 2cm star onto a cardboard as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 2: Use the cardboard star template and a pencil to draw stars all around one of the shoes. Draw horizontal lines around the other shoe with a pencil to make 1.5cm wide stripes.

STEP 3: Paint the horizontal stripes on the one shoe in red and the background around the stars of the other shoe in blue.

STEP 4: Tie a double knot onto a sewing thread and sew Swarovski Sew-on Stones 3288 8mm Crystal on top of the red stripes. (Do not pierce through to the inside of the shoe with the needle and thread). Repeat the steps with the horizontal rows and the stars as shown in the illustration and material list.

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Guess Who’s Going To The Bead & Button Show This Year…A Special Sneak Peek Of The Sparkling Display!

Sneak Peak to trade show display from Rainbows of Light

(Picture of the Day from The Telegraph)

I have some FUN news to share with everyone! I will be selling all your favorite Swarovski Crystals at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee  this year!! Yay!

Bead and Button Show 2015

Free admission to the show this year starting Friday June 5th  through Sunday the 7th! Print out your free voucher now! I will be at booth #432 Please come by and say Hi, I can’t wait to see everyone!

I have been a very busy little bee lately preparing for this endeavor. It is my very first trade show and I am super excited!

I am a crafty lady and love DIY projects, so I am making as much of the display as I can myself. Here is a sneak peek of my painting and crystallizing projects for my dazzling booth!

Lavendar frames and crystals for tradeshow

My color palette is a variety of lavender/purple hues, silver and cream. Here is a picture frame that I found at the goodwill and painted it with darker and lighter lavender tones and added Swarovski 2088-16ss and 20ss AmethystLight Amethyst and Crystal Flatbacks to the frame. I love how it turned out (the picture doesn’t do it justice). It has an elegant, fun and whimsical feel that I just love!

DIY Lavendar frame and crystal embellished box from Rainbows of Light

I found this frame and little jewelry box at Michael’s. They were both a light unfinished wood color, which I painted and embellished with Swarovski Flatbacks using E6000 to add a touch of feminine sparkle.

DIY painting frames for tradeshow from Rainbows of Light

Here are what the frames used to look like. I scored at the goodwill finding frames from $0.99 to $4.99. All it takes is a little time and energy to paint and crystallize them, but well worth the effort. If I were to buy frames that were already beautified, it would have cost around $30-$50 each. That’s way I love DIY projects so much! It’s fun to be hands-on and creative while saving big bucks, plus you feel so much more accomplished – it’s a win-win!

DIY painting frames and adding Swarovski Crystals

More great frame finds at the goodwill…let the transformation begin!

DIY painting frames and gluing Swarovski Crystals Flatbacks from Rainbows of Light

Crystallizing in the works…It’s such a joy to see my dream coming true!

Tiered Kashi helping paws

I had to sneak in a little picture of Kashi, the best & sweetest little helper around…she’s already tuckered out with how much work we’ve been doing 😉

DIY painting frames and adding Swarovski Crystals Flatbacks from Rainbows of Light

I’m really enjoying this process. It’s extremely rewarding and I’m looking forward to bringing all of these beautiful elements together. I will keep you updated as to how the display is coming together…but even better I would LOVE to meet you in person at the show!

Definitely this is what I am looking forward to the most, is meeting all of our wonderful customers in person! Please, please, please, stop by and say Hi, I will be at booth #432…look for all the sparkles at Rainbows of Light!!

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Looking forward to seeing you soon and until then…sparkle on!

Sparkling St. Patrick’s Day Jewelry Inspirations!

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St. Patricks Day holds a special place in my heart…it’s the day that Mike proposed! Yep that’s right, at the top of Greyback Mountain in Sedona, AZ down on one knee holding more than a “sham-rock” just 10 short years ago, the love of my life popped the question! What sweet memories that day holds for me.

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Here’s a fun picture of me in Ireland kissing the Blarney Stone.

I love creating a new piece of Irish inspired jewelry to wear on St. Paddy’s Day. It’s a fun day full of festivities and great times with friends. Here are a few pieces to inspire your creativity.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Jewelry

(Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Handmade by HappyEverythingElse on Etsy.)

Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beaded bracelet in Erinite and Pacific Opal created into cute a shamrocks.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Jewelry Clover Earrings

(Swarovski Crystal St. Patrick’s Day Clover Earrings Handmade by jemsjewelry on Etsy.)

Sweet and simple, the 5752 Clover Beads cheerfully dangle below a Peridot Bicone Bead for a cute pair of Irish inspired earrings.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Bracelet

(St. Patrick’s Day Charm Bracelet Handmade by whimsydaisydesigns on Etsy.)

This Swarovski Crystal lucky charm bracelet would be a fun and festive piece to wear. Showcasing a variety of Bicone Beads in Peridot and Fern Green along with the 5742 Clover Beads ~ may the luck of the Irish smile on ya 😉

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(Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed Beads Created into a Bracelet)

The sparkling Swarovski 80101 BeCharmed Beads in Peridot shines bright and can be easily made into necklaces, bracelets or earrings.

Swarovski Crystal 5621 Twist Bead Bracelet in Peridot

(Swarovski Twist Bracelet Handmade by DelaneyJeanJewelry on Etsy.)

This sweet and simple Swarovski bracelet is created using the 5621 Peridot Twist Bead and Crystal AB Xilion Bicone Beads.

Swarovski Crystal St. Patricks Day Bracelet Cubes

(Colorful St. Patrick’s Day Bracelet Handmade by Tracey’s Custom Designs on Etsy.)

This green and white bracelet features a variety of beautiful Swarovski Beads including the 5601 Cube Beads, Rhondelle Beads, Rhinestone Rondelles and Pave Ball Beads.

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Have fun and sparkle bright this St. Paddy’s Day!

Heads Up ~ See The Swarovski Pearl Colors That Are Being Discontinued

Swarovski Pearl Bracelets with Rhinestone Rondelles

(Colorful Swarovski Pearl and Rhinestone Rondelle Bracelets made by Choose Hope)

Swarovski Pearls are very popular among jewelry designers and admirers for many reasons. They are available in a wide range of colors and effects that have an innovative, lustrous pearlescent coating that provides a flawless, silky smooth surface resistant to rubbing, scratching, perfume and perspiration. They are made with a Swarovski Crystal core and are always perfectly symmetrical.

All in all, they bestow a refined sophistication to all designs, especially wedding jewelry and are simply divine!

Chunky Pearl and Crystal Necklace

(Chunky Pearl and Crystal Necklace made by SukranKirtisJewelry on Etsy.)

Unfortunately Swarovski is discontinuing some of the Pearl colors and I wanted to give you a heads up so that you can plan your designs accordingly (or keep them for yourself ;-)).

Below is a  list of the 5810 Round Swarovski Pearls Colors that have been discontinued ~

This means once Swarovski sells out of their varied stock levels, they will no longer be produced. In some cases they have already sold out and Rainbows of Light may have a little stock still available.

Swarovski Pearls 5810 Antique Brass  Swarovski Pearls 5810 Copper

Antique Brass                                                Copper

Swarovski Pearls 5810 Deep Brown                          Swarovski Pearls 5810 Powdered Green

Deep Brown                                                             Powdered Green

Swarovski Pearls 5810 Deep Purple  Swarovski Pearls 5810 Light Green

Deep Purple                                                            Light Green

 Swarovski Pearl 5810 Maroon

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Swarovski Pearl Bracelet Multi Stranded Memory Wire

(Swarovski Pearl Memory Wire Layered Bracelet Made by BeaditudeBoutique on Etsy.)

Swarovski Pearls are gorgeous and the colors that are being discontinued will take a varied amount of time to be completely gone. Some are gone already, some will take days and some will take years, it all depends on the stock levels. I am happy to provide you with more detailed information upon request.

Thank you and happy beading!

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