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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Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE DARKNESS OF DESIRE

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Glamour Trend ~ The Darkness of Desire

Discovering new inspiration in the fantastical and the mystical is the focal point for this glamorous Fall 2014 trend  entitled ‘The Darkness of Desire’.  This captivating trend focuses on intuition and mysticism – that richly imagined repository of our deepest emotions, a dark realm of superstition, spells, shadowy secrets and unspoken passions.

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This theme hinges on our ability to dream, to imagine, to look beyond the illusions of life. Dark passions and desires are as much a part of the everyday as our desires for happiness, peace and well-being.

The theme encompasses the importance of moving away from the robotic society that surrounds us, distancing ourselves from formulaic models, and delving into the creative ether surrounding the design world.

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Mystery, intuition and magic are all evoked in this theme.

Our fascination with light evolves into a fascination with darkness –

the depth of shadows and shadowy secrets.

“This is where old-fashion beauty and savoir-faire meet contemporary creativity”

(A+A Design FW 2015-16).

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Jewelry emulates mysterious, naturally grown forms with tiny intricacies and small oddities.

Crystals sit alongside antique beads, pearls, and patina surfaces to add a touch of glamorous sparkle and tangled metal forms. Decadence and embellishments return – taking us away from the minimalism of the past few seasons, heralding a strong return to opulent ornamentation.

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There is almost a regal opulence to designs, representing a somewhat faded nobility for the modern day. Eclectic shapes and precious materials appear to contain a secret story.

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Minimalism is abandoned entirely within this jewelry trend and blends both history and emotion. Tarnished finishes recall dark desires and focus on the past – a key trend driver for major design directions.

Pendants and beads combine to create an individualistic style statement. Nostalgia and a focus on heritage are conveyed within the beautiful finish of the stunning crystal patina.

Glamour Color Inspiration

Deep and mysterious colors and coatings such as Jet, Jet Hematite, Crystal Silver Night and Black Patina pair well with the deeper brown tones such as Jet Nut, Dorado 2X, Smoked Topaz and Crystal Bronze Shade. Lighter coatings such as Crystal Silver Shade and Crystal Golden Shadow  transition into light and dark purple tones. The Light Amethyst and Smokey Mauve pairs well with Crystal Antique Pink, and Crystal Paradise Shine who’s multicolored effect brings out tones that compliment Tanzanite, Crystal Lilac Shadow, Amethyst and Blackberry Pearl and Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl.

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Materials that both suck in and radiate out light – fabrics fit for royalty – are heavily embellished with crystal.

Rich, ornamental detailing with botanical inspiration is set with subtle crystal Pave’ to create elaborate, luxurious designs.

Glamour Components Flag Fall Winter 2015-16 Jewelry and Color Trends

Exquisitely mysterious: purple and grays couple with smokey browns to evoke mystery and magic.

Spontaneous compositions evoke an impression of ethereal whimsy.

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Fashionable Mixed Metal Accessories

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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!

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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.

Mixed metal jewelry trend

This gorgeous and complex necklace design is using Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal and Crystal Silver Shade mixed with Swarovski Pearls in Light Grey and Copper with the stunning 6680 Cosmic Pendant accentuated with a 3700 Marguerite Beads in Crystal AB.

This fashionable necklace features a combination of metals, Swarovski crystals and pearls for a complex design that is uniquely stylish and on-point with the mixed metal theme.

Mixed metal Swarovski earrings

These Swarovski crystal earrings shine with a glamorously chic style, uniting the darker tones of gun metal and the brighter quality of gold accents and tassels.

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Have fun designing and expressing your unique style with eye-catching jewelry that plays with mixed plating’s!

Featured Designer ~ Arabesque Jewelry.com

Arabesque_Jewelry_LogoArabesque_Jewelry_Cover_PageArabesque Jewelry is a nationally recognized brand which specializes in pageant jewelry, bridal and wedding jewelry, and any other special occasion jewelry you can dream up!

The mission is simple: To help you make the statement you want to make.

Whether it is the missing pieces that you need to go with your perfect gown, sassy earrings to go with a kicky cocktail dress, or the perfect crowning jewels you need to rock it on stage, Arabesque Jewelry has an unlimited number of styles to give you that complete, polished look that you envision for yourself.

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Featuring Swarovski earrings created with large Swarovski Emerald Cut and Pearshape Crystal Fancy Stones flanked by individual pavéd AB elements. These show-stoppers are just the right amount of bling with swing to bring attention to your face!

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Featuring dainty pearls flanked by Swarovski Pearls highlighting Gold Crystal Rhinestone Rondelles and gold leaf shapes for the perfect bridal earring.

All of Arabesque Jewelry designs are customizable and can be crafted in your choice of colors and sizes from the highest quality materials.

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Featuring Swarovski double hoop beaded earrings created with 5328 XILION Bicone Beads, Rhinestone Rondelles and 6010 Briolette Pendants.

While you can purchase many of Arabesque’s signature pieces through the online store, their greatest pride comes from creating affordable, one-of-a-kind jewelry that is tailored to your specific wants and needs. There is nothing worse than showing up to an event only to find out someone else is imitating your look! They want to give you the peace of mind that unique jewelry affords, without having to pay a queen’s ransom for it.

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These decadent Swarovski chandelier earrings are uniquely designed using Crystal Rocks, Crystal Dorado 2X in XILION Bicone and Round Beads, Crystal AB Round Beads and 6010 Briolette Pendants completed with two Crystal Dorado 4737 Triangle Beads.

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Gorgeous Swarovski chandelier earrings incorporating Crystal Rocks (contact Rainbows of Light for ordering details) with 5328 XILION Bicone Crystal AB beaded elements which highlight the 6106 Crystal AB Pearshape Pendants to create an elegant and whimsical design.

Take a look at the gallery of custom designed work for inspiration and then contact Arabesque to create your perfect look for pageant jewelry, wedding jewelry and everything in between.​

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me. Thank you!

Crystal Clay ~DIY with Endless Creative Possibilities

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Crystal Clay is a unique and terrific product that opens up endless creative possibilities. Crystal Clay is a two part epoxy clay that can be easily mixed together and formed into any shape you would like and adheres to anything. With a large variety of color options you can cover molds and manipulate it into any jewelry or artistic design your heart desires!

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Incorporate your favorite SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS into your designs before the clay hardens in about 2 ½ to 3 hours. The clay is completely hardened in 14-16 hours. The most popular crystals to use are the Swarovski Round Stones or Fancy Stones, as these have pointed backs that allow for a solid setting along with a thin silver foil that is applied to the back of each stone concealing the clay behind the stone and all you see shining through is the brilliance of the stones faceting structure and color.

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Sparkling Crystal Clay Balls in every color of the rainbow!

Swarovski Flatbacks can also be used for stones that don’t need deep settings. With crystal clay there’s no baking or curing, simply set your stones and let it dry. You can quickly and easily create stunning one-of-a-kind professional looking jewelry in a flash.  You can even apply special sparkle dust to your crystal clay providing a perfect color match for all of your fashionable creations!

 

Featured Designer ~ Cindy from Cindy David Designs

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Cindy creates jewelry rich in color, texture and meaning.

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Cindy David Designs Jet Earrings

These striking Swarovski Jet Black Faceted Crystal Teardrop earrings are a classic and stylish design dangling from fashionable Gunmetal Chains and Links.

Cindy David Designs Rivioli Earrings

These simple and chic Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Dangle Earrings on sterling silver ear-wires are designed in the gorgeous Aquamarine color. 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.

Cindy David Designs Swarovski Bracelet

This unique and elegant design features square and bicone Sapphire Swarovski Crystals and Freshwater Pearls accented with sparkling squaredelles to create a beautiful 14k gold-filled bracelet.

Cindy David Designs Peridot Ring

This classy Balis silver stretch ring highlights a Swarovski crystal bicone in the Peridot color as the sparkling centerpiece with accents of Crystal Rhinestone Rondellels that create a elegant touch to this trendy look. These beauties are made in a variety of crystal colors making it easy to customize your favorite color and style.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!

Put Your Own Twist on it

The most popular beads that people tend to gravitate towards when designing jewelry are the 5328 Bicone and 5000 Round beads, which are universal, timeless, and beautiful. But it’s always nice to branch out, liven up your designs and try new things isn’t it? After all, that’s what artists and designers do. They dream of new and exciting possibilities and transform those dreams into their very own creations!

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Luckily you have an abundant assortment of unique and innovative styles of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS at your finger tips. I can just hear them now saying “pick me”, “no pick me”.  Believe me I know, it’s tough to choose just one with all of the sparkling talent out there, but today I have selected one style, the Twist family of 5621 Twist Beads, 6621 Twist Pendants and 3221 Twist Sew-On Stones to highlight (don’t worry you precious Graphic or Helix beads, I hear you and you’ll have your time to shine in the weeks to come).

Swarovski Twist Jewelry

It’s name says it all! The 5621 Twist Bead is is exceptionally unique in that, it’s not an optical illusion, the bead itself is actually twisting. The twisting characteristic of this talented bead is enhanced by the diagonal faceting structure, accentuating it’s dazzling and captivating uniqueness.

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Put your own twist on it…literally!

Enchanting jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets and rings can all be created using this exceptional and versatile style.

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Adding multiple twist beads together such as this Swarovski Wedding Princess Orchid Cuff Bracelet Design and Instructions, creates a brilliant and dynamic interplay of style and grace.