Why Handmade Gifts Are the Most Gratifying + Crystal Tassel Design Inspiration!


Swarovski Crystal DIY handmade gifts

There truly is nothing like giving a gift that was made by your very own hands!

Your creativity, vision and dedication when making a special gift for someone you love, is extra special!! It shows that you take the time to reflect on their individual style, what they will love, and that you go the extra mile for people in your life.

It’s scientifically proven that we love something more when we make it ourselves!

In my experience, they will appreciate your thoughtfulness and personal touch so much more! The added benefit is…you will too! I’m sure we’ve all felt this exceptional feeling before, after giving someone something you’ve put your time, energy and love into. There’s really nothing like it. Studies have shown that making something, even if it’s assembling a piece of furniture from IKEA, we are hardwired to like it more (even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly), than the same exact item that we simply bought. I Love this because it’s a win win!

Thank You

Here’s a sweet Thank You email that I just received from a new friend. I made her a special beaded strand with Crystals and Pearls and attached a Swarovski Crystal 6714 Star Pendant/Prism at the end. (I wish I took a picture of it – rats!) Here’s what she said:

We finally decided to hang our beautiful crystal on the morning side of the house.  There is one window we open, without fail, first thing in the morning to let in the day’s light.  And we can’t think of a better way to start our day than by receiving and enjoying the blessings of the crystal.  I finally completed this DIY task today (LOL), and we are looking forward to the morning’s greeting. Thank you again for this beautiful gift, as well as the gift of your friendship.”

I know I’m a bit of a sap, but this email almost made me cry! It filled my heart with so much joy to know that every day she will be enjoying all of the beautiful sparkles & Rainbows of Light that I handmade for her!

homemade Presents

Here’s a Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace that I recently made for my friend’s Birthday!

DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace Design Inspiration

I used 5810-6mm and 8mm Brown Pearls (Velvet Brown Pearls are a wonderful color substitution, as Brown has been discontinued), 5000-10mm Mocca Crystal Beads, 5000-6mm & 8mm Crystal Golden Shadow Round Beads, 5328-4mm & 6mm Crystal Silver Shade Bicone Beads, and a 5523-12mm Crystal Silver Shade Cosmic Bead. For the focal component, I used the 4439-20mm Square Bead in Crystal Dorado (technically a Fancy Stone because it doesn’t have any holes in it, unless you count the large one in the middle). The Crystal Dorado is nice because one side is the Dorado Coating that you see in the picture, and the other side is a medium grey tone, that blends nicely with the Crystal Silver Shade. The very last little sparkling detail, is the 6620-20mm Avant-Garde Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow.

DIY Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Necklace

My friend absolutely LOVES her new Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace! She put it on right away after opening it and I’ve seen her three times since and every time she’s been wearing it!! She says it goes with so many outfits, which is incredibly fun and rewarding that I made something that she loves so much!

Swarovski Authorized Reseller Crystals wholesale to the public

I hope you’re inspired to make beautiful, handmade gifts for you and your friends to enjoy this year. I’m always happy to personally assist you with color options, and style choices for all of your Swarovski Crystal desires!

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!
Happy Birthday Sheri



Festival Fever! DIY Bohemian Bangles ~ Design & Instructions

Wholesale Swarovski Crystals Festial Fever Free Jewelry Designs

Summer Festival Fever


Summer doesn’t feel like summer without rocking out at a music festival. From family-friendly block parties to boutique “glamping”, if you haven’t got your checklist done, waste no time, ’cause this summer is loaded with options. Go old school with flower tiaras or Woodstock floatiness, or go modern in cyber punk or cowboy looks. But whatever you choose, remember to take your festival staples: denim cut-offs, boho jewelry, funky bag and bandana. It’s time to embrace fringes, tassel jewelry, floppy hats and all the other festival accessories you’ve been waiting all year to wear.

 Don’t forget the three golden rules: customize, customize, customize! So line up the crystals you’ll need for sexy earrings and bracelets; make a colorful tribal trim for your hat; and get a funky festival manicure with your friends. Then just tune in and get that weekend festival vibe!

Festival fashion, jewelry and accessory inspiration

Check out our “Festival Time”Pinterest Page full of festival fashion, jewelry and accessory inspiration to get you in the mood!


Stringing: String crystals onto beading wire, thread, cord, or even ribbon, depending on the size of the hole, is a very easy way to make beautiful jewelry or crystal creations to enjoy. With limitless colors available, you can achieve any number of design possibilities.

Knotting: The “Crowning Hippie Chic” hat project uses a technique called a “Surgeon’s Knot”, which worth mastering, as it’s a lot less likely to untie itself. It’s similar to the regular square knot, but with this difference: When you’re doing the first half of the knot, instead of taking one thread around the other thread just once, you wrap around it twice. This tight double-wrap will hold securely while you do the second half of the square knot in the usual way.

Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions Bangle

Boho Style Bangles ~ Free Design and Instructions

Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions Bangle and Wholesale Crystal Beads

Swarovski Crystals in this Bohemian Style Project:

Swarovski Crystal 5000-6mm Round Beads in your favorite color ~ 36 pieces  (the picture shows Crystal Astral Pink, but has since been discontinued).

Swarovski Crystal 5728-12mm Scarab Bead in Crystal Metallic Sunshine ~ 1 piece

Swarovski Crystal 5860-12mm Coin Pearl or 5810-12mm Round Pearl in Crystal Scarabeaus Green ~ 1 piece

Swarovski Crystal 6731-14mm Sea Snail Pendant in Crystal Bermuda Blue ~ 1 piece

Supplies and Tools


4x Bangles, 2mm, gold

2x Headpins, gold

4x Jump rings, 5mm, gold

1x Jump ring, 7mm, gold

Sewing thread, Ø 0.5mm, 5m, red

2x Split rings, gold

3x  Tassels, small, multicolored


Beading needle, Flat nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Scissors, and a Side cutter

Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions Bangle and Wholesale Crystal Beads 1

Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions Bangle and Wholesale Crystal Beads 3

Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions Bangle and Wholesale Crystal Beads 4

Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions Bangle and Wholesale Crystal Beads 5

Swarovski Crystal Boho Bangle Instructions

STEP 1: Tie a knot on the bangle with the thread. Slide Swarovski Bead art. 5000 6mm Crystal Beads onto it using a beading needle. Wrap the thread around the bangle and back through the Swarovski bead and then onto the other bangle. Repeat this procedure until the bead is stabilized. Repeat the entire step to insert all the Swarovski 5000 beads onto the bangle.

STEP 2: Insert Swarovski Bead art. 5728 12mm Crystal Metallic Sunshine onto the headpin. Turn a loop at the end and twist the wire twice around the base of the loop. Repeat once more using the Swarovski Crystal Pearl art. 5860.

STEP 3: Insert the tassels onto the split rings.

STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Crystal Pearl, Swarovski Bead and the tassel to the bangle using 5mm jump rings. Attach the rest of the Swarovski Crystals on the material list to the other bangle as shown in our illustrations with this step.

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!