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!

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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!

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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

 

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Shine Bright Birthday Girl!

Happy You Day

It’s one of my Best Girlfriend’s Birthday’s and I wanted to make her something extra special and sparkly! She Looooves sparkles! I’ve made her many Swarovski Crystal sun-catchers over the years and she has them hanging all over her home. She has one room with huge south facing windows and she loves texting me pictures of all the rainbows dancing about. She calls it Rainbow Power Hour! I love it, it always brightens my day!

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Here’s Lauren & I a few years ago having fun and celebrating the holidays together. I (left) have the goofiest look on my face (honestly, what am I doing???!!!) I really didn’t want to post this (so embarrassing) but it was a great one of her, and it is HER day after all…so I took one for the bestie team 😉

Anywhoes….the new Swarovski 6926-36mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants are so absolutely STUNNING, that I knew she had to have one! I’ve been so inspired by these beauties that I made her a necklace that I’m sure she will love!

Here it is……

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She loves necklaces with large pendants that sit right on her upper chest as a brilliant focal point, so I handmade this little treasure for her. I wanted it to be fairly neutral in color, so that she could wear it with a lot of different outfits.

I decided on Swarovski Crystal 5810 Light Grey Pearls, Clear and Crystal Silver Shade highlights in 5328-4mm & 6mm Xilion Biocne Beads, with a few 5000-6mm Round Crystal Satin accents.

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As the fashionistas say, grey is the new black, so I thought a mixture of light and medium grey tones would work well together, balanced out with clear crystal.

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For the unique accent beads, I used a 5500-10mm Pearshape Swarovski Crystal Bead as well as the Swarovski 5650-12mm Cubist Bead in Crystal Silver Shade.

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A close up of all the sparklie goodness (the picture does not do it justice!)

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I chose a similar rhombus shaped clasp to compliment the Rhombus Crystal.

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These innovative Swarovski Crystal Growing Rhombus Pendants have been flying out the door like hot cakes! We have a few colors and sizes still available by the individual pieces, or we can always order the larger Factory Packages of anything your heart desires!

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Swarovski 6926-36mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendant in Crystal Vitrail Light is a feast for the eyes! This remarkable visual experience features a gorgeous blend of purples, pinks, blues and greens creating new color variations with each movement.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal Vitrail Light is a smaller version of this on trend geode-like style of pendant, that has a closed crystallized center. These make excellent over-sized earrings or more of a dainty pendant, but is still thick and substantial.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal Golden Shadow is a natural and exquisitely elegant shade to accentuate this fashionable cluster of crystals.

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The Swarovski 6926-26mm Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendants in Crystal AB is a classic effect that is always popular due to it’s captivating array of pinks, blues yellows and greens dancing about, capturing and refracting light in the most beautiful way.

I hope this new Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace design has inspired your imagination and expanded your creativity, to wherever it wants to shine!

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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

Gorgeous New Crystal Jewelry Designs & Instructions!

Now is a perfect time make new jewelry designs for your Fall outfits and with the Holidays right around the corner, it’s time to get busy creating special gifts and eye catching beauties for your festive parties.

Swarovski’s beautiful New Fall and Winter Innovations, make it easy to create stunning jewelry that is both on trend, while providing a classic distinction that no other crystal can.

Here are a few gorgeous Swarovski Crystal jewelry designs and free instructions for your designing delight!

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Swarovski crystals Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code
Beads 5000 1 pc 8mm Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer 246 971
Fancy Stones 4470 4 pcs 10mm Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer 246 971
Crystal Pearls 5810 5 pcs 10mm Crystal Velvet Brown 001 951

Supplies:

4 10mm link settings “Almost Instant Jewelry” by Fire Mountain Gems #H20-3040MT

5” 20 gauge Gold Artistic Wire

1 lobster clasp

5 4mm jump rings

1 2” head pin

Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue

Alcohol wipes

Instructions

Step 1: Using the alcohol wipes clean each of the 10mm link settings. Using the two part epoxy, glue into each of the 10mm link settings the 4470 10mm light Colorado topaz shimmer cushion stones. Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Cut the 20 gauge wire into five 1” pieces. Using one piece of wire make a simple loop, slide on one 5810 10mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat four more times and set aside.

Step 3: Using one head pin slide on one 5000 10mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bead and wire wrap to close. Set aside.

Step 4: To make bracelet: using one jump ring attach lobster clasp to one pearl component made in Step 2. Then attach to one cushion stone component made in Step 1. Repeat pattern 4 more times ending with a pearl component. Add on 4 jump rings in a chain and then add on the bead component made in Step 3.

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Article No.

Amount

Size

Color

Color Code

Fancy Stones

4470

2 pcs

10mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer F

246 971

Crystal Pearls

5810

2 pcs

10mm

Crystal Velvet Brown

001 951

Crystal Pearls

5810

2 pcs

5mm

Crystal Velvet Brown

001 951

Crystal Pearls

5810

2 pcs

3mm

Crystal Velvet Brown

001 951

Sew On

3230

2 pcs

12x7mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer F

246 971

Supplies:

2 10mm link settings “Almost Instant Jewelry” by Fire Mountain Gems #H20-3040MT

4” 20 gauge Gold Artistic Wire

2 ear wires

2 1” head pin

Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue

Alcohol wipes

Instructions

Step 1: Using the alcohol wipes clean each of the 10mm link settings. Using the two part epoxy, glue into each of the 10mm link settings the 4470 10mm light Colorado topaz shimmer cushion stones. Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Cut the 20 gauge wire into four 1” pieces.

Step 3: Using one piece of wire make a simple loop, slide on one 5810 10mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat once more time and set aside.

Step 4: Using one piece of wire make a simple loop, slide on one 5810 5mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat once more time and set aside.

Step 5: Using one head pin, slide on one 5810 3mm velvet brown pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat once more time and set aside.

Step 6: To create earring: Starting with an ear wire attach to the 10mm pearl component made in Step 3, then attach to one cushion component made in Step 1, then attach one 5mm pearl component made in Step 4, then attach one 3230 12x7mm light Colorado topaz shimmer sew on, and finally one 3mm pearl component made in Step 3.

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Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

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Article No.

Amount

Size

Color

Color Code

Beads

5000

20 pcs

8mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Beads

5328

60 pcs

4mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Beads

5328

30 pcs

6mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Beads

5000

20 pcs

8mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

246 971

Beads

5328

60 pcs

4mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

246 971

Beads

5328

30 pcs

6mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

246 971

Beads

5328

60 pcs

4mm

Erinite Shimmer

360 971

Beads

5328

30 pcs

6mm

Erinite Shimmer

360 971

Pendants

6106

3 pcs

16mm

Black Diamond Shimmer

215 971

Rivoli

1122

1 pc

12mm

Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer F

246 971

Supplies:

1 Flora Toggle TierraCast® 94-6223-27

4¾” Flora Rings TierraCast® 94-3200-27

1 12mm Faceted Rivoli Link TierraCast® 94-3152-27

30 4mm oval jump rings

5 6mm round jump rings

12 2mm crimp beads

12 3mm crimp covers

72” beading wire

Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue

Alcohol wipes

Scotch tape

Instructions

Step 1: Using the alcohol wipes clean the Rivoli link. Using the two part epoxy glue in one 1122 12mm light Colorado topaz shimmer Rivoli into the link and set aside to dry for 24 hours.

Step 2: Cut the beading wire into six 12” pieces and set aside.

To Create Necklace Strands:

Step 3: Strand #1: Using one piece of wire slide on one crimp bead and one Flora Ring and crimp to close. Attach crimp cover. Slide on five 5328 4mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bicones, one 5000 8mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bead, three 5328 6mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bicones, and one 5000 8mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bead. Repeat this pattern 4 more times and end the strand with five 5328 4mm light Colorado topaz shimmer bicones. Close off the end with a piece of scotch tape.

Step 4: Strand #2: Using one piece of wire slide on one crimp bead and the same Flora Ring and crimp to close next to the first strand. Attach crimp cover. Slide on five 5328 4mm Erinite shimmer bicones and five 5328 6mm Erinite shimmer bicones. Repeat this pattern 4 more times and end the strand with five 5328 4mm Erinite shimmer bicones. Close off the end with a piece of scotch tape.

Step 5: Strand #3: Using one piece of wire slide on one crimp bead and the same Flora Ring and crimp to close next to the first strand. Attach crimp cover. Slide on five 5328 4mm black diamond shimmer bicones, one 5000 8mm black diamond shimmer bead, three 5328 6mm black diamond shimmer bicones, and one 5000 8mm black diamond shimmer bead. Repeat this pattern 4 more times and end the strand with five 5328 4mm black diamond shimmer bicones. Close off the end with a piece of scotch tape.

Step 6: Begin to make a tight braid with the three strands created in steps 3-5. When the braid is complete, slide on a crimp bead and one Flora Ring to one of the strands and crimp to close. Attach crimp cover. Repeat this step for the other two strands.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 3 – 6 to make other side of the necklace.

Step 8: Using 3 oval jump rings, attach them together to create a chain and then use this to attach one side of the Flora toggle to one of the Flora rings. Repeat this to attach the other side of the toggle.

Step 9: Using one round jump ring attach the Rivoli link made in Step 1 to the bottom Flora ring on the necklace. Using another round jump ring attach the bottom of the Rivoli link to another Flora Ring.

Step10: Using the oval jump rings make three chains with them. One with 4 rings, one with 8 rings, and one with 12 rings. On the bottom of each of these chains attach one 6106 16mm black diamond shimmer pendant. Using round jump rings, attach each chain to the bottom of the last Flora ring.

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Hope you’re inspired by these beautiful designs.

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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

Love in Every Bead ~ A Special Mother’s Day Necklace Design Inspiration!

Happy Mothers Day Love

Here’s one of my most cherished pictures of my wonderful Mom and I

Mother’s Day is that extra special time to reflect on the love and caring nature Mother’s give to their children. I feel incredibly lucky to have a mother who continues to be there for me and love me unconditionally. It’s the absolute greatest gift in the world and I’m always humbled by the power of love.

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This beautiful quote by Yogananda expresses the divine quality of a Mother’s love;

“The Mother’s love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.”

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I made a special Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace for my Mom to honor and celebrate everything she means to me. She is always so sweet in loving everything I make her.

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For Easter, I made her a sparkling Swarovski Crystal bracelet with spring tones and she wore it for a week straight. My Dad said she wore it on their nature walks and she would say “Harmony’s coming on the walk with us“. That literally melted my heart! I just thought that was the absolute sweetest! I pour my heart and energy into making jewelry for my friends and family and for my Mom to feel closer to me through the jewelry I make her, is incredibly touching.

Here’s the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl tassel necklace I made this Mother’s Day. I hope this design inspires you to make something extra special for your Mom, or if you’re a Mom who loves to make jewelry, it’s time to treat yo’ self!

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I wanted to make a soft and elegant necklace that had a touch of whimsical style. I Looooved how it turned out, I made one for myself too  🙂

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The style 5810 wholesale Swarovski Pearls that I used were in the color Platinum. Platinum is a wonderful neutral tone that goes with just about everything and even better, you can pair it with Gold or Silver tones and it looks beautiful with both!

You can even mix the goldish hues of the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow, with the light silver tones of Crystal Silver Shade together and it looks dreamy!

My Mom wears gold, so I made her’s with gold accents and mine with silver accents.

I mostly used the 5810-6mm and 8mm sized Swarovski Pearls and the 3mm and 4mm in one area for a tiny graduation up from the Crystal beads.

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I especially wanted to incorporate the new Swarovski stylish 5058 Baroque Bead for it’s elegant and timeless shape. I used the 5058-10mm and 14mm Crystal Golden Shadow Baroque Beads as highlights, surrounded by style 5000-6mm and 8mm Round Beads and 5328-4mm and 6mm Bicone Beads all in the matching Crystal Golden Shadow effect.

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I added some little gold flower elements to accentuated the Pearls and Crystals, which complimented the gold tones in the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow beautifully.

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I finished off the necklace with a gold clasp and a tassel that matched the Platinum Pearl color perfectly! I found the tassel at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and craft stores not in the jewelry section, but in the fabric tassel section.

The last Crystal that I added at the bottom, for a nice touch of sparkle, was the 6871-28mm Swarovski Crystal Buddha Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade.

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I hope this Mother’s Day Necklace Design has inspired you to make your Mom or yourself something beautiful to love, admire and enjoy!

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Happy Mother’s Day to All of You Wonderful Mothers Out There!

Wishing you a day full of LOVE!

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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!
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Free Crystal “Summer Blue”Necklace Design & Instructions

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Free Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design and Instructions

Create this look: high-tech meets Modernist

This new Swarovski Crystal Necklace design inspiration has very unique embellishments, Crystals on top of Crystals; now that’s a unique concept! This pendant necklace fuses new Shiny LacquerPRO Fancy Stones onto the Square Fancy Stones, creating a design that fuses nature-tech hues with a futuristic glam.

Asymmetric and graphic, Summer Blue will give an artistic edge to any outfit, whether you’re dressed up or dressed down.

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SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Free Jewelry Design Project

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4139 2pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4320 1pc. 14x10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 6pcs. 14mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4439 5pcs. 20mm Crystal 001 Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Azure Blue 001 L112S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Light Coral 001 L116S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Mint Green 001 L115S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 2pcs. 10mm Peony Pink 001 L113S Fancy Stones

Swarovski Crystal 4470 1pc. 10mm Summer Blue 001 L114S

Supplies and Tools

Supplies

Chain, silver, 80cm

2x Jump rings, silver, 4mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 6mm

1x Jump ring, silver, 8mm

1x Lobster clasp, silver

UV Glue

Tools

Flat nose pliers

Side cutter

Toothpick

UV glue lamp

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STEP 1: Arrange Swarovski Fancy Stones art.4320 and 4470 with back side up as shown. Apply the UV glue onto the Swarovski Fancy Stone art.4439 and place it on top of the arranged Fancy Stones. Activate glue with a UV light to fix them firmly. Repeat this step 6 more times as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 2: Glue and attach all the pieces together using the UV glue and light.

STEP 3: Cut an 80cm long chain. Attach it to the piece prepared in the previous steps using an 8mm jump ring as shown. Attach one end of the chain to a lobster clasp using a 4mm jump ring and attach the other end of the chain to a 6mm jump ring with a 4mm jump rings.

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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!
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Create These “Groovy Skulls” Earrings ~ DIY Design and Instructions!

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Free DIY “Groovy Skulls” Earring Design and Instructions

It’s Halloween time, so dress for divine darkness with the mysterious Swarovski Sparkling Skulls earrings. This charismatic combination of Crystal Pearls and Crystal Skull Beads in Crystal Silver Night 2X will make you the belle of the monster ball!

These easy to make Swarovski Crystal Skull and Pearl Hoop earrings are a fun design to create and wear, especially around this spooky time of year! This DIY earring design and project combines many deep Black, Hematite and Iridescent coatings that perfectly represent the Halloween mood. The front and center Swarovski Crystal Skull Bead captivates your attention, that emphasizes high precision faceting in a 3D look, creating detailed drama and mystery.

Although these Skull earrings are ideal for celebrating Halloween, they also pair well with the edgy jewelry fashion trend, accentuating a dark, rock glam style!

See the Step by Step Directions below in picture and written form.

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Swarovski Crystal Beads & Pearls Used to Make these Skull Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Skull Beads 5750-13mm Crystal Silver Night 2X – 2 pieces

(or choose from your favorite colored Skull Beads)

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-3mm Dark Grey Pearl – 6 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-3mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl – 4 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-3mm Mystic Black Pearl – 16 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-4mm Dark Grey Pearl – 10 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-4mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl – 6 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-4mm Mystic Black Pearl – 34 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-5mm Dark Grey Pearl – 4 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-5mm Mystic Black Pearl – 4 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-6mm Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl – 2 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810-6mm Mystic Black Pearl – 4 pieces

Supplies

2 Silver Ear posts

2 , 4mm Silver Jump rings

Two part adhesive glue

Wire silver, 0.8 mm, 60 cm

Tools

Drinking glass,

6 cm Flat nose pliers

Round nose pliers

Ruler

Side cutter

Toothpick

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STEP 1: Cut a 60 cm long wire and make a loop at one of the ends of the wire. Form the wire into a circle shape using a drinking glass that is approximately 6cm.

STEP 2: Turn the loop formed on the wire to a 90˚ angle. Start inserting the Swarovski crystals from the material list onto the wire. After you insert the Swarovski Bead art. 5750 Crystal Silver Night 2x, place some glue underneath the bead using a toothpick and let it dry for 2 hours. Proceed with the remaining Swarovski crystals as shown.

STEP 3: Insert the other end of the wire through the loop and turn a loop on this end as well.

STEP 4: Attach the ear post to the top loop of the earring using a 4 mm jump ring. Repeat steps 1–4 to make the second earring.

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Explore the Fall/Winter Jewelry & Fashion Trends “Soul Food”

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SOUL FOOD

Old is the New Black and the back story of how something is made will be very important to consumers moving forward.

Who, What When, Where, Why??

Diving into who made a particular piece of jewelry, what is it made out of, when was it made, how was it made, why was it made – all of these influencing factors will play-out in our purchasing decisions in the future. 

Today we explore the Swarovski Crystal CLASSIC Trend called SOUL FOOD for the Fall and Winter 2017-18 jewelry trends and jewelry design inspirations within the overall theme of “THE NATURE OF US

“A desire for less clutter and a clearer conscience forges a new appreciation of details, materials, craftsmanship and provenance. Consumers are willing to spend more on less, but expect a longer, more meaningful connection with their purchases in return.”(WGSN, Big Ideas AW 2017/18)

The new catchcry for design is “home-spun and humble,” with pieces borrowing colors and details from a range of historical influences and morphing them for the modern mindset.

Designs have a pure and humble feel, with the stripped-back necessity of Scandinavian design infiltrating all segments to highlight the beauty of clean lines.

This new focus on pared-back jewelry designs sees less become even less, but mean even more.

Form follows function as we pay homage to the worker, the laborer, and the farmer, taking direct inspiration from the essential and honest elements of life on the land.

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Jewelry Inspirations within the CLASSIC Trend Will Have the Following Movement

RURAL

Natural, recycled elements combined with radiant crystals create a patchwork ethos, underling the prevailing desire for zero waste.

LABOR

Industrial elements that show affinity with the land and humble beginnings appear across designs, paying homage to new heroes – the farmhand, the laborer, and the worker.

HUMBLE

Jewelry and fashion designs swings between rustic tomboy mindset and humble aesthetic in an update of the gender-neutral and slow-folk trends.

REDUCED

Design elements are stripped back to basics in a pure way, as form follows function and incorporating Swarovski crystals into working elements such as aprons, highlight the simplicity of design and a trend to blend these two aspects together.

PURE

A focus on pure designs taken from nature marries hard-wearing, sustainable materials with earthy crystal colors.

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Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Design Inspiration

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New materials and color combinations modernize jewelry, making it distinctive both in style and substance.

Jewelry design trends are moving towards pieces that are encrusted  with clusters of modern cut crystals, with mixed-media detailing that creates a homogeneous spirit.

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This Clustered Swarovski Crystal necklace by Bijou Tre’sor Fashion Jewelry Boutique incorporates different styles of chain, a thicker and bulkier piece on top and a fringe style hanging on the bottom creates movement and decadence.

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This bold Statement necklace from Style.com incorporates Swarovski Crystal Beads, Pearls, Round Fancy Stones, Triangle Sew-On-Stones mixed with natural stones, combined with different shaped chains along with Gold, Silver and Gun Metal plated chains to create a unique and stylish piece.

Modern and architectural shapes evolve, with intricately set crystals bringing a completely unique aesthetic to rings in oversized portions.

Enlarged profiles, circles  and sculptural constructions highlight the new industrial trend, offering a nod to the simplicity of pared-back design with rustic authenticity.

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Bold statement pieces and crystal earrings remain a highlight, like these beautiful Swarovski Crystal dangle earrings in Blush Rose made by The Crystal Rose.

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Fall and Winter Fashion Trends and Inspiration (photo credit from Petite Fashionista)

A focus on quality and craft is key in sustainable, hard-wearing designs decorated with Crystals.

The significance of the apron as a practical element taken from life on the land turns into a high-end fashion statement when combined with radiant Swarovski Crystals.

Function Meets Beauty

There will be an increasing trend towards making functional pieces, such as aprons, shoes or work boots, buckles and hats to also be embellished with crystals creating a beautiful utilitarian purpose.

Keep it Natural & Simple with Soft, Relaxed Fabrics

Oversized, heavy knits interwoven with crystal components continue to show our affiliation with all things natural and simple.

Soft, natural and relaxed fabrics will be popular, such as lambswool, felt, and angora  creating an elevated luxurious look and feel. Pockets will be incorporated into many garments, paying homage to the tomboy style.

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New Swarovski Lacquer Coatings Express a Sophisticated Shine

The new Swarovski Crystal Lacquer colors perfectly resonate with the current consumer mood, where sophistication shine meets refined sparkle. Highlighting a strong new direction for crystal, the on-trend hues of Ivory Cream and Dark Red convey a sense of timelessness in a subtle, reduced color palette speaking of heritage and authenticity.

As a perfect match to the new Iridescent Red Pearl, these new effects continue the allure of Crystal Lacquer Powder effects and present a completely new complement to the Swarovski color and effect assortment.

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Swarovski’s Newest Fall and Winter Pearl Innovation: Crystal Iridescent Red

With people exploring a cultural mash-up of styles and designs, colors no longer simply feature a single hue, but cleverly merge multiple tones together, reflecting a reestablished love of eccentricity and individuality.

The Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl unites seemingly impossible extremes, oscillating between rich reds and airy gray tones.  It serves as a perfect match for the new Crystal Dark Grey and Crystal Dark Red Laqcuer effects, creating very elegant jewelry designs.

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Swarovski’s New Crystal Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone

Reflecting versatility and individuality, the 4122 Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone features a modern, softly rounded shape that marries unconventional edges with streamlined directional faceting. Based on the all-time favorite Rivolii cut, itt crosses boarders and boundaries while its unparalleled versatility ensures that it is able to cater to a variety of style directions – from rock’n’roll glamour, refined simplicity, and cross-culture mash-ups through to futuristic design directions.

Rivoli Crystals are very popular in the seed-beading community, as they bead around the edges of the stone, creating gorgeous jewelry designs with a brilliant center. Lending new edge to a timeless classic, the Oval Rivoli Fancy Stone is bound to be a new essential for affordable jewelry pieces.

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Swarovski’s New Framed Flatbacks Crystal Rhinestones

Millennials and Gen Z are reinventing their work-life balance, moving between a rediscovered love of handcraft and continued fascination with the digital world. Easy, comfortable shapes, functionality and clever material mixing are today’s heroes, and the Framed Flat Back captures them all perfectly.

Cabochons meet metal in a fusion of pearl and flat rivet for a new industrial-inspired looks and sci-fi work-wear directions, referencing a new breed of bright young things. The Framed Flatback Rhinestones bring both functionality of a cost- and time saving Hotfix rivet and the elegant look of a timeless piece.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Classic Round and Pear shapes reflect a more humble and pared-back approach to embellishment.

Geometric crystal patterns and metal elements create an industrial-inspired style, celebrating a revived love of the rough and rustic.

Iridescent Crystal Pearls and Framed Cabochons alternate with the new shiny Lacquer crystals, highlighting the current desire for reduced shine in authentic and humble design directions.

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Swarovski Crystal Color Combinations and Inspiration

This overall color blend inspiration begins with deeper and natural reddish tones, which pair well with both the red and blue purple hues, that compliment organic shades of green, which look very nice with the softer tan and saturated brownish influences.

Rich wine and Bordeaux colors such as Burgundy, Crystal Iridescent Red Pearl, Crystal Antique Pink, Crystal Lilac Shadow and Light Rose Satin, blend exceptionally well with the deeper and lighter reddish purple tones of Amethyst and Light Amethyst.

The Bluer purple tones, such as Provence Lavender, Violet and Tanzanite, add a refreshing infusion of buoyant optimism as we move into the more earth-bound, organic colors.

Erinite is as lovely medium toned greenish color that unites the purples with organic green tones such as Olivine, Light Olivine, Lime and Crystal Iridescen Green Pearl, which all look nice with the very Light hues of Crystal Luminous Green. All of these natural green tones always  match well with the lighter tan colors of Ivory Lacquer, Crystal Golden Shadow,  and Light Colorado Topaz. The darker brown to grayish influences include Crystal Bronze Shade, Colorado Topaz, Smoked Topaz, and Greige.

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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!
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