On the Brighter Side ~ See the Vibrant Color Trends this Fall & Winter with Matching Swarovski Crystals!

Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015 Chic Fashion

2015 Pantone Color Report: An Evolving Color Landscape

Here is this last section of the top 10 most popular fall and winter colors, where I focus on the warmest and most unique hues this color palette has to offer. I’m thrilled that there are some refreshingly cheerful colors to choose from this season! The colors that we choose to wear and surround ourselves with can have a substantial impact on our mood, so I love that it will now be “fashionably acceptable” to incorporate more vibrant and upbeat hues to uplift our spirits on some of those dreary winter days.

Cadmium Orange Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and gorgeous hue that is somewhat subtle but holds enough drama for a new type of refreshing orange this Fall and Winter. It’s almost a peachy type of orange that evokes a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy. It’s both playful and sophisticated that is a lighter compliment to the more traditional deeper orange and copper type fall tones. It can also act as a valiant contrast to the darker blue and green tones popular in these cooler months ahead.

Cadmium Orange’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

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Coral Pearls (Gemstone Color)

Swarovski Pearls 5810 Coral

Rose Peach  Rose Peach Pearls (which are actually more peachy in color than Rose)

Swarovski Crystals Rose Peach  Swarovski Pearls 5810_RosePeach

Cashmere Rose Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Cashmere Rose

The Cashmere Rose is an absolute exquisite color! This feminine almost antique pink hue also has a gentle and elegant richness to it that sets it apart as one of my all-time favorite colors! It’s just a perfectly lovely and delightful hue that is graceful and timeless.

It’s a gorgeous color that pairs well with so many options. It’s an ideal color for making wedding jewelry, because it’s works perfectly for both bridesmaids in a wedding party, as well as guests of a wedding. It’s also an every day type of color as well because it’s just so darn beautiful! It’s simply a romantic tone that matches well with soft purple hues, dusty rose type of shades and cream or white colors as well. It’s divine, just divine!!

Cashmere Rose’s Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Color Tones Include:

Blush Rose                                        Crystal Antique Pink

Swarovski Crystal Beads Blush Rose  Swarovski Crystal Antique Pink Beads

Vintage Rose                                               Powdered Rose Pearls

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Rose Satin                                               Light Rose Satin

Swarovski Crystal Beads Rose Satin   Swarovski Crystal Light Rose Satin

Amethyst Orchid Pantone Fall Fashion Color Trends 2015

Pantone’s Top 10 Fall and Winter Color Report: Amethyst Orchid

Indicative of our affection for color, Amethyst Orchid is the jewel in the crown. Intriguing and somewhat sensual, this enigmatic purple tone is an extraordinary hue that is unique, bold, creative and exciting!

Amethyst                                                    Lilac

  Swarovski Crystal Round Beads Amethyst   Swarovski Crystal Beads Lilac

Crystal Lilac Shadow                             Crystal Blackberry Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Lilac Shadow  Swarovski Blackberry Pearl

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Have fun creating something beautiful and brilliant!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

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Do You Fancy a Love Affair with this Romantic Color?

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(photo compliments of Luxe elegance from Wedsociety.com)

Awe wedding season….such an exciting time for all involved! Who doesn’t love all the sappy romance, dancing, champagne and especially all that scrumptious cake?! Weddings are the perfect occasion to come together for an elegant gathering celebrating the best part of life, love and laughter.

One of this season’s most fashionable colors is pink, specifically Blush Rose which is a soft, elegant and flawless hue for  weddings and jewelry alike. Many Swarovski rosy hues compliment this tone, such as Vintage Rose, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Rose, and Rose Peach. These inspiring ideas will sweep you off your feet and have you daydreaming of a rosy romance.

DIY Swarovski Crystals on wedding invitations

(Vintage Couture Wedding Invitation Swarovski Crystal Smokey Jewel Doily Clutch. Bella Papel)

Save the dates and wedding websites are a fun way to inspire enthusiasm for this special occasion, but what is the first compelling impression guests will have about a wedding? You guessed it, the invitation!

When you create exceptionally lovely wedding invitations, they become a piece of artistic beauty that sheds light on the experience they have to look forward to. So why not let that light truly shine with a little sparkle? This blossoming beauty radiates a soft elegance that is highlighted by applying Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks to the center of the flower – what a beautiful idea!

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I applied the Hot Fix Flatbacks using the Bejeweler Pro Tool to my invitations years ago and it was  extremely easy. You simply arrange the crystals where you would like them, hold the Hot Fix tool on top of the crystals and press down for about 5-10 seconds. That’s it! There’s nothing more gratifying when you can succeed in expressing your unique style, while making a brilliant impression.

Rose blush rose and gold wedding color inspirations

(Rose, Blush and Gold Color Inspiration compliments of Greenvillablogspot.com)

Rose and Gold are a match made in heaven! Their exquisite beauty compliment each other and go hand in hand, just like a loving marriage!

Blush Rose Bridesmaids dresses

(Top 10 Colors for Spring/Summer Bridesmaids Dresses 2015 from Tulle and Chantilly)

Simply stunning!! I love how delicate and whimsical this shade is and compliments cream and peachy bouquets effortlessly!

Swarovski 5601 Cube Beads Rose Peach Bridesmaids Earrings

(Playful Swarovski Swinging Cube Earrings made by Majestic Wire Art Works)

Gorgeous Swarovski Crystal jewelry compliments this graceful hue. These 5601 Cube earrings in Rose Peach are a beautiful bridesmaids gift.

Crystal rose gold wedding sash

(Swarovski Crystal Wedding Sash made by the Crystal Rose)

Stunning Swarovski Crystal Rose Gold wedding sash is the ultimate accessory for a wedding gown. Create a dramatic statement using various styles of Swarosvski Fancy Stones.

Rose Gold Swarovski Pearls and crystal wedding bracelet

(Swarovski Pearl and Rhinestone Bracelet handmade by AMIdesigns on Etsy)

Create a timeless look with this divine bracelet featuring Rose Gold Swarovski 5810 Pearls, Silver Rhinestone Rondelles and Pave Balls.

Swarovski 5741 Blush Rose Heart Bead Rainbows of Light

Cheers to Love, Laughter and Happiness Ever After!!

Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE SEDUCTION OF TOUCH

Romantic Color Assortment Fall Winter 2015 trends

Romantic Trend ~ The Seduction of Touch

Simple things that bring us luxury and joy are conveyed in this theme.

“Dreams of a luxurious everyday in which a measure of leisure and comfort is seen as a way to express one’s freedom of thought as well as artistic and creative inclinations” (Peclers AW15-16)

Swarovski crystal fall winter 2015-16 trends the seduction of touch

We seek a sense of safety and security as the digital world continues to overwhelm us.

Longing for human touch as an antidote to the remoteness of digital communication, we snuggle up in over-sized layers that provide luxurious reassurance. Faux furs, plush piles and soft knits are delicately embellished with small crystals. A strong focus on the zip becoming the fashion fastener of choice as the sportswear trend continues to gain momentum for both tailoring and casual wear. (please contact us for Swarovski Crystal zipper information).

Romantic Colors Inspiration

The Swarovski Romantic Color Inspiration seduces the senses by inviting you to play with luxurious combinations that move from saturated, more hardy tones found in nature to softer and more playful ethereal hues.

Orange tones such as Tangerine and Topaz begin on the left and blend well with all of the natural tones such as Crystal Copper, Crystal Chili PepperCrystal Bronze Shade, Smoked Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Bronze Pearl, and Crystal Golden Shadow transition nicely with Vintage Rose into Light Rose and Rose. The new Smoky Mauve color is soft purple tone with hints of a crystal-light grey mixture, making it an ideal hue to progress into clear Crystal or Crystal Silver Shade, Black Diamond, Grey Pearls and Crystal Silver Night.

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Jewelry designed by Miranda Konstantinidou

Vibrant Tangerine introduces a strong focal point, offering warmth and radiance to a reduced color palette underpinned by the subtle refinement of Smokey Mauve. The contrasting effects of matt and shine are married together. Crystals in smaller sizes offer delicate appeal for an instant ‘touch me’ effect.

Jewelry is smooth, sensuous and soft-edged, with crystals set closely together to form a fluid entity.

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Volcano

City Lights by Frann Healey, UK

This gorgeous Swarovski Crystal beaded necklace incorporates a stunning blend of vibrant colors that work very well together, such as Rose, Fuchsia, Fireopal, Colorado Topaz, Amethyst, Chili Pepper AB and  Crystal Volcano. Similar energetic color combinations include Crystal Astral Pink with Tangerine, which is quite exceptional and try incorporating Crystal Copper with these hues because it adds a beautiful transition between the orange family tones and the natural darker or lighter brown hues such as Smoked Topaz, Colorado Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow.

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Fashion Inspiration

Crystal adds a delicate touch in sparkling formations, snuggling into over-sized weaves cushioning the body in a sober yet powerful mood, referencing stay-at-home comfort.

Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh

 Lavish lightweight textiles are trimmed with Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh, which is a fabulous product that can be utilized in all kinds of beautiful and creative ways from textiles to jewelry.

Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh Earrings

Crystal Mesh and Fine Mesh is an artists’ dream come true! The dramatic sparkle of crystals clustered together is stunning and the ability for movement provides for graceful designs. It is also very user friendly, coming in large rolls, you are able to easily cut it into any dimension or shape you can dream of.

Romantic Transfer Flag Fall Winter 2015-16 Jewelry and Color Trends

Subtle radiance and a sense of seductive touch and warmth are conveyed through intertwining, interlinking Crystal Transfer Designs that set out to sooth the soul.

Organic lines are created in natural, luxurious textiles like silk, wood, and precious metals. Lightweight materials and fibers are woven, tangled, and knitted into a cozy chaos.

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Classic Theme

Swarovski_Jewelry_Trend_Inspirations_Spring_and_Summer_2015Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Trend Inspirations – ‘Traces of Time’

This season, Swarovski’s trend analysts have identified a radical change of mindset in relation to lifestyle choices. Referred to as ‘Traces of Time’, it relates to today’s changing perceptions of age, where the phenomenon of aging societies is having a huge impact on a global scale, leading to important changes in healthcare, retirement systems, and family structures.

Indeed, the generations are converging: the older groups are staying youthful and more carefree, while the young become less rebellious and more career-oriented. This new way of experiencing the impact of age on choices, lifestyles, and aesthetics is reflected in Swarovski’s new season’s crystal assortments. There are four key inspirational themes and corresponding innovation highlights for Spring/Summer 2015: Faded Memories (Classic), Sunset Rituals (Romantic), Vivid Moments (Progressive), and Forgotten Dreams (Glamour).

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Classic – Faded Memories theme.

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FADED MEMORIES

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With the ongoing recession, the relentless drive of technology, and the overcrowding of our physical and mental space, we hold on to memories of better, more carefree times.

“Technology has complicated our lives. We hunger after the simplicity of the past, or the effortless days of our childhood. We need to adopt the simple notions of playfulness and individual expression if we are to avoid becoming bland and homogenized nations.”

This need to get away from it all is one of the reasons the trends for nostalgia and retro are still continuing so strongly.

Faded and washed with a Polaroid nostalgia, the theme updates almost kitsch references, making them more adult yet still playful and fun.

Inspired by architecture and structure, a new geometric language focuses on faceting and the magic of the cut. There is also a strong graphic direction toward vintage, weathered American billboards and road signs, reminding us of summers past.

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THE MOOD

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There is an increasing focus on tactility and texture in all design. Monochromatic opaque finishes incorporate in traditional shapes for jewelry. In fashion, crystals are used with graphic simplicity to create large bandings of patterns in different linear formats. The interplay of light through color achieves importance in all design segments.

Crystal is incorporated to bring a lighter, playful attitude to geometric designs.

Angular shapes are softened and modernized with different material combinations and graphic interplay.

Electronics imitate everyday objects where colors and shapes reflect optimism and humor.

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PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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Subtle, almost washed-out colors such as Vintage Rose, Violet Champagne, Silk, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst SatinLavender, Denim BlueCrystal Blue Shade, and Light Azore Satin to name a few in any of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS help evoke summer nostalgia.

Tone-on-tone Flat Backs and Crystal Pave Balls in various shapes create stunning tactile textures.

Swarovski Opal hues such as Air Blue Opal, Caribbean Blue Opal, Chrysolite Opal, Pacific Opal, Rose Water Opal, Sand Opal, Violet Opal, Cyclamen Opal, and White Opal add an air of sophistication. Swarovski Buttons, Sew-on Stones, and simple motifs create a playful and unexpected design element and can be beautifully incorporated into jewelry designs as well as their traditional sew-on uses.

Fine sparkling crystals complement and balance precise linear design. The matt iridescence of Crystal Pearls, coupled with the radiant shine of sparkling crystal, creates a strongly modern effect.

Jewelry designed by Auden

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JEWELRY INSPIRATION

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Opaque crystals such as the opal colors (mentioned above) as well as the Dark Red Coral, Mint Alabaster, Rose Alabaster, Turquoise and White Alabaster are mixed together with brighter crystals to create a unique look.

Traditional shapes are modernized with the use of slightly tinted neutrals combined with unconventional metal finishes.

Conventional shapes are redesigned to create a playful and effortless feel.

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SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

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Inspiring crystal and color combinations from the Classic theme range from the romantic sparkle the clear Crystal embodies in company with similar hues expressed in the delicate hints of light bluish sparkle found in the Crystal Moonlight and moving into more of an intense interplay with light and colors of pinks, blues and yellows transmitted through Crystal AB. The Crystal Silver Shade is a soft and elegant grayish sparkly effect that blends nicely with the lighter crystal hues as well as the darker grey or black tones. The graceful neutral/taupe tones of Crystal Golden Shadow, is a gorgeous effect that can bring together warmer colors in the intermediate or brown tones. The Crystal Brandy is a rich gold and apricot sparkle effect that can be used as a nice transition into either a soft Jonquil yellow or the vibrant orange colors such as Fire Opal and Tangerine.

The White Opal is a beautiful milky white hue that serves as a wonderful transition into more expressions of color, such as this featured green, blue and purple color palate. The Palace Green Opal, Chrysolite Opal, and Pacific Opal, blend nicely into the new Crystal Iridescent Green, Light Azore, Air Blue Opal, Denim Blue, Crystal Blue Shade, Light Blue Crystal Pearl, Aquamarine, Indicolite, Blue Zircon and Light Turquoise. The Crystal Antique Pink is a soft and feminine effect that can be incorporated into other pinkish hues such as Light Rose, Rose, Rose Water Opal, Powdered Rose Pearl, Mauve Pearl, Light Amethyst and Crystal Lilac Shadow.

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SEGEMENT INSPIRATION

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In consumption, meaning is everything: people exhibit a yearning for nostalgic products that evoke happy memories.

Traditional shaped jewelry is modernized, with outlines of standard necklaces reinterpreted. A playful, fun, and effortless look is prominent. Simple nostalgic shapes are adorned with crystal to take them one step further. “As people will have fewer possessions …”  (20/20 Consumer Insights) the ones we own will need to exhibit the perfect combination of design and functionality.

Crystals create surprising surface textures that add fun and excitement to all designs.

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SWAROVSKI TRANSFER FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG INFORMATION

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Have fun creating innovative designs with new color combinations

inspired by the Faded Memories theme!