Spooky, Sparkly & Stylish ~ Swarovski Crystal Skull Beads & Design Ideas

Create Your Spooky, Sparkly, Stylish Pieces Highlighting Swarovski Crystal 5750 Skull Beads – Perfect for Your Halloween, Day of the Dead, or Edgy Fashionista Looks!

Watch this Video for Jewelry Design Ideas & a Special Treat Too…

This video highlights the 5750-13mm Swarovski Crystal Skull Beads. The Skull Beads are a thick 3D type of bead with lots of detail in the face and edgy faceting all around. The hole runs directly through the center vertically and there are many gorgeous colors & Crystal Effects to choose from.

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Swarovski Crystal 5750 Skull Beads in Crystal Rose Gold 2X

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The side profile shows you how thick the actual bead is and how much detail has been carved out using Swarovski’s precision cut faceting structure.

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Skull Beads Design Inspiration Featuring the Swarovski Crystal 5750-13mm Skull Beads in Crystal Silver Night. Below I used the 5040-6mm Jet Rondelle Bead and the 5540-12mm Artemis Beads in Jet. For the sparkling crown, I used the 5920-6mm Squaredelle Beads in Silver Jet. The silver flowerette bead is not a Swarovski product, I found it at my local Joann’s store. The Swarovski Crystal Pave Ball at the top is the 86001-8mm Jet Hematite. I made this Crystal Skull design into earrings, but it would make a great statement pendant as well.

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For a unique speckled look, try the Patina Effect, which comes in a Gold Patina, Rose Patina, Black Patina or White Patina

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For the crown, the 5920-8mm Gold Squaredelles are gorgeous!

5830 Gold Swarovski Crystal Pave Balls

For a big wow topper, the 5830-8mm Swarovski Crystal Pave Balls in Gold Crystal is a showstopper!

Have fun creating sparkling jewelry with the Swarovski Skull Beads!

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

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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:

Padparadscha                                                   Tangerine

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Coral Pearls (Gemstone Color)

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

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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

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Vintage Rose                                               Powdered Rose Pearls

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Rose Satin                                               Light Rose Satin

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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

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Crystal Lilac Shadow                             Crystal Blackberry Pearl

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Have fun creating something beautiful and brilliant!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

3 Fall Fashion Color Trends for 2015 With Complimentary Swarovski Crystal Tones!

Pantone Fall Color Trends 2015

(Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015)

I can’t believe how fast this summer is flying by! It’s not over yet, we still have some time left to squeeze out some last minute fun in the sun. As we wind down the summer, it’s a perfect time to start thinking creatively about our new fall fashion and jewelry accessories!

The fall season can be busy with all of the arts and craft shows, family gatherings, apple picking, pie making, leaf peeping excursions…whoa, it becomes a lot (a lot of fun, that is!). To help you start gearing up for all of your fall fun and artistic ventures, I will go through the top 10 colors for fall 2015 and the complimentary Swarovski Crystal Colors.

Top 10 Colors for Fall 2015

(Top 10 Colors for Fall 2015 designed by Mag)

Right off the bat, my favorites are the Desert Sage, Stormy Weather, Cashmere Rose and Amethyst Orchid. The Bicsay Bay is also beautiful and I’m not normally a big orange fan, but the Cadmium Orange is a soft, almost a peachy orange which I find myself being drawn to more and more. I will break up these colors in stages, highlighting the first three colors now and the others will follow. So let’s get started…

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(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

The Dried Herb is a classic olive green shade which people are naturally drawn to during the fall and winter months. It was once thought of as primarily a safari or military color, but is now being elevated into a fashionable fall staple that we can perceive as sophisticated and chic. It has an organic quality and is closely related to nature and earthly fragrances.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

 Khaki                                        Olivine

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Olivine AB                                    Olivine Satin

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Crystal Iridescent Green                 Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl

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 Dark Green Pearl                                          Light Green Pearl

  Swarovski Crystal Pearls Dark Green  Swarovski Crystal Pearls Light Green

Desert Sage

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

Desert Sage is a soft and calming greenish grey color that is an ideal neutral tone. This lovely hue expresses a timeless quality that is stylish and compelling enough to make an influential fashion statement in and of itself. It connects us to a valuable feeling that naturally inspired colors are comforting and peaceful. Additionally it reminds us of things that are real and not invented.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

Erinite                                             Chrysolite Satin

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Pacific Opal                                   Chrysolite Opal

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Powdered Green Pearl                                            Jade Pearl

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Stormy Weather Pantone Fall Color Trends

(Pantone Fall 2015 Color Trend Report)

Signifying quality and luxury, Stormy Weather is a powerful blue gray shade that is strong, protective and enduring. Reminiscent of the sky on a gray, overcast day, this deep color is a quintessential fall favorite. Creating elegant accessories to compliment this popular hue will be very easy due to the rich assortment Swarovski provides in this stylish tone.

Complimentary Swarovski Crystals and Pearls include;

Montana                                              Denim Blue

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Crystal Silver Night                        Indian Sapphire Satin

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Dark Grey Pearl                                         Tahatian Pearl

Swarovski Crystal Pearls Dark Grey Fahsion Trends   Swarovski Crystal Pearls Tahitian

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Kashi and I are all smiles hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevadas! Hope you live it up in these final days of summer. Have fun doing and creating what you LOVE!

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As a Designer, Ask Yourself This One Meaningful Question…

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Today I fell in love with this simple, yet genuinely profound idea that can affect many aspects of our lives. Now, I don’t mean to be dramatic about it, but I think it’s important to take a moment and to honestly think about this worthwhile question.

The question is…why does beauty matter?

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There are all kinds of answers to this question. A few that I have been reflecting on, is that beauty inspires us. Beauty helps us to pause and reflect on the joyous qualities of life. Beauty brings us happiness. Beauty is an expression of love.

I suppose a follow up question would be, where do you create or appreciate beauty in your everyday life?

Why Beauty Matters

This picture and short article from Ideas.Ted.com is what inspired these thoughts on beauty.

Beauty should be the starting point for everything

Beauty can be found in everything….and I mean everything. It can be found in the smallest, most unassuming elements of life. It can be found in your morning cup of delicious coffee. It can be found in a single rose petal. It can be found in the words we say…or don’t say.

When I really started to amplify this idea and apply it to my life, I began thinking about the smallest details that I see and do every single day. Details that are beautiful and the details that could be made more beautiful.

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The obvious beauty is how we dress, the jewelry we wear, the home we create. Maybe less obvious, is how we treat others, how we treat ourselves, our inner and outer vocabulary, and the tone of our voice. It’s always good to remember that everything we say and do has it’s effect in this world.

As we incorporate more beauty in our lives and become more aware of the beauty all around us, we in-turn become more beautiful.

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We as designers need to truly remember that, it’s not just the end product of what we make that is beautiful. The process of making that product is also beautiful. The inspiration behind our creations, is beautiful.

Every time someone compliments your jewelry, that becomes a beautiful moment. We are creating and spreading beauty every step of the way, and that in-of-itself, is absolutely beautiful!

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Please share your thoughts/pictures on how or why beauty matters to you!

SWAROVSKI Crystal Design Contest, Enter to Win Free Sparkles!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals

Here is an excellent chance to show off your creativity, beading and jewelry making skills!

SWAROVSKI Create Your Style is hosting a Fall 2015 Trend Design Contest!

Contest period starts July, 1st 2015 and ends on August 15th, 2015.

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Here’s your chance to win free SWAROVSKI Crystals!

Swarovski Crystal 2015 Design Contest Win Crystals Now

Prizes will be rewarded by an expert jury. The criteria for judging will be based upon the creative use of the various use of Swarovski Crystals – focusing on innovations – incorporated into the design.

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Create an inspiring design using the Swarovski Fall/Winter Trend themes and innovations and enter your design into the Create Your Style Facebook contest.

Get more details about the Official Contest Rules in the “Terms and Conditions

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Have a look at the Create Your Style eBook and get inspired by sparkling summer designs created with Swarovski Crystals!

Who’s going to enter  the design contest? I would love to see your designs!!

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DIY Swarovski Sandals ~ Sparkle Every Step of the Way!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Flip Flops Design and Instructions

Step out in style this summer in charming boho-chic sandals. Raise your fashion game with gorgeous easy-to-apply Swarovski crystals in leaf patterns, which catch the light as you sit sipping something cool and refreshing. From sunrise to sunset, beach to barbecue, slip them on with your sunglasses and get that carefree holiday feeling!

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Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 20 pieces 8x6mm Crystal Iridescent Green 001 IRIG

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 4 pieces 14x10mm Crystal Gold Patina 001 GOLPA

Trilliant Fancy Stones 4706 4 pieces. 12mm Dark Moss Green 260 Settings 4320/S 20 pieces 8x6mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4320/S 4 pieces 14x10mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4706/S 4 pieces 12mm Gold 1 PH2OZ

Globe Beads 5028/4 24 pieces 6mm Fern Green 291 (or you can use style 5000 Round Beads)

Bicone Beads 5328 34 pieces 4mm Dark Moss Green 260

Bicone Beads 5328 62 pieces 4mm Olivine 228

Supplies & Tools

Supplies: Alcantara, black, 20x18cm Fusible Interlining, 20x9cm Nylon thread, transparent, 0.15mm, 6m

Tools: Double sided tape, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle, Sheet of paper, and Tweezers.

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STEP 1: Print and cut out the leaf pattern.

STEP 2: Cut two 20x9cm pieces of Alcantara fabric and cut a 20x9cm piece of fusible interlining. Place the interlining between the two pieces of Alcantara and iron the 3 layers together.

STEP 3: Adhere the pattern to the fabric with double sided tape and cut out the shape. Flip the pattern and cut out a mirror piece of the fabric. (See illustrations for clarification.)

STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stones art. 4320 8x6mm, 14x10mm and art.4706 12mm into Swarovski Settings as shown in this step using tweezers. Cut 1m nylon thread and sew half of the Swarovski Crystals in the material list onto one of the pattern pieces. Sew the other half onto the other pattern piece.

STEP 5: Sew the created leaves onto the sandals as depicted in the illustrations

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Have fun sparkling every step of the way!

Create A Star-Studded Bracelet That Will Have You Shining Extra Bright This 4th of July!

DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Wrap your wrist in a simple-to-make, all-American Star-Spangled Banner bracelet made of woven Swarovski crystals. Now get ready for the fireworks, celebrate good times and have a blast making this star-studded design!

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Swarovski Crystals

Snap Fastener 1780/114 082 1pc. 11mm Silver/Crystal 001 (contact us for details)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm Light Siam (422 pieces)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm Sapphire (358 pieces)

Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads 5328-3mm White Alabaster (288 pieces)

Supplies and Tools

Supplies: Adhesive tape, white Leather, 12x7cm, metallic silver Leather glue (Güttermann creative HT2) Nylon thread, 2m, 0.3mm, transparent Nylon thread, 3m, 0.15mm, transparent.

Tools: Bead weaving loom, Crystal Swarovski Applicator Hand Tool, Fine needle (no.12) Lighter and scissors.

Level of design: INTERMEDIATE. Take a look at the bottom for text instructions.

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DIY American Dream Swarovski Crystal Bracelet Instructions Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: Cut 2m of 0.3mm nylon thread. Tie a single knot onto one end of the bead weaving loom and thread it through the loom as shown in our illustrations with this step until you have 6 horizontal rows. Attach the other end to the loom with tape.

STEP 2: Cut 1m of 0.15mm nylon thread. Tie a single knot onto the end and slide on two Swarovski Bead art. 5328 3mm in Light Siam and two White Alabaster alternating. Repeat 3 times and end with two Light Siam beads. Slide the string underneath all the horizontal strings as shown in the illustration.

STEP 3: Insert the nylon thread back through the beads and each time over the horizontal string until the end. This will produce clusters of 4 beads and then 3 beads.

STEP 4: Repeat steps 2 & 3 to get 32 more vertical strings onto the loom.

STEP 5: Repeat step 2 & 3, but string on two Swarovski Bead art. 5328 3mm in Light Siam, two White Alabaster, two Light Siam and only one White Alabaster. Then string on 11 3mm Sapphire Beads. Repeat the pattern in this step once more. Continue to string on the same number of Light Siam and White Alabaster beads as done in this step and then refer to the illustrations for the random order of the Sapphire and White Alabaster beads to create the “stars”.

STEP 6: Remove the entire bracelet off the loom. Cut the two joined ends on one side to get six open ends. Tie a knot with the ends and melt the ends closer to knots as depicted in the illustration.

STEP 7: Cut two pieces of 7cm tape and place the tape under the nylon thread ends on both sides. Wrap the tape onto the thread ends and cut off the excess tape.

STEP 8: Cut two pieces of 5.7×3.2cm long metallic leather and glue them onto the bracelet ends so that they are folded into half. Cut off any excess leather.

STEP 9: Put the upper and lower dies into the Crystal Applicator Hand Tool that go with the Swarovski Snap Fastener art. 1780/114 082 082 001 11mm. Place the Swarovski Snap Fastener Silver/Crystal into the lower die of the Crystal Applicator Hand tool and place the back part of the Snap Fastener onto the upper die of the applicator. Put the metallic leather part of the bracelet in between the applicator tool and apply the snap fastener.

STEP 10: Change the upper and lower die of the applicator and insert the other pair of dies.

STEP 11: Insert the top and lower part of the Swarovski Snap Fastener into the applicator as done in step 9 and attach it onto the other side of the metallic leather.

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