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…

 Dried Herb

(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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Guess Who’s Going To The Bead & Button Show This Year…A Special Sneak Peek Of The Sparkling Display!

Sneak Peak to trade show display from Rainbows of Light

(Picture of the Day from The Telegraph)

I have some FUN news to share with everyone! I will be selling all your favorite Swarovski Crystals at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee  this year!! Yay!

Bead and Button Show 2015

Free admission to the show this year starting Friday June 5th  through Sunday the 7th! Print out your free voucher now! I will be at booth #432 Please come by and say Hi, I can’t wait to see everyone!

I have been a very busy little bee lately preparing for this endeavor. It is my very first trade show and I am super excited!

I am a crafty lady and love DIY projects, so I am making as much of the display as I can myself. Here is a sneak peek of my painting and crystallizing projects for my dazzling booth!

Lavendar frames and crystals for tradeshow

My color palette is a variety of lavender/purple hues, silver and cream. Here is a picture frame that I found at the goodwill and painted it with darker and lighter lavender tones and added Swarovski 2088-16ss and 20ss AmethystLight Amethyst and Crystal Flatbacks to the frame. I love how it turned out (the picture doesn’t do it justice). It has an elegant, fun and whimsical feel that I just love!

DIY Lavendar frame and crystal embellished box from Rainbows of Light

I found this frame and little jewelry box at Michael’s. They were both a light unfinished wood color, which I painted and embellished with Swarovski Flatbacks using E6000 to add a touch of feminine sparkle.

DIY painting frames for tradeshow from Rainbows of Light

Here are what the frames used to look like. I scored at the goodwill finding frames from $0.99 to $4.99. All it takes is a little time and energy to paint and crystallize them, but well worth the effort. If I were to buy frames that were already beautified, it would have cost around $30-$50 each. That’s way I love DIY projects so much! It’s fun to be hands-on and creative while saving big bucks, plus you feel so much more accomplished – it’s a win-win!

DIY painting frames and adding Swarovski Crystals

More great frame finds at the goodwill…let the transformation begin!

DIY painting frames and gluing Swarovski Crystals Flatbacks from Rainbows of Light

Crystallizing in the works…It’s such a joy to see my dream coming true!

Tiered Kashi helping paws

I had to sneak in a little picture of Kashi, the best & sweetest little helper around…she’s already tuckered out with how much work we’ve been doing 😉

DIY painting frames and adding Swarovski Crystals Flatbacks from Rainbows of Light

I’m really enjoying this process. It’s extremely rewarding and I’m looking forward to bringing all of these beautiful elements together. I will keep you updated as to how the display is coming together…but even better I would LOVE to meet you in person at the show!

Definitely this is what I am looking forward to the most, is meeting all of our wonderful customers in person! Please, please, please, stop by and say Hi, I will be at booth #432…look for all the sparkles at Rainbows of Light!!

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Looking forward to seeing you soon and until then…sparkle on!

Featured Designer ~ Garden of Flowers ~ Bridal Hair Accessories and Jewelry

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Garden of Flowers Design Studio specializes in creating beautiful bridal hair accessories and jewelry to make your special day shine as bright as your smile!

Bridal flower hair accessories

Beautiful Ivory Handmade Flower Hair Piece with Ostrich Feathers and sparkles

Many elegant silk flowers can be custom made with pearls or different colors and converted into sashes, wrist adornments, headbands, hair clips or corsages, bringing you a lovely array of bridal, bridal party, or prom accessories.

Swarovski crystal and pearl comb bridal accessories

Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Bridal Comb Hair Accessory Wedding Head Piece

Each accessory is handcrafted, made-to-order with love and attention to detail.

Swarovski Crystal Bridal comb hair accessories from Garden of Flowers

Swarovski Crystal Beads and Champagne Colored Pearls Handmade Bridal Comb

From simple to sensational, each design is elegantly made with high quality products. Many designs feature Swarovski Crystal Beads and Pearls to provide you with the best of the best and to ensure long-lasting value.

Swarovski crystal and pearl bridal headband

Gold Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Double Headband/Tiara Bridal or Prom Hair Accessory

Garden of Flowers enjoys custom making new designs for each and every bride and to make her day feel as special as she is!

Swarovski crystal and feather bridal hair accessory

Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Ostrich Feather Bridal Hair Piece

Gorgeous and whimsical hair pieces for your special day are the perfect way to accentuate your individual style with graceful touches of sparkle and fashion!

Swarovski Pearl Bridal Headpin accessories

Set of 5 Bridal Hair Pins Featuring Swarovski Pearls, Crystal Rhinestones and Silver Wiring

These sweet pearl and crystal hair pins are available in different colored pearls as well as gold or silver wiring. Feel free to contact Garden of Flowers with your specific design ideas and colors for anything you are interested in to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece just for you!

Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Wedding Jewelry

Swarovski Pearl and Crystal Rhinestone Wedding Bracelet

Elegant and classy bridal pearl bracelet – perfect for your Wedding Day! This bracelet features ivory Swarovski Pearls and silver plated spacers which can be custom made with different colors to compliment your style.

 Bridal shoes with silk flowers

Wedding Burlap Shoe Clips Featuring Ivory and Champagne Pearls with Rhinestone Accents

From head to toe, let Garden of Flowers adorn you with your beautiful wedding and bridal accessories!

 Swarovski Silk heart bead Wholesale to the Public

 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!

2015 Pantone color of the year is Marsala!

I am thrilled at this years’ gorgeous 2015 Pantone color of the year, Marsala! WOW, what a rich, elegant and exquisite hue to emphasis this year.

Pantone color of the year 2015 Marsala

(this picture is from Gig Masters – posted on Plan the Perfect Wedding)

2015 Pantone color of the year Marsala wedding inspirations.

This warm, passionate and luxurious shade enriches our creativity and embodies a gracefully robust quality that is stylish and captivating.

Swarovski Bordeaux Pearl bracelet for Marsala 2015 Pantone color of the year

(This bracelet was designed by Alison from Amidesigns2008 found on Flicker)

The Swarovski Pearl color of Bordeaux is a gorgeous color that works very well for Marsala.

Swarovski Crystal Red Magma Wild Heart Pendant

(This necklace was made by Rose & Co. found on their website.)

There are a few excellent colors that blend very nicely with the Bordeaux Pearls such as Indian Red Satin, Indian Red, Crystal Red Magma, RubyFuchsia Satin and Dark Red Coral which has a solid matte-like look. (Some of these colors look different in the photographs, but when you put them next to the Bordeaux Pearls in person, they blend remarkably well.) Other similar colors for Marsala include Garnet, Burgundy and Siam. Similar Swarovski Pearls colors that compliment Bordeaux are Burgundy, Maroon and Blackberry.

Marsala Wedding Inspirations

(This picture was found on The Knot’s Wedding Blog)

This hearty hue is universally appealing displaying earthy, red-brown roots which grounds it as a stand-alone statement color, or can be used as a strong accent to many other colors.

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(This Marsala color pairings palette was found from Pantone.com)

Marsala can easily be combined with a range of colors, with its’ under currents of burnt reddish tones it blends beautifully with earthy, natural finishes such as Crystal Copper and Crystal Chili Pepper. Due to the versatility of this color range you can pull in the warmer slightly brighter coating of Hyacinth Satin, the salmon hues of Padparadscha and the more intense sparkle of Crystal Astral Pink.

Swarovski Crystal Dangle earrings for marsala inspired jewelry

(These earrings were created by Alexander Del Rossa and found on Amazon.com)

Marsala is flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle, it is a great go-to color for beauty and fashion accessories alike. It can provide a passionate rosy glow highlighting the cheeks and is a captivating pop for nails, eye shadow and lips.

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(This picture is compliments of Fashion Trend Setter.com)

If you’re like most women and love a fashionable touch to unify your look, matching sparkling jewelry and accessories will fuse perfectly, providing you with an exquisite designer-like style.

Swarovski Crystal Red Magma Heart

I hope this inspires you to incorporate similar Swarovski Crystal colors to match the memorizing Marsala color in your 2015 jewelry designs!

Free Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Designs and Instructions

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They are Gorgeous & Free…You can’t beat that!

Free DIY Jewelry Trend Inspirations and Project Designs with step-by-step instructions on how to create beautiful Swarovski Crystal jewelry.

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Learn how to make stunning jewelry such as this lovely “Two Of Hearts Cuff Bracelet” using the Swarovski 3259 Heart Sew On Stones, which would be a perfect gift or Valentine’s Day piece to show that special someone just how loved they are! Jewelry that is made and/or given from the heart is especially meaningful and creates a treasured bond for both of you!

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 Be beautiful in blue ~ This stunning “Deep Blue Queen” necklace design utilizes the new Swarovski 6465 Queen Baguette Pendants in Crystal Bermuda Blue. Pairing various sizes together adds dimension, depth and movement to a piece that is both elegant and edgy. It’s not only fit for a queen, but is fit for a modern day woman and on trend with it’s bold colors and unique edgy design.

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These unique “Arctic Rainbows Earrings” shine with the exceptionally brilliant Swarovski BeCharmed Pave Beads and the 86001 Pave Ball Beads. They are the newest  addition to the Pave collection which uses tiny clusters of Xirius Chatons for a radiant pave look, taking the crystal one step closer to the diamond. These are perfect for a snowy, winter day or evening, as the Crystal AB sparkles similar to that of sparkling snow as light shines and glistens upon a winter wonderland.

Swarovski Crystal Wild Heart Bead

I hope these jewelry designs inspire you to create your own special Swarovski Crystal pieces for yourself or beautiful gifts for friends and family!

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks Embellished Bib Necklace Inspirations

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Welcome to the fun and creative world of Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks!

Not only are crystal rhinestones stunning, colorful and extremely versatile in sizes and styles, they are fun and easy to apply to just about any surface you can imagine. If you like to create and wear stunning sparkles, utilizing these beauties is a no-brainier!

This gorgeous crystal necklace features a top row of the Swarovski 2520 Cosmic Flatbacks in Jet, accentuated by three rows of smaller  round Swarovski 2088 Xirius Flatbacks in Black Diamond. The larger focal point is designed using the Swarovski 2585 Graphic Flatbacks in various sizes and colors such as Denim Blue, Aquamarine, Crystal Antique Pink, Amethyst  and Black Diamond.

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This adorably fashionable collar necklace features Swarovski Crystal Hot Fix Flatbacks that have glue that has been pre-applied to the back for easy application with a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix Tool. The Swarovski Crystals include the 2078 XIRIUS Flatbacks Chalkwhite Hot Fix, White Opal Hot Fix, and Crystal Hot Fix, along with the 2080/4 Cabochon Crystal White Pearl Hot Fix, and the 2585 Graphic Flat Back Crystal Hot Fix. A black satin ribbon is tied onto the bottom for extra sweetness.

The Swarovski Crystal Graphic family, consisting of Flat Backs, Fancy Stones and Pendants, reflect the global emphasis on individuality and the corresponding importance of modular families of products. This radiant clan is defined by an astonishingly versatile geometric cut—a cut that brilliantly addresses design’s current love affair with androgyny, as well as acknowledging the major trend for updated classics.

Bejeweler Pro Rhinestone Applicator for Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks

Create designer fashions and accessories in seconds! The BeJeweler Pro Hot Fix Applicator allows you to embellish any porous item from many clothing options such as shirts, jeans and dresses to hats, purses and various accessories, flip flops, sandals, paper, gifts, costumes, wedding embellishments, invitations, picture frames, pet products and more! No need to use any additional glue, The BeJeweler Pro will pick up your Swarovski Hot Fix Flat Backs quickly and easily. Place the Rhinestone setter directly on top of the Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone and the heat activated glue on the back will adhere to the surface below.

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The sparkling interplay between rough and smooth faceting creates an attraction of opposites, giving timeless style a modern, organic twist and ensuring the longevity of the Graphic family’s appeal. Easily integrated into a variety of designs, the strength of its adaptability lies in its affordable pricing and its minimalist look—a feature that also makes this family of crystals ideal for using in unisex designs.

Crystal Katana for applying Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks

The Crystal Katana Tool is a fabulous tool for applying Non Hot Fix crystals to surfaces using glue. The sticky end of the tool allows you to pick up the crystals simply and effectively place them into the glue. The metal end of the tool allows you to press the crystal gently into the glue for maximum hold and durability. I love using this brilliant tool, it is so much faster than beeswax or tweezers and there is no more mess or frustration when placing the crystals into the glue. It’s fabulous and I guarantee, you will love it too!

Crystal Collar Necklaces Design Inspirations

I hope these designs inspire you to create  your own stylish collar necklaces that are embellished with as much or as little sparkle as your heart desires!

Swarovski Heart Bead from Rainbows of Light