Wire Wrapping Video Tutorial and Swarovski Crystal Jewelry Inspirations

Swarovski Square Beads Wire Wrapped

Swarovski Crystal 4439 Square Beads Wire Wrapped Earrings in Crystal Lilac Shadow

Today I wanted to celebrate one of the oldest jewelry making techniques in history – wire wrapping!

Wire wrapping is a skillful art form, or craft used in creating beautiful handmade jewelry.

Swarovski Crystal Silver Night Baroque Earrings wire wrapped

Swarovski Crystal 6090 Baroque Pendant Wire Wrapped Earrings in Crystal Silver Night

I like the, shall I say the “simplicity” or “effortlessness” the wire wrapping look gives to jewelry. I don’t mean to say the process is simple or effortless because there can be many complexities in wire wrapping. But because there is no soldering or heating of the wire, the end design gives a whimsical and natural look that I love.

Swarovski Crystal wire wrapped earrings

Swarovski Crystal Beaded and Wire Wrapped Earrings

Examples of wire wrapping and beading techniques date back thousands of years ago from the Sumerian Dynasty and Ancient Rome. In this day-in-age where the DIY market has exploded in popularity, wire wrapped jewelry is a wonderful technique that can be learned and all kinds of people can create beautiful and unique designs for themselves and as gifts.

Swarovski crystal and silver wire wrapped earrings

Wire Wrapped Earrings Featuring Swarovski Crystal 5000 Round Beads in Dark Sapphire 

People love to harness their desire and create something new and unique themselves. There’s a deep satisfaction that comes from learning, doing and creating something beautiful and that’s why I wanted to celebrate wire wrapping as a fabulous way to add your own special touch to a unique piece of jewelry.

Watch this Basic Wire Wrapping video Tutorial with Swarovski Crystal and Beadalon

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial and have been inspired by these beautiful handmade pieces of jewelry, wrapped in wire – of course!

Swarovski Crystal Heart

Fashionable Mixed Metal Accessories

Mixed_Metals

A very stylish genre this 2014 fall season is to mix metals! Go ahead and break all the traditional rules – unite both gold, rose gold and silver tones together to maximize the season’s top trends as well as your personal style!

Gold and silver mix

Spice up your fashions with layers of bangles or chunky necklaces of mixed metal tones, textures and finishes for a versatile style that expresses a sophisticated and fashionably edgy look.

Mixed metal jewelry trend

This gorgeous and complex necklace design is using Swarovski Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal and Crystal Silver Shade mixed with Swarovski Pearls in Light Grey and Copper with the stunning 6680 Cosmic Pendant accentuated with a 3700 Marguerite Beads in Crystal AB.

This fashionable necklace features a combination of metals, Swarovski crystals and pearls for a complex design that is uniquely stylish and on-point with the mixed metal theme.

Mixed metal Swarovski earrings

These Swarovski crystal earrings shine with a glamorously chic style, uniting the darker tones of gun metal and the brighter quality of gold accents and tassels.

Swarovski Heart

Have fun designing and expressing your unique style with eye-catching jewelry that plays with mixed plating’s!

Swarovski’s XIRIUS Round Stones – Taking Crystal One Step Closer to the Diamond

Swarovski XIRIUS 1088 Brilliance Redefined

Swarovski has upgraded the very popular style 1028 Xilion Round Stones to a new distinction and style number calling it XIRIUS 1088 Round Stones (XIRIUS is a tricky word and is pronounced ZIR-ee-uh s). The upgrade implements a new faceting structure that enhances the brilliance of each stone and all of the sizes will remain the exact same. To ensure that designers are given a vast number of creative options, XIRIUS 1088 is available in a wide range of colors and effects whose depth and variety widely surpass those of top-quality cubic zirconia.

XIRIUS 1088 Swarovski Round Stone

Named after Sirius, the brightest star in the galaxy, XIRIUS 1088’s intricate gemstone-like cut, rich color, and enhanced foiling are combined to produce an exceptionally durable new generation of crystal, taking it one step closer to the diamond.

Swarovski Elements XIRIUS 1088 Video

XIRIUS Video; A New Generation of Crystal, Taking it One Step Closer to the Diamond

XIRIUS 1088 is made according to the ADVANCED CRYSTAL standard, the new DNA of
crystal. Its new lead-free and superior formula doesn’t only exceed today’s most demanding
industry requirements, it also anticipates those of tomorrow. For SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS’
partners throughout the world, ADVANCED CRYSTAL is the responsible choice that leads the
way to success in the market.

Swarovskis new ADVANCED CRYSTAL 100% Peace of Mind – ADVANCED CRYSTAL is the New DNA of Crystal

XIRIUS 1088 is produced according to the new ADVANCED CRYSTAL standard. Much more than merely compliant with the strictest laws on the planet, this patented, lead-free formula has changed the DNA of Swarovski’s crystal. Hassle-free, rigorously tested, and completely reliable, it is quite simply the most advanced crystal composition on the market today, providing perfect peach of mind.

Superior –ADVANCED CRYSTAL raises the bar for quality and sustainability in the industry. With its pioneering technology it not only conforms to current valid norms and regulations, it anticipates the changes in the future.

LEAD-FREE – Products labeled with ADVANCE CRYSTAL are free from intentionally added lead in the crystal composition and in other materials used in forward-integrated solutions from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Crystal glass and all other materials containing 0.009% lead or less.

Swarovski Xirius Refinement

100% Perfection Flawless Cut – Quality Guaranteed

Faceting is the key to crystal’s sparkle and sparkle, in turn is the essence of its irresistibility. The secret to maximizing radiance lies in the exact interplay of multi-layered facets and angles. XIRIUS 1088 does precisely that and is flawless continuation of Swarovski’s inventive and scientifically engineered C-Cut technology. Its complex gemstone-like cut utilizes the science of geometry to its fullest extent: high precision, quality-controlled geometrical and optical measuring, and state-of-the-art technology enable the stacking of triangle on triangle on triangle until it reaches an unmatched brilliance.