Be Dazzled By the Brand NEW SHIMMER EFFECT from Swarovski!

Introducing Swarovski’s Newest Flatback Effect

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The New SHIMMER Coating by SWAROVSKI is absolutely BRILLIANT!

Honestly, Swarovski never sises to amaze me! They continually push the envelope and create innovative shapes, colors and effects that delight the senses. This new sparkling innovation is exceptionally dazzling!

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Why a new product you ask? Well, the dance world asked and Swarovski listened!

The Shimmer effect gives you the edge on the competition!

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(Picture compliments of BYU Dance Competition)

The New Shimmer Effect was created especially for dance sport, but of course, they can be enjoyed by all! The dance market is a huge industry, and a growing one at that. Just look at ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ and all of the dance competitions around the world, their sparkling costumes are absolutely gorgeous and let’s face it… they’re having just a little too much fun out there – (I want in!) with all of their twists, and turns, dips and doodles (ha, I threw in doodles just for fun and… to keep you on your toes 😉

Those dancers have got some real sparkling swag! And now you can too!

Why is SHIMMER so Special?

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Exude Elegance with Confidence!

Shimmer Effect adds more brilliance, color vibrancy and unique light refractions to your dance costumes. The Swarovski Shimmer Effect provides a softer, more elegant shimmer that radiates 3 shades of a single color and accentuates every move.

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Shine Bright with Confidence!

Unmatched quality, durability, and glamour to ensure the highest level of performance is achieved. Swarovski is the finest machine cut crystal in the world and has enjoyed this standing for over 150 years!

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Wear with Confidence!

Lead-free Rhinestones or Crystal Flat backs are lighter in weight, allowing your costumes to be as light and free flowing as possible. Lead free crystals are complient with applicable laws and regulations giving you complete confidence when the stones are in contact with skin, hair and nails.

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Wash with Confidence!

Wash resistant and durable foiling provides you with crystals with showcasing effects that remain sparkling and intact after machine washing or chemical cleaning.

Below are the Colors Currently In Stock for Immediate Delivery:

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Fuchsia Shimmer

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Siam Shimmer

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Peridot Shimmer

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Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Siam Shimmer

The Shimmer Effect is Available in 15 Colors and 5 Sizes

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Once on the website, click on the size you like and choose from the 15 Shimmer Colors available. ss12(~3mm), ss16(~4mm), ss20(~5mm) , ss30(~6.5mm) and ss40(~8.5mm)

Below is a Stone Size chart to see the conversion between ss and mm

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Black Diamond Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Blue Zircon Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Citrine Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Cobalt Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Erinite Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Fuchsia Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Hyacinth Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Colorado Topaz Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Sapphire Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Light Siam Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Peridot Shimmer

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Siam Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Silk Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Tangerine Shimmer 

Wholesale Swarovski Crystal 2088 Flat back Rhinestones Topaz Shimmer 

Here is a Swarovski Stone Size Chart that Converts ss to mm

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Rainbows of Light has been a wholesale dealer for over 35 years. We are officially an Authorized Reseller of SWAROVSKI Crystals, ensuring you that you are receiving genuine Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones at the best wholesale prices around! 

Please contact us today for your free samples and see for yourself why the new SHIMMER EFFECT is truly Brilliant!

Be the First to Shimmer Before the Worldwide Launch in February!

Only a select few Swarovski dealers were given the opportunity to stock the New Shimmer Effect before the worldwide launch in February. We were among the first and now you can be among the first to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity!

Please contact me with any questions, as I am always more than happy to help!

Harmony and Kashi

Keep Smiling & Keep Shinning!

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Colorful Crystal Bikini Design & Instructions ~ DIY Summer Fashion!

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to crystalize a bikini

DIY Colorful Polka Dots Bikini

Go girlie and get the ’70s vibe with this pretty crocheted polka-dot bikini sprinkled with sunshine, thanks to Yellow Opal Flat Back Hotfix from Swarovski. Now lose the phone, head for the beach, and chill!

Adding Swarovski Crystals to your bathing suit is super simple with the Hot Fix Rhinestones. Simply place the stones where you want them and iron them on, it’s as easy as that! You can also use a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix applicator to apply the stones individually. You can use the colors in this project or customize it with your favorite colors. Click here to choose from a beautiful selection of colors and sizes:

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Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step by step instructions

SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Project

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Aquamarine Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Black Diamond Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Rose Peach Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Yellow Opal Hotfix 26 pieces

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step 1

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Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit

STEP 1: Place Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix art. 2078 onto the bikini. Place a transfer film on top of the Swarovski Crystals and iron the transfer film to adhere the crystals onto the bikini. Gently pull the transfer film back. If any of the crystals do not stick, replace transfer film and iron once more.

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Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

DIY Fashionably Warm Swarovski Crystal Mittens! The Perfect Sparkling Gift To Warm Hands & Hearts!

DIY Mittens with Swarovski Crystal embellishments

Baby it’s cold outside!

The magical holiday season is in full swing, snow outside and its getting cozy inside.
It’s the perfect magic atmosphere to get creative and prepare your Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Years presents for your loved ones. Making gifts you know they will wear and love is always extra special! Here is a fun project that is both practical and beautiful for all those people in your life who like to be warm and fashionable!

Take an old knitted jumper and turn it into gorgeous mittens. It’s a combination of different DIY techniques with cutting, sewing and stitching. They are the perfect sparkling gift to warm their hands… and their heart!

DIY Mittens with Swarovski Crystal embellishments instructions

Below are the SWAROVSKI Crystals along with the supplies and tools you will need for this project. Let your creativity be your guide by incorporating your favorite colors and styles into your personalized style!

SWAROVSKI Crystals

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Light Chrome

Swarovski Crystal 3188-4mm Lochrose Sew On Stones Crystal Light Chrome 56 pieces (contact me for details)

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Crystal Scarabeaus Green

Swarovski Crystal 3188-5mm Lochrose Sew-on Stones Crystal Scarabeaus Green 24 pieces (contact me for details)

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Clear

Swarovski Crystal 3188-5mm Lochrose Sew-on Stones Clear Crystal  24 pieces

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Swarovski Crystal 3259-12mm Heart Sew-on Stones 6 pieces of Clear Crystal.

Supplies and Tools

Supplies: 5mm Nylon thread,0.5mm, transparent, Jumper/sweater (recycle an old one)

Tools: Pencil, Scissors, Sewing machine, Sewing needle

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Step-by-Step Instructions

STEP 1: Trace the outline of your hand on a piece of tracing paper and cut the pattern out; repeat for the other hand or just mirror the first one. Place the pattern over an old jumper or sweater and cut out the shape adding 5mm to the edge of the border. See the illustrations for clarification of this step.

STEP 2: Place the front-sides on top of each other and sew the mitten together. Turn the sewn mitten right side out. Repeat for the other mitten.

STEP 3: Sew all the Swarovski Crystals on the material list onto the mittens as depicted in our illustrations with this step.

Keep cozy creating these warm and sparkly mittens!

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Design Your Own “Sparkle On” Jumper ~ DIY Design and Instructions!

DIY Sparkle on shirt embellished with Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones

DIY Embellishing Sweatshirt Jumper  with Swarovski Crystals “Sparkle On”

Raise your cool factor with a look straight off the sidewalks of Paris, London and Milan’s Fashion Weeks. Sparkle up a plain jumper with a few cleverly placed Swarovski Flat Backs, and be dazzling!

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Swarovski Crystal Flatback Design with Step-by-Step Instructions

Swarovski Crystals you will need for this design project:

Swarovski Crystal 2078 Flat Backs Jet Black Hot Fix Stones from Rainbows of Light wholesale

2038-5ss Hot Fix Flat Back Rhinestones In Jet Black

Supplies & Tools

Supplies:Fusible interlining, 22×15 cm, white Jumper, grey Lycra,22×15 cm, off white Sewing yarn, black

Tools: Iron Sewing machine Sheet of paper, A4 Transfer fi lm,17 x 12 cm Transfer sheet

This design project is for beginners and take a look at the text instructions at the bottom.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

STEP 1: Print and cut out the text pattern shown in the illustration.

STEP 2: Create a “dialog box” of similar sizing as the pattern or simply print it out to correct size and stick the text pattern created in the previous step on it. Place the pattern onto a fabric piece and cut out the shape. Repeat this step with the fusible interlining piece.

STEP 3: Place the interlining in between the T-shirt and the fabric and iron to secure.

STEP 4: Place the transfer sheet over the pattern. Place the Swarovski Flat Backs No Hotfix over the pattern exactly over the text using tweezers.

STEP 5: Place the transfer film over the text and pull the transfer film back to get all the crystals on to it as shown in our illustrations with this step.

STEP 6: Stick the transfer film onto the T-shirt and iron it with hot iron so the hotfix glue on the back of the stones adheres to the fabric. Press the iron firmly down on top of the transfer for about 30 seconds.

STEP 7: Let the transfer cool and then remove the film slowly. If some of the stones do not stick to the fabric repeat this step until all the stones are securely affixed to the fabric.

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Have fun adding sparkles to your wardrobe!

DIY Swarovski’s Spooky, Sparkling Halloween Mask

Swarovski Crystal Halloween Mask DIY Steps and instruction

This inky-black mask, studded with Swarovski Crystal Sew-On Stones in tones as dark as night, elevates the humble Halloween costume to a whole new level of glamour and mystery.

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Swarovski Crystals

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Sew-on Stones 3223 24 pieces 12 x 6 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI

Sew-on Stones 3230 2 pieces 12 x 7 mm Crystal Satin F 001 SAT

Sew-on Stones 3230 16 pieces 12 x 7 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI

Sew-on Stones 3230 7 pieces 12 x 7 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3254 2 pieces 20 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3256 4 pieces 14.8 x 5 mm Crystal Silver Shade F 001 SSHA

Sew-on Stones 3256 8 pieces 14.8 x 5 mm Jet 280

Sew-on Stones 3267 2 pieces 18 x 10 mm Crystal Silver Night F 001 SINI (contact us for details)

Beads 5000 22 pieces 4 mm Purple Velvet 277

Beads 5000 10 pieces 6 mm Purple Velvet 277

Beads 5328 28 pieces 4 mm Purple Velvet 277

Supplies & Tools Supplies

Nylon thread, transparent, 0.25 mm, 3 m Ribbon satin, black, 15 mm, 1.1 m Rubber, black, 32 x 18 cm Sewing silk, black, 1 m Tools Cutter Double sided tape Lighter Pins Scissors Sewing needle Sheet of paper, A4

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STEP 1: Print and cut out the pattern of the mask in its original size.

STEP 2: Stick the pattern with double sided tape onto a piece of rubber and cut out the mask shape.

STEP 3: Sew on all Swarovski Beads and Sew-on Stones mentioned in the material list onto the mask as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 4: Cut two 50 cm long satin ribbon pieces. Thread these through both the sides of the mask and sew them together individually at each end.

STEP 5: Cut off both ends of the ribbon and burn them a little bit with a lighter to secure any loose threads.

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Hope you have a spooky, sparkling Halloween!!

Fashionable Jewelry and Color Trends For Fall/Winter 2016-17 ~ Focusing On The Classic Style: Protectors of Equality

New Swarovski Crystal Colors and Effects Fall Winter 2016 Innovations Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Light Chrome

Swarovski’s New Innovations for Fall/Winter 2016-17 are nothing short of exceptional!

SWAROVSKI ~ The World’s Finest Crystals

Swarovski has been the premium brand for the world’s finest crystals since 1895. With more than 120 years’ experience of exception quality and mastery in cutting, Swarovski produces light-filled crystals of spectacular range and brilliance!

Swarovski consistently creates innovative products bringing you cutting edge designs for jewelry, fashion, textile and home decor. Their trend experts are as precise and reliable as the faceting structures on their crystals.

Swarovski Crystal Innovations and trends

Today we explore one of the four upcoming jewelry and fashion trends highlighted by Swarovski to help inspire you in creating new sparkling designs!

Overall Theme:

Power to Shine

‘Resilience’ is the keyword for Fall/Winter 2016/17. Social disquiet brings a need for self-reliance, with people taking their future into their own hands to create a better society where everyone has the power to shine.

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Classic: Protectors of Equality

A feeling of cohesion is sweeping the world. Segment: Accessories

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Color Combinations and Product Inspiration

Soft and strong are combined with an updated blend of red, violet and peach tones to reflect a contemporary unisex direction. Black and Burgundy hues merge with Amethyst to add extra depth and strength to this color palette.

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Swarovski Crystal Product Inspiration

Edgy crystal shapes play on notions of both elegance and toughness for an updated armor effect in accessories.

The soft violet and crystal with the slightest hints of blue hues of Crystal Vitrail Light transition exceptionally well with the classically complex sparkle of Crystal AB. These are wonderful complimentary colors to the deeper tones of Amethyst, which blends very well with the rich bordeaux quality of Burgundy. Crystal Silver Night is a perfect progression into the deeper perspective of the always and forever-popular Jet black.

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Designs will increasingly reference strength and power, with embellishment and decoration becoming fiercer; showcasing a desire not to back down.

Amethyst, Burgundy and Jet are traditional Fall and Winter staple colors and when these are mixed with the lighter elements of purple and peachy hues (Light Peach Crystals and Peach Pearls), it adds a little more balance and progression to the color palette as well as an uplifting feeling.

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Color inspiration for Fall/Winter 2016-17 trends

As we move down this color trend guide, similar Swarovski colors include Chrysolite, Peridot, Crystal Luminous GreenLight Peach, Peach Pearls, Silk and Crystal Brandy. Violet, Crystal Vitrail Light, and Crystal Lilac Shadow. Amethyst, Amethyst Satin, and Purple Velvet. Cyclamen Opal, and Violet Satin. Erinite, and Crystal Iridescent Green. Many of these colors compliment the new  Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Pearl beautifully!

Swarovski Jewelry Trends and Inspiration

Shiny and matt materials continue to merge, bluring the borders in a subtle not to no-gender design and reflecting the approximation of gender opposites.

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Swarovski Jewelry Inspiration

Delicate yet solid chains are embellished with crystals, emphasizing strength and resilience.

Dark metals and dark surface coatings appeal to both men and women, taking on fluid forms that reflect movement and progress.

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Please let me know if I can help you pair colors together for your designs and creations. This is what I LOVE to do and I’m always happy to help!!

Keep smiling and keep sparkling!!

These Trendy Tassels are Truly Tempting!

Stylish Beaded Tassel jewelry

(Crystal Beaded Tassel Necklaces from Indulgy.com)

I have to admit, it’s taken me awhile to hop on this Tassel Trend bandwagon, but I’m on it now baby and boy does it feel good (ha,ha)!

I have really fallen in love with this jewelry trend!! It’s my little terrific tassel love story 😉

I first started seeing them at the Tucson Gem Show this year in February and my sister Lily asked me if I liked the tassel look. I said, “I don’t know yet, I’m on the fence about them.” Since then, I’ve seen them more and more and have fallen deeper and deeper. I don’t know what my hold up was, because let’s face it, they’ve got the whole package.

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(Pearl and Crystal Tassel Necklace by SlashKnots on Etsy)

They’re fun and whimsical but can also be very elegant. You can replace the thread tassels for beaded or chain tassels and you can incorporate a beautiful focal point using unique larger style Crystals for a piece that really catches your eye. Plus they’re stylish across the board in necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Shall I go on? You can make cute little short tassels, or longer ones for a luxurious look. You can integrate Pearls with Crystals for a decadent design and add your own special touches of color or spiritual significance. See what I’m saying, they’ve just got it all!

Stylish Tassel and Swarosvki crystal jewelry

(Swarovski Crystal and Tassel Bracelet from Boutique Charlotte)

This is a gorgeous color combination using Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads in Crystal Rose Gold 2X, Light Rose AB and Powdered Rose Pearls. I love the matching color tassel and Swarovski Crystal Rocks charm, it’s sparkly and sweet!

Crystal Earrings with chain tassels

(Crystal Earrings found on Brides.com from Anthropology)

These elegant crystal earrings use soft colors and gold touches in all the right places. The gold chain tassels are oh so chic!

Jewelry Trend Tassels on the red carpet

(2015 Jewelry Trend from Oh My Jewelry)

A fashionable element that is all over the red carpet – tassels! From tassel earrings to accentuated gowns, there is swinging bling everywhere.

Trendy Tassel Necklaces beaded tassel ombre

(Beaded Tassel Necklace Ombre Style from SlashKnots on Etsy)

This beautiful beaded tassel necklace demonstrates how lovely an ombre or graduated color change can look.

 Jewelry Trends Crystal and tassel necklaces

(Crystal Tassel Necklaces from fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net)

Using larger Crystal statement stones before the tassel creates a dramatic focal point. The new Swarovski 5515-18mm Emerald Cut Beads would be a beautiful showpiece. The Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stones would also be fabulous because they can come with settings that have loops on the top, bottom or both, which would be an easy way to connect your necklace and tassel. (Please contact me for setting options).

 Small tassel and pearl bracelet Fashion trends

(Small pearl and tassel bracelet by Viven Frank Jewelry and Designs)

This delicate and feminine pearl bracelet is accentuated by the sweetest, tinniest little tassels. They provide a soft touch of color and would be a cute idea for children’s jewelry as well.

Tassel necklace lavender fashion jewelry trends

(Lavender Tassel Necklace from Butiksofie)

This lavender color is to die for! I just Love it so much! It reminds me of the Swarovski color Smokey Mauve with its soft and elegant tone. It’s a timeless color that compliments most hues, even the opals such as Pacific Opal and White Opal. Oh I really hope I can carve out some creative tassel time this weekend, I can’t wait to make my own!!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re inspired to create your own terrific tassel jewelry!