Swarovski Crystal Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection Trends

The design conversation turns towards overt expressions of femininity as the season aesthetic rekindles a long-awaited sense of everyday passion. Elegance, finesse and sensuous sophistication reminiscent of the ’40s are revealed in cuts and shaped that are romantic yet strong, enduring yet modern. a sparkling condy-colored palette accented with sumptuous, moody shades from nature enables summer to segue into winter. Meanwhile, the wild outdoor beckons as an antidote to our tech-driven lifestyles. All for the love of crystal…The fabulous finesse of the ’40s is having a fashion moment. with the focus on buying better, sartorial styles comes heavily into play. peices that ensure a wardrobe works are paramount. Aiming for long-term appeal, we embrace a mash-up of tradition and heritage to reconstruct the past, whilst honoring a thoroughly modern future.
Keywords: STREAMLINED | STRUCTURED | HERITAGE | DIRECTIONAL | ENSEMBLE | BRAVE | JETIn 2021, JOMO not FOMO (joy of missing out vs. fear of missing out) will be our catchword. a push towards soft, natural and tactile materials in cocooning shapes that cuddle, and simple styles that relax will become standard. a return focus on “femininity” will infuse women’s apparel with a tongue-in check approach as we indulge in the romantic notion of fashion for a purpose.
Keywords: FEMININE | ROMANTIC | GENTLE | QUIRKY | LAYERING | DREAMY | CONTEMPLATIVEIn a new fashion landscape, the everyday becomes more extreme, with sturdy outdoor pieces in technically advanced textiles offering a solution to our increasingly sedentary and tech-driven lifestyles. The advent of extremism and adventure influences our wardrobe choices, with outdoor elements being interpreted for everyday wardrobe options. The era of “tech-tility” has arrived!
Keywords: ECLECTIC | HI-LO | SHINY | BOLD | SHAPE-FITTING | NEW FORMATS | MODERN CASUALThe call of the wild has entered the mainstream. The raw and the abandoned, the imperfect and the undone have taken center stage and written a new narrative. Desiring a contrast to the well-behaved and picture-perfect digital world, we revel in things we cannot control. An unleashing of primal energy is captured in design elements – windswept, rough, raw, rugged – the aesthetic is extreme. It is time to dance to a completely untamed melody.

Swarovski CYS Psychology of Color – Peridot

Nature – Health – Peacefulness

In line with design’s focus on sustainability and nature, green hues are highly sought after. Light Greens are particularly energetic, evoking the spirit of nature. Peridot has a soothing, healing effect on the whole body, and is a useful means of keeping yourself grounded.Be inspired by our new Peridot Dreams necklace featuring Swarovski crystal peridot bicone beads and pear shaped pendant with silver figure 8 chain to create a fun new jewelry design.

We also have other jewelry designs featuring peridot to inspire you on our website.

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Swarovski CYS Psychology of Color – Rose Water Opal

Swarovski Crystal Psychology of Colors CampaignFemininity – Innocence – Sincerity – Sophistication

Rose Water Opal is soft and gentle, representing the sweetness of youth and suggesting a nurturing instinct. This color emphasizes your emotional sensitivity and conveys a sense of calm.Be inspired by our new Rose Water Drops necklace featuring Swarovski crystal rose water opal bicone beads with triangle drop chain to create a stunning new jewelry design.

We also have other jewelry designs featuring rose water opal to inspire you on our website.

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Personalized Morse Code Jewelry!

First, lets start off with a little history on Morse code:

Morse Code is a detailed system of dots, dashes, and spaces used to represent numbers, punctuation, and letters of the alphabet. It’s a system that uses long and short sounds, flashes of light, or marks to represent letters and numbers.

The original code was designed for the landline telegraph service and worked well with the mechanical sounders heard in the telegraph stations. However, with use, some characters changed by various users in various countries. It is named for Samuel F. B. Morse, an inventor of the telegraph.

In 1848 Germany created a standard which eliminated the long spaces and long dashes. The new standard also changed the code for the numerical characters. This modified version of the Morse code was accepted in 1865 throughout Europe and became known as Continental Morse. Later, as Continental Morse was accepted for use around the world, it became known as International Morse. The original version of Morse code became known as American Morse.

You can download the American Morse Code PDF here

You can download the International Morse Code PDF here

Now that we have a little background information, let’s talk about Morse code JEWELRY! I love making jewelry that has a special meaning, and by using Morse code in your jewelry designs it makes a wonderful personalized gift for friends and family to cherish for a lifetime. The fun thing about using Morse code in jewelry is that you would never guess the beads spell out a word or phrase just by looking at them. It’s really cool to have a hidden message in your jewelry and Morse code is easily translatable with beads! You can use many different sizes, materials, styles and colors of beads when designing these unique pieces of jewelry.

Even though you can make these designs for yourself, I absolutely love the idea of gifting handmade jewelry with a very special meaning, and in this case, it’s practically hidden.

Below we made a few different pieces of jewelry using beads to represent the letters in Morse code. We hope these will inspire you to go off and create your own personalized designs!

First up, I made this super cute Strength Morse Code mixed metal necklace. It spells out the word ‘STRENGTH” using 3mm sterling silver round beads to represent the dots in the letters and 2x3mm golf-filled crimp beads to represent the dashes in the letters. It’s a really subtle way to share a message in a trendy, quick and easy design using International Morse Code. The next design is the I Love You Morse Code bracelet Cody created using colorful size 8 seed beads. It looks like a trendy beaded bracelet but it’s even more fun because it has a phrase hidden in the way the beads were strung. The size 8 Opaque Turquoise seed beads represent the dots in the letters and 2 – size 8 white lined cobalt blue seed beads together represent the dash in the letters. The size 8 silver seed beads represent the space which separates each letter. By following the International Morse Code print out you can see that the bracelet spells out “I LOVE YOU”.
Now that we’ve shown you a few fun examples of how to create Morse code jewelry, we can’t wait to see what you design. Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can see your finished jewelry. If you have any fun suggestions or questions let us know in the comments below!

Happy Beading – Allie




Swarovski CYS Psychology of Color – Aquamarine

Coolness – Responsibility – Softness – Trust.

The third color in the Swarovski Create Your Style – Psychology of Colors program is Aquamarine.

Aquamarine inspires feelings of relaxation, weightlessness and purity. This cool tranquil blue promotes peacefulness and trust, inspires patience, and also helps to calm the senses.

Be inspired by our new Aquamarine Sparkle earrings featuring Swarovski Crystal Aquamarine beads and pendants with chain to create a stunning new jewelry design.We also have many more jewelry designs featuring aquamarine to inspire you, as well as different crystal shapes and sizes on our website.

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Save the Coral Charity Drive

We’re doing something special for World Oceans Day! Now through the end of June, we’ll be donating part of the proceeds from the sale of the Save the Coral Charity Drive to the Coral Reef Alliance, an amazing organization devoted to saving the most bio-diverse marine ecosystems in the world from extinction. The items gathered in this charity drive mimic the beautiful coloring or shape of genuine red and pink coral, but don’t contribute to the destruction of natural coral reefs.

We encourage you to try these wonderful alternatives to real coral and do a little good for the environment while you design.

Click here to view: Save the Coral Charity Drive

Here are just 4 reasons why we should all be more kind to coral:

  1. Provides Homes – Coral provides valuable habitats for fish and other sea life.
  2. Supports a Community – Corl supports nearby communities with a vital food source and fishing industry.
  3. Contributes to Medicine – Coral has led to medical discoveries, some that are helping treat cancer.
  4. Protect Against Disaster – Coral creates a natural barrier that protects against hurricanes and typhoons.