Swarovski CYS Psychology of Color – Light Topaz

Energy – Happiness – Illumination – Joy

The first color in the Swarovski Create Your Style – Psychology of Colors program is Light Topaz.

Experts believe that the way a color affects us correlates with how that color behaves in nature.

Energetic and joyful, Light Topaz expresses the sun’s brightness, warmth and light. It’s the color of ideas and dreams, stimulating creativity and boosting confidence, as well as clearing the mind, reviving the spirit, and encouraging us to live life to the fullest.

Be inspired by our new Sunshine Sparkle earrings featuring Swarovski Crystal Light Topaz in a trendy beaded cluster design.

We also have many more jewelry designs featuring light topaz to inspire you, as well as different crystal shapes and sizes on our website

DID YOU KNOW?

• This rich color is a dominant color on the runway for S/S 2020.

• The use of topaz goes back to Egyptian times when the ancient Egyptians believed that yellow topaz received its golden hue from the Sun God, Ra.

• Topaz was first discovered in Ouro Preto in Brazil in 1735.

Subscribe to the Fusion Beads Newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up to the CYS Community to follow the journey of the Psychology of Colors during this exciting 11-month program.

 

Earth Day Charity Drive Results – 2019

The results of our annual Earth Day charity drive are in! With your help, we were able to raise $628 for the National Wildlife Federation to support habitat protection, restoration, and management.

Their ability to meet the needs of wildlife is inextricably linked to the amazing individuals, groups, organizations and corporations they call their supporters. Together, they form a pack, leveraging their influence to safeguard America’s wildlife and wild places. Your generosity and thoughtfulness will truly help make a difference!

Follow this link to learn more about the National Wildlife Federation!

Thank you for your support and helping us give back to this wonderful planet we call home.

-Fusion Beads

Swarovski Create Your Style – Psychology of Colors

The psychological power of color should never be ignored. Colors evoke emotion, influence our thoughts, and even moderate our stress levels. Experts believe that the way a color affects us correlates with how that color behaves in nature – think about the carefree outdoor mood that we associate with the color blue, for instance; in evolutionary terms, it says clear, storm-free skies, which brings to mind stability and calm.
The colors we are drawn to reflect our personalities, telling the world about the kind of person we are, what we want to communicate, and even revealing a glimpse of our anxieties. So, it’s important to choose colors wisely. Swarovski has always been fascinated by the psychology of color, and applies its color-coding expertise to each and every new color palette. During this program we will feature some of the hues in the current assortment, and find out how to identify the shades that complement the person that you are.

Subscribe to the Fusion Beads Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we explore the psychology of colors during this exciting 11-month journey. We start with the first color in May, and highlight a new color and it’s importance each month until March 2020! We’ll also be sharing sparkling Swarovski crystal jewelry designs as each month’s color is announced. Stay Tuned!

April Fools’: Fresh New Beet Designs!

We’ve got fresh new beeted designs for you! You carrot beet these new brick stitch and peyote patterns. They’ll put you on the path to healthy beading and help you cultivate your stitching skills.

Layered Vegetable Necklaces

Plant the seed for better beeting by layering your vegetables with this everyday look. Layer pieces, like you would your flavors, for a daily reminder to eat well.

Mix it up with a colorful palette for your eyes and your taste buds with our A-B-C salad recipe. Simply add avocado, beets, and carrots to your everyday lifestyle and reap the health benefits.

Fusion Beads Salad

A-B-C Salad Recipe

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Spinach
  • 1 cup Herb Salad Mix
  • 2 Carrots, shredded
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

For the Roasted Beets:

  • 3 Beets
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt to taste

Instructions

Roast the Beets:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash beets and remove the stem and end of the root. Peel and cube into 1 inch pieces.
  3. In a bowl, toss beets with olive oil and salt.
  4. Place beets in a single layer on parchment paper.
  5. Roast in oven until the beets are fork tender (20-25 min). Let cool completely.

Assemble the Salads:

  1. Mix the spinach and herb salad mix together.
  2. In two large bowls, add the mixed greens, then top with roasted beets, carrots, avocado, tomatoes, cheese and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with dressing.

 

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Parsley
  • 1/2 cup Green Onions
  • 1/2 cup Basil
  • 1 clover minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sea Salt to taste

Instructions

Make the Green Goddess Dressing:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Puree until smooth.

 

Avocado Necklace  Carrot Necklace

Learn how to make these fresh beet designs with our free brick and peyote stitch patterns! Create your own A-B-C necklace set and try making your own fruits and vegetables with our free graph paper. Make sure to share your designs with the community!

APRIL FOOLS’!

Darn spellcheck…we mean BEAD not beet designs!

Today only save 30% off sitewide with code IHEARTBEETS and pick up everything you need for your next design. Shop now because this one day deal ends tonight at 11:59pm PDT.

 

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Swarovski Crystal Spring/Summer 2019-20 Collection Trends

THE POWER OF EMOTIONS

Enter a world of sparkling crystal innovation and inspiration. A world where stories are created and captured in pure radiance, where every brilliant piece sends its own crystal-clear message. It is time to enter a world of emotion: to reconnect, to celebrate, to retreat, to create, to dress up by dressing down. Let your emotions shine in the cuts, colors and inspirational magic of the new crystal collection

The Serenity of Being – We all need a calm place, somewhere to escape from it all. The importance placed on the need for serenity, on the necessity of getting away, has never been stronger. A retreat, a rest, a space to call our own are necessary to offset the detrimental effects of overcrowding and information overload. Designs will tap into this mindset, with gently expressive elements that embody a sense of stillness. The world has to come to realize that sometimes we get the greatest productivity from just doing nothing — and increasingly our designs and consumer choices will reflect this. It is time to embrace the serenity of simply being.

The Joy of Expression – Finding our nirvana has never been easier. With younger consumers clamoring for a style outlet, designs capture life’s joie de vivre and make us feel like dancing. Radiating energy and good vibes with 80s flair and a “look-at-me” attitude, hedonistic opulence dominates as the “Insta-generation” create show-stopping statements and Instagrammable moments with their wardrobe choices.
The message is crystal clear: There is nowhere to hide with this joyful, expressive direction because, quite simply, who would want to!

The Surprise of the Unexpected – In a world of absolute extremes, a new generation of consumers is determined to close the gap. In this brave new world we will shake off old-fashioned restraints, elevating our designs to new levels of artistic expression. A closeness between streetwear and couture will emerge to create a modern-day direction, as dress codes continue to unravel. Impactful and expressive, we embark on a new casual way of dressing up … Or is it a high-end way of dressing down? No matter, it is really only the surprise of the unexpected that interests us.
The Excitement of Creativity – 
Why wear one piece when you can wear 10? Making a stand against perceived “good taste” and “normcore” fashion, radical self – expression and a new fantastic fusion of design collide in
multicultural hi-lo styling, with individual and eccentric style mash-ups defining the look. “Wear it your way” is the guideline, with a modern manifesto of creativity paying homage to Africa rising. Vibrant patterns, clashing colors, and an irreverent attitude abounds as we pile on layer after layer to highlight the complexity and multifaceted directions of everyday life. The urge to be different, to be heard, to make an impact will intensify as we seek the excitement of renewed creativity.

 

Top 10 Inspiration Projects

It’s that time again for our final week of 2018 product and project countdowns! These past weeks we have covered all of Fusion Beaders’ favorites, including your top 10 beading essentials for a well-stocked craft room, plus popular charms, mixes, and tools to get your projects going. With all of our supplies ready to go, let’s take a look at the top 10 projects that inspired your designs from ultra-popular crochet to earrings perfect for everyday wear. Follow along and find your next technique as we walk into the New Year and fulfill those beading resolutions!

1. Sunset Crochet Bracelet

Crochet bracelets were undoubtedly one of our most popular projects of 2018 with so many new designs to take home and create! Supported by multiple video tutorials and a visual step-by-step technique page, we hoped to make starting your next project a breeze whether creating our Sunset Crochet Bracelet (with a pretty pink palette) or the Seabreeze Bracelet (with lots of lovely blues and greens).

 

2. Amor Earrings

You fell in love with these classic Amor Earrings featuring stylish scarlet Swarovski Crystal rounds and TierraCast charms. Designed as the perfect pairing to your Valentine’s Day ensemble, these earrings also work wonderfully for anniversaries, birthdays, and more with so many ways to wear throughout the year! Plus when you purchase select heart charms, we will donate $1 to Heifer International in an effort to help end world hunger during our Hearts for Heifer Charity Drive (ends February 14, 2019).

 

3. Cascading Crystal Earrings

The new Swarovski Innovations for Fall/Winter 2019 left us nothing short of amazed this year with countless designs that introduced new ways to “Be Yourself”. These drool-worthy innovations featured a number of unique pendants, pearls and stones that inspired us to create this popular Cascading Crystal Earring design plus many more that easily mix-and-match for a classic jewelry collection.

 

4. Vibrant Hibiscus Bracelet

With spring came bright fire polished flowers as you made this top-selling Vibrant Hibiscus bracelet. Recreate this multi-strand marvel with an assortment of glass, fire polished, and seed beads then top it off with a cute-as-a-button clasp detail that is expandable for ease of wear!

 

5. Color Pop Earrings

Seed beaders perfected these pretty Color Pop Earrings, using a delightful array of Duracoat rounds by Miyuki. With over 200 silver-lined and galvanized hues, we invite you to try this carefree design for fun-loving fringe that is easy to reprise or customize!

 

6. Flora Necklace

We were floored by this Flora Necklace by TierraCast designer Tracy Gonzales, who used pieces from their Dulce Vida Collection. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on these pretty pewter pieces and the collections that followed as soon as we saw this design. Watch the video tutorial to make your own while learning tips and tricks for a flawless necklace.

 

7. Gold Dust Earrings

Get inspired by these golden earrings featuring a variety of metal components and a novel take on using Swarovski sew-on stones. Find out how we combined this collection of rounded, gold-hued components for a stunning pair of earrings ready for any occasion in our free project tutorial.

 

8. Anniversary Party Jewelry

To celebrate our company’s 21st anniversary we designed a collection of five unique pieces using our exclusive Party Round Japanese Seed Bead Mix anniversary giveaway. These designs were created to inspire your own projects and featured fun pieces to compliment any style. However due to popular request, these example projects were made available and include complete instructions that can now be followed to make your own at home!

 

9. Snowflake Dream Earrings

We watched it snow jewelry this year as you created these stylish Snowflake Dream Earrings with new sterling silver charms by Nina Designs. These serene snowflakes were easy to switch with four fabulous snowflake charms to help you create your perfect pair of personalized winter earrings.

 

10. Golden Rudolph Earrings

Finally we saw reindeer fly around the world with our newest take on our extremely popular Rudolph Earrings. We loved seeing your exciting reindeer renditions with so many cute creations shared with us on Facebook and Instagram! We’re excited to see how you pair your deer next year with new gold-plated or classic silver antler styles to match your metal preference.

 

What designs did you try or customize from our Inspiration Project Gallery this year? Let us know or share your favorite pieces from this year’s collection in the comments below. Then find everything you need to try a new technique, get inspired or more with our free project instructions and video tutorials!