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  • Ombre Vs1

    Discover Ombré with Swarovski® Crystals

    The ombré effect continues to sweep through trending markets, from fashion to beauty to home goods.  Moving from light to dark values or blending contrasting colors, using ombré in design is a harmonious way to move the viewer’s eye over the entire piece.   This …

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  • LUX New Colors 2017

    LUX Austrian Crystal:New Colors and Sizes!

    We’re only three month into 2017 and we already have five new colors – and a new size- to introduce in LUX Austrian Crystal®. Where pink fades into yellow, we give you a sweet and sunny grown-up palette worth 24 carats: Desert Rose, Rose Gold, …

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  • Greenery Image Color

    Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

    Pantone Color Institute has selected Greenery, a soft, fresh spring green, as the 2017 Color of the Year. “Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity …

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  • Come Alive In Color Feature Image

    Come Alive in Color in 2017

    2017 is exploding with new hues to love!  Swarovski® alone has given us more than 20 new crystal shades and effects in our lineup this year (and, it’s only February!).  In stock and ready to ship:   Rainbow Dark “The Art of Darkness.” Swarovski® said …

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  • Crystallized Ombré Appliques

    Tutorial Step by Step                       SELECT YOUR APPLIQUES     Choose from our 3 styles of mirrored pairs of white DIY appliques here.  We recommend picking up one extra applique to use for testing your …

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  • Dancer wearing new Swarovski® Ovation appliqués.

    Standing Ovation for Swarovski® Crystallized Appliqués

    Ovation: a result of pure performance excellence.   Our latest collaboration with Swarovski® culminates in a line of stage-ready embellishments developed exclusively for our customers this 2017 season.  Aptly named, the Ovation Performance Jewelry and Accessories™ collection are finished products featuring top quality crystals.  They’re an …

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  • Converse Lavender With Paradise Shine

    Converse and Crystals

    One of my life’s discoveries is “Chuck Taylors unite the world.” In fact, I’ve seriously considered contacting Converse to start a global campaign around this truth.  (Or, at the very least, create a button with this motto that I can pin on my own tattered …

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  • Swarovski Yellow Opal in an attractive color pairing that does not make use of yellow's complementary color, purple, but is just pretty paired with shades of blue.

    Whoops, Fail!

    Haha! Dear reader, I totally biffed the color pairing suggestion in last month’s article, “Swarovski New Colors for Spring/Summer 2017 Trends, part 2“:                     In actuality, PURPLE is the complementary opposite of Yellow, and Blue’s complement …

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  • Swarovski Yellow Opal in a neutral color pairing

    Swarovski New Colors for Spring/Summer 2017 Trends, part 2

    Ah, new colors. I love this time of year…these posts let me get truly ridiculous. And, you keep reading!  (Sucker.) Ahhhhh, dear reader. I’m truly thankful for you. Ok, so, let’s get on with it.  Yellow Opal.  Somehow, I like this better than Citrine.  Literally, …

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  • Real Men Wear Rhinestones

    Real Men Wear Rhinestones, part 2

    For those confident enough to handle all the attention they’ll get, there are rhinestones.  PH balanced for a woman?  Maybe.  But rhinestones are strong enough for a man, too, and I’ve known plenty of confident men in my life… …starting right here.  I’ve interviewed some …

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